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Verbier, Switzerland

Remarkable Winter Skiing Camp for Teenagers at Verbier Campus in Switzerland

age icon 6-17 years old

time icon 2 weeks

book icon Weekly hours: 40

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Dive into an exhilarating blend of adventure and learning at the International Winter Camp 2024 in Switzerland!

  • Tailored for kids and teens aged 6 to 17, our 1 to 4-week sessions are designed to cater to a diverse range of abilities, from awe-inspired beginners witnessing their first snowfall, to young, seasoned athletes refining their skills on the ski or snowboard teams.
  • Our engaging language courses complement the physical thrills of the Swiss Alps, providing a balanced off-snow educational experience.
  • Join us for a dynamic approach to winter sports, where the thrill of the slopes is matched by enriching language learning and cultural excursions.

Embrace the winter like never before at our Swiss Winter Camp, where memories and friendships are forged amidst the serene beauty of snow-capped mountains!


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Location

  • Verbier, a renowned European resort, offers a stunning panorama with a cosmopolitan yet relaxed vibe.

  • Easily reachable, just a two-hour drive from Geneva airport; located in the French-speaking part of Switzerland.

  • Established in 1991, Verbier features south-facing stone and wooden chalets, accommodating up to 146 guests.

  • Famous for winter skiing, Verbier also buzzes in summer with festivals and mountain sports, attracting a global audience.

  • Hosts the Verbier Festival for classical music and the Jumping International de Verbier Equestrian events.

  • Offers a variety of shopping and dining options, ranging from casual to upscale.

What's Included

  • A team of fully-qualified and experienced instructors

  • Accommodation in rooms of 4 beds with full board and drinks

  • Full day ski tuition

  • Morning ski lessons, afternoon ski guiding with ski teachers.

  • Various activities, excursions, and entertainment included.

  • Access to all other sports mentioned in the program.

  • Small class sizes of 2–8 students per instructor

  • An opportunity to progress year-on-year with a clear structure for continued development

  • Certificated levels with detailed criteria for assessment

  • 24/7 supervision

  • Full program of après-ski and evening activities

  • Language Courses included in the price with an option to extend to Intensive language programs for an additional fee

  • Cultural Excursions in Switzerland, France and Italy to discover more of the Alps

  • Exclusions: Ski equipment and other extras not included.

Activities

Après-Ski Activities:

  • Sledging
  • Igloo building
  • Torchlight hike
  • Disco
  • Ice skating

Evening Activities:

  • Design and build challenges
  • Swimming
  • Indoor rock climbing
  • Quiz night
  • Team sports: football, basketball, hockey
  • Snowman building
  • Final prize-giving celebration to finish each week.
  • Additional varied activities available.

Accommodations

  • A permanently staffed and welcoming reception hall.

  • En-suite rooms for 2-4 students.

  • Separate chalets for boys and girls.

  • Daily cleaning of the rooms by our cleaners, laundering of sheets once a week.

  • Double room option is subject to availability; not guaranteed. There is an extra charge of 100 CHF per child per day for a double room.

  • Fully catered with a varied international menu, freshly prepared and well balanced for a day full of activities.

  • Cater for all dietary requirements such as food allergies, religious diet, vegetarian diet etc., and tailored menu to suit the needs of our campers.

  • Games Room, Cinema Room, conference rooms, internet room and spacious open-planned Lounge/Dining rooms opening onto a terrace with stunning views of the mountains and BBQ.

  • Positioned next to an indoor Sports Centre with indoor and outdoor pools.

  • All equipment for indoor and outdoor games and sports: football field, basketball, volleyball and badminton courts, golf putting/driving range, trampoline, pétanque area, and climbing walls.

  • Lunch at one of our restaurants or lunch rooms on the mountain where the students will receive hot meals with stunning views across the valley. After skiing our campers can relax with a steaming hot chocolate and selection of après-ski snacks with their instructors to finish a rewarding day of adventures.

  • No more than 15% of any single nationality is accepted to ensure a diverse international mix.

  • Maintains an environment where campers can appreciate and learn from various cultures.

Excursions

  • Different cultural excursions each year, offering a real international experience.
  • Souvenir shopping and CERN science exhibitions.
  • Swiss chocolate and cheese sampling in Gruyere.
  • Guided tours of the United Nations and Swiss Red Cross museum in Geneva.
  • Interactive tour of the Olympic museum in Lausanne.
  • Glacier exploration in Chamonix's ice caves.
  • Visits to castles, Bains de Lavey hot springs, and watchmaking in Switzerland.

Specific Destinations:

  • Lausanne: Olympic Museum and old town walking tour.
  • Geneva: Old town exploration, shopping, and business quarter.
  • Bern: UNESCO World Heritage Site, Houses of Parliament, Bear Pits.
  • Gruyere: Cheese and chocolate factory tours.
  • Montreux: Lake Geneva, vineyards, Château de Chillon.
  • France: Evian water factory and Lake Geneva.
  • Italy: Aosta city and shopping.

Excursion Flexibility:

  • Not compulsory; campers can choose to stay in Verbier for skiing.
  • Weekly choice among 3 destinations.
  • Contact for more details about the winter camp in Switzerland.

Transportation

Location:

  • Campuses located in ski resorts near the Italian and French borders.

