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In the current situation, there are many uncertainties regarding a booking at our camps & events. We will show you what we pay attention to and what possibilities you have. So you can look forward to your beach volleyball holiday despite the current difficult circumstances.
People 'n Play beach volleyball camp
Looking back: Praia da Rocha 2018
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In 2018 we made the first stop at Praia da Rocha with our People 'n Play Beach Volleyball Camp series. Over two weeks we had over 350 participants. In 2019 we came back around Easter for 2 weeks with over 400 participants.. In 2020 we will top that again and start the beach volleyball season together with you. Come with us to one of the largest sports beaches and beach volleyball camps in Europe.
Start & end of a week
- Camp Check-In: from 12:00 am on the beach at the Beach me Office
- Hotel Check-In: from 3 pm at the reception of the hotel
- Start of training: at 09:30 am
- End of camp: after breakfast
Praia da Rocha is one of the largest sports beaches in Europe. The huge sandy beach lies directly on the Atlantic Ocean and in the immediate vicinity of the beautiful, typical rocky coast - accordingly, away from the beach volleyball you can enjoy beautiful hours in the great ambience of the steep coast. The beach offers an incredible amount of space for sports activities, so there are also many surfing and other water sports providers. On site we have various information on all other sports possibilities.
Here you can find more information and impressions about the beach at the Algarve: Praia da Rocha
Important: We have generally extended the sports program at our People 'n Play Camps! With a training pass it is now 5x 1.5 (7.5 hours) training instead of 4x 1.5 (6 hours) training! We also differentiate between Camp Pass and Training Pass.
At Praia da Rocha you can create your own beach volleyball program. Either way, your booking includes the camp pass of 100 EUR - this is mandatory if you want to play beach volleyball on site (unless you are really just a guest or family attachment). The camp pass is the entrance ticket to the beach volleyball camp for a complete camp week (100 EUR / 6 days = 16-17 EUR per day) and includes free participation in all tournaments, free play, free lending of balls, the use of all other camp facilities (athletics tower, chill-out area). Of course there is also free admission to the fare-well party.
If you would like to train beach volleyball, you can book the training pass for another 100 € and thus 5 training units of 1.5 hours each, each morning according to the Beach me training schedule. Training takes place in groups of maximum 8 players*.
Whether you book only the Camp Pass or the Camp and Training Pass, you have the possibility to book additional special workshops (always after lunch) or additional individual/team trainings. No pressure to decide today. You can make this decision directly on site.
In addition, the Praia da Rocha will again offer children's training. If you are interested just contact us.
a) 100 EUR -> Camp-Pass (obligatory): 1 camp week free participation in all tournaments, free play, free loan of balls and use of all other camp facilities (athletic tower, chill-out area). In addition, there is free admission to the fare-well party
b) + 100 EUR -> Training Pass: In addition to the Camp Pass you can book the Training Pass and receive 5 training sessions of 1.5 hours each which will be every morning (according to the Beach me training schedule).
In the morning, the training sessions take place for those who have also booked the training pass (each in two blocks - so parents can also train at a different time). Of course there will be enough courts for Free Play during this time (you need the Camp-Pass for this). After lunch the additionally bookable workshops start (only 10 € per participant*in). In the afternoon there will be tournaments, where everyone, no matter if only Camp-Pass or additional Training-Pass, can participate for free and after timely registration. And who knows, maybe in the evening after the tournaments there'll be another show match by the professionals, which you can watch with a cool drink in the stands.
Add-On: After lunch we also offer special beach volleyball workshops (special beach volleyball topics, 1 hour of training per topic, 8 participants* per group, 10 € per participant*in) as well as team and individual trainings during the camp. All participants, whether booking the camp pass or the training pass, can take part for a fair fee and timely registration.
Morning: Training (family friendly) & Free Play
Lunchtime: Against additional workshops
Afternoon: Tournaments & Free Play
Whether you're just starting out with beach volleyball, have an intermediate level of play, are an advanced player or already have a lot of tournament experience as a semi-professional - at our camp in Portugal you'll get exactly what you need. We have the right coach for every performance class, so we can take your game to the next level together. Beach volleyball is team sport and we are a big team on site. #eachoneteachone
b) Medium Level
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With up to 350 participants per week there is a lot going on at Praia da Rocha, we cannot deny that ;-). The group is deliberately chosen larger, so that we create an optimal environment for competition, training, free play, side events and above all: a lot of action & fun. Despite the group size the special Beach me - Vibe is not lost and you always have the feeling to be among friends.
~ 350 participants per week
On site you have the agony of choice from two beautiful 4* hotels - each only 200m to the beach. From the hotels you have a breathtaking view directly on the Atlantic Ocean. In both hotels you have the possibility to book different accommodation options (price from 350 EUR per week including breakfast and dinner). In Hotel da Rocha we can even accommodate small groups in family apartments. You register alone but don't want a single room? No problem, we will put you together with other participants. You want to book additional nights in the hotel? No problem, just contact us. For more impressions of our accommodations, take a look here: Hotel da Rocha Hotel Jupiter
a) Single room
b) Double room
c) Family room
Our hotel prices include all half-board - a delicious and rich breakfast buffet as well as a varied dinner buffet with local and international dishes are included. Every dinner also includes a soft drink, beer or wine for you. Lunch is not included in the hotel price. Here we have a cooperation with a restaurant directly on the beach. The Casalinho lunch offer awaits you with fair prices, beach me discounts and a direct view of our beach volleyball courts. Water can be refilled at the beach during the whole camp. In order to protect the environment from plastic waste, please bring your own water bottle to the camp (alternatively you can also buy a water bottle from us).
a) Breakfast buffet (Included in a hotel booking via Beach me) (
b) Lunch (Not included in the hotel booking). Fair prices and Beach me discount at our partner restaurant on the beach)
c) Dinner buffet (Included in a hotel booking via Beach me)
Between Faro airport / Portimão train station and our camp we offer transfer services. You will receive all further information during the booking process. Generally the arrival and departure will be organized by you independently. We will be happy to help you find suitable flights and/or other transport options at any time - just send us an e-mail or give us a call. For a fast journey we generally recommend a flight to Faro or for savers to Lisbon (Good to know: From Lisbon there is a beautiful and low-priced train connection to Portimão - so if the flights to Faro are too expensive for you, you can make a detour via Lisbon and travel to our camp by train).
Transfer services from Faro Airport and Portimão Railway Station
Apart from your private playing clothes and your private equipment we provide everything you need to play beach volleyball. You can also refill your water bottles for free. In addition we recommend to pack the following things to be well equipped for practice:
Headgear, Sunglasses & Sun Cream, Bathing shorts/tanktop or bikini/sports shirt, towel, water bottle
Also beside the court we have a lot to offer at our camp at Praia da Rocha. If you haven't exhausted yourself enough after a long day on the beach, you can look forward to relaxed bars and locations in the evenings. So that the special beach me feeling remains even after the practice, we always try to get everyone to one location in the evening to get to know each other better and to exchange ideas. The hosts always look forward to the Beach me crew and offer cool drinks in a relaxed atmosphere at fair prices. At the end of every week there will be a huge fare-well party where we can celebrate all together once more.
If you would like to explore the surroundings of Portimão, you can look ofrward to small beaches and beautiful small towns with great flair.
Excursions, bar evenings, closing party