(aka Nova Ponente), Italy


Situated dramatically between the Latemar and Rosengarten massifs, with views of the striking rock formations of Schlern, Zanggen, Weißhorn and Schwarzhorn, lies the municipality of Deutschnofen (Nova Ponente. It includes the villages of Ega/Eggen, Obereggen, and Petersberg and the main village of Nova Ponente.

Holidaymakers here can expect hikes of various degrees of difficulty as well as guided themed hikes, all of which are easily accessible by public transportation. In winter, the Obereggen ski area is a true paradise for skiing, winter hiking, night sledging and cross-country skiing. South Tyrol’s most popular pilgrimage site, the Maria Weißenstein monastery, is located in the Val d'Ega/Eggental valley.


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About the program

This is a mid-to-high level soccer experience for boys and girls ages 6 to 15. This camp is both a quality soccer experience and an enriching cultural opportunity. The sessions are the perfect mix of developmentally challenging training exercises and fun soccer related games. Players will learn the game in a pristine European environment with the high likelihood of walking away with lifelong friends from a different culture. The staff is comprised of professional trainers, some of whom have played professionally.

About the players

A majority of the players who attend this camp are from the surrounding villages in the region who have played the game their entire lives and who come from families where the game has been played for generations. The players from this part of the Italian Alps are knowledgeable and capable with an obvious passion for the sport. The players, and their families, are exceptionally warm and friendly.

About the facility

The camp takes place at The Sportscenter, which is the sporting hub of this picture-postcard of an Alpine village. As with most Italian towns and villages soccer is a primary focus but the center also boasts tennis clay tennis courts, an outdoor ice-hockey/skating rink in winter, curling, table tennis, a bowling alley, and more. The camp takes place on the full-size turf field that sits just below the outdoor seating for the restaurant and in view of the spectacular surrounding mountain views. The location for this camp cannot be overstated.

About the itinerary