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The 5 best Summer Football camps in the world 2024

For most, summer is the best and most pleasant time to play football. The biggest international competitions in the world, like the World Cup and the Euros, take place during the summer. It’s also the time of the year when children have the most free time thanks to two months of school holidays.

Does your child love football? Would you like to send them to a summer football camp? Does your child want to prepare for the next season by doing a pre-season camp (supposed to have a link but no English article) and you are not sure where to send him? Are you looking for a fun and sporty way to keep your child engaged for a week because you are very busy with work and can’t take care of them properly?

Looking For Soccer, the go-to website for booking football camps all over the globe, has put together a selection of the best football camps in the world.

So, if you are looking for the perfect summer football camp, it is probably already included in our list. Let us guide you!

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As time goes on, more and more of the biggest clubs are organising football camps. It makes sense: they might find some hidden gems amongst the campers, they can make some money and they can provide kids and supporters with an experience they will never forget.

Summer is the best time to do it, as the weather is fantastic, the kids need to be kept busy and everyone seems to be in a better mood.

What are the best football camps for the summer?

As parents, we always want the best for our children.

For the last few years, your child has been badgering you about the football camp that the best professional clubs in the world, begging you to let him go. You’ve decided that finally, in the summer of 2024, you will listen to them and send to a football camp.

But what are the best football camps during June, July and August? Here is our TOP 5!

The ICEF football camp

The ICEF (International Centre for European Football) is known throughout Europe for the quality of its facilities and the quality of life for those living there. Located in Evian, right at the intersection of Italy, Switzerland, Germany and France, the ICEF centre has some of most advanced and high quality sporting facilities.

In fact, they outclass the training centres of some of the biggest football clubs in the world. When considering the best football camps taking place in the summer of 2024, the ICEF camp must be mentioned.

Camp Characteristics:

  • When: exclusively during the summer
  • Length: 1 week minimum (with the option of booking 2 weeks)
  • Half board and full board both available
  • For 13 to 19 year olds
  • Level: high performance – a minimum skill level and a club or team membership is required
  • Only for boys
  • Location: Publier (Haute Savoie – 74), in the middle of the French Alps, next to Switzerland

What makes this camp exceptional?

  • Sporting facilities fit for the greatest training centres in the world
  • Coaches trained and certified by UEFA itself and professional, well thought-out training programs
  • Intensive training program, specifically designed for the pre-season
  • A bilingual camp: French – English
  • The incredible setting of Evian, between mountains and lakes

Interested in this camp? Find out more about the ICEF football camp

The PSG football camp

Football camp PSG Paris

In recent years, Paris Saint Germain has imposed itself as the biggest, most influential French club in the world. Thanks to its many world class stars, the club from the French capital has supporters from every corner of the globe. If you are on the hunt for a wonderful camp for your child, whether it is in summer 2024 or some other time, then the PSG camp is sure to make them very, very happy.

Camp Characteristics:

  • When: during all the school holidays (Autumn, Christmas, Easter and Summer)
  • Length: 2 weeks (one week for the French version)
  • Half board and full board both available
  • For 8 to 17 year olds
  • Level: any and all levels
  • For girls and boys
  • Location: the CDFAS (Departmental Center of Training and Sports Animation) in Eaubonne, near Paris

What makes this camp exceptional?

  • Two different versions of the camp are on offer: 7 days for French speaking players and 14 days for players from all around the globe. In this time, your child will step into the boots of a professional footballer and live just like them, with 20 or 30 hours of training sessions.
  • Each camper receives a Nike training kit in PSG colours at the beginning of the camp
  • For the international sessions, visiting both Paris and Disneyland Paris is on the schedule: your child will have the chance to admire Paris’ most beautiful monuments as well as experience the thrills of one of the world’s best theme parks
  • If possible, there will also be a tour of PSG’s legendary stadium: the Parc des Princes

Interested in this camp? Find out more about the PSG football camp

The Real Madrid football camp

It is barely even up for discussion; Real Madrid is surely the biggest club on Earth. Over the years, the best players have lifted a ridiculous number of trophies for the Madrid club.

