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Children's Horseback Riding Vacation Ireland

This camp offers English courses and horse riding in Ireland. This program is available to junior students between the ages of 11 and 17 years. The courses offer a combination of language tuition in the mornings with horse riding and cultural activities in the afternoons and evenings.

Highlights

  • 20 lessons of English language
  • Approximate daily riding time: 1 hour
  • Stay with a host family or at the residence
  • Afternoon and evening social or cultural activities
  • Cork Airport (ORK) transfers for students staying in a host family
  • Weekly assessment by teachers and end of course diploma
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 15 participants
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Accommodation

Students have two full board accommodation options: a host family and the Cork English College residence.

Host family

Students will reside with carefully selected Irish host families. Accommodation is on a full board basis. Students share a room with a student of another nationality. This allows students to experience Irish family life while continuing to put their language skills to practical use.

Residential (option available from June 30 to July 27)

Students can stay in Cork English College's university residence in a single room with shared bathroom. Location is in Cork City center. Accommodation is on a full board basis. Shared apartments are self-catering and offer all mod cons. The student has the use of a single room, shared kitchen, bathroom, and living room. Bed linen is provided on arrival. The apartments have laundry facilities and a TV.

Program

English and horse riding program

This program is based in Douglas Community School, located in the residential suburb of Douglas, approximately 2 kilometers from Cork City Centre. It is an extremely well-equipped school, with science rooms, language rooms, business room, geography room, practical studies rooms, library, art room, two computer rooms, and assembly areas.

The school is also equipped for all sports with two grass playing fields, one all-weather playing field, two tennis courts, and a large multi-purpose sports hall. The spacious classrooms combined with the highly qualified and experienced teachers matched with a magnificent social programme all contribute to form a world-class program for children aged between 11 and 17.

So in rain or shine, there is plenty to keep the students occupied. At all times, the students are supervised by their own leaders and also are accompanied by an Irish teacher.

Activities

Following their morning language classes, students enjoy horse riding on 5 hours per week at Cork English College's equestrian centre. Horse riding is offered at all levels ensuring the programme is suited to riders from beginner's level to advanced. Under the supervision of professional trainers, the students undertake riding, which is catered to their own level and includes cross country, fun and games, and stable management. Evening activities consist of disco, karaoke, and bingo. A full day trip is provided every Saturday to a venue further afield.

Academic

Classes run every morning from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and are interactive with the main focus on improving the students’ spoken ability and vocabulary expansion. All students undergo a placement test before starting their course. A progress test every Friday ensures that the progress of each individual is monitored on an ongoing basis.

Cork English College teachers are native English speakers and fully qualified in the teaching of English as a foreign language. All possess a primary degree in addition to TEFL qualifications. All centers are recognized by the Irish Department of Education. The use of course materials is included. The average number of students per class is 10 - 12 with a maximum of 15.

Sample timetable

Monday to Friday

  • 08:30 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 12:15 English lessons
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 17:00 Horse riding training (one hour)
  • 17:00 - 19:00 Dinner
  • Evening: Residence: activity every evening / host family: activity two evenings per week

Saturday

  • 14:00 - 17:00 Full day trip to Killarney

Sunday

  • Optional activity

Included excursions

On Saturday, enjoy a full day trip to Killarney.

Location

The school is located right in the heart of Cork, on the banks of the river Lee, it is also within close walking distance of Cork’s main bus terminus and railway station. Cork is a city rich in culture with a colorful heritage that dates back to the 6th century.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 5 hours of horse riding training per week
  • 20 lessons of English language tuition
  • Afternoon and Evening Social or Cultural Activities
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • CEC welcome pack, CEC notebook and map
  • Transfers to and from Cork Airport (ORK)- - Host Family Option Only
  • Bus Ticket - Host Family Option Only
  • End of course diploma
  • Course materials

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Cork Airport (ORK). There is no charge for transfers to and from Cork Airport (ORK) for students staying in host family accommodation. If a transfer is required for other accommodation types, there is a charge of 50 EUR per transfer.

Arrival by bus

There is no charge for transfers to and from bus station for students staying in host family accommodation. If a transfer is required for other accommodation types, there is a charge of 50 EUR per transfer.

Arrival by train

Trains connect many of the larger cities and towns in Ireland and this is a scenic way to travel. Tickets are available at the train station.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 28 days before arrival.
7 days / 6 nights
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Program is available from 28th of June – 1st of August 2020.

Saturday July 9, 2022
(7 days / 6 nights)

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