All You Should Know About The Best Summer Camp for Teens in 2024

Are you looking for a fun, healthy and sporty way for your children to spend their summer? Do you want your child to enjoy their summer the best way possible? Well, we have the best solution for it: our junior summer camp!

First things first, what do we mean by summer camp?

So imagine, you’re looking for a surfing adventure for your child, but you’re not quite sure where to start. That’s where the surf camp swoops in to save the day. Think of it as the all-in-one ticket to the ultimate surfing experience, complete with waves, instruction, and a side of beachside fun.

At a surf camp, there’s a chance to surf in the coolest coastal spots around. Your expert instructors will have your kids riding waves like a pro in no time. But surf camps aren’t just about surfing, they’re about soaking up the activities prepared for our residents! Think jam sessions,water games and epic karaoke nights.Oh, and did we mention a big party? Yeah, those happen too. But wait, there’s more! Add all this to incredible temperatures, amazing warm and sunny weather, and we’ll turn a surf camp into a summer camp full of good vibes rolling. Anyways, it’s not just about the waves and the parties, it’s about the people.

The summer camp is all about bringing together new people, making new friends connected by one thing: the passion of surfing!

Our junior surf camp!

Gota DAgua prepares multiple summer camps for teenagers during the summer. Our junior surf camp is made for teens between the age of 13 and 17 years old. You can find us at Costa da Caparica, a 15 minutes drive from Lisbon city center and 30 minutes from the airport.

The accommodations are located in São João da Caparica, a calm village a few minutes away by walking from the beach. We have spacious hostel rooms with cozy beds, a great garden and a cool pool promising to never make your stay become boring.

The whole experience of the surf camp includes 24h of supervision from the staff, along with food, outdoor activities and, of course, surf lessons!

The surf lessons

Surf Girl

As we’ve said, surfing makes a big part of what our summer camp is all about! 

Anyhow, the goal is more than becoming a pro, we want our residents to have fun with what they’re learning and experiencing from the first time on the board.

Surfing is supposed to be fun, and our instructors will be here to make sure everybody makes the most out of their experience on the board.

What is included:

-15 hours surf course

-1 theory lesson

-All the equipment (board and wetsuit)

-Big variety of surfboards

-Surf lessons adapted for all surf levels (beginner and intermediate)

-All surf lessons will be conducted in English.


The activities

Water Games

But as we mentioned, the summer camp isn’t just about surfing. As everyone dives into the world of the summer camp, they’re also delving into a unique community where group interaction and teamwork will be key to enjoy all the other activities prepared.

Our week is packed and our activities can include paintball, tree climbing, water games in the garden and pool,surfskate, slackline or volleyball on the beach while enjoying the breathtaking sunset.

That’s right, boredom is not a word in the summer camp alphabet! After dinner, the activities go on! Our teens can expect a movie night in our garden with a big screen, quiz nights, ping pong tournaments, a talent show, a jam session or even a karaoke night. Moreover, there’s always one day dedicated to explore the amazing city of Lisbon, introducing Portuguese culture. 

By the time nobody wants to say goodbye, we’ll celebrate all we lived together with a big goodbye party! With so many activities lined up, what would a normal day at the summer camp look like?

 If you’d like to imagine what a normal day looks like at our camp here’s an example of a typical day at our summer camp:

7:30: Wake up time

8:00 – 9:00: Breakfast

9:30 – 12:30: Surf lessons and beach games

13:00 – 14:00: Lunch

14:30 – 18:00: Activities (paintball, tree climbing and others)

18:00 – 19:00: Free time or tournaments

19:00 – 20:00: Dinner

20:00 – 22:00: Night activities (Talent show, Jam session, sunset beach volley)

22:00 – 23:00: Bed time 


What about the food? Will my child eat healthy meals?


You don’t have to worry about the food and the meals! All the meals prepared at our surf camp are prepared by our staff, offering a diverse selection throughout the week to ensure your child has ample energy for all activities.

We feature both fish and meat dishes daily. And yes, for those following vegetarian or vegan diets, we provide dedicated options for every meal!

Through the day we’ll provide many different snacks, from energy bars, to fruit or juices in order to make sure nobody is hungry, but full of energy to enjoy the amazing activities and surf lessons prepared!

And the accommodation?


We have a high quality and fully equipped surf camp house ready to host all the juniors looking forward to enjoying their surf holidays! Our space works like a surf hostel where we offer shared and private accommodation with different kinds of rooms.

Our outdoor area includes a pool, a big garden with a lot of space to engage in different activities and hang out. Our surf hostel offers the possibility for our young guests to meet new people their age from all over the world, forming new friendships and lifelong connections!

 I’m in! How much can I expect to spend?

We have different price ranges depending on the type of room you choose, from 699€ to 799€! 

What’s included in these packs:

– Accommodation with a 8 minutes walk from the beach;

– Full board included (breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks) with vegan and vegetarian options always available;

– 15 hours surf course weekly suitable for all age ranges and abilities;

– Daily activities including adventure park, skate sessions, paint-ball, swimming pool, quiz nights, beach games and much more.

– 24 hour supervision

These are our dates for this year surf camps: 

Week 1: 22/06 – 29/06
Week 2: 29/06 – 06/07
Week 3: 06/07 – 13/07
Week 4: 13/07 – 20/07
Week 5: 20/07 – 27/07
Week 6: 27/07 – 03/08
Week 7: 03/08 – 10/08
Week 8: 10/08 – 17/08
Week 9: 17/08 – 24/08
Week 10: 24/08 – 31/08

Are you ready to book your summer camp?

Do it here and find everything you need to know about our junior camps here


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