Gstaad, Switzerland

Elevate Summer Adventures: Gstaad, Switzerland

About the provider: "World-Class" - Founded in 1880 in a Chateau from the 1300s, one of the most famous bilingual and bicultural schools in the world, in the Swiss Alps.

age icon 8-13 years old

time icon 3 weeks

book icon Weekly hours: 13

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Embark on an unforgettable adventure away from home with our unique 2-week program nestled in the heart of the breathtaking Alpine countryside.

  • This camