Handball summer camp in France

Looking for a camp where you can combine playing handball and improving your French at the same time?
Our Handball summer camps in France give you the opportunity to improve your level of French speaking skills and have a good time meeting new friends while playing your favorite sport!
Campus Vichy Larbaudhandball groupsDorm room (2-4 beds)Sports camps SEJ
  • study abroad Vichy France
  • age from 13 to 17 years old
  • Language French
  • dates 9-22 July
  • length from 1 week
  • price from 1089 EUR

Nacel organizes summer Handball camps in France for one to two weeks in July.


Every year we welcome international students looking forward to improve their language level while perfecting their handball techniques during the summer. We offer a full linguistic and sports experience in Vichy, France, where lessons are given by professional certified coaches in a vast range of sports. 

Our sister company organizing the camp is SPORTS ELITE JEUNES. They have great experience in creating cultural, academic and sportive experiences for students around the globe! 


Your full immersion experience starts as soon as you arrive in the camp as most of the camp participants are French! Additionally all of our staff is French ensuring a dynamic learning process. 

Join our Handball training camp in Vichy, France!

The program of our sports camps is developed internally in collaboration with professional handball players and our Technical Directors in order to guarantee a real progression. The content can be adapted to the different levels and wishes of the children. There is 1 coach per 10 participants.

Intensive sports camp led by qualified coaches:

  • Technical workshops: warm-ups, workshops by level to develop the basics and individual techniques (passing, dribbling, shooting, defense, positioning, goalkeeping skills, etc.).
  • Tactical and strategy workshops: technical and tactical exercises (duels with the goalkeeper, shifting, crossing, occupying space, etc.).
  • Challenge workshops: team work on the collective game. 
  • Competition workshops: daily matches, tournaments and individual and collective challenges.

For stays of more than 14 days: an outing to the PAL theme park is organised!

Interested in French classes on top of your sports training camp in France? Have a look at the Sports and French summer camp


Once the sports day is over, it's time for rest and recreation.

Each evening, the children will have the opportunity to participate in recreational activities that will bring the day to a happy end. These activities are usually held in larger groups and the goal is to create a community spirit within the center. They are created, implemented and supervised by our certified counselors. The sports coaches will also participate to share great moments with the children!

The teams set up evening activities adapted to the age and tastes of the children, the weather and the level of tiredness of the group. 


Accommodation on the Vichy campus on a full board basis.

Students live in student residences (from 2 to 4 beds per room) with shower and toilet. French and international campers share the same room based on age and gender. It is possible to specify a person with whom to share the room. Full board accommodation is provided. The 4 meals of the day are balanced menus cooked by the chefs at the center.

Facilities at campus: The campers will be able to benefit from quality infrastructures to train in all serenity: Lounge, Outdoor space, Dining room and a Leisure and activity area. 

Other sports camps organised at this location in Vichy are: Soccer and Fencing.


ARRIVAL: Sunday between 3 PM and 4:30 PM
DEPARTURE: Saturday between 10 AM and 11 AM


We offer 3 possibilities:

  1. You bring your child to the camp in Vichy and pick him/her up at the end of the stay
  2. You bring your child to the train station Gare Bercy in Paris where he/she joins other campers traveling by train to Vichy (accompanied by SEJ staff. Additional fee applies)
  3. You book the premium transfer package. 


 The premium transfer package includes:

  1. Welcome at CDG or ORLY airport in Paris on Saturday afternoon
  2. Transfer to the hotel 
  3. One night in a multiple room (by gender) including dinner and breakfast accompanied by Nacel Staff
  4. Transfer from the hotel to Gare Bercy
  5. Accompanied train ride from Gare Bercy to the camp in Vichy by SEJ staff.
  6. Return transfer to Paris and the airport with SEJ staff

By adding an extra night in a hotel on Saturday we avoid the chance of missing the connection to the camp caused by delays of international planes or trains AND your child can start his camp well-rested and with a full stomach.


* Price in Euros per participant. 

French Sports Summer Camps in France 2023

Each camp session lasts for 7 or 14 days. Arrival on Sunday and departure on Saturday.

Arrival dates for July are:

  • July 9th 2023 (1 or 2 weeks)
  • July 16th 2023 (1 week only)


Students can make the most of their stay in France to improve their French knowledge by taking French lessons. French lessons are optional. They are not included in the program price. They cost 150 euros per week. French language and sport create a great balance for an interesting and fun stay in France. French lessons are given by teachers specialized in teaching French, with effective teaching methods. There are 15 hours French lessons per week (3 hours on weekday afternoons) in groups of about 8 to 15 students. The teacher focuses the lessons on vocabulary, grammar, language laboratory, video, communication, and they always solicit student participation.

Students opting for the course will only attend sports training in the morning (3 hours).

If your child is already comfortable with speaking French, then it is better to enjoy this 100% French immersion WITHOUT French lessons. This way, he/she will be able to spend more time with French students and enjoy the full schedule of the sport sessions

Price includes

  • Administration fees
  • Full board accommodation in shared rooms
  • Sport activities carefully supervised and led by certified chaperones
  • Access to all sports equipment of the campus
  • Social activities during the weekend and on evenings
  • Support, assistance and 24H emergency response phone number during the whole program

Price does not include

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance (luggage lost, flight delay etc.)
  • Visa, passport and medical exam fees
  • Group transfer from a Paris train station to the Vichy campus by train, with French chaperones, and back 
  • Premium transfer package
  • Personal expenses and pocket money
  • Medical, Liability and Emergency Repatriation insurance: please provide an insurance certificate

If you want to be part of our Sport Camp in France, you must consider that: 

  • We only accept students from 13 to 17 years of age
  • You must have studied French for two years
  • You must have strong motivation and willingness to create friendship with other participants
  •  You have to do your best effort to speak in French at all times
  • You have to make sure that you have the physical and mental condition to be part of this program

Thanks to this program, you will be able to improve your French, practice a sport and meet new friends. Our campers are expected to be mature and flexible.


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