Junior Summer Surf Camps

The best surf holiday for kids in portugal

Surf, sleep and lots of fun for your kids

Our junior surf camps are for teenagers between the ages of 12 and 18 years old. These camps include accommodation, surf courses, food and activities alongside 24 hour supervision from our dedicated team.

There will be fun packed days of surf lessons, arburism, climbing, swimming, beach cleaning and laser tag. That’s not all, besides all our daily activities they will enjoy our after dinner fun including skate sessions, ping pong tournaments, cinema nights, talent shows and much more. We will accompany them 24 hours a day and make sure that they are looked after in a safe and supportive environment.

Our location

Beautiful surf town just 30 minutes from Lisbon airport

Our junior surf camp is located just a 15 minute drive away from Lisbon city centre, across the Tagus river, where you will find the authentic and charming fishing village of Costa da Caparica. This beach break is one of the most consistent surf spots in all of Portugal, offering the perfect waves for surfers of all levels in a safe and supportive environment.

Accomodation

Superb accommodation in a peaceful location

Our accommodation is located just a few minutes walk from the beach in the beautiful and calm neighborhood of São João da Caparica. The rooms are spacious with comfortable beds to have a well deserved rest after a long day of activities. Alongside our spacious garden and pool we have all the facilities your kids need to enjoy their stay.

Food

Surfing and daily activities

Located in Costa Da Caparica

Daily surf sessions

During the summer months, mornings usually provide us with the best conditions for surf lessons, however this may vary. Usually we start each day in the water with our main activity, surfing! The kids will be accompanied by our experienced surf coaches and whether it is their first experience surfing or they have had previous lessons, they are guaranteed to have lots of fun catching waves. We will focus on ensuring they understand the basic techniques required to create a strong foundation to develop their skills further.

Our activities

After lunch, depending on the surfing conditions that day, the kids will have a fun packed list of activities. Besides surfing, we want to ensure that they take part in a variety of other games and sports to keep them active as well as encourage group interaction and teamwork. That’s why we select activities which will expose them to a range of different challenges and experiences which will push them out of their comfort zone.

Afternoon activities

Evening activities

Example of a day schedule

09:00-Breakfast
10:00-Surflesson
12:00-Lunch
14:00-Activitie
17:00-Snack
18:00-Freetime
19:00-Dinner
20:00-Night Activities

*this is just an example, depending on the day the schedulle can change depending on the activities or wheathe

The perfect surf camp for your kids

Our junior surf camp accommodation is located just a few minutes walk from the beach in the beautiful and calm neighborhood of São João da Caparica.

Gota Dagua Junior Surf Camp

Everything needed to have fun during their stay

Our accommodation is well equipped with all the facilities for your kids and teens to enjoy their surfing holiday. It consists of a three-storey bohemian style house equipped with all modern facilities.  We offer both shared and private accommodation in comfortable, light and spacious rooms.

They will have the opportunity to meet kids and peers of their age from all over the world, there is no doubt that some lifelong friendships will be made. All our camps are for females and males and the sleeping arrangements will be organised accordingly.

In our spacious outdoor area we have a pool and a big garden where they will have a lot of space to socialise and take part in activities during their free time. Free Wi-Fi, a ping pong table and a variety of other board games will also be at their disposal.

Types of rooms

AMENITIES

Extra benefits

Our location

Beautiful surf town just 30 minutes from the airport

Our junior surf camp is located just a 15 minute drive away from Lisbon city centre, across the Tagus river, where you will find the authentic and charming fishing village of Costa da Caparica. This beach break is one of the most consistent surf spots in all of Portugal, offering the perfect waves for surfers of all levels in a safe and supportive environment.

How to find us

By public transport:

Take the No.123 bus from Areeiro station direct to Costa Da Caparica and then grab an Uber for the short ride to Gota Dagua Surf Camp (Approx. €6 in total)

From Cais do Sodré, take the short ferry across to Cacilhas and then grab an Uber from there directly to our surf camp (Approx. €10 in total)

By Uber

An Uber directly from Lisbon city centre will cost around €12 - €15

Best surf camps for kids

We offer the best surf camps in Portugal for your kids, packed full of adventures, amazing memories and activities. Start your booking now to ensure their place is secured. Simply select your chosen week below, pay your deposit and tell your kids the good news!

625€

prices per person weekly

  30 places availabale

Weeks available:

3 till 10 of July

10 till 17 of July

17 till 24 of July

24 till 31 of July

Packages include

  Shared-dorm accommodation just 8 minutes walk from the beach

Full board included (breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks). Vegan and vegetarian options always available

Daily surf classes suitable for all age ranges and abilities

Daily activities including tree climbing, skate sessions, laser tag, swimming pool, treasure hunts, quiz nights, beach games and much more.

24 hour supervision

  Beach cleaning and sustainability workshop

Gota Dagua T-Shirt

Add on your package

Check in & check out times

Check in from 4pm/check out 11am

Our junior surf camp starts in the late afternoon and check-in begins at 4PM. Upon arrival the kids will get acquainted with their accommodation, their peers and the schedule for the coming week. Dinner will be included on the first night and activities will begin the next morning. On their last day check out will be 11AM, breakfast is also included on the morning of departure.

