Please check the course dates carefully as each course's schedule and holidays may be different.
Weekly course hours – 8
Age Range - 6-17 yrs
3 Age Groups
For each different age group, we have specially designed courses so that our new campers can find a challening programme packed with outdoor activities and our returning campers can develop their skills and continue to progress both personally and linguistically each summer.
Discovery Camp (6-10 yrs)
At this camp, we know our youngest students need plenty of extra care and attention. When they come to us it is often their first time away from home and a big experience meeting new people, trying new activities and even eating new foods. Our dedicated Discovery staff offer sensitive guidance and clear structure so our youngest campers can enjoy a programme packed with fun and challenges to suit even our sportiest of little ones.
Explorer Camp (11-14 yrs)
Our Explorer programme offers a chance for our campers to experience all of the adventures the Alps have to offer. Full of challenges our Explorer programme invites our campers to be creative, daring and independent. With adventures from start to finish campers can step out of their comfort zone, push their boundaries and make new friendships with peers from around the world.
A truly exhilarating programme which challenges our eldest campers to push their boundaries. Our Pioneers are a vibrant and energetic group of teenagers, many of whom are preparing for being away from home in a couple of years at university or college. This wonderful swiss summer camps is a valuable step for many of our campers to gain confidence in becoming independent young adults.
In our summer camp, we offer 8-period language tuition a week. Youngsters who wish to learn a new language or improve their conversational skills can choose among** English, French, Spanish, German or Mandarin.** The intensive (optional) programs of 15-period tuition a week are also available. In the end of the session students receive a language certificate, signed and graded by their Language School teacher.
Rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, disco, international day, banana boating, kayaking, high ropes, stand up paddle, laser tag, basketball, bridges winging, escape rooms, mini Olympics, aqua park, trotinettes, orienteering, tubing, quiz night, tennis, mini golf, football, camping and mountain but trips, swimming, hockey and many more. This international summer Camp in Switzerland ensures active participation, a very broad choice of exciting summer camp activities and a high degree of learning in a fun and very international summer camp environment, all by guaranteeing maximum safety through our caring & experienced staff. Summer campers will return home with great experiences, fantastic memories and lifelong friendships.
Mountain biking Mountain biking in the Alps and particularly Verbier mountain biking provides you with thrilling downhills, natural single tracks (for all levels). The downhill trail and the hundreds of kilometers of cross-country provide endless summer camp opportunities to explore some of the most spectacular scenery in the Alps. From challenging to leisurely, there’s plenty of mountain biking that is suitable for our summer campers who want to discover Verbier and its surrounding villages without having to furiously pedal uphill or kit up in full body armor. Rock climbing session Professional summer camp mountain guides supervise this activity. On the climbing wall at a natural rock, which has varying difficulty levels, our summer camp instructor ensures that all summer campers make good progress and gain confidence in the safest conditions. Summer campers will learn different skills and progress from one age group to another. Ropes course Our campers will go with their summer camp counselors to the rope course in Sion. It’s always an exciting day. This summer camp activity is a high forest adventure of rope bridges, tarzan swings and zip-lines, all set high up in the tree tops. Summer campers will be fitted by professional experts with a climbing harness and supervised during the whole time of this summer camp activity. Hiking Summer campers go on the marked trails with our trained counselors. In the Verbier area, 950 km of footpaths are waiting to take summer campers to the heart of nature. Each summer camp skill level is welcome to go hiking. Summer campers will discover colorful and impressive landscapes, massive water dams, natural mountain lakes, wild forests, traditional villages and nature reserves. Exceptional view of the treasures of the Alps guaranteed! Maybe, visitors at the summer camp will even get a glimpse at Swiss wildlife, such as the marmot or the chamois, an excellent climber in high altitude. 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 will sleep in traditional mountain huts while Pioneers will do summer camping in the wilderness. This is just a perfect way to discover the Swiss Alps and to enjoy stunning views and nature. During the evening, visitors at the summer camp enjoy a relaxing atmosphere around the campfire! When the sun is shining and the kids need to cool off, it is no surprise that the most popular summer camp activities we offer at the Leselfes international summer camp are our water sports, with a multitude of different options here outlines what is on offer. Next to our campus in Verbier the sports centre has a fantastic outdoor pool with diving boards and water slides, a little further afield our boats provide hours of fun on the idyllic waters of Lac Leman.