  • Closest major airport: Geneva International Airport, plus several small private airports.

Airport Transfers:

  • Return transfers available from Geneva Airport to the camp and back.

  • Welcome desk at Geneva Airport during summer in the arrival hall.

  • Option to organize pick-up from hotels in Geneva or Lausanne.

Arrival Assistance:

  • Welcoming campers in the arrival hall of Geneva Airport.

  • Staff available to assist and transport campers to the camp via private buses.

Support for Younger Campers:

  • "Unaccompanied Minor" service available for solo-traveling youngsters.

  • Ensures assistance throughout the airport and handover to camp staff.

Departure Support:

  • Assistance with flight check-in and security.

  • Special attention for unaccompanied minors, staying with them until boarding.

Lesson Plan

Language Courses (Optional)

  • Students grouped by language proficiency.
  • Maximum of 7 students per teacher.
  • Available in French, English, Spanish, and German.
  • Periods: Approximately 50 minutes
  • Conversational, Intensive, and Private courses offered.
  • Detailed certificates and a portfolio of work provided.
  • Conversational Language Course is highly interactive, focusing on speaking skills. 8 hours of tuition per week, in 4 two-hour sessions.
  • Intensive Language Course covers speaking, reading, and writing. 15 hours of tuition per week, ideal for exam preparation or rapid progress. Typically 5 three-hour sessions each morning with afternoon activities.

Paragliding (Optional)

  • For children aged 6 to 17 years.
  • Approximately 40 minutes of flight, covering Bagnes Valley from 2,200 m to 800 m altitude.

Typical Day

  • 07:30: Wake-Up and Breakfast
  • 08:45: Meet Ski Guides
  • 09:00 – 12:00: Morning Ski & Snowboard or Language Lessons
  • 12:00 – 12:45: Lunch on the Mountain
  • 12:45 – 15:45: Afternoon Ski & Snowboard Session
  • 16:00 – 17:00: Relaxation Time (Hot chocolate & snacks, shower time, and possible marshmallow treats.)
  • 17:00 – 19:00: Language Lessons or Optional Activities
  • 19:00 – 20:00: Dinner at Camp
  • 20:00: Evening Activities (Options include ice skating, disco night, torchlight walk, music quiz, or music video creation.)
  • Bedtime According to Age: Room checks and a tidy room competition.

Extras

Administration & Insurances:

  • Third party insurance: Included

  • Health insurance and insurance against accidents/week: Compulsory 120 CHF

  • Cancellation insurance/week: Compulsory 50 CHF

  • Pocket Money Advice: Average of CHF 100 per week, for souvenirs and snacks (meals and most activities are included, except optional dine out). Pocket money can be left at the reception for safekeeping. Pocket money can be withdrawn daily from 16:00 to 17:00, and on excursion days, also from 08:00 to 09:00. Exact statement provided to the student at the end of the camp upon request.

Language Courses:

  • 8 periods/week: Included (Replaceable by other activities on request)

  • 7 periods extra/week: 175 CHF

Optional Sport or Equipment:

  • Rental of helmet (compulsory)/week: 15 CHF

  • Purchase of equipment package (goggles, gloves, hoodie, socks, goblet): 190 CHF

  • Rental of full skiing equipment (Skis, bindings, ski-poles, and shoes)/week: 125 CHF

  • Rental of full snowboard equipment (Snowboard, bindings, and shoes)/week: 140 CHF

  • Rental of ski clothes (jacket, pants)/week: 108 CHF

  • Laundry of personal effects: each bag: 60 CHF

  • Photo souvenir with logo: 25 CHF

  • 3-minute HD individual ski movie: 285 CHF

Transport by Private Bus:

  • Geneva - the Campus, return ticket: 170 CHF

  • Martigny - the Campus, return ticket: 80 CHF

  • Transfer on other dates (one way): 150 CHF

Security

  • Student safety is top priority with all activities.

  • Staff has valid First Aid Certificate and background checks required.

  • Over half of staff are full-year employees to maintain high standards.

  • Core team works with the same groups annually for better rapport and service.

  • Camps supervised by a Resort Manager, an Activities Manager, and a Head Organizer.

  • Monitor to student ratio is 1:6, overall ratio with all staff is 1:2.

  • All monitors selected based on criteria for skills and experience with children.

  • Two-week training course before each season, including technical training and philosophy familiarization.

  • Seasonal training includes First Aid, Lifeguard Training, Fire Safety, Child Protection, and emergency procedures.

  • Winter ski and snowboard instructors are accredited by the Swiss Ski School.

  • 24-Hour Supervision: Presence of a nurse, 24-hour reception, and night guard.

  • Strict daily safety protocols for all activities.

  • Daily staff meetings to assess risks.

  • Comprehensive risk assessments for each activity.

  • Proximity to medical clinics and hospitals, with quick helicopter access if needed.


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Session Dates

Good News! You are not going to pay the full fee today, just a small deposit. After paying today, you will first get an enrollment form, and then receive a booking confirmation.

March - Boarding

Start 3/16/2024
End 3/30/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price CHF 4,700

March - Boarding

Start 3/30/2024
End 4/13/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price CHF 4,700

April - Boarding

Start 4/13/2024
End 4/27/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price CHF 4,700

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