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Saanen, Switzerland

Adventurous Outdoor Summer Camp for Teens in Saanen

age icon 6-13 years old

time icon 2 weeks

book icon Weekly hours: 30

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Embark on an adventurous journey with Swiss Outdoor Camps, where students immerse themselves in the breathtaking alpine environment, engaging all their senses in exploring forests, streams, and mountains.

  • This program is a perfect blend of education and adventure, offering a hands-on approach to learning.
  • Participants will delve into the intricacies of a mountain stream, conducting comprehensive surveys that include testing water purity, velocity, and temperature.
  • They will also investigate the diverse flora and fauna thriving along the river's course, gaining insights into the ecological changes that occur along its path.
  • This unique experience not only enhances environmental awareness but also fosters a deep connection with nature, making it an ideal choice for students seeking an enriching and educational outdoor adventure.


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Location

  • Outdoor Summer Camp in Saanen, near the renowned ski town of Gstaad.

  • Experience the tranquil beauty of summer in Gstaad, Switzerland.

  • Situated in Switzerland's south-west, bordering the French-speaking region.

  • Journey to Gstaad offers stunning views over Lake Geneva.

  • Discover quintessential Swiss elements: cows, traditional chalets, numerous waterfalls and torrents.

What's Included

  • Use of campus facilities

  • Tuition, Day & Evening activities

  • Weekend activities

  • All Meals

  • Shared accommodation

  • Laundry service (excludes dry cleaning)

  • Bed linen, pillows and blankets

  • Medical and accident insurance, including medical repatriation in case of emergency are included in the camp fees.

Activities

  • Music
  • Folktales
  • Crafts
  • Games
  • Sports to enhance language skills
  • Team-building
  • Field days with relay races
  • Hiking

Accommodations

  • Traditional Swiss chalet style Boarding Houses in Saanen, offering separate accommodation for boys and girls.

  • Shared bedrooms with peers of similar age, promoting English through mixed nationalities.

  • Bedroom allocation decided solely by Staff; special arrangements require prior discussion.

  • Additional facilities, including a sports hall and swimming pool, just a short walk from the School campus.

  • Nutritious, varied meals prepared by a qualified chef for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Off-site or packed lunches during outdoor activities; vegetarian and special dietary options available.

  • Snacks and drinks provided during breaks; fruit always available in Boarding Houses.

  • Children should not bring additional food to Camp.

  • Campers wear their own clothes, with all items clearly marked with the child's name.

  • Appropriate dress required for a range of outdoor activities.

  • Suggested packing list provided at the end of the booklet.

  • Daily laundry service available for boarders at no extra cost; clothing must be machine washable.

  • Emphasis on children's hygiene: daily showers, teeth cleaning twice a day, regular laundry.

  • Privacy ensured during shower times.

  • Valuables should be left at home, as the Camp is not responsible for loss or theft.

Facilities on site:

  • Common areas

  • Lounge with television in both Houses

  • Sports field and sports equipment

  • Table tennis table

  • Mini football table

  • Art room

  • Assembly hall

Excursions

Each week an excursion to visit;

  • Swiss landmark such as Gruyère,
  • Cailler Chocolate factory or Montreux.

Transportation

  • Arrival: Sunday, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm for registration. Inform if arriving early or late.

  • Departures: Parents pick up children between 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on the last Sunday of the stay; notify for special travel arrangements.

  • Change over day: Sundays for welcoming new and farewelling current campers, with on-campus activities and time for outings with parents from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

  • Airport transfers available for Geneva (CHF 360) and Zurich (CHF 750) airports for unaccompanied minors; contact us 2 weeks prior with completed Travel and UM Forms.

Lesson Plan

Each week at the camp features a different theme: "Water" focuses on water adventure activities, "Mountain" includes hiking and camping, and "Rock" centers on natural rock climbing with technique training.

Mountain

  • Hiking in the alpine environment, exploring summer pastures.
  • Learning map and compass navigation, understanding weather conditions and necessary equipment.
  • Camping under the stars, observing the Milky Way, and studying nocturnal life in Saanenland.

Rock

  • Instruction in safe climbing across various outdoor terrains.
  • Developing skills and confidence with activities like zip-lining and abseiling.
  • Exploring rock formations, understanding their formation, habitats they provide, and how to search for fossils and mountain animals.

Water

  • Canoeing, raft building, canyoning.
  • Exploring river flora and fauna.
  • Teaching students to survey mountain streams.
  • Learning to identify water animals, test water purity, velocity, and temperature.
  • Enhanced river crossing experiences post-summer.

Typical Day

07:00 Wake up 07:45 Breakfast 08:30 Camp Registration 09:00 – 12:30 Outdoor Learning 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch 13:30 – 16:00 Outdoor Learning Continues 16:00 Snack 16:15 End of Day Meeting 16:30 Return to Boarding House 17:00 – 18:00 Showers & free time 18:00 – 19:00 Dinner 19:00 – 20:00 Evening Activities – Events/Shows 20:30 Milk & Biscuits ** 21:00** Lights out - Good night

Extras

  • Geneva Airport Transfer fee: CHF 360 per way

  • Zurich Airport Transfer Fee: CHF 750 CHF per way

  • Pocket Money Advice: A small amount of pocket money will be given to Boarding Campers before each excursion. We therefore ask that children do not come to Camp with any money of their own unless otherwise requested.

Security

  • Safety briefing and school tour upon arrival; children always well supervised.

  • Outdoor activities led by qualified local mountain guides.

  • Each Boarding House has a staff member and a qualified first aider on duty at all times.

  • Parents must provide medical information on the ‘Medical Form’ at registration.

  • Clear mention of any serious allergies required, with completion of the Allergic Reaction Form.

  • All medications to be labeled and accompanied by an Administration of Medication Form; no self-administration or storage in rooms by children.

  • Camp Staff qualified in first aid; regular contact with local doctors and emergency protocols in place.


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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.

July - Boarding

Start 7/7/2024
End 7/21/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price CHF 5,850

July - Boarding

Start 7/7/2024
End 7/28/2024
Duration 3 Weeks
Price CHF 8,525

July - Boarding

Start 7/14/2024
End 7/28/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price CHF 5,850

July - Boarding

Start 7/14/2024
End 8/4/2024
Duration 3 Weeks
Price CHF 8,525

July - Boarding

Start 7/21/2024
End 8/4/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price CHF 5,850

July - Boarding

Start 7/21/2024
End 8/11/2024
Duration 3 Weeks
Price CHF 8,525

July - Boarding

Start 7/28/2024
End 8/11/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price CHF 5,850

July - Boarding

Start 7/28/2024
End 8/18/2024
Duration 3 Weeks
Price CHF 8,525

August - Boarding

Start 8/4/2024
End 8/18/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price CHF 5,850

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