Group Holiday Camps

Lots of easy to access sport locations around Malta

These programmes are designed to meet the needs of many adventure and leadership sport programmes of universities and education programmes.

English + Adventure group holiday camp

This programme combines morning structured English lessons by experienced English language teachers followed by outdoor adventure activities in the afternoons.

Features
Assessment test • Structured lessons at the right level • Qualified experienced English teachers • Well establish Feltom accredited English Language School • Transport from accommodation to school and activities • Adventure activities by experienced guides (Abseiling, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Snorkelling/Biking and Sea Level Traversing) • Accommodation

Language fun
Your students will be assessed prior to arrival so that their lessons will be ideally suited to your groups’ language needs. The teachers will ensure classes challenge your students to bring out their best improvement and allow excellent opportunity to learn and practice their English.

Adrenaline adventure
Afternoon outdoor adventure activity sessions will be carried out by English speaking experienced adventure guides actively encouraging your group to practice their English in a real-world environment. Each outdoor activity commences with a briefing to cover safety and equipment. Our guides will adjust the activity to suit the adventure level of each student in your group ensuring even the weakest and strongest students participate to their highest comfort level.

Personal Leadership group holiday camp

This programme gives each person the chance to develop their leadership in outdoor group adventure activities by becoming the “group leader” for particular activities.

Features
10 different types of activities • Transport from accommodation to activities • Pre-planning • Navigation • Group management • training tasks • risk management • Adventure activities by experienced guides (Abseiling, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Snorkelling, Biking, Sea Level Traversing, Beach games and Team building activities) • Accommodation

Leadership and management skills
Activities will involve pre-planning, personal skills demonstration, safety and instruction, leadership and coordination of their group, task completion. The group will together experience 10 different types of activities. The “group leader” will be given his “task pack” the previous evening to allow him time to learn and become familiar with the next day task. Each day will start with a briefing about that day’s activity. The group leader can recruit assistant leaders to help with his task. Briefing the group. Navigating to the site. Coordinating equipment, allocating training tasks, coordinating the task to completion ensuring safety by recognising and minimising risks. Every day will mean new “group leaders” and new tasks in new locations.

Adventure + Culture group holiday camp

This programme combines outdoor adventure activities with cultural sightseeing treasure hunt in various locations around the Maltese Islands.

Features
5 different cultural treasure hunts • 5 different types of adventure activities with experienced guides (Abseiling, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Snorkelling, Biking, Sea Level Traversing, Beach games and Team building activities) • Accommodation • Transport from accommodation to activities

Cultural excursions
Each day your students will visit a different cultural location. We can suggest Malta’s best locations or if you specific course requirements such as Archaeology we can select matching locations. At the end of each day is a fun quiz where students are expected to answer questions about that day. Cultural treasure hunt locations: Valletta, Mdina/Rabat, Zejtun (or other unspoilt village core), Marsaxlokk & Birgu.

Adventure activities
Adventure activities can be carried out in other suitable locations: Abseiling, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Snorkelling or Biking and Sea Level Traversing.

Adventure + Extreme group holiday camp

This programme ensures the fullest immersion in outdoor activities. The morning is spent learning a new sport in a safe and secure environment. The afternoon is spent performing that activity unaided in a new location that is more exposed and carries greater challenges.

All activities are overseen by experienced guides that will step-in as soon as anyone takes a risk that needs correcting. For example in the morning abseiling/ropework/anchors are taught in a simple location, and the afternoon session takes the group to a more extreme location to perform the same task but under greater pressure due to the increased exposure of the location.

Activities include:
Kayaking
Abseiling
Scuba diving
Rock climbing
Sea level traversing

Accommodation options

Malta is a very popular tourist destination and has a huge range of accommodation options. We recommend you stay at our detached villa accommodation called Basecamp. This self-contained 12 bedroom accommodation has a swimming pool and large social areas and provides an excellent base for your stay. Other accommodation is available such as hotels, houses and camping. During the summer season from June to August accommodation prices are often triple the rest of the rest of the year. With 300 days of sunshine visiting Malta outside the summer season is still perfect and better suited for outdoor activities with less risk of heat exhaustion.

