Algarve’s Quinta do Lago Unveils New Sports Camps at The Campus

Quinta do Lago, nestled in the Algarve, has announced a new lineup of celebrity sports camps for 2023. Professional athletes will host week-long sports camps throughout the spring and summer months. The resort is welcoming families with children and teens to experience golf, rugby, dance, tennis and football (soccer) camps. Most camps will take place at Quinta do Lago’s multi-sports hub, The Campus, which is ideal for training, recovery and rehabilitation.

Quinta do Lago is welcoming back former captain of Ireland and the British & Irish Lions, Brian O’Driscoll, to offer children the opportunity to train with a top-performing athlete. From April 10 to 14, O’Driscoll is returning to Quinta do Lago for the fifth time to host the training camp. He will be coaching children as part of two-hour daily sessions. Each participant will receive a personalized rugby kit.

England international players and soccer heroes Joe Cole, Joleon Lescott and Gareth Barry will be on-site to coach children for a football experience at The Campus during the school holidays this spring and summer. In partnership with Football Escapes, the players will be teaching young players all about dribbling to shooting and the dynamic of organized matches. There will be four sessions running throughout spring and summer, which will include three-hour daily sessions over one week. Participants will receive a full kit including a shirt, shorts and socks, as well as a medal on completion of the course.

Joe Cole’s football camp with Football Escapes are taking place at Quinta do Lago April 3–7 and August 14–18. Football Escapes Camps will also be held May 29–June 2, August 12–18 and August 21–25, for children aged five to 15 years.

The Magnolia Hotel
The hotel provides an ideal base to sample golf, shopping, beach, nightlife and The Campus. (The Magnolia Hotel)

During Quinta do Lago’s Dance Camp at The Campus this Easter, children can learn a variety of styles, routines and tricks. At the end of the week, 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. The camp will run from April 3 to 7 for children aged eight to 12 years with resident dance coach Dinah Josephs.

Golf has long been the resort’s draw for guests. The team offers junior golfers a training camp at the Paul McGinley Golf Academy. Young golfers can enjoy half-day to five-day Golf School programs this spring and all players will receive a gift pack that includes a metal bottle, polo shirt, golf camp passport and a little surprise. Quinta do Lago’s Junior Golf Camp runs March 27–31, April 3–7, and April 10–14, 2023.

The Junior Tennis Camp at Quinta do Lago is designed to run for three 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. The camp runs from March 27–April 14, 2023.

Just moments away from Quinta do Lago, The Magnolia Hotel provides an ideal base to sample golf, shopping, beach, nightlife and The Campus. The hotel offers 74 guestrooms, each complete with a private veranda, three suites and seven cottages, which are ideal for families.

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