Have you just bought property in Turkey, moved the family across and are now wondering how to entertain the kids in this new oasis of yours, thanks to the fact it’s slap bang in the middle of the school holidays? And then there is the whole issue of getting them to meet with new friends.
Well the way the team here at Oceanwide Properties Turkey would get round this problem is to send the kids off to summer camp. This isn’t a way of dumping them so you have time to get used to the new environs yourself; but rather it’s a great initiation for the youngsters and something they need when trying to adapt to a foreign country ie intense mingling with their peers. Here’s our pick of Turkey’s best summer camps:
Among the oldest in Turkey, CISV’s summer youth camps have been running since the early 1970s. CISV Turkey camps aim to teach teenagers about leadership and responsibility. What better way to encourage this than in a friendly and inspiring environment? The camp welcomes participants from may countries – ensuring there is a environment which facilitates inter-cultural exchange.
Summer in Eden
For children under the age of eight, Istanbul’s Eden Garden youth centre offers delightful and exciting international summer camp programmes. These camps take place between June and August, and typically include fun classes based on themes such as cooking, nature, sports, arts and crafts. This means kids can go to a summer camp which specifically caters for their interests. Expats who have recently purchased property in Turkey will be pleased to know that Eden Garden’s summer camps are also offered in the English language.
If property for sale in Fethiye is what brought you to Turkey in the first place, then do take a look around this southwest coastal area as there are plenty of summer entertainment and educational workshops. The Babil Language School in Antalya, for instance, offer Turkish languages courses – some of which include board and meals.
All About Adventure
If adventure, rather than education and further their hobbies, is what your children are after then do look into Oludeniz’s summer adventure camps for youth groups. Oludeniz offers the perfect adventure setting thanks to its outstanding beaches and mountain terrain. With the guidance of local adventure experts, your child will have a safe but exhilarating summer camp adventure to remember for decades to come.
The above youth summer camp options prove once again that Turkey is an excellent destination for ex-pats to settle down in thanks to the accommodating nature of its people and facilities. Those interested in seeking out Turkey properties can always contact us here at Oceanwide Properties. We are based in Fethiye and specialise in Turkish villas and apartments in coastal regions. However, we also have contacts within other areas of the country, including Istanbul if city life is more your thing. If passing though do come in to meet the team and take a look through our extensive portfolio of Turkey properties for sale.