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The 6 best full board football camps in the world

Does your child have an undying love for football? Would you like to offer them the opportunity to live like a professional footballer for a week?

Do you want to keep them busy during the holidays with a full board football camp? Are you considering sending them to a summer camp dedicated to football?  

Looking for Soccer, the go-to website for booking a football camp, has prepared a list of the very best full board football camps. Whether you want a one or two week camp, you are sure to find the one that is 100% perfectly adapted to your child!

The six best full board football camps in the world

Before unveiling our list, it is important to have a little reminder of the key points to bear in mind when choosing the right full board camp, also known as residential, overnight or sleepaway camps.

These points are all the more important for full board football camps because your child will be far away from you for a week or more (day and night), which you have to keep in mind when making your decision.

The key points for choosing the perfect full board football camp

As you can guess, a residential camp means that your child will be away from you for at least a few days. For some kids (often the younger ones), that can be difficult and can impact how much they enjoy the camp. Therefore, it is essential to ask yourself a few questions to make sure that this idea is right for your child.

  • Has my child / teenager gone on holiday without either parent before?
  • Did they go well?

If you answered yes to those two questions, you now need to consider the following questions so that you find the best camp:

  • How good is your child at football? Beginner? Amateur footballer? Already been scouted by a professional club or a training centre?
  • Do I want the camp to last one or two weeks?
  • What is my budget?
  • Is there somewhere specific you would like your child to go? Spain? The United States? England?

When you know your answer to these questions, then you can start looking for the dream football camp in our list. If you don’t find the right fit for you or would like some advice to help you pick a camp, then do not hesitate to contact us. We will get back to you very quickly.

The best residential football camps in the world

Now that you have a clearer idea of what you are looking for, we are ready to show you our selection of the best overnight football camps in the world. From Spain to the Alps to England, something is sure to tickle your fancy.


ICEF Academy football

If your child is naturally skilled at football and better than most of his peers, then this camp is the one for them. It could really help them on their way to becoming a professional footballer and is a great opportunity for your child to experience a high intensity, high performance camp. The camp takes place in France, within the ICEF: the International Center of European Football. Not the worst place for a football camp!

With more than 30 hours of football playing each week, not every child is well suited to the ICEF camp. The children that participate are mostly there to prepare for the season ahead and push themselves further than they have before. Generally, they are also very good footballers (pre-training centre, scouted for a club…).

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

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


Today, Paris Saint Germain must be considered one of the biggest and best football clubs in the world. Since Qatar invested heavily into the French capital’s club, PSG has shifted gears and now attracts the biggest names in world football.

If your child is a fan of football, it is likely that they have seen PSG play in the Champions League, the biggest football competition there is for European football clubs. Like many other clubs, PSG has organised and put together its own football camp. Keep reading to find out about its details and specificities.

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

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


Football camp sport Madrid

If there is one football club known the world over, it is Real Madrid. There is good for reason for this, as the Spanish club has such an impressive history and trophy cabinet that it has a strong claim to the title of most successful club in the history of football.

Founded over 100 years ago, Real Madrid has won far more Champions Leagues than any other club, which is the most prestigious club competition in the world.

Every year, Real organises football camps for all levels (from beginner to high performance) so that kids from all over the world can live their dream, at least for a week.

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)

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


Next on the list is another giant in world football, FC Barcelona. A stadium with over 100 000 seats, supporters from every corner of the globe and a real footballing identity, Barca competes with Real Madrid every year for the title of biggest club in the world.

Since a few years ago, the club has organised a football camp so that children of all footballing levels can spend two weeks in the boots of the best players to have played for the Catalan club.

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)

Interested in this camp? Contact us !


Football Manchester City children

For over a decade, since being bought by Abu Dhabi, Manchester City has been outperforming its fiercest rivals: Manchester United. Traditionally, this was never the case, but as United struggle to win trophies, City are filling up their trophy cabinets.

Of course, the main reason for this is the sensational players that City have brought in, such as Kevin de Bruyne or Bernardo Silva.

For a few years now, contrarily to its rival, Manchester City has been organising football camps dedicated to kids and teenagers from all over the world.

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)

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


Like the intensive camp offered in the French Alps, there is also an intensive camp organised in Spain. 100% focused on high level football, it is the perfect place for you child to develop and polish their skills.

With more than five hours of football a day, your child will spend a week in Valencia. The camp is only full board, and ideal for those wanting to prepare themselves for their football season.

Camp characteristics:

  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • When: during all the school holidays (Autumn, Christmas, Easter and Summer)
  • Length: 1 week
  • Full board only
  • For 10 to 21 year olds
  • Level: High performance
  • For girls and boys
  • Location: in the Soccer Inter Action centre (Valencia – Spain)

Interested in this camp? Find out more about the Soccer Inter Action football camp

More full board camps exist, don’t forget to check them out and compare!

You didn’t quite find the right camp? Would you like to know about more football camps that you can send your child to? Are you looking for a girls football camp? A goalkeeper football camp? Quickly find out more by taking a look at our other selections of football camps.

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