March 2023…// Quinta do Lago, nestled in the heart of the Algarve, is delighted to announce a new lineup of celebrity sports camps for 2023. Professional athletes will be returning to the resort, including the much-loved Irish rugby player, Brian O’Driscoll and renowned football coach, Joe Cole with Football Escapes, to host week-long sports camps throughout the spring and summer months. The resort is welcoming families with children & teens of all age groups to experience golf, dance, tennis and football camps, encouraging them to stay active, perfect existing skills and learn new hobbies - all away from their digital devices. Most camps will take place at Quinta do Lago’s multi-sports hub, The Campus which is one of Europe’s premier sporting destinations for training, recovery and rehabilitation. In this environment, budding young athletes can feel like the pros with camps led by professional players and coaches who are amongst the very best in their field, along with other resident professional trainers who make use of the resort’s expert facilities and world-class weather.
Rugby Camp with Brian O’Driscoll
Quinta do Lago is welcoming back former captain of Ireland and the British and Irish Lions, Brian O’Driscoll, to offer children an unforgettable holiday and the opportunity to train with a top-performing athlete. O’Driscoll is no stranger to the popular sports facility, as this is his 5th time returning to Quinta do Lago to host the training camp. With The Campus having stadium-quality grass, the children will be training with the same quality field and equipment as the pro athletes. This April, O’Driscoll will be coaching children as part of two-hour daily sessions over one week for a memorable experience for little rugby proteges. As part of the training programme, each child will receive a personalised rugby kit to use during their training and to be used post-holiday to show off to their friends at school.
Former rugby captain for Ireland and the British and Irish Lions, Brian O’Driscoll, comments ahead of his Easter camp: “I am really looking forward to returning to Quinta do Lago this year and meeting all of the inspired players. Each year the children have so much fun and play with so much passion and are eager to learn. It is such a great opportunity for them to learn at such a fantastic sports facility such as The Campus.”
Quinta do Lago’s Rugby Camp with Brian O’Driscoll is running 10th-14th April 2022 with prices from 500 EUR / £440 per week for children aged 5-15 years old.
For more information please visit: https://www.quintadolago.com/en/events/rugby-camp-brian-odriscoll/
Soccer Camp with Football Escapes
England International players and football heroes Joe Cole, Joleon Lescott, and Gareth Barry, will be on-site to coach children for a world-class football experience at The Campus during the school holidays this spring and summer. In partnership with Football Escapes, the iconic former football players will be teaching young players all about dribbling to shooting and the dynamic of organised matches. There will be four sessions running throughout spring and summer, which will include three-hour daily sessions over one week. Participants will be provided with a full kit including a shirt, shorts and socks, as well as a medal on completion of the week's course.
Joe Cole, former professional football player and Chelsea coach comments ahead of his June and August camps: “I’m really excited to be heading back to The Campus in Quinta do Lago with Football Escapes. Last summer was a fantastic experience for everyone that was involved – including myself. The kids learn so much, as they work with a really good team of coaches and every day they improve their game and they do so with a big smile on their faces, which is what it is all about. I’m looking to have even more fun out on the pitch this time around.”
Joe Cole’s football camp with Football Escapes are taking place at Quinta do Lago from 3rd – 7th April 2023 and 14th – 18th August 2023.
Football Escapes Camps are running from the 3rd - 7th April, the 29th May - 2nd June, the 12th-18th August and 21st-25th August with prices from 625 EUR / £550 per week for children aged 5-15 years old.
For more information please visit: https://www.quintadolago.com/en/events/soccer-camps-football-escapes/
Quinta do Lago’s Dance Camp will get kids grooving at The Campus this Easter. Children will have the chance to learn a variety of styles, routines and tricks in a fun and welcoming environment ensuring that even shy dancers put on their dancing shoes and throw a few shapes. At the end of the week and after all of their hard work, little ones will have the opportunity to perform their final routine in a showcase, highlighting their newly learned dance moves for their family and friends to enjoy!
Dance Camp is running from 3rd - 7th April with prices from 250 EUR / £220 per week for children aged 8-12 years old with resident dance coach Dinah Josephs.
For more information please visit: https://www.quintadolago.com/en/events/easter-dance-camp/
Junior Golf Camp
Golf is the beating heart of Quinta do Lago and has long been the resort’s draw for guests. The team offers a training camp to junior golfers at the prestigious Paul McGinley Golf Academy and on their immaculate golf courses. Young golfers can enjoy half-day to five-day Golf School programmes this spring and all players will receive a gift pack that includes a metal bottle, polo shirt, golf camp passport and a little surprise. Wherever the little guests are on their golfing journey, the academy welcomes all abilities.
Quinta do Lago’s Junior Golf Camp is running from the 27th-31st of March, the 3rd -7th of April and the 10th-14th of April with prices from 125EUR / £110 per week.
For more information please visit: https://www.quintadolago.com/en/events/junior-golf-camps/
Junior Tennis Camp
For young tennis enthusiasts, the Junior Tennis Camp is the perfect way to improve their game and boost their enjoyment of the sport. Designed to run for 3 weeks, on state of the art tennis courts, the camp offers expert coaching and a supportive, inclusive environment for young tennis players of all levels.
Quinta do Lago’s Junior Tennis Camp is running from the 27th March-14th of April with prices from 22.50EUR / £19.78 per hour per child. For more information please visit: https://www.quintadolago.com/en/events/junior-tennis-camp/
Visit The Magnolia Hotel
The Magnolia Hotel pays homage to the iconic 1950s motor-hotel aesthetic of Palm Springs, offering affordable and stylish accommodation as well as a new energy in the heart of the Algarve. Just moments away from Quinta do Lago, the Magnolia Hotel provides an idyllic base to sample world-class golf, shopping, beach, nightlife and the new elite performance centre, The Campus. The Magnolia Hotel offers 74 guest rooms, each complete with a private veranda, 3 suites and 7 exclusive cottages. The cottages are a perfect way for families to seclude from the hustle & bustle of the lively hotel. Their wood-style cabins are fitted with spacious bedrooms, bathrooms, lounge areas, a kitchenette and a private patio area.
The Magnolia Hotel (themagnoliahotelqdl.com; +351 289 005 300) offers a Standard Double Room from €157/£139 on a B&B basis. The Family Cottages are available from €309/£273 per night on a B&B basis.
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The Magnolia Hotel
The Magnolia Hotel is a truly unique design boutique hotel bringing a taste of Palm Springs to the Algarve. This hotel is turning heads with its cool neon signs and quirky hotel design aspects. With an exuberant spirit, the hotel pays homage to the iconic 1950’s motor-hotel aesthetic, offering affordable and stylish accommodation as well as a new energy in the heart of the Algarve. Offering an unbeatable location just moments away from Quinta do Lago, but without the price tag to match, The Magnolia Hotel provides an idyllic base to sample world class golf, shopping, beach, nightlife and the new elite performance centre, The Campus.
The Campus is a unique €10 million training, fitness and wellness facility catering to elite, professional athletes and enthusiastic amateurs alike. Launched in October 2018 following the completion of the second phase of construction, The Campus has recently unveiled a brand-new high-performance centre fully equipped with a high-performance gymnasium with a technical area, a new centre for active living and sports medicine, dedicated studios for cycle and group exercise, stadium specification locker rooms and 25-metre outdoor heated swimming pool.