A few years ago, the Madrilenians won the Champions League a record three times in a row, the competition that sees the best football clubs in the world battle it ou for the title of champions of Europe. To give their young supporters and any other kids a taste of this excellence, the club organises its very own football camp, with the following benefits.  

Camp characteristics:

  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • When: exclusively during the summer
  • Length: 1 week (with the option of booking more weeks)
  • Half board and full board both available
  • For 7 to 17 year olds
  • Level: all skill levels (two different camps: a leisure/improvement camp and a high performance camp)
  • For girls and boys
  • Location: Madrid itself (leisure camp) and Villaviciosa de Odon (high performance camp)

What makes this camp exceptional?

  • Two options: the “regular” camp and the high performance camp. Whatever your child’s ability is, they will improve while enjoying themselves and making friends.
  • Each camper will receive a Real Madrid training kit at the beginning of the camp. Training like a professional is great. Training like a professional in the official training kit is even better!
  • A visit of the mythical Bernabéu stadium is on the schedule for every camp! Your child’s eyes will light up as they see the legendary pitch for the first time in person.
  • The option to combine sport with English or Spanish language lessons

Interested in this camp? Find out more about the Real Madrid football camp

The FC Barcelona football camp

Football camp intensive barca

Having presented the previous camp, we had to also present Real Madrid’s arch-rivals’ camp too, the FC Barcelona football camp. The two Spanish clubs have been almost exclusively sharing the La Liga title for years.

It makes sense, as Barcelona have been buying some of the best players as well as training their very own at their legendary academy, La Masia. Just like their historic rivals, FC Barcelona also offers a summer football camp for young players.

Camp characteristics:

  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • When: exclusively during the summer
  • Length: 2 weeks
  • Full board only
  • For 11 to 16 year olds
  • Level: all levels
  • For girls and boys
  • Location: Sant Joan Despí (Barcelona’s official training centre)

What makes this camp exceptional?

  • The FC Barcelona camp is the only that gives parents a chance to also experience the wonderful camp. Indeed, there is a pack specifically for parents that you can take advantage of.
  • 14 days! The camp takes place over two weeks, allowing the participants to build some serious improvement.
  • Not one but TWO Barca Academy training kits will be given to each camper to ensure they train in the best possible conditions
  • Tour of the Camp Nou, Barca’s magnificent stadium
  • A ticket for the famous Catalan theme park, Port Aventura, for all the thrillseekers

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The Manchester City football camp

Since winning their first Premier League title, Manchester City have managed to establish themselves as one of the best clubs in England and therefore the world.

Historically, Manchester was always red because of Manchester United. However, thanks to signing some of the best players in the world and having some of the best managers, the Citizens have dominated and some would now consider Manchester to be sky blue!

Camp characteristics:

  • When: exclusively during summer
  • Length: 1 week, or 12 or 14 days (depending on your selections)
  • Full board only
  • For 9 to 17 year olds
  • Level: all levels
  • For girls and boys
  • Location: Etihad Campus (the Citizens’ official training centre)

What makes this camp exceptional?

  • The camp takes place within the Etihad Campus, the training centre that the different City teams use (including the professional men’s team)
  • Tour of the Etihad Stadium, where the English club lifted the Premier League for the very first time (and a few times after that)
  • If you are interested in getting English lessons for your child at the same time, the club offers an option for language classes

Interested in this camp? Find out more about the Manchester City football camp

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Give your child the holiday of their dreams

As you now know, most of the biggest professional clubs now organise a football camp so that kids and teenagers can have unforgettable experiences based around their favourite sport. Careful though, the camps are not equivalent, which is why the teams at Looking For Soccer created this list of the best football camps for summer 2024.

Furthermore, we have also made these lists for the best football camps for girls, for goalkeepers, etc. Don’t hesitate to contact our team so that they can help you book the football camp perfectly suited to your child.   

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