Basecamp accommodation: 12 bedrooms, which care normally configured as singles, doubles, triples and quad depending on the room sizes. Some rooms have optional air-conditioning, some rooms have private bathrooms, the rest have shared bathrooms. Free WiFi throughout the property. Fully equipped kitchen. Large social areas. Outside garden with BBQ & seating areas. Private swimming pool for guests. Basecamp is located in Sweiqi and short walk from Paceville and St. Julians with close transport links to the rest of Malta.

Meal options

If you stay at our Basecamp guesthouse the fully equipped kitchen is yours to use on a self-catering basis. We can supply food and drinks and even staff to prepare your breakfast if needed from basic cereals to continental breakfast to full hot cooked foods. At lunch your group will normally be out on activities and often away from places to eat. Snack lunches allow your group to eat at the same activity locations and ensure the flow of the day is not interupted. We suggest a snack of filled bread roll and drink or a sandwich with fruit and drink.For evening meal your group is usually back at the accommodation and soyou can choose to self-cater, ask us to prepare hot meals, or eat out in one of the many restaurants around the island.

Meals: Breakfast is usually a selection of cereals with milk, bread for toast, fruit and various drinks. Snack lunch is usually a filled bread roll with soft drink or a pre-packed lunch with filled roll, fruit and a soft drink. Your group should bring additional drinks and snack to each activity as required. Evening meal is usually up to your group to prepare although we are happy to help.

Reasons to choose Malta

Malta is a group of islands in the Mediterranean sea. It may be tiny, but it is home to boats with eyes, some of the world’s oldest existing man made structures, and one of Britney Spears’ ancestors.

Malta is one of the world’s smallest countries. It is approximately the 204th largest country out of about 236 countries and the smallest country in the European Union. However, it is the eighth most densely populated country in the world. Lots of people must like living there!

The Republic of Malta is actually a group of seven islands. The largest is Malta itself, followed by Gozo (about 6 kilometres away from Malta, or just under 4 miles). In between Malta and Gozo is the tiny island of Comino. The other four Maltese islands are uninhabited.

The population of Malta, including Gozo and Comino, is approximately 410,000. About 199,000 live in and around Valletta and about 6,400 live in Victoria/Rabat, Gozo’s largest city. Comino has only 4 permanent residents.

A citizen of Malta is a Maltese (not a Malteser – that’s a chocolate treat!). Residents of Gozo are known as Gozitans.

Malta has two official languages: Maltese and English. Maltese is spoken by almost the entire population of Malta. Almost 90% of the population speak English. Italian was once the official language of Malta up to 1934, when it was replaced by Maltese and English. Interestingly, more Maltese people speak Italian now than when it was the official language (66% of the population now compared to 14% in 1931).

Maltese fishing boats are painted in bright colours. Also painted on is a pair of eyes on each side at the front, a tradition which goes back to ancient Phoenician times. These are the Eyes of Osiris which are said to protect the fishing boats from evil spirits.

The island of Filfla is a small island which is also part of Malta. It is situated about 5 kilometres (3 miles) south of Malta and is uninhabited. It is forbidden to set foot on the island without special permission, or to fish within 1.9 nautical miles of it. This is because it is a nature reserve and also so you don’t get blown up as there are potentially unexploded weapons in the area. An earthquake in 1856 resulted in half a Filfla sinking into the sea, taking with it the only building on the island, a chapel built in 1343.

The United Kingdom awarded the George Cross to Malta in 1942 as a recognition of the country’s bravery during the Second World War when it came under heavy attack by Italian and Nazi bombers. Malta became independent from the UK on 21st September 1964 but their flag still features the George Cross in its top left hand corner.

The great-great-grandfather of Britney Spears was born in Malta in 1873. His name was Edward Richard Portelli.

Malta is home to ancient Megalithic Temples. These are some of the oldest man-made structures in the world, with some thought to have been built back in 3600 BC, over 5000 years ago. This makes them older than the pyramids in Egypt, the Great Wall of China, and Stonehenge in England.

Keyfacts
Most people speak English, an official language in Malta • Euro currency • Central European Timezone • Average temperature is 31c in summer and 12c in winter • Over 300 days of sunshine and less than 600mm rain per year • Transport drives on the left.

We can prepare a customised programme to suit your exact group requirements. Ask us for more details.

positive review  just had a great morning rock climbing, well organised and the guys were fantastic and so much fun. thank you

Lee Sew Avatar Lee Sew
15 March 2020