WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE DEEP DISH PORTUGAL CAMP 2023
3 weeks to go until entries for the 2023 Portugal Camp close, make sure you secure your spot before March 20th!
We're getting ready for an incredible 2 weeks in Portugal at the end of April and start of May (not to be confused with Uni Tour ;)). With around 350 campers over the course of 2 weeks from all over the world, all abilities of beach, all different nationalities, and all one goal… to have an INCREDIBLE time in Portugal, learn a lot, and meet some amazing new friends! OK, more like 3 goals...
This marks our 9th year running our Portugal Camp (we can't believe it!), and have grown from having just one week with a few campers, to 2 weeks with around 400 campers!
With the entry deadline approaching and one week already sold out, we wanted to prepare you for what you can expect from the Camp for those who have never been before (as if you need convincing...) :)
A little recap from our 2019 camp to inspire you 🎉
Flying into Faro you will have to take a transfer to our little spot of paradise on the beach of Praia Da Rocha, Portugal.
Upon arrival you will check into your apartments/hotels, and receive your goodie bags from us. You will then be able to explore the area or head down to the courts for some free play. In the evening we will have a welcome meal and drinks.
TRAINING & WORLD CLASS COACHING
You will be led through a series of training sessions by our top class coaching team with every session having a clear focus. The programme has been created by our head coaches to ensure that you leave Portugal with new techniques and tactics to take away with you and make you incredible players for the Summer ahead.
Our coaches consist of Olympians, World Tour players/coaches and national tour players from all around the globe.
We cater for all levels of player at the Portugal camp and pride ourselves in the fact that sessions will aim to push you to become better players no matter if you're a beginner or elite player.
Most afternoons we host a variety of different style tournaments. You can play with your regular partner or team up with someone else from the camp in a fun and competitive environment.
We ensure that our tourneys cater for all levels of player. Finals are played on centre court in front of the rest of the camp and winners take home some awesome prizes!
Tournaments we host include: Scramble, Mixed Pairs, ACE and the Rocha Rumble- Single Gender pairs event, played over two afternoons.
Tournaments are voluntary. If you’re not feeling it, feel free to take the afternoon to watch the tournament, go explore the other activities nearby (surfing, swimming, tennis etc.) or explore the local town.
If you want to take a day off or just chill out for an afternoon, we always have Spikeball sets on deck, corn hole, crossnet, balls that you can free play with and more. We host a morning yoga session for you to get your daily dose of zen in paradise. Centre-court is also always busy in the afternoon, with great music, fun mini-competitions, coaches exhibition matches and way more.
You have had an awesome day on the beach...Now what? Head back to your hotel, get showered and head out into Praia Da Rocha to sample one of the many restaurants with your friends.
After dinner you can head back to get an early night or join the rest of the campers at the designated bar.
Come to our rooftop party and watch the sunset over the Algarve. Join us for our Fancy dress night, and our legendary end of camp pool party. We head to No Solo Agua where we have a live DJ playing beats as the sun sets over paradise.
Parties aren't compulsory, and if you're just here to ball, you can miss these out, no stress.
We have two options for accommodation, either hop on one of our recommended apartments outlined below, or feel free to find your own! With the apartments booked via us, you can get rooms for 1, 2, 3 or 4 people (depending on group size, budget etc.).
Hotel da Rocha provides immediate access to Praia Da Rocha Beach. It features suites with a contemporary design offering beach or land views. The hotel provides free WiFi throughout and 24-hour reception services. The spacious, bright suites of the Rocha Hotel feature air conditioning, king-size beds and a sofa bed. There is a living area fitted with flat-screen cable TV, private bathroom with bathtub and a hairdryer. The rooms open out onto a balcony and are equipped with air conditioning.
Algarve Mor Apartments are a cheaper option, situated very close to the courts. The apartments have balconies, air conditioning, and come with everything you need to cook for yourself. WiFi is available for a small fee, and the reception is open 24-hours.
Find your own: If you do not wish to stay in our official hotel (Hotel Da Rocha), Praia Da Rocha hosts a variety of hotels, apart-hotels and apartments. The town centre is located directly next to the beach with the accommodation options surrounding it. Meaning no hire car will be needed as you can walk everywhere. Accommodation options range from budget to luxury and should you need some inside advice, just ask.
Find more information on the Portugal Camp accommodation here.
Training: 7 x coached sessions | 1.5 - 2 hour training sessions
Tournaments: Join into all the tournaments with awesome Deep Dish Prizes to win
Bonus: 2 x morning Yoga session | 1 x coaching lecture | 1 x Q&A with coaches
Courts: 20+ courts available | Courts available for free play when not being use | Music all day
The Silver volleyball package includes everything on the Gold volleyball package excluding the training sessions.
WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU ALL IN PORTUGAL VERY VERY SOON!
And if this has convinced you to come to Portugal. make sure to secure your spot for Week 1 before the 20th of March!
The Deep Dish Gang