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Verbier, Switzerland

Remarkable Multi Activity Summer Camp for Teenagers at Verbier Campus in Switzerland

age icon 6-17 years old

time icon 2 weeks

book icon Weekly hours: 8

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Embark on an unforgettable journey at the International Summer Camp in Switzerland, nestled in the picturesque Verbier, within the breathtaking Swiss Alps.

  • This multi-activity Swiss summer camp is a unique blend of over 40 exhilarating outdoor activities, coupled with top-notch language classes, offering an ideal platform for personal and linguistic development.
  • It's a perfect summer adventure, where students from around the globe can forge lasting friendships, while exploring the stunning Swiss landscapes.
  • The camp is meticulously structured into three age-specific groups, ensuring a tailored experience for each camper.
  • Beginners will discover a challenging array of activities, while returning campers can elevate their skills, making every summer at the Verbier Campus a progressive and enriching experience.

Join us for a summer of exploration, learning, and unforgettable memories in the heart of Switzerland!


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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

  • Accommodation in 4-bed rooms with ensuite bathrooms.

  • Full-board meals and drinks are part of the package.

  • Daily cleaning services and weekly laundering of sheets.

  • Organized trips with private buses or coaches, along with various entertainment options.

  • Access to all sports listed, with the exception of paragliding, horseback riding, and other additional activities.

Activities

  • Adventure Sports: Rock climbing, mountain biking, ropes course
  • Group Activities: Treasure hunts, mini-Olympics, team building
  • Outdoor Exploration: Nature hikes, orienteering workshops
  • Water Sports: Kayaking, paddle boarding, banana boating, swimming, water skiing, wakeboard, tubing
  • Ball Games: Tennis, football
  • Recreational Games: Mini-golf, table tennis
  • Creative Workshops: Art classes, cooking workshops

*Activities may differ based on age groups.

**2 Days Hiking Trip: **During the first week of each summer camp session, all our summer campers will leave for a 2-day hiking trip and spend a night in the mountain.

  • Discoverers and Explorers: Sleep in traditional mountain huts.
  • Pioneers: Summer camping in the wilderness.
  • Opportunity to explore the Swiss Alps.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views and nature.
  • Relaxing campfire atmosphere for campers.

Afternoon and Evening Activities:

  • Team challenges and quizzes.
  • Disco night and games competitions.
  • Dining out in Swiss restaurants.
  • Cinema nights.
  • Campfires and torchlight walks.
  • Mountain BBQ and nightline activities.
  • Bin bag fashion show and dragons’ den.
  • Final prize-giving celebration each week. (Parents are invited to attend the event.)

Accommodations

  • En-suite rooms for 2-4 students.

  • Separate chalets for boys and girls.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Cultural Excursions: New options each year, especially for returning campers.
  • Souvenir shopping, CERN science exhibitions.
  • Swiss chocolate and cheese sampling in Gruyere.
  • Guided tours of the United Nations, Swiss Red Cross museum in Geneva.
  • Interactive tour of the Olympic museum in Lausanne.
  • Glacier exploration in Chamonix.
  • Castle visits, Bains de Lavey hot springs, Zurich city tours.
  • Swiss watchmaking insights.
  • Lausanne: Olympic Museum and a walking tour of the old town and cathedral.
  • Geneva: Exploring the old town, shopping, and business quarter.
  • Bern: UNESCO World Heritage Site, Houses of Parliament, Bear Pits.
  • Gruyère: Cheese factory tour and Cailler chocolate factory.
  • Montreux: Lake Geneva, vineyards, Château de Chillon, Charlie Chaplin museum.
  • Italy: Visit Aosta for its old town and Italian shopping.
  • Students can choose from 3 different destinations each week.

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

DISCOVERY GROUP (6-10 YEARS OLD)

Babysitting and Pastoral Care:

  • Experienced staff managing activities and providing pastoral care.
  • Focus on camper well-being, happiness, and adjustment to being away from home.
  • Assistance for younger campers in personal hygiene, tidying, and laundry management.
  • Regular contact with parents, and support in budgeting pocket money.

Discovery Star Chart Program:

  • Encourages independence and responsible management of belongings.
  • Promotes engagement in new activities and experiences.
  • Award system rewarding teamwork, confidence, good behavior, and attitude.
  • Especially beneficial for the youngest summer campers.

Safe and Nurturing Environment:

  • Exciting experience for first-time campers away from home.
  • Children are in capable and caring hands with our summer camp staff.

EXPLORER GROUP (11-14 YEARS OLD)

  • Tailored for older, more experienced campers.
  • Focus on independence and stepping out of comfort zones.

Red & Green Cards for Independence:

  • For campers older than 13, optional village visits for developing responsibility and independence.
  • Structured times for visits to enhance their summer camp experience.

PIONEER GROUP (11-14 YEARS OLD)

  • Designed for older students to try new things and push boundaries.
  • Features exhilarating lake activities and a climactic 'leap-of-faith' challenge.

Preparation for Future Independence:

  • Pioneers are vibrant and energetic, often preparing for college or university.
  • Summer camp experience focuses on standing independently and making personal decisions.

Red & Green Cards for Older Campers:

  • Available for Explorer and Pioneer groups to reflect their maturity.
  • Offers structured village visits to foster responsibility and independence.

Language Courses

  • Students grouped by language proficiency.
  • Maximum of 7 students per teacher.
  • Available in French, English, Spanish, and German.
  • 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.
  • Private Language Course available. One-on-one tuition, customizable to any number of hours per week. Flexible focus, ideal for specific learning objectives.

Enrichment Workshops

Cooking Course:

  • Develops camp skills and talents.
  • Stimulating setting for budding chefs and artists.
  • Led by professional chefs and artists.
  • Emphasis on fun learning environment.
  • Menu development, food preparation, and presentation.

