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Leysin, Switzerland

Leysin Elite Summer Program

About the provider: "Elite" - Founded 1960, over 7000 alumni, pioneers of experiential learning in the Swiss Alps.

age icon 9-16 years old

time icon 2 weeks

book icon Weekly hours: 15

Experience an unforgettable summer adventure in the heart of Switzerland with our dynamic summer program!

  • Nestled in the stunning alpine landscape, our campus offers a wide array of activities to suit every interest, from outdoor adventures like hiking and biking to creative pursuits such as reading and music-making.
  • This program is designed for young explorers aged 9-16, with activities tailored to be age-appropriate, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all.
  • Our program stands out with its flexible structure, allowing students to personalize their summer journey.
  • Mornings are dedicated to learning and personal growth, with options ranging from language acquisition and leadership courses to enriching creative and intellectual activities.
  • Post-lunch, students engage in their chosen clubs, followed by exhilarating afternoon activities.
  • With experienced counselors and instructors, each participant is guaranteed to feel a sense of belonging and community.
  • We emphasize real-world interactions and experiences, minimizing cell phone usage to maximize face-to-face fun and learning.
  • This summer program is not just a holiday; it's an opportunity for young minds to explore, learn, and grow in an environment that balances education with adventure.

Join us for a summer that promises new friendships, new skills, and memories that will last a lifetime!

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Chemin de La Source 3

1854 Leysin, Switzerland

Elite Summer School campus is tucked away in the beautiful mountain town of Leysin, Switzerland.

  • Convenient location, close to three international airports

  • Easy access to major European cultural centers

  • Within hours from historical streets in Austria, pristine lakes in Italy, and vibrant city life in France.

What's Included

  • Full room and board

  • Regular instruction

  • Use of computers

  • Loan of required books

  • Excursions, activities,

  • Certificate of completion (can be used for resumes or college applications), -Accident/health liability insurance coverage

  • Accident/health liability insurance coverage

  • Transfer to and from Geneva Airport on specified travel days.

Fees do not cover transfers to and from Geneva Airport any day other than specified travel days, transfer to and from any other city, optional activities, dry cleaning, or similar expenses of a personal nature.


  • Afternoon Clubs: Post-lunch, students choose from six clubs (Team Sports, Cooking & Baking, Hiking and Climbing, Robotics and Programming, Visual Arts, Performing Arts) attended throughout the program
  • Afternoon Activities: Daily varied options like horseback riding, ice skating; different activity every day
  • "Families" Program: Students grouped into international age-similar families, led by counselors for evening activities and special events
  • Evening and Social Activities: Themed nights (sports, family, special events), weekend trips and adventures off-campus


  • Six dormitories in Leysin, Switzerland, each catering to specific age groups

  • Collaborative environment with dorm heads, staff, and student leaders

  • Dormitory living with age and gender-specific grouping

  • International mix of students for cultural exchange

  • Rooming requests considered only in exceptional cases

  • Language diversification in dorms to encourage English communication

  • Home-like amenities: kitchens, common areas, fully furnished rooms for comfortable living and studying

  • Independence fostered through personal laundry responsibilities. Guidance provided for washing, drying, and ironing clothes.

  • Fresh linens provided, students bring their own bath and beach towels

  • Non-denominational setting with accommodations for religious services

  • Breakfast: Hot items (e.g., eggs, pancakes), cereals, bread, fruit, butter, jams, with juice, milk, coffee, hot chocolate, and tea

  • Lunches and Dinners: Meat, starches (potatoes, rice, pasta), vegetables, vegetarian options, soup, salad bar, sandwich bar

  • Special diet accommodations for medical or religious needs (notification required in advance)


  • Lake Geneva Trip

During each session the students will go on one excursion. This is a full-day excursion where we travel to a city within a 3-hour drive of campus. Destinations include cities such as Lausanne, Interlaken, Bern, or Geneva. Each trip will have a choice of itineraries that will appeal to various tastes and interests.


  • Arrival by Air: Free airport transfer from Geneva Airport on official arrival days, staff in blue shirts at Visitors’ Center, regular transportation intervals, call +41 79 386 9305 if needed.

  • Arrival on Non-Official Days: Transfer request at 350 CHF from Geneva Airport via school Office.

  • Arrival by Train: Direct travel to Leysin via Aigle-Leysin cogwheel train, exit at Leysin-Grand-Hôtel Station.

  • Train from Geneva Airport: Follow signs to train station, ticket to Leysin via Aigle, change at Aigle for A-L cogwheel train.

  • Swiss Train Information: Visit www.sbb.ch/en/ for schedules and tickets

  • Arrival by Road: Drive to Aigle via Lausanne and Montreux, then mountain road to Leysin, detailed instructions available online or via the school Office.

  • Registration Location: Grande Salle in the Belle Époque building, Leysin.

Lesson Plan

Morning Programs (Three Options)

1) Language Acquisition:

  • Language Track: Intensive English or French courses divided by age and ability, with an afternoon club to enhance language skills
  • English Stream: Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced levels
  • French Stream: Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced levels

2) Leadership Courses (additional 500 CHF charge):

  • Alpine Leadership: Outdoor leadership skills through rock climbing, camping, hiking, orienteering, first aid, survival skills, environmental awareness
  • Innovation, Creativity, & Entrepreneurship (ICE): Social innovation and problem-solving, workshops, excursions, team building

3) Enrichment Courses (select 3):

  • Creative Writing: Develops intellectual curiosity and writing skills across different genres, including public speaking
  • Da Vinci Lab: STEAM-focused projects with 3D printing, upcycling, hands-on creation
  • Environmental Science & Sustainability: Understanding natural world, sustainability principles, societal impacts
  • Film & Literature: Analyze film using literary and cinematic devices, critical analysis
  • Applied Statistics: Data collection, analysis, interpretation, real-world inferences
  • Critical Thinking and Logic: Logic training for clear thinking, decision making, evaluating arguments
  • Geometry: Real-world applications and problem-solving in geometry
  • Model United Nations: Introduction to United Nations, international diplomacy, law, debate on global issues


  • 09:00 -12:00: Morning Program
  • 12:15 - 13:30: Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:45: Afternoon Club
  • 16:15 - 17:45: Afternoon Activities
  • 18:00 - 19:00: Dinner
  • 20:00 - 21:30: Evening Socials


  • Non-Official Arrival Day Transfers: Request school transfer on non-official days at 300 CHF per person from Geneva Airport.

  • Leadership Courses: Additional 500 CHF charge

  • Pocket Money Advice(Refundable): 200-250 CHF is recommended for a two-week session. Any unused spending money will be returned in cash to the student at the end of their program .


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