Why Explorer Camps?

Every year more than 75% of our campers return to Explorer Camps with 9/10 of them coming from outside of Slovenia! There must be something that Explorer Camps is doing right?Parents love our disconnect to reconnect idea with a strict no phones policy encouraging our campers to reconnect with nature and also those around them. A phone detox perhaps?

Campers talk about making friends from over 24 different countries and getting to spend countless hours to make truly strong bonds and connections.The 30+ outdoor sports activities certainly keep them busy and happy whether it be in the water, air or on land! However our Arts, Photography and Woodwork Departments inspire them to be more creative and inventive.We like to think the central theme is the warm, caring, camper-centred environment where experienced staff create a truly positive, caring, and personal connection with all of the campers.

Accommodation

Location

Explorer Camps is set at Hotel Kovač in Osilnica by the Kolpa River and is surrounded by 3 national parks. It is an approximate 90 min drive from the capital city of Slovenia, Ljubljana. It is also a 5 min trip from the Croatian border, and an approximate 2 hour drive to Zagreb and less than 80 minutes to Rijeka so is extremely close for Croatians too.

Amenities

On-site there are 19 hotel rooms, 18 dependency rooms in a seperate building, a facility for school groups, a wellness centre that has a 20m indoor pool, games room, disco, adventure park, football field, tennis court, volleyball, zip lines, bikes, giant swing, 110 seated restaurant, direct access to river and use of kayaks, rafts, canoes.

Rooms

High standard 3* rooms that have a maximum of 3 beds with a private bathroom, shower, bath and hand towels, and mini-fridge. A majority of campers will be staying in a seperate building opposite the main hotel, which provides more privacy and safety for the camps. The remainder will be on their own floor inside the hotel itself.

Food

Breakfast

Self-service buffet with wide range of hot and cold dishes, fresh juices, pastries, and other wonderful meals. Typical breakfast may include: Bread, cheese, toast, assortment of jams, salami, boiled eggs, fried eggs, scrambled eggs, bacon, frankfurters, pancakes, muesli, cornflakes, milk, yoghurt, fresh fruit, pastries.

Lunch and Dinner

Self-service buffet that will always include a starter (usually soup), a main, and a dessert. All meals are prepared using home-grown ingredients found locally. The restaurant takes great pride in creating wonderful menus for those with special dietary needs such as vegetarians, gluten free campers etc.

Snacks

On top of the three delicious meals provided every day, snacks are given between breakfast and lunch. We believe it's important that our campers have a healthy diet especially considering how active they are during their time with us. Campers will have a choice for snacks of fresh fruit, bread, cheese, pastries, juices.

Parents Views On Camps

Chloe Munday

"Sending the boys to Explorer Camp was somewhat of a leap of faith for me and I’m so glad that I too did something for the first time! The boys had an amazing experience and had so much to tell us about their time with you - brilliant memories which we hope to add to next year."
5.0
2018-09-25T10:27:31+00:00
"Sending the boys to Explorer Camp was somewhat of a leap of faith for me and I’m so glad that I too did something for the first time! The boys had an amazing experience and had so much to tell us about their time with you - brilliant memories which we hope to add to next year."

Rima Fadda

"It was the first time that I sent my son to summer camp, and he had a great time. He was very nervous and shy at first, but was able to slowly get out of his comfort zone. He was here for one week, and he said great things about the different activities and the friendly Explorer Team. He will be back next year for sure!"
5.0
2018-09-25T10:29:29+00:00
"It was the first time that I sent my son to summer camp, and he had a great time. He was very nervous and shy at first, but was able to slowly get out of his comfort zone. He was here for one week, and he said great things about the different activities and the friendly Explorer Team. He will be back next year for sure!"

Pedro Cardenas

"We've just sent and got back our 13 year old son to this camp. The experience couldn't be better. Everything he tells us is positive! Lots of challenges, no screens, plenty of outdoor activities etc. We tried the one week camp and it was so good that we are sending him again in August this same summer. Next year for sure he will return for a two week camp!"
5.0
2018-09-25T10:30:16+00:00
"We've just sent and got back our 13 year old son to this camp. The experience couldn't be better. Everything he tells us is positive! Lots of challenges, no screens, plenty of outdoor activities etc. We tried the one week camp and it was so good that we are sending him again in August this same summer. Next year for sure he will return for a two week camp!"

Darija Darija

"I would recommend to all parents to think about this camp ... for my two girls was absolutely amazing experience ... see you next year for sure."
5.0
2018-09-25T10:31:31+00:00
"I would recommend to all parents to think about this camp ... for my two girls was absolutely amazing experience ... see you next year for sure."

Мирјана Косић

"After talking with the councelors and my daughter, my impression is that this camp is wonderful, with deep connections between the people. It is about trying new things and pushing your limits. After just one week of camp, I noticed a change in my daughter's confidence, for the better. All the credits to the staff and organisation, she had an amazing time."
5.0
2018-09-25T10:32:15+00:00
"After talking with the councelors and my daughter, my impression is that this camp is wonderful, with deep connections between the people. It is about trying new things and pushing your limits. After just one week of camp, I noticed a change in my daughter's confidence, for the better. All the credits to the staff and organisation, she had an amazing time."

Barbara Pannarale

"My daughter really loved it! Amazing experience that let her grow a lot! We'll join also next year for sure!"
5.0
2018-09-25T19:59:55+00:00
"My daughter really loved it! Amazing experience that let her grow a lot! We'll join also next year for sure!"

Diane Pavlovskaja

"Upon my daughter's return I saw big changes in her. She blossomed, became more self confident, more “in love with herself “(in a good way), independent and self-sufficient. Better mood, happier (especially in the mornings). Her results in school are the best (it was not so last year), she is taking care of her rest, sleep hours (by herself without me).

The camps absolutely exceeded all expectations, I couldn’t imagine that the camp can be organized in such a way and we are already booked to come back in July."
5.0
2018-09-26T09:22:10+00:00
"Upon my daughter's return I saw big changes in her. She blossomed, became more self confident, more “in love with herself “(in a good way), independent and self-sufficient. Better mood, happier (especially in the mornings). Her results in school are the best (it was not so last year), she is taking care of her rest, sleep hours (by herself without me). The camps absolutely exceeded all expectations, I couldn’t imagine that the camp can be organized in such a way and we are already booked to come back in July."

Rose Sore

"My son came home from summer camp bursting with excitement. He had a fantastic time, I didn't have to second-guess it. I really appreciated the work that was put in by camp counselors both before and during the camps to ensure that my son reaps maximum benefits from attending. I would absolutely recommend this camp to other parents."
5.0
2018-09-26T09:23:20+00:00
"My son came home from summer camp bursting with excitement. He had a fantastic time, I didn't have to second-guess it. I really appreciated the work that was put in by camp counselors both before and during the camps to ensure that my son reaps maximum benefits from attending. I would absolutely recommend this camp to other parents."

Rachael Alexandra Elizabeth Robinson

"Wonderful attentive, engaging staff and fantastic challenging activities ... we're still hearing stories from our kids three months later. A brilliant experience!"
5.0
2018-10-23T07:42:59+00:00
"Wonderful attentive, engaging staff and fantastic challenging activities ... we're still hearing stories from our kids three months later. A brilliant experience!"

Denis Burolo

"Amazing experience! Recommended for all parents who want to bring their children closer to English, nature, sport, but especially to friendship."
5.0
2018-10-23T07:51:13+00:00
"Amazing experience! Recommended for all parents who want to bring their children closer to English, nature, sport, but especially to friendship."
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