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Summer Camp Island St. Martin's College



This programme is tailor-made for our youngest learners, with accommodation and classrooms located on a safe and comfortable school campus. Students are cared for by EC's team of dedicated and qualified teachers and social leaders, with exciting activities like boat trips, karaoke, treasure hunts, and visits to the beach available.

What's Included

  • General English course - 20 lessons per week (1 lesson = 45 minutes)
  • Course materials

  • End of course certificate

  • Full board accommodation

  • Return airport transfers

  • 24-hour supervision by EC Staff

  • Supervised activity programme (per week):

    • 5 half-day activities and 5 evening activities
    • 2 full-day excursions (for students staying 2 weeks minimum)
  • Supervised EC bus to and from all activities (and school when needed)

Dates available

  • 17 June - 27 August 2017

Ages

  • 8 - 13 years

Minimum course duration

1 week

Emergency Number

  • (+356) 9946 7078
    Transport Emergency: (+356) 9924 8774

Address

St Martin's College
Swatar Road
Swatar

Summer Camp Campus is held at St Martin's College Residence in Swatar, central Malta. The safe and secure residence complex and its extensive property provides excellent facilities.

Travel time from airport

Malta International Airport: approx 40 minutes

Arrival day

Saturday or Sunday*

Departure day

Saturday or Sunday*

Please ensure that the airport arrival information is received by EC at least 7 days prior to arrival. If EC do not receive this information, transfers and room availability upon arrival cannot be guaranteed.

*Please note, package includes accommodation for 7 nights per week, thus arrival on a Saturday and departure on a Sunday will incur an extra night's fee.


Departures

The camp co-ordinator checks the flight departure times for all students 72 hours before departure. On their last day, students’ passports, tickets, valuables and any remaining damage / medical deposit are returned. An EC social leader ensures that the students have taken all their belongings from their room and that they board their transport to the airport . The group is escorted to the airport and an EC social leader will help the students check-in and ensure that they are supervised until going through the departure channel. Due to security procedures passengers have to be at the airport a minimum of two hours prior to the flight departure time. Thus students’ departure time takes this and the journey time / traffic conditions from the camp to the airport into account.

Any student that does not have evidence of pre-booked unaccompanied minor supervision service with their airline of travel will be charged €70 (subject to change). This amount will be paid directly to the airline representative upon check-in.


Meals

Accommodation is on a full board basis, Summer Camp meal times are as follows:

  • Breakfast: 07:30 – 09:30
  • Hot Lunch: 13:15 – 14:00
  • Dinner: 18:00 – 19:00

Meal times may vary slightly (e.g. when students have early test / lessons, the restaurant will open before 7:30). Packed lunches are served on full day excursions. A cold meal/snack is also provided for late arrivals.

Medical

EC must be advised upon booking of any medical conditions, allergies or medications that need to be administered to students.

Students must have adequate health, accident and travel insurance while attending any of our programmes which must be acquired prior to their arrival.

European students travelling with a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) are entitled to free public healthcare. Non EU nationals will be charged for public health care, provided their E111 card is presented upon admittance. They will be asked to leave a deposit of €70 upon admittance, with any additional amounts due to be paid prior to departure.

Students requesting private medical treatment must be prepared to pay approximately €25 to see a doctor; this must be paid at the time of their visit.

Accommodation

Room Type
Multi-bedded rooms - students are placed in a room with other students of the same sex, normally different nationality, unless they request to stay with a friend in advance. Rooms have air-conditioning
Bathrooms
Shared Bathroom (1 bathroom per 5 students)
Board status
Full board (breakfast, hot lunch and dinner)

Wifi

WiFi is available in the common room, with unlimited access throughout the whole day. Most students use Wifi during their free time from 17:00 - 19:00.

What to expect from residence

  • Beds
  • Storage space
  • Air-conditioned rooms

Supervision

EC social leaders provide 24 hour care. EC leaders undergo vigorous in-house training and are provided at a ratio of 1 social leader per 10 students.

Linen/towels

Bed linen and towels are provided - students should bring their own beach towels. Linen and towels are changed at least once a week.

Laundry

Laundry facilities are available, the price for a 3kg bundle is approximately €12 (subject to change).


Learning centre

Week 1 - Week 2
EC Malta
St. Julian's
 
Week 3 - Final Week
St. Martin's College
Swatar Road
Swatar

Lessons are held in St. Julian's or on campus at St Martin's College. St. Martin's is a modern, private school with air-conditioned classrooms. Here students are able to mix with students of other nationalities in a secure environment that encourages English language learning.

Course: General English
20 lessons per week (a total of 15 hours)
1 lesson = 45 minutes

  • The course will help improve English language skills by focusing on the key areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening. A strong focus is placed on speech and using the language confidently and fluently.
  • An Academic Co-ordinator is present during school hours. EC’s Academic co-ordinators are qualified, experienced teachers who have worked with EC for a number of years and uphold the EC academic philosophy. Students who encounter problems of an academic nature (e.g. find their class too easy or too difficult) should speak to the Academic Co-ordinator.
  • Lesson timetable: First Module (2 lessons)/ Break / Second Module (2 lessons)

First Day

On the first day, students will be picked up at 7.30am. All students sit a placement test which assesses students in listening, reading, writing and use of English allowing academic staff to place students in the relevant group for their ability.

