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Explorer Camps is the largest and best international kids’ camp in Slovenia. It has a one or two week, boys and girls aged 6-17, over-night camp where children are surrounded by a wonderful variety of outdoor, waterfront, arts and sports programs.

Campers stay in 3* hotel rooms with children from over 24 different countries constantly supervised by experienced native English speaking staff. The camper to staff ratio of 5:1 allows staff to teach, inspire, comfort and foster life-long memories and friendships.

They reconnect with nature, themselves, and those around them by learning to enjoy living in a electronic free environment. Our unique combination of extreme fun, child-centered philosophy, and physical location set in the heart of three national parks ensures that it’s an experience not to be missed!

Programs

We’re not a sports camp, nor an arts camp, nor an English language camp, nor an adventure camp. We’re all these things combined …. and more!

The Explorer program is camper-centered will all of the activities connected to campers’ wishes and desires so that they have the best experience possible. Every afternoon is complete choice empowering campers to research, discuss, and decide which of over seven different activities that includes sports, arts, and design to start with.

The morning and evening activities live with Explorer tagline ‘When’s the last time YOU did something for the first time?’ This means that we encourage our campers to step outside their comfort zones and try something new!

 

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Junior Program

Juniors aged 6-9 have a perfect supportive environment for their first night away from home. They’re always given very personal and caring attention from the Explorer team with a camper to counselor ratio of 5:1 ensuring that they’re well taken care of.

The great variety of morning, afternoon, and evening activities are all done with safety being the most important aspect. What is best is that campers can create their own schedule based on their personal interests which allows them a lot of freedom and flexibility during their day.

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Junior Program
Tween Program

Tween Program

Tweens aged 10-12 have the best of both worlds with more freedom and flexibility with their scheduling but the same amount of attentive supervision afforded to the Junior Campers. This allows them to take on more responsibility when it comes to their daily planning but also have constant support in their decision making.

The morning activities are done solely in their groups which are live by our tagline “When’s the last time YOU did something for the first time?”. However, the afternoon and evening activities they have an even wider choice of activities to choose from ensuring that they’ll always be doing something they like.

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Teen Program

Our oldest campers are usually split into two groups: Young Teens (13-14) and Old Teens (15-17). This provides an optimal environment for campers to make extremely strong connections and life-long friendships amongst the 24 different nationalities we have every year.

Throughout each day and evening the teens have the freedom and flexibility of arranging their own activity schedules and to create ‘Teens Only’ experiences. Every activity is supervised though and is done at a higher level of challenge to ensure the teens are stimulated to step outside of their comfort zones and to do something they’ve never done before!

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Teen Program
Two-Week Program

Two-Week Program

The two-week camp is the best way to make life-long friends from around the world, while experiencing the best outdoor activities in this region. With the first week being entirely different to the second with additional activities such as the Bear Adventure Course, foot biking, hiking, Explorer Challenge Course the campers can be guaranteed to experience something new each week.

Adding to this is the incredible additional day trip to the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, where campers spend much of their day hanging out in the old town learning about the cultural heritage of one of the most highly rated cities in Europe.

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Scuba Diving

Optional and amazing new activity for Explorer Camps that is an extra cost. Run by Matjaž Repnik who is a Dive Master the founding member and president of the Water Sports diving society based in Slovenia.

The PADI Bubblemaker for 10-12 year olds is fun, easy and a safe way for youngsters to join in the family fun of scuba diving! All done in our indoor pool, it’s an amazingly fun introduction to the world of scuba diving.

The PADI DSD or Discover Scuba Diving is as program for 13 – 17 year olds that enables campers to experience how it feels to dive by carrying out some fundamental training, and completing a dive in the Kolpa River. A maximum of 4 campers will dive at one time under the careful eye of an experienced Matjaž Repnik.

Scuba Diving

Location

Explorer Camps is set at Hotel Kovač in Osilnica, Slovenia. It’s directly on the Kolpa River, is surrounded by forests in three national parks, and all the amazing activities are within walking distance. It’s an approximate 90 min drive from Ljubljana, or a 120 min drive from Zagreb, but the easiest was is to take advantage of our bus shuttle between Ljubljana Airport – Ljubljana – Osilnica.

The 3* Hotel rooms sleep a maximum of 3 children and all have a private bathroom and fridge meaning our children really have a comfortable stay. On top of this the facilities themself are incredible with an on-site pool, jacuzzi, saunas, adventure park, zipline, giant swing, football field, tennis court, volleyball court, basketball court, nearby river, indoor games room, on-site bikes and foot bikes …..

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What Our Campers Say

  • “Fun. Crazy and unforgettable activities. People from all over the world. Funny and generous leaders. All of this and more make this the best camp in the world! Friendship is the most important thing, and at Explorer Camps I have met people from all of the continent. Those 7 days I can admit were the best days of my life.”

    Aleks – Poland
  • “I really liked the camps because of the different and really exciting activities, and it was awesome meeting people from all around the world. However, the most important thing for me was the staff. I think that in every camp the atmosphere depends on the counselors’ attitude and view of camps … they made it awesome! I REALLY LOVE our counselors! So really THANK YOU!

    Kamile – Lithuania
  • “I loved making new friends from all around the world, and learning about their cultures and languages. It was so much fun with the cool activities, and also the time we got just to hang out with friends. The really interesting thing for me was even if there was something negative that came up, we learnt to always find a positive part to be happy with. I can’t wait to come back again next year!”

    Jenni – Italy
  • “The camps for sure were the highlight of my summer. Here you can find friends from all over the world with whom you stay in touch forever. The counselors are really friendly, cool, and supportive while the activities were exciting. All in all I had a lot of fun and I aquired memories that I will cherish forever.”

    Yevheni – Ukraine
  • “I remember imagining what the camps would be like and not knowing what to expect. Arriving there, I experienced all of those things I read in books for years- campfires, adventures, making friends with people from all over the world- but even better than fiction. I loved camps and the time I spent there. The staff, the nature, the activities, the other campers- they’re all amazing. Being there helped me see things from a different point of view. And it felt like every one of us campers belonged there, and everyone had their own important place. I hope you will have the opportunity to come to camps and experience it yourself- that’s something that really can’t be explained with words.”

    Andjela – Serbia
  • “I loved the camp, everything was perfect! I loved it so much and recommend going there on holidays. I’m going again next year and taking my friend from London with me because he got jealous at what a great time I had.”

    Alex – Russia
  • “I liked the summer camp very much! It was great to try so many water sports. I learned a lot of things about survival skills and how to make yummi bananas in the camp fire! I want to go back next year and I hope to see Rebecca and Steve and all the nice people there. I had lots of fun and was happy!”

    Vittoria – Italy
  • “I had a great time at camp. I really enjoyed the activities they had especially archery, the jump of trust and the adventure swing. The camp counselors were also really funny. It was also great being there with my friends. I look forward to going back again next year.”

    Antoine – Kenya
  • “Everything about it is great, the activities are interesting, challenging and really fun. But what really brings the camp to life are the counselors, they are some of the most fun, understanding and helpful people I have ever met.”

    Luka – Slovenia
  • “I almost cried when I went home! Next year will be the fourth year that I come and I can’t wait!”

    Katja – Slovenia
  • “The company at camps was amazing, the people you meet there become your friends for life. This is the most fun thing you can do in the summer. It was amazing and I can’t wait till next summer when I join the camps as a staff member!”

    Anja – Slovenia

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