Theatre and Arts:

  • Includes script writing, direction, expression, mixed media art, and applied arts.
  • Completion certificates awarded at the end of the session.

Etiquette Course:

  • 6-hour session divided into two sections.
  • Focus on customs of etiquette, table manners, and proper behavior in different settings.
  • Prepares students for university and job interviews.

Leadership and Personal Development Workshop:

  • Full-day workshop focusing on leadership skills.
  • Teaches goal setting, team management, and positive attitude.
  • Addresses time management and communication skills.
  • Utilizes puzzles and games for interactive learning.

First Aid and Fitness Workshops:

  • Professional first aid training with certificate upon completion.
  • Fitness activities include high-intensity cardio, yoga, and nutrition education.
  • Organized by professional trainers.

Extra Private Lessons

Available in addition to the basic sports program.

Tennis:

  • Practice, private lessons, and tournaments.
  • Courts located 2 minutes from the campus.
  • Additional private lessons bookable.

Golf:

  • 18-hole course at 1500m altitude with panoramic mountain views.
  • Private practice area, driving range, and pitch & putt course.
  • Professional golf instructors for all levels.

Horseback Riding:

  • Professional instruction on preparation, positioning, walking, trotting, and galloping.
  • Requirement: Shoes with heels and long pants.

Paragliding:

  • Tandem flights with a professional pilot.
  • Provided equipment: Helmet and harness.
  • Recommended attire: Appropriate shoes and warm clothes.

Exiting Activities

Skydiving at RealFly in Sion:

  • New activity offering the experience of skydiving without a plane.
  • Campers can fly for four or six one-minute flights in tandem with an instructor.

Mountain Hut at Relais D’Arpette:

  • New for the Explorer age group.
  • Recently renovated cabin in the mountains of Champex Lac, 30 minutes from Verbier.
  • Surrounded by forestry, open grasslands, and near a lake.
  • Activities include capture the flag, star gazing, campfire, water sports.

Zip-Line in Verbier:

  • Located on Mt Fort at 3330 m above sea level.
  • Offers views of Matterhorn and Mont Blanc.
  • One of Europe's largest zip-lines, reaching speeds up to 100kmph.
  • Ideal for adrenaline seekers.

Typical Day

  • 07:30: Wake-Up Call
  • 08:45: Morning Meeting - Groups meet with monitors for briefing on daily clothing and equipment needs, and possibly a warm-up activity.
  • 09:00 – 11:00: Language Classes - Children attend language lessons at the Language School, divided into small groups of maximum 7, sorted by language level.
  • 11:00 – 12:00: Optional/Group Activities
  • 12:00-12:45: Lunch - Lunch on campus, which could be a picnic or barbecue.
  • 12:45-16:15: Afternoon Activities - Activities vary by age group
  • 16:30-17:00: Shower Time & Relaxation
  • 17:00-18:45: Optional Activities - Activities like Football, Basketball, Table Tennis, Trampoline, etc.
  • 19:00-20:00: Dinner - Dinner at the camp or in a restaurant in Verbier.
  • 20:00: Evening Activities
  • Bedtime According to Age - Room checks and a tidy room competition.

Extras

Administration & Insurances:

  • Health Insurance and Insurance against accidents/weekly: 120 CHF

  • Cancellation Insurance/weekly: 80 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:

  • 7 periods extra/week: 175 CHF

  • Private lessons/per period: 100 CHF

Additional Courses (Compulsory):

  • Arts/Cooking/Theatre (Age: 6+): 200 CHF

  • Etiquette & Table manners (Age: 6+): 200 CHF

  • Leadership training program (Age: 12+): 200 CHF

  • First aid course & Mountain fitness (Nutrition, Yoga & Pilates) (Age: 14+): 200 CHF

Optional Sport or Services:

  • Tennis - Per private hour (Max 3h/week): 75 CHF

  • Golf - Per private hour (Max 3h/week): 120 CHF

  • Horseback riding - Per private hour (Max 3h/week): 75 CHF

  • Paragliding/price per flight - 180 CHF

  • Laundry of personal effects - each bag 60 CHF

  • Photo souvenir with logo - 25 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

  • Staff must have a valid First Aid Certificate and a current Criminal Records Check.

  • Two-week training course for all staff before each season.

  • Combines technical training and philosophy familiarization.

  • Collaboration with external guides/professionals for specialized activities like rock climbing, golf, horse riding, and tennis.

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

  • Staff includes monitors, organizers, kitchen staff, secretaries, drivers, and cleaning staff.

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

  • Sports experts for specific activities.

  • Activity Managers oversee monitors and instructors.

  • Specialized instructors for different sports.

  • Nurse and 24-hour reception and night guard for round-the-clock supervision.

  • Training content includes First Aid refresher, Lifeguard Training, Fire Safety, Child Protection awareness, and standard operating procedures.

  • Strict procedures for daily activities with risk elements.

  • Daily staff meetings to identify and mitigate risks.

  • Regular checks and debriefs throughout the day.

  • Risk assessments for each activity.

  • Close proximity to medical clinics and hospitals, with rapid helicopter access.


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Session Dates

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June - Boarding

Start 6/9/2024
End 6/22/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price CHF 4,960

June - Boarding

Start 6/23/2024
End 7/6/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price CHF 5,805

July - Boarding

Start 7/7/2024
End 7/27/2024
Duration 3 Weeks
Price CHF 8,550

July - Boarding

Start 7/28/2024
End 8/10/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price CHF 5,805

August - Boarding

Start 8/11/2024
End 8/24/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price CHF 4,700

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