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English & Performing Arts Summer Camp

It was an absolutely positive experience, both from the point of view of English language academic development, which is currently so necessary for the development of any activity whatsoever, and from a personal development standpoint. My two children will repeat the experience with no hesitation – thank you!

Ms Marta C., mother to César and Oscar S. Madrid, Spain. July 2017.

I´d like to congratulate you for this year´s summer camp. My daughter went in in tears because she basically didn´t want to go (fear of the new experience, sleeping away from home, the singing and the dancing) and she came back home in tears because she didn´t want to leave! She is talking about Chester College all the time and she´s crazy about returning next year. She admits that 1 month is the perfect stay and that 2 weeks was too short. Congratulations to the management for this ever so interesting and innovative program and to the team behind the organisation of such a magnificent experience. Thank you so much, and a special hug to Ms Veiga. My daughter talks about her at all times. Her joy, dynamism and leadership helped my daughter feel a part of the family, considering she joined the program half-way.

Ms Monica P., mother to Eva Luna S. Oleiros, Spain. July 2017.

Our daughter knew no one at the Camp and didn´t want to go and she´s made lasting friendships and would like to return next year.

Ms Esther V., mother to Celia R. Santander, Spain. July 2017.

What an incredible, top-level experience, I totally recommend it: my teenage daughter made wonderful friendships and experienced a huge learning curve, both at her English level and at a more personal front.

Ms Giuseppina I., mother to Sofía P. Villagarcía, Spain. July 2017. Camp editions that Sofía attended: 2013, 2016, 2017.

My daughter Carlota has been attending Chester Summer Camps for the past 3 years and she can´t wait for the next Camp season to start. Apart from learning English, campers carry out loads of different activities and make many good friendships. Thank you for helping them learn whilst they have fun.

Ms Carmen C., mother to Carlota A. A Estrada, Spain. July 2017.

Our son Noah spent an excellent time in the Camp again. He was very happy to be a full camper this time and he met a lot of new friends. He absolutely enjoyed the Camp and would like to come again next year. As parents we felt that our son was very well looked after.Thank you to all who helped to make this Camp such a great success.

Ms Helga D., madre de Noah D. Bonn, Germany. Julio 2016. Camp editions that Noah attended: 2010, 2015, 2016.

It was an extraordinary experience for my son. He has matured, thanks to contact with other children, of all ages and different cities and countries. He has spoken English, he was played sports, he has made friends, he has been happy, and of course, he wants to return next summer. It was a total success. My heart-felt thanks go to the whole Chester College team!

Miren L., mother to Juan Pablo G. (Santiago de Compostela). July 2015. Camp editions that Juanpi has attended: 2014, 2015, 1016, 2017.

When I first read testimonials from other parents, I was struck by one about a child you wanted to return home on day one, was so and so on day two, and was thrilled after day three. My son Angel called me after his first day and asked me: “Could you have sent me to a worse place?!” … Thanks to Chester´s staff, when I picked him up at the end of Camp the first thing he told me is: “I´ll be back next year”. Thank you all for this experience, it is totally worth ir, the kids have a blast, they make friends and they learn.

Ms Ana S., mother to Angel S. Cangas (Pontevedra), Spain. July 2016.

For my son, it was his first contact with English outside his High School lessons. The first day he felt strange and out of place and he asked me to please go and pick him up. The second day he said he was “so and so”, the third day he was “fine”, the forth he was “very good”, the fifth “in his best moment”, and so on. On the last day of Camp, he had made a huge amount of friends. He returned home happy and excited, his English had really taken of, and he wants to return next summer. What else could we possibly ask for? The care provided by monitors, teacher, etc. was extraordinary. Activities were very varied and fun. It was one of the best experiences he has ever had. Congratulations to Chester College´s staff.

Ana Mª A., mother to Álvaro P. A Coruña, Spain. July 2015.

For 3 years now, my youngest daughter is dying for the summer to arrive to go to Chester college´s Summer Camp. It is clear that this is the best indicator that she absolutely loves it.

Juan P., father to Leyre P (Santiago de Compostela). Camp editions that Leyre has attended: 2014, 2015, 2016.