Swimming An indoor and outdoor swimming pool with a big garden to relax is located next to the campus (2 minute walk) within the summer camp. Each day, kids at the summer camp can choose to spend a few hours at the pool, with diving boards and new to 2020 water slides, a great location to mingle with staff and friends and cool off in the afternoon heat. Surrounded by mountains and only 100 meters from the campus, kids can grab an ice cream, enjoy the view, learn some new skills and enjoy. Swimming is also offered each time we head down to the lake and some kids at the summer camp will have the chance to swim up in the Cabanas at Tanay. For those, we who wish structured swimming lessons, simply request upon registration and we can make it all possible. Water Skiing So popular and a lot of fun, kids can water ski with our boat down in Bouveret, not the easiest of summer camp sports but really exciting. Even if it's the first time, or you are a pro all are welcome to try and give it a go. Wakeboard So many of our international summer camp staff are snowboard instructors, and wakeboarding is as popular with these guys as with the kids. Wakeboarding is indeed a challenge, but once you have the hang of it can provide hours of summer camp fun, even though afterwards your arms can be a little sore! Tubing Certainly the most adrenaline-filled summer camp activity on the lake, the kids are pulled at high speed behind our speed boat whilst sat in their tubes (think inflatable doughnut) two at a time, once the tube zips over the wake of the boat, the tubes are thrown into the air usually resulting in a very wet happy summer camper! Not to be missed. Banana boat With up to 8 summer camp kids on the large bananas, the drivers do their best to give the kids an ascetic experience on the lake, and make sure the kids fall into the lake of course! Kids at the summer camp will get many goes at this and it always a challenge getting them off! All our water sports are so popular, and our philosophy at the international summer camp as with all our activities is for everyone to take part. We understand that not all the kids are expert swimmers and may even be a little nervous around the water, our dedicated team of summer camp staff are on hand to teach and make sure everyone has a safe, enjoyable experience.
Billiards, trampoline, basketball, football, card games, musical instruments, theatre, bonfire, picnic, barbecue, boat trips, disco, talent show, photography on campus, shopping in Verbier, Geneva, Italy during excursions. Ball Summer Camp Sports We propose all kinds of different ball sports: tennis, golf, minigolf, football, volleyball, beach volleyball, basketball (streetball), table tennis, squash, badminton, pétanque. Tennis Practice, private summer camp lessons and tournaments on the tennis courts directly next to our campus (2 minutes walk). Kids at the camp can book additional private lessons on top of the basic sports program. Please contact us for extra tennis lessons. Golf We organize golf lessons with a professional golf teacher who teaches our kids a the summer camp the basics of golf. Mini-Golf There are 18 holes that kids at the summer camp can play on. There is a monitor who supervises this activity.
From excellence in engineering, gastronomy, banking, international peace-keeping and artisan chocolates, Switzerland is a nation steeped in tradition. With excursions around Switzerland and even nearby France and Italy students can discover more about this unique part of Europe.
More than just a Summer Camp
With many camps offering language courses and sports, students are increasingly looking for a summer experience with that little bit more. Each year we introduce new enrichment workshops into our programs, some examples include: Swiss Watch Making, Leadership, Career Guidance, Mountain Fitness and Nutrition, Emergency 1st Aid Training and Social Etiquette. Furthermore, we offer our campers a solid foundation for personal development by engaging them into public speaking and various team building activities.
Verbier, set in a breathtaking panorama, is one of the most famous resorts in Europe and offers the best in sporting and leisure activities all year round in a cosmopolitan and relaxed atmosphere. Verbier, a two hours car journey from Geneva airport, is our original home and was purpose built in 1991. Southern facing stone and wooden chalets with a capacity of 146. Verbier is located in the French part of Switzerland, 1 hour and 45 minutes from Geneva, 2 hours and 45 minutes from Zürich and 30 minutes from the Italian and French borders. Despite Verbier’s reputation as a leading ski resort in the winter, the summer is packed with festivals, mountain sports and visitors from all over the world. Each weekend brings a new crowd starting the summer with the Verbier Festival, a prestigious Classical Music Festival, attended by the most esteemed musicians from around the world, to the splendid display of athleticism offered in the Jumping International de Verbier Equestrian events towards the end of August. Verbier also has many shops and restaurants, from the most informal to the most sophisticated.
Our two purpose-built wood and stone chalets follow the Swiss Alpine tradition and offer charm and comfort to our guests. Both chalets are situated in green, peaceful surroundings and only five minutes from the centre of Verbier. The girls and boys are separated in each of the two chalets, which are completely equipped for holiday camps :
Whether it is sports, music or arts and crafts, games with the staff or each other, there is always a selection of summer camp activities on offer outside the busy schedule of planned activities.
En-suite rooms for 2-4 students. Separate chalets for boys and girls.
Our camps are fully catered with a varied international menu, freshly prepared and well balanced for a day full of activities. We cater for all dietary requirements and we are happy to tailor our menu to suit the needs of our campers. With such a busy programme students will often enjoy their lunch at one of our restaurants or lunch rooms on the mountain where they will receive hot meals with stunning views across the valley.
Safety is our main priority. All of our staff are experienced in working with children and undergo training in First Aid, Fire Safety, Water Safety and specific activity training with Swiss mountain guides. Our nurse, a night guard and a doctor-on-call ensure continuous supervision and professional care of the youngsters. Unlike in many similar camps, our staff work year-round. We maintain a strong team of staff so the level of safety in all activities is very high and campers can return each year to visit their favourite counsellors. Our ratio of students to staff on activities is 5:1 with an overall ratio of 2:1 including our wider team of managers, drivers, kitchen team, administrative staff and cleaning.
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Any course for a student under the age of 18 includes a transportation option.
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