A typical day at English Action Camp

English Action Camp Daily Schedule


  • 8.30 – 9.00: Circle time activities started off by the residential campers, gradually joined by the day campers arriving at 9 am.
  • 9.00 – 12.00: Class time
  • 12.00 – 14.00: Lunchtime and free time
  • 14.00 – 15.30: Sport Period
  • 15.30 – 16.30: Pool time – really rewarding for campers on hot summer July afternoons
  • 16.30 – 18.00: Creative period
  • 18.00: home time (Friday has kids crying because saying goodbye to their new made friends)


A typical day of English Action Camp starts between 8:30 am and 9:00 am. This is when our kids and teenagers get dropped off at the Centre International de Valbonne, CIV (International Centre of Valbonne).

At 8:30 am the circle time activities are kicked off by the residential campers, gradually joined by the day campers until 9 am. Circle time activities are run by the staff and teachers and can vary from ball games to introductory games where everyone can get to know each other. At Action camp we really value that half hour in the morning. It’s really important to get the kids warmed up for the day. It’s also really useful on the first days of the week to help everyone socialise and make as many friends as possible

At 9:00 am everyone splits off in their respective age groups and the day can officially begin. Throughout the morning our kids and teenagers will have 3 hours of English lessons led by hand-selected native English teachers, with a 20-minute break in the middle. Our aim is to make the lessons as interactive and as fun as possible. We want it to feel like a summer camp and not school. So, although our number 1 goal is to improve the English skills of the children we focus on achieving this in an entertaining way. We also believe that someone is a lot more likely to improve their English skills if they truly enjoy the lessons.
A typical lesson will always focus on listening, writing and most importantly speaking.
We like to think of Action Camp as one big family which is why we value the time that our kids and teens spend outside of their respective groups. This is why daily lunch breaks are spent with other action camp groups. As we accommodate campers from all over Europe, this allows for multicultural socializing. This means English becomes the main language used in the playground.


At 12:00 pm everyone enjoys 2 whole hours for lunch and free time before the afternoon activities take place. All our campers have the privilege of eating in the CIV canteen and enjoy a 3-course meal with a starter of their choice, the main dish, a dessert of their choice and piece of fruit. The food served at the canteen is guaranteed to be healthy, varied and always with an allergen-free and vegetarian option.



At 2:00 pm the English Action Camp group will meet again to start the afternoon activities.
From 14:00  to 15:30, our kids and teens will get a chance to play a multitude of sports such as beach volleyball, tennis, hockey, athletics, rounders and even a mini Olympics competition. Thanks to the amazing facilities at the CIV, we get access to 10 tennis courts, 2 hockey fields, 4 basketball courts, a 400m athletics track, an 11 a side football field and the outdoor pool. Action campers will have the right facilities to practice fun sports in a safe environment.




At 3:30 pm the English Action Campers are treated to an hour of outdoor pool time. This is a fantastic way to cool off after all the exercise that’s taken place before. This is often the campers favorite time of the day, as it is always really rewarding on a hot summer July afternoon.






From 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm the campers will express themselves in creative activities. These activities change during the week and include painting, sculpting, creating collages, posters and even practicing their acting abilities in theatre lessons. All of these activities will have them work on their English vocabulary in order to complement the morning lessons. They will be encouraged to work in teams and to collaborate amongst themselves to accomplish the best creations.


After a day packed with learning and fun activities; the meet up with parents happens at 6:00 PM. This is a great opportunity for parents and legal guardians to meet the teachers and staff to find out how their children are getting on. We are always open for suggestions and feedback, as our number one priority is for our campers to have the best summer experience in one of the most amazing locations of the South of France.