Our son Nicholas was not too excited about going to the Camp but it proved to be a marvellous experience for him. He made lots of friends and he acquired greater fluency and competence and confidence in English. As his parents, we have felt very much at peace all the while since we could tell he was very much happy.

Beatriz B., mother to Nicolás G. July 2015. Camp editions attended: 2015, 2016.

I spent a really good time in Chester and I enjoyed all the activities and trips. I think my English improved thanks to my English teachers. I would love to come next year again. I miss you all.

Noah Darwiche, Bonn, Germany. July 2015. Camp editions attended: 2010, 2015, 2016.

The Summer Camp has been a very motivating experience from the point of view of English learning, but not only, for our son. He also had a lot of fun in the Sports programme and the outings. He made lots of friends and he really enjoyed the prep for the Camp play and show. It was overall a very enriching experience.

Ildikó O., mother to Gavor P. (Santiago de Compostela). July 2015. Camp editions attended: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.

I learnt a lot and I made a lot of new friends. I liked singing and drama. Best summer camp ever.

Kyara D., Bonn (Germany). July 2015.

We chose Chester this third consecutive year for our daughter, with the aim of reinforcing her English skills. All aspects of it were absolutely positive and we will repeat next year.

Pilar D., mother to Lucia (A Quiroga, Lugo). July 2015. Camp editions attended: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.

This has been my daughter´s second summer at Chester College´s Summer Camp. I think that if a child wants to repeat an experience, that´s already a positive sign. She really enjoyed it: her new friends, the many outings…, she had lots of fun. And as a mother, I feel very much at ease leaving her there. I know the children are very protected and taken care of, and that I have direct contact with Chester´s stall if there´s anything I need.

Eva Mª, mother to Candela V. (A Coruña). July 2015. Camp editions attended: 2014, 2015.

My daughter´s experience was marvellous, she learnt a great deal and she felt protected, which is something that is very important, or at least for myself as her mother, since it was a new experience for her.

Emily A. G., mother to Emily G. (Quiroga, Lugo). July 205.

Our daughter´s experience has been very good again this year. It keeps getting better. We encourage other families to trust their children to Chester College´s management and professional staff.

Mr Alfonso M., father of Sara M. Camp seasons attended: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.

We believe it´s an excellent Summer Camp which we would recommend to everyone with children who want a great learning experience and to have fun. According to my children: “It´s the best thing that´s ever happened to us, mum!”.

Ms Montserrat R, mother of Guillermo & Mar C. Camp seasons attended by Guillermo: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011. Seasons attended by Mar: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.

You only need to see their faces of sadness when Camp ends, their tears when they say farewell to their friends, and the light in their eyes when, back at home, they talk about all their shared experiences… And our peace of mind knowing they are in the best hands. So all I can say is thank you! Hopefully, next year, not only José Miguel, Teresa and Gonzalo will return, but also Iñigo.

Ms Teresa P., mother of José Miguel, Teresa and Gonzalo. Camp seasons attended: 2012, 2013, 2014.

It was my first time when i was abroad alone. So for the first few days it was rather hard to get used to the fact that people, who were surrounding me, spoke different languages. But after some days in Chester i understood that it was very easy to speak and communicate with others. Every day i was learning many new words and it helped me a lot. I think that the days I have spent in Chester were not in vain and I definitely improved my English and even Spanish! Those days were beautiful and I would never forget them, so thank you very much for all my experiences that I got in Chester. Your camper,

Mikhail K. (Saint Petersburg, Russia), July 2014.

Thank you for taking such wonderful care of my daughter for the past 2 summers, and for teaching her so many things besides English. I hope to see you again next July.

Ms. Natalia C., mother of Elia C. Camp seasons attended: 2012, 2013, 2014.

Great experience. I had an excellent time. Everything was really good and I really liked the trips out. I also made lots of new friends. We learnt English. Thank you Chester College!

Alejandro C. (Geneva, Switzerland). Camp seasons attended: 2012, 2013, 2014.

