The Summer Camp experience at Acorn House benefits children in many ways:

  • Mature socially, emotionally, intellectually, morally and physically;
  • Discover and explore their talents, interests and values;
  • Build self-confidence and increase independence as they learn how to navigate relationships away from their parents;
  • Try new things and develop leadership skills.

Our Camp philosophy is to enhance children's individual skills while focusing on team building and group activities. We have a strong background in summer camp management, based on 19 years of experience. We ensure a good ratio of educators to children, and place the children in comfortable age-related groups.

Our school’s philosophy is fully reflected in our commitment to promote an optimum experience during our summer programme. Positive reinforcement, role-modeling and a sense of fair play are central at Acorn House International summer camps.

Safety at our camps is a major concern and year after year we have developed and shaped clear guide lines both for participants and educators.


On site Summer Camp at Acorn House

Acorn House summer camp is reviewed and updated annually in order to ensure it provides the best and most fun experience for your child! Outdoor activities take place in 2 acres of green park, 15 minutes from the centre of Rome, experienced and committed, energetic and caring educators supervise and guide students/children towards intriguing and fun activities.

At AHI your child will meet lots of new friends and improve their ability to comprehend and speak English during an unforgettable holiday. The best children’s summer resort in town.


Summer camp is divided into 2 age groups:

2-6 years old (Nursery-Year 1) – they have their own timetable and day structure different from the one of the older children. They are closely supervised by experienced educators.

7 – 11 years old (Year 2 – year 6) – divided into mixed age teams. The teams participate in all activities on offer, under the supervision of a team-leader. Each team competes and wins points throughout the week. Each workshop or activity is led by a competent and experienced educator.

Each age group will be involved in age-appropriate activities with qualified English-speaking instructors/carers


Team building – blindfold rope course, tyre puzzle, pallet swing, mud obstacle course

Group work – scavenger hunt, masterchef cook off, art challenge

Art lab – ceramics, woodwork, painting, paper mache, textiles …

Sports camp – football camp, team sports (rounders, basketball, volleyball etc)

Water sports – relay races, treasure hunt, boat races etc.


  Typical Daily timetable (7-11 yrs) to be confirmed
Time Activity Children are divided in 2 or more groups and will take part in activities in their group. Pool/lab/sports will be done by each group on a rotational basis
8.30-9 Morning welcome and arrival
9-9.15 Assembly and register
9.15-10.15 Activity 1 Team building
10.15-10.45 Snack and play
10.45-11.45 Activity 2 Pool/lab/sports
11.45-12.45 Activity 3 Pool/lab/sports
12.45- 13 Lunch preparation
13-14 Lunch and play
14-15 Activity 4 Teamwork activities
15-16 Activity 5 Pool/lab/sports
16-16.30 Team game and home
Every Thursday is Camp night! Camping, BBQ, evening outdoor games and dance available to all 7-11 year olds (additional cost applies) – games and fun till late! If you don’t have a tent you can mention it to the office and we’ll be happy to help you.
Summer Camp 2017 - Registration Form
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