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Horizon Summer CampsWestport, Ireland

Horizon Summer Camps has ceased operations - Permanently closed down
English courses at this language school can not be booked on our site. The information is provided in order to orient our visitors about the complete range of language course options available in Westport.

Location: Horizon Summer Camps Westport is located on the edge of the Irish town of Westport, the west coast of Ireland, on the wooded grounds of the Westport Woods Hotel, in the middle of the Wild Atlantic Way. The school's summer courses are renowned for their action-packed and rewarding Language & Activity programmes and are suitable for juniors as well as adults.

Course structure: For over 30 years, the school has been providing and designing courses that combine adventurous activities and sports with English learning. Students take English classes from Monday to Friday in the mornings (15 hours or more), with their afternoon filled with an array of action-packed adventures and the opportunity to practise their English in real-life situations. The amount of activities included in the course is extensive, including sports, boating, music workshops, BBQs, Trapeze, Discos, snorkelling, Gaelic, jewellery making, Archery and much more! Specialist courses with Surfing and Adventure Xtreme activities are also available at Horizon Summer Camps Westport.

Languages taught at school: Languages courses in French and Spanish are also available in conjunction with an activity programme or on their own.

School facilities: The school's facilities are excellent and include full residential accommodation with hotel standard facilities, along with access to a 17m swimming pool. There is an exciting Activity Zone on-site, including water sports, high ropes, aeroball, archery and more.

Additional information: The camp offers students with 24-hour supervised security including CCTV surveillance as standard to the accommodation bases.
  • The school is also known under the name Horizon Education Centres.
  • Tax registration ID: TIN:3592329U

English Courses

General Language
Language Plus Activity

Information for all courses offered by Horizon Summer Camps

Comments about courses

EUR 200 inscription fee is per child and per week.

Lesson duration
60 minutes
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.

Lessons needed per English language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes

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Horizon Summer Camps

Accreditations and Quality seals
Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
English teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 9:30
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Horizon Summer Camps and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
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General school facilities

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 3

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Disabled car park

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

    • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Junior courses - Throughout the year: 20
Minimum age of students
7 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 3
Adult courses Throughout the year: 2
Junior courses In summer: 3
Junior courses Throughout the year: 2
Average age of students
In summer: 14 years
Throughout the year: 17 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Express shipment fee (via courier)
4 €
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.


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FAQ about Horizon Summer Camps,

  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Horizon Summer Camps varies from 15 students (English + Multi-Activity (Residential)) to 15 students (English + Multi-Activity (Residential))
  • 100% of teachers at Horizon Education Centres hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Horizon Summer Camps comes from Italy with a 15% representation, followed by students from Spain (15%) and France (10%).
  • Horizon Summer Camps offers courses from 8 years to 17. Average age is 14 during the summer and 17 for the rest of the year.

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