Thank you very much for everything you have contributed to our children, Guillermo and Alejandro Cruzado, who have thoroughly enjoyed the Camp this summer and who have really improved their English skills, made friends, and had huge fun in Drama.

Ms Dounia C. July 2013.

This email is simply to thank you for taking such good care of my daughter, for making these weeks so equally fun and educational. We loved the plays and appreciate the huge effort behind them. Kind regards and hopefully, till soon!

Ms Rosa M. S., mother of Olalla C. July 2014.

We sent our son to Chester College and, apart from learning English, he became an actor, all thanks to Ms Maher, the Drama director! It has been a very positive experience. Our gratitude to the whole team.

Ms Mª José C., mother of Ricardo R. (Granada, Spain). July 2014.

My children attended Chester College´s English Summer Camp 2 consecutive years. Their English, and particularly so, their oral fluency, has improved enormously. But what mattered most for them was the fun they had and the friends they made: they want to return next year!!! As parents, we have been delighted, not only because our children were so happy, but because we truly felt they were in safe hands. The experience has been worth-while!

Ms Conchi R., mother of María & Carlos R. R. (A Coruña, Spain). Camp seasons attended: 2013, 2014.

Two years ago we considered sending our daughter to the UK to spend a few weeks in an exclusively English-speaking context, but we thought she was too young. So we searched for an institution that would offer us the same locally, and, without a doubt, that is Chester College. It´s our daughters second year, and next year will be the third. If there are parents out there who are hesitant as to where to send their children to, do not be afraid! This is a great alternative to sending your children abroad; the many teachers are all native speakers and the children really do learn. Congratulations to teachers and directors alike, and thank you for taking such care of our child!

Ms Pilar D., mother of Lucía A.. Camp seasons attended: 2013, 2014.

It has been a great experience for the children. The multinational environment helps them develop their adaptation skills. They have fun and learn in a very homely setting.

Ms Maite V., mother of Maria, Verónica & Paco (Madrid, Spain). July 2014.

Despite having attended other camps, my son has defined this summer as unforgettable, his best ever! Teachers and monitors alike managed to make him feel totally integrated from day one, and to learn English whilst having fun.

Ms Leonor V., mother of Adrián R. (Santiago de Compostela, Spain). July 2014.

It´s my son´s second summer at Chester´s Summer Camp. He loves the atmosphere, the organization and it´s excellent services. Although he´s a day camper, since we live in Santiago, he says that he wants to be a boarder next year!

Ms Pilar F. P., mother of Pedro A. (Santiago de Compostela, Spain). Camp seasons attended: 2013, 2014.

A school where you leave what is most precious in one´s lives in good hands. Responsibility, education, learning and fun.

Ms Rosa A., mother of Antón & Rafael T. (A Coruña, Spain). Camp seasons attended: 2013, 2014.

Congratulations! It´s been an intense and productive month. Objectives and expectations have been met. Our son Eloy feels the Camp just flies and he gets upset when it ends. As parents, we love witnessing his motivation towards language learning. It´s our wish to continue on this path. Greetings to everyone at Chester College and thank you for your excellence, your exquisite care for the smallest details and for a warm and tailor-made service.

Ms Ana S., mother of Eloy S. (Santiago de Compostela, Spain). Camp seasons attended: 2013, 2014.

It´s been 3 consecutive years, full of good moments and wonderful experiences. They learn English and have fun; it´s just great.

Ms Susana C., mother of Sergio & Alejandro F. C. Camp seasons attended: 2012, 2013, 2014.

Thank you so much for taking the time to show us about your school and your art projects in English. I really appreciate the school´s kindness for showing us your facilities and education activity. I am convinced that students will be happy to learn in such a nice environment surrounded by trees and green plants. It was very enjoyable to have tea time with the staff. I have learned many things from your teachings and will surely reflect into my study papers.I promise to send you my final research report on our trip to Spain before the year is over! I hope we can keep in touch to exchange information and teaching.

Yasuko Fujii and team, Education Faculty, Oita University, Japan. September 2013.

