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A Guide for Parents and Educators – Residential Summer Camps

Useful Information

  • Each shift lasts 6 days and is aimed at children from 6 to 17 years old.
  • Participants will be divided into different teams, with each group accompanied by a team leader throughout the day.
  • In each shift there will also be a Coordinator, who will carry out all the communication with the parents during the summer camp.
  • The pedagogical teams will be formed at the rate of one adult for every six participants, for ages from 6 to 9 years old, and one adult for every ten participants, for ages from 10 to 17 years old.
  • The entire pedagogical team is made up of animators with certified training in the context of Summer Camps. This is responsible for streamlining all activities and monitoring the group of participants at all times of the day.
  • The program may change due to external factors (unavailability of activities, meteorological conditions, transport delays, among others).
  • By participating in our activities, each participant is insured in the amounts and conditions defined by article 17 of Decree-Law nº 304/2003, of December 9th and by Ordinance nº 629/2004 of June 12th.
  • It is expressly forbidden to bring alcohol or drugs, and participants who do not comply with this rule will be automatically invited to leave the Camp, without the right to any monetary refund.
  • Each turn only advances with a minimum of 20 participants. If this number is not reached, Summerpolis may cancel it up to one week before it starts.

Material to bring:

  • Small backpack for daily use;
  • Practical clothing: bathing suit, light raincoat, warm sweaters, pants, shorts, pajamas, t-shirts, underwear, comfortable shoes, hat/cap, sunscreen, beach towel, bath towel, face towel and slippers;
  • Toiletries: toothbrush and toothpaste, shower gel and shampoo;
  • Bed bag (if camping night included in the program);
  • Reusable water bottle;
  • On the last night the gala night will be held, so we recommend that you bring a more elegant outfit, which will be saved especially for that night;
  • White T-shirt for Painting Ateliers;
  • Participants must bring a change of clothes for each day, and these must be properly identified.
  • We recommend that you bring an envelope, duly identified, with €10.00, to be delivered on the day of arrival. This money is intended for small purchases throughout the week, such as ice cream, chocolates or cookies.

NOTE: Summerpolis is not responsible for loss, damage or misplacement of any kind of belonging of the participants, advising their identification.


  • The contact time between parents and participants occurs daily between 19:30 and 21:00. This contact can be made directly with the participant or through the camp coordinator. The contact of the camp coordinator will be provided in due time before the start of the camp.


  • Participants are entitled to five meals a day: breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner and supper.
  • All of them are made in our kitchen by highly experienced cooks, using the HACCP process.
  • If you need specific dietary care, let us know in advance so that we can serve you according to your needs.

Medicines and O.S.S.:

  • All animators have training in basic health care, so whenever it is a matter of superficial injuries, they can intervene. In cases that require greater care, participants are referred to the nearest Health Center or Hospital.
  • All medications, illnesses or deficiencies must be informed in advance, so that we can act correctly and so that we can be aware of all the precautions to be taken. During the Summer Camp, the team leader may be responsible for the participant’s medication, which must be delivered to the Coordinator at the beginning of the camp.

Complaint Book

  • UPAJE has a complaints book both at the headquarters and at the Holiday Center.

The Summer Camp registration includes:

  • Food (five meals a day);
  • Accommodation in dormitories or camping;
  • Personal Accident Insurance;
  • Medical Assistance;
  • Educational Program and Activities;
  • Pedagogical Framework.
  • The value shown does not include transportation to the Camp de Férias.

Available Shifts 2023

  • Foz de Arouce

1st Shift – June 25th to 30th
2nd Shift – July 2nd to 7th
3rd Shift – July 9th to 14th
4th Shift – July 16th to 21st
5th Shift – July 23rd to 28th
6th Shift – July 30th to August 4th
7th Shift – August 6th to 11th
8th Shift – August 13th to 18th
9th Shift – August 20th to 25th
10th Shift – August 27th to September 1st

  • Areia Branca

1st Shift – June 2nd to 7th
2nd Shift – July 9th to 14th

    The dates presented may change, according to the number of participants registered in each shift. To find out which program corresponds to each shift, contact us.

    Payment Terms:

    • The registration must be made through the link available on our website or via e-mail, when requested. After completing the form, you must wait for a contact from us.
    • After confirmation of availability by our services regarding the requested registration, you will have a period of 5 days to send us proof of payment of €150.00. Enrollment and guarantee of availability will only be assured after confirmation of this payment, which will be informed to the customer via email.
    • If the reservation is not made within the foreseen parameters, UPAJE does not guarantee it as final.
    • The remaining amount can be paid up to five business days before the start of the Summer Camp.
    • If you prefer, you can also pay the full amount at the time of registration.
    • Payment must be made in cash or by bank transfer, upon sending proof, to IBAN PT50 0018 0003 2547 9163 0203 5.


    • There will be no right to refund if the registration is canceled within 30 days prior to the start date of the Summer Camp;
    • Cancellations between 30 and 45 working days prior to the start date of the Summer Camp – 50% refund of the total value of the service;
    • Cancellations with more than 45 working days prior to the start date of the Summer Camp – 70% refund against the total value of the service;
    • In case of force majeure, duly justified, at least 5 working days before the start date of the Summer Camp – full refund.
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