If you need to arrive earlier on the day of check-in or later on check-out day it’s no problem, just contact us prior to arrival and we will make any necessary arrangements. In the case of earlier arrival or late departure please provide pocket money for any extra meals or snacks the kids may need.

Faqs

Kids camps

Gota Dagua hosts Junior Surf Summer Camps from the end of June to the beginning of August. These camps are designed for 12 to 18 year olds. Each group will have 8 participants that will be supervised by a Gota Dagua Summer Camp monitor who is managed by our Summer Camp coordinator. During surf classes, the participants are divided depending on their surf level with a maximum of 5 students per instructor. The most important thing for us is to make sure all participants feel safe and supported while having a memorable and fun experience.

We want all the children to focus on their activities throughout the day so we request that they do not carry their phones during activities. Everyday from 6pm to 9pm the parents will have the opportunity to contact their children. Parents can always contact the camp coordinator from 8am to 6pm (Portuguese time) in case of an emergency.

We can accommodate approximately 42 participants which are divided between shared and private rooms. There are male and female dorms, mixed dorms and also the option of private rooms.

Our comprehensive accident insurance covers all participants in the case of any accidents that may occur during activities. Therefore, we advise all participants to bring their European Health Card or Health Insurance Card along with them.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks throughout the day are all included.

Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day, especially with a packed schedule of surfing and activities. That’s why our breakfast is balanced and full of nutrition to keep your kids full of energy all day long. We serve a variety of fruits, juices, breads, pastries, cereals and lots of other accompaniments to ensure all diets are catered for.

Lunches will be served in our beach bar and will consist of a starter, main course, dessert, water and juice. Every day the meals will vary between meat and fish and we will always have an extra option to make sure everyone’s taste is catered for. Vegan options are always available.

Dinners will be served at our accommodation with soup for starters, a main course of either meat or fish, dessert, water and juice. At the end of each week will have a BBQ

night for everyone with salads, rice and burgers. All our meals will include a vegan option.

Healthy and nutritious snacks will also be provided through the day, this usually consists of a sandwich, fruit, snack bar and juice.

Our principal goal at the summer camp is to create a fun and safe environment where everyone can learn to surf and improve their skills, enjoy all the daily activities, as well as grow both personally and socially.

Knowing how to swim will give the participants a strong foundation to make significant progress surfing. However it is not imperative. We will make all necessary adjustments for those who are not completely comfortable in the water and will never take anyone into a water depth that they are not comfortable with. Our surf instructors are well equipped to keep all students safe.

We supply a wetsuit which is appropriate in size and thickness for each student. Each student will have one wetsuit assigned to them for the duration of the week. The only things they need to bring is a beach towel, swimsuit or shorts and strong sun protection.

Flights are not included.

All participants should bring: trousers, t-shirts, fleece/jumpers, shorts, swimming shorts/bathing suit, a coat (for the evenings), pyjamas, underwear, t-shirts, a bath and beach towel, a hat, flip-flops, sunscreen, toiletries and water bottle.

It is not advised to bring valuable objects. We recommend bringing practical, comfortable clothing, the use of sunscreen and having a hat to give protection from the sun at all times. All belongings should be identified with a name tag.

We maintain 24 hours supervision of all our participants in order to provide assistance in all situations.

If you are obliged to cancel your booking you should write to us immediately. Free cancellation is applicable within 24 hours after we received the booking form with exception of bookings made within 45 days before arrival dates. Bookings within 45 days before the arrival date can not be canceled and require 100% compensation.

Cancellation in days before departure; the percentage of total refund:

  • From 60 days or more to arrival; 75% (you will be charged 25 % of the total amount)
  • 60 days or less to arrival: 50% (you will be charged 50 % of the total amount)
  • Under 45 days to arrival: 0% (you will be charged 100 % of the total amount)

We are offering free cancellations and rebooking opportunities for all bookings with travel dates 2021. Free cancellation is applicable within 7 days after we received the booking form with exception of bookings made within 45 days before arrival dates. Rebooking needs to be done 14 days prior to the arrival date. Customers can rebook with an arrival date within 12 months of the change date.  

In all cases we advise you to always follow these steps:

  1. Contact your private insurance company for any refund requests
  2. Contact your flight company for issues regarding your tickets 

Send us a written cancellation with the number of your Booking Confirmation and your account number included, and we will refund the amount within 2 weeks from the cancellation date.

The date on which we receive the cancellation will be crucial for the amount of the refund / the Traveler’s payment responsibilities.

Cancellation in days before departure; the percentage of total refund:

  • From 61 days or more to arrival; 75% (you will be charged 25 % of the total amount)
  • 60 days or less to arrival: 50% (you will be charged 50 % of the total amount)
  • Under 45 days to arrival: 0% (you will be charged 100 % of the total amount)

The initial reservation to secure your booking along with the first installment of 25% (or payment in full) should be made online. The remaining 75% should be paid no less than 60 days prior to the arrival date with credit card or online payment. Bookings made within 60 days of the date of arrival are paid in full at the time of booking.