“Dear Chester College students and faculty, we want to thank you for your presentations to us regarding your school, your home and your pedagogical approaches. It was very informative as well as fun. We really appreciated the wonderful breakfast and lunch. The walk to your campus was very beautiful. It was a pleasure to meet your students and to see your high standards of excellence! Best wishes and super thank you!”

Britanny Abercrombie, Wendy Freeman, Ashley Swartz, Samantha Ferguson, Tyler Branham, Alex Nikias, Andrew Jones, Mary Helfeldt and Brett Stewart, with accompanying teachers Ms Lisa Douglas and Mr Matthew Conley — Ohio Dominican University visiting group, 2012.

Our son Vicente´s experience in Chester College English Summer Camp has been very good; it met all our expectations. We found a very adequate and convivial environment in terms of learning and leisure, which was a step in his personal development. We greatly value the experience, the rigour and the professionalism behind the excellent organisation.

Vicente S. L. Camp seasons attended: 2012, 2013.

Chester Spanish Summer Camp

My kids had a blast! They enjoyed the activities very much. They liked the Spanish lessons and loved their teachers !. They said that they are certainly coming back. From the parents point of view: I couldn’t have chosen a better camp for my children .This was their first time away and I was bit nervous. The Staff took care of each of my children’s needs, they knew each well, and made sure they were happy at all times. They also made sure my picky eater ate; thank you for that! Regarding the academic side of the camp I am also very satisfied. The teachers identified their strengths and weaknesses and gave them level appropriate material to help them improve in those areas. Although they were in a group the program was adapted to their individual needs. I loved that! A big thank you to all the staff and teachers of Chester college , it was a pleasure. See you next year!

Ms Paola A., mother to Faisal and Marianna Al K. (Oman). July 2014.

By word of mouth we heard about this college in Santiago de Compostela where kids good learn Spanish. Although we had never met someone who had their kids previously enrolled we took the plunge this summer and enrolled our 16 year old daughter to improve her Spanish for her upcoming IB exam. 4 weeks seems a long time to be away from her but she was immersed in Spanish and that is what we wanted. The daily schedule was well organized, teachers knew what my daughter needed to learn, identified her strengths and weaknesses. They also made sure that all the kids had enough fun activities as well. As parents we loved the play “Hamlet” they performed at the end of the summer camp in Santiago town, and were impressed (although it was in English) by the performance of all students. Thank you to all the staff who made this Summer camp successful.

Ms Frouke van A., mother of Jitske van A. (Holland). October 2014.

“Our son Noah spent a great time in Chester last summer. In the morning he learnt Spanish and in the afternoon he enjoyed all fun activities with his English and Spanish speaking playmates. He specially liked all sport activities like swimming, riding, tennis, soccer and baseball. Chester created a wonderful learning environment combining language and fun activities. During the camp he made a lot of new friends. All campers prepared the musical “Sister Act” and performed it for all parents and brothers and sisters. This was an unforgetable evening. Noah wants to return next year. Greetings!”

Helga D.: mother of Noah D., Munich, Germany. 2010.

“It was a really nice experience. Not only did I learn Castellano as a language, but I had a terrific time meeting a lot of new friends. I also experienced neat and different kinds of field trips. I would love to return for another summer experience “

Khasara L., Florida, USA. 2010.

“Upon enrolling my granddaughter at Chester College for the summer program, I was thoroughly impressed with the reception from the staff, the daily schedule which was highly organized. I felt extremely comfortable that my granddaughter was in an enjoyable learning environment being immersed in Spanish. I continue to recommend this experience to others”

Agartha G,: Khasara Lewis´ grandmother, 2010.

Chester Mini Camp

We were very happy with Chester´s MINI Camp. Our son had a lot of fun and he made good use of this time there. He now dares to build sentences and some nights he has asked us to read hims stories in English. We have also linked he school environment, our daily and friendly contact with his teacher, and in general, with all of Chester College´s staff. It has definitely been a good experience for him and he has already asked us whether he can return next summer. July 2015.
This is the first year that my daughter attends the summer camp and were are happily surprised at the results obtained and at how integrated she was. We will be back next year!!!

Paula L., mother to Adriana L. July 2015.