Umbria Italy Summer Camp
Umbria Art And Soccer Camp for Kids Age 6-12
July 2 – 5, 2024
One of our most popular locations, the camp in Umbria is located near the town of Panicale, an ideal central location for families to enjoy the major sites in Umbria and many in nearby Tuscany, including Perugia, Lake Trasimeno, Cortona, Assisi, Todi and Orvieto, and many other charming hilltowns, vineyards, and castles in between. From the pre-Raphaelite art of Perugino, found throughout the area, to the truffles, regional wines, locally produced olive oil, and Etruscan treasures, Umbria is a cultural feast for families.
Families traveling to Umbria and Tuscany can enjoy our Art and Soccer program – through our expertly crafted art and sports curriculum that families have grown to love. Our young artists will immerse themselves in Etruscan culture, art and Italian culture while our soccer players will be trained by an Italian professional coach [from beginners to advanced players] – promising fun and new skills for everyone!
Together, all of the kids will explore Etruscan culture – learn to cook some typical Umbrian delights & follow a truffle hunter & his dogs thru the countryside! During this week of adventure, each morning all of our campers will set out on art exploration — as protagonists of ancient history: they’ll take inspiration from the surrounding nature, examine the archaeological record, make their own urns, and learning about country life in the Umbrian countryside. Each afternoon, our soccer stars will get lessons from an Italian professional coach!
Our critical inquiry approach to visual arts and culture encourages children to draw their own conclusions about the function of these patterns as expressions of the societies that produced them during a week of hands-on fun and wonderment. Most of all, they will meet great international friends and experience the benefits of self-growth through travel and community.
Our location is Colle San Paolo an agricultural estate or “agriturisimo” immersed in the verdant and hilly Umbrian countryside, near the charming hilltown of Panicale, Lake Trasimeno, and half-way between Florence (to the north) and Rome (to the South), near many characteristic hamlets and important art cities, both in Umbria and in Tuscany.
This family-run organic estate is made up of 130 hectares of pristine landscape on the green hills surrounding Lake Trasimeno: streams, oak woods (80 hectares), centuries-old olive groves and cultivated fields. There are about 2.000 olive trees, 250 of which are more than 150 years old and are used to produce extra-virgin organic olive oil.
Our camp base is located in the Fontanelle casale of Casali di Colle San Paolo, a beautifully restored farmhouse overlooking Lake Trasimeno, children will set out on adventures through time and space on this enchanting olive estate nestled in rolling hills and roads that meander through creeks and oak woods.
The preferred lodging for parents are apartments at the Colle San Paolo Agriturismo, the location of Arte al Sole. This provides easy and convenient access to camp and also allows families to get to know each other after camp hours either at the pool or walking through the beautiful Colle San Paolo property. Camp families receive a discounted rate if booked through Arte al Sole. Additionally there are other apartments and villas nearby that we have been able to negotiate competitive rates for our camp families if you decide you prefer different accommodations.
620 euro per student. Includes all materials and museum entrance fees.
Parents have options to book the following group activities while the kids are enjoying camp!
• Wine+culinary tour of the famous Montefalco region with lunch at a local, family owned enoteca.
• Cooking class at Colle San Paolo with local Umbrian chef that includes wine and lunch.
Of course if you live in the area or already have lodging reserved, you can simply register for camp online here.