Maximum Class Size

15 students

Attendance

All students must attend classes and activities on a daily basis unless they are genuinely indisposed (due to illness, for example). In case of a student falling ill, an EC staff member will provide assistance.

Educational materials

Students receive all the necessary materials for their lessons, building up a pack of resources to take home. On the last day students are presented with a Certificate of Attendance.

Activity Descriptions

  • After school and on weekends summer camp students explore the sights and attractions of Malta. Students visit Malta’s sandy beaches, go on a day trip to Gozo, go to an amusement park, take part in fun workshops, and also have time for shopping and other leisure activities. Students will be taken to all activities with supervised EC transport.



Please view a 3 week sample programme here

Sample Programme
  Morning Afternoon Evening
S Out and About in Sliema with Lunch at Burger King
S  South of MaltaTour and Beach (Packed Lunch Included)  Welcome Party
M Lessons  Bowling & Baystreet Maltese Night in Valletta (Dinner Included)
T Lessons  Esplora Science Centre Bugibba & Pizza Party
W Lessons  Splash & Fun Waterpark Buffet Dinner 
T Lessons  Indoor Sports followed by school dance  Vittoriosa & Smart City
F Lessons Swimming Golden Bay  & Sports Festival 
S Full Day Gozo Including Lunch   DVD Night
S North of Malta Tour and Beach (Packed Lunch Included) Welcome Party 
M  Lessons Funland & Baystreet Film night Open Top Bus Tour Stopping in Mdina
T  Lessons Valletta Audio Visual Show & Harbour Cruise
W  Lessons Beach BBQ
T  Lessons Arts & Crafts followed by School Dance Abseiling & Adventure
F Lessons  Swimming Pretty Bay Water Games
S Out and About in Sliema with Lunch at Burger King  & Cinema Night

Please note: This is a sample programme and changes may occur.
Linked course Indicates linked activity which allows students to practise what they learnt in class that day


Welfare, Rules and Disciplinary Action

Health and Medical Insurance

It is imperative that agents or parents advise EC well in advance (upon booking) of any medical condition, allergies or medication to be given to students. All students must be covered by medical insurance. In case of an emergency some hospitals will refuse to treat a patient unless of a copy of the insurance policy is provided. Thus, it is very important that all students carry a copy of the insurance policy with them at all times. Should a student fall ill during their stay they may choose to see a doctor. The doctor’s fee is paid from the students’ deposit. Although the student may refuse to see the doctor in some cases, the camp co-coordinator may deem it necessary for a doctor’s visit for the student’s health and wellbeing.

Deposit

The collection of a deposit from all students occurs on the first day at camp. The deposit of €50 is used in the case of any damage caused by the student or for medical reasons. Any unused balance of the deposit will be refunded to the students on the day of departure.

Parents phone calls and visiting

Parents are able to call their child between 18:00 – 19:30 on (+356)99061208.During activities and meal times, parents may not always be able to speak to their child, however, they should consider communicating with their child regularly through email. Parents will not be able to speak to their child outside of the designated times unless it is an emergency. For the security of our students nobody other than staff and students are allowed on site.

Since this is a short programme it is important students settle and integrate with their peers as soon as possible. EC therefore does not encourage parents or relatives to visit during the Summer Camp. Any visit must be pre-advised and authorised by the Camp Coordinator.

Supervision

EC Social Leaders are responsible for the supervision of students attending the Summer Camp. Our leaders undergo vigorous in-house training and are provided at a ratio of 1 social leader per 10 students. The leaders’ role is to ensure all students have an enjoyable and safe stay whilst in Malta. EC Social leaders provide international group leaders with constant support as well as supporting students travelling as individuals. In the evening, a night supervisor ensures that:

  1. Students are in their rooms and accounted for before bedtime
  2. Students do not make excessive noise
  3. Any problems or emergencies which may arise are dealt with in a calm and efficient manner
  4. Bedrooms are patrolled at regular intervals during the night
  5. Students are awake on time for breakfast and lessons.

Student rules

Students are requested to follow a few basic rules of conduct in order to help maintain a friendly atmosphere at the summer camp:

  1. Students must keep their room neat and tidy
  2. Students must not be disruptive and noisy or to disturb other students
  3. Students are expected to respect members of staff and the other children on campus
  4. Graffiti and vandalism will not be tolerated and children will be expected to pay for any willful damages they may cause
  5. Bullying, hitting, hurting or repeated nastiness to another child is not acceptable behaviour whilst on camp. The parents of any student who misbehave in this way will be contacted and in extreme circumstances we will move the child from their room to another or even expel them from the camp and they will be repatriated at the parents' expense.
  6. Stealing is illegal and could result in prosecution. Students who are caught stealing or disposing of belongings belonging to another student will be expected to pay for or return the property.
  7. Alcohol and smoking is not permitted under any circumstances on or off campus and students will be warned about this on arrival at the camp.

Students who do not follow the code of conduct may be made to forfeit a leisure activity and stay on campus.

Money Transfer Arrangement

EC does not provide a pocket money service for students attending courses for less than 4 weeks. Parents should ensure their children have sufficient pocket money for the duration of their stay.

Photos

All students must bring a passport photo with them from home. This enables us to prepare their student ID card on their first day of school, allowing them to make use of it immediately.