English Summer S.A. was founded by Mrs. Margaret Wright and her husband Jordi Fleix Pujol in 1980, in their summer house located in a small village called Vallclara (Tarragona). The first ever summer camp was attended by a group of 17 students who assisted private classes with Mrs. Wright in Tarragona. These families were the pioneers and year after year the number of students grew thanks to their recommendations.
A few summers later, in 1987, the Fleix family bought the spa hotel La Capella in Poblet (Tarragona) and could therefore increase the offer of its summer camps. Thanks to the success of the summer camps and the private classes, in 1989, the academy was opened in Tarragona closely follwed by the academy in Reus which was opened in 1991.
The summer camps continued growing and a new centre was opened in 1998. This time the camp was on the coast only a few metres from the beach in Tamarit (Tarragona). In 2004 a new centre was opened this time in the mountains near Prades. This is the largest resort, with the highest capacity and the most sports facilities.
In the summer of 2006 in Sant Carles de la Ràpita (Delta del Ebro) a new summer camp was organised . Here students could learn English whilst taking part in sports such as sailing. Thanks to the success of the summer camps with lots of students from Andorra, in 2007 Andorra Camp was organised, a camp which combined adventure sports with learning English. A year later in 2008, another summer camp was organised in La Cerdanya, one of the summer camps that runs successfully today.
In 2010 the Spanish Summer brand was created. A specific product for our students from abroad who come to our camps to learn Spanish in the summer months sharing experiences with our national students. So far more than 1000 students (Russian, German, English, Italian etc…) have participated in our summer camps to learn Spanish..
In 2011, as a result of the innovative policies adopted by English Summer we decided to introduce a new language into our summer camps. With this in mind the Chinese Summer Camp was created. Two years later and thanks to the success of this programme other courses were created such as German Summer and a technological camp run by LEGO Education in Campus Cerdanya. In 2014, another new camp was introduced combing learning English with playing football in the Complejo Deportivo FutbolSalou.
In the summer of 2015, English Summer S.A. reinvented its summer camps in Spain considerably amplifying its offer of courses with more than 15 new themed camps: tech camp, sailing camp, watersports camp, BTT camp, adventure camp, horseriding camp, dance camp, fashion camp, astro camp, chess camp and chef camp.
Furthermore, English Summer S.A. has grown in other ways. Here are some other facts not related to our summer camps:
1987 - Vallclara and Poblet open as school residential centres.
1998 - School residential trips start in Tamaritt.
1992 -The first students travel to English speaking countries to learn English.
2001 - More than 20,000 students have passed through our residential centres.
2004 -School residential trips start in Prades.
2005 - We organise the first events in our houses: weddings, comunions, birthdays...
2007 - Our Family Tourism service starts.
2008 - To help with transporting our students we get the FroggyBus and two new large people carriers.
2009 - English Summer S.A created Edulònia, a new company dedicated to our free time educational products for schools families and groups.
2010 - We participated in various International Fairs in Germany, Russia and China to present Spanish Summer.
2011 - More than 3000 students have now taken part in courses abroad.
2012 - English Summer S.A. launches a moble telephone app.
2013 - Tamarit underwent major renovations: new buildings, pool, padel court...
2014 - English Summer S.A. sets up as a travel agency.
2015 - Launches a new web page that allows online reservations for its summer courses and courses abroad.
2017 - We have renovated our house in Vallclara.
2017 - Kids Fashion Camp arrives, the first fashion camp for children by Petit Style and Happy Kids Media.
2018 - We incorporate smart braceletsin the camps. We developed a new system to have more control of the students through these personalized bracelets with NFC technology.
2019 - 1st phase of the reform of the house of Poblet: dining room, hall and part of the first floor.
2019 - We bet on a new center to carry out the camps: PortAventura World.