Information for Parents

You may be anxious about sending your son or daughter to another country. Please be assured that your child’s safety and comfort is our top priority. We hope the information below will help ease any concern you may feel. If you have additional questions, please contact us at desk@equestriancamp.pt

 

ARRIVAL AT OPORTO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

One of our mentors will be waiting with an EQUESTRIAN CAMP sign as your child exits the baggage claim area. A shuttle bus will drive students and staff to Equestrian Camp, approximately 40 kilometers north of the airport.

 

DEPARTURE FROM OPORTO

On departure day, the shuttle bus will make multiple trips between the Camp and the airport to minimize the time your son or daugher will spend waiting at the airport. Please provide us with your child’s arrival and return flight information by June 1, so that we can arrange the shuttle schedule.

 

VISA

Please send us an email to desk@equestriancamp.pt as soon as your son or daughter has been granted their Visa to visit Portugal. If your son or daughter does not require a visa to attend, please send us an email informing us.

 

SUPERVISION

We simply pick the best staff to care, guide and inspire the children. Our Camp Directors and their assistants are supported by an enthusiastic team of Head Group Leaders, Camp Leaders, Key Workers and Nursery staff who collectively create the unique team spirit our camps are famous for. The Equestrian Camp participants are supervised 24h/day. Each group of students will have 2 monitors to supervise all of their activities day and night. Other Equestrian Camp instructors and staff also oversee activities. The Programme Supervisor will also be at the camp 24h/day.

 

SAFETY

Portugal is considered the 3rd most secure country on the world ranking. Barcelos is a safe and friendly city. The activities of the Equestrian Camp are all inside the 98 hectars Equestrian Centre. All activities are supervised by specialized monitors and the necessary precautions are taken to maximize participants safety. The accommodation facility is used only by the Equestrian Camp participants and has a security company that further ensures the hotel safety.

 

ACCOMMODATION FACILITY

Your child will share a room with another camp participant of the same gender. Each bedroom has private shower stalls, sinks, and toilet stalls. The student counsellor sleep on the same residence floor as camp participants and are available 24 hours a day. In addition, the accommodation staff and the night guard are ready to help at any time.

 

MEDICAL CARE

For non-emergencies, our on-site Medical Clinic will, together with a certified nurse, provide your child with convenient and confidential care during all daytime activities, which may include administering medication. Health care is included in your package. In case of emergency, your child will receive help from one or more of these sources:

• A monitor with training in first aid and CPR.

• Barcelos Hospital Emergency Medical Services located within 5 minutes from accommodation and 10 minutes from the riding centre.

 

MEALS

All lunches, morning and afternoon snacks will be catered at the camp's restaurant (up to 400 seats). Breakfast and dinner will be served at the hotel. The Equestrian Camp will make every effort to accommodate dietary restrictions. View a sample menu to see what kinds of food are offered.

 

INSURANCE (This information is required in case of sickness)

The insurance of the camp covers camp participants against injuries and accidents related to all camp activities (night and day). Please make sure that your child is insured and covered against sickness, cancellation and losses, as we cannot accept liability for any loss or damage to personal property or for any illness that may have develop during the stay here with us.

 

FEES & SERVICES:

- The price includes everything that is involved in the program, such as transportation (from /to airport also), all meals/snacks, accommodation, horse equipment and activities.

- Price does not include flight. You can find plenty low cost airlines operating to Oporto airport.

- Payment method: bank transfer.

 

All information can be found in the Registration Form.

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