Village Camps SA, Santa Cruz, Portugal

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For over 46 years more than 200’000 campers have experienced Village Camps Programmes, helping raise generations of kids and teenagers. Lifetime friends, lifetime memories and even marriages happen as a result of Village Camps!

With 36 summer camp programmes spread over 6 countries, there’s something for everyone at Village Camps including Activity and Adventure camps, Media and Performing Arts, Dance, STEM Robotics and Coding, Golf, Surf, Basketball, Football, Horseback riding, Leadership, and a whole range of Language camps in different locations!

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Academic life

Sport and culture

Accommodation And Facilities in Portugal – The Village Camps Residence

Summer Camp Our accommodation is superbly positioned, just 15 minutes walk from the surfing beaches and town of Santa Cruz.

Summer Camp The recently constructed residence is exclusively contracted to Village Camps for our summer programme.

Summer Camp The apartments are fresh, spacious and accommodate 4-6 campers.

Summer Camp All the apartments have full en-suite facilities.

Summer Camp Campers have open access to a large, private swimming pool and exclusive use of two activity rooms to chill out and enjoy our busy evening programme.

Santa Cruz Facilities

Summer Camp Lined by the cliffs the beaches of the Costa de Prata, Santa Cruz boasts breath-taking views and promises exciting days ahead for campers on the Surf Camp or the Atlantic Coast Adventure programme.

Summer Camp A delightful coastal resort with a palm-tree lined promenade full of colourful shops, cafes and restaurants.

Summer Camp An interesting collection of picturesque 16th century buildings and impressive church.

Summer Camp Superbly located on an impressive stretch of 20 kilometres of coastline, famously boasting 20 superb beaches set amongst rocky cliffs

Summer Camp An ideal location as a base for our Surf and Adventure Camps


While Portugal may be relatively small the opportunities for visits and excursions are generous. Excursions will be selected from the following:

Summer Camp Obidos – a charming, walled medieval city and one of the acclaimed ‘7 Wonders of Portugal’.

Summer Camp Lagoon of Obidos – a busy, fun adventurous time with stand-up paddle-boarding, kayaking and canoeing.

Summer Camp Setubal (Dolphin-watch) – Troia National Park – Sado Estuary – a real ‘highlight’ day starting with embarkation on a sailing catamaran to spot the indigenous Sado Dolphins, an afternoon in the National Park of Troia – on to the Sado Estuary with its unspoiled beaches and Roman ruins.

Summer Camp Lisbon – sightseeing – underground Roman ruin tour – free time.

Evening Activities

Our evening entertainment programme will include some of the following:

Summer Camp Discos

Summer Camp Indoor Olympics

Summer Camp Instagram Scavenger Hunt

Summer Camp Talent Night

Summer Camp Campfire

Summer Camp Carnival Night

Summer Camp Karaoke evening

Summer Camp Board Games

Location Description

Pousada de Juventude Santa Cruz P-2560-392 Silveira-Torres Verdras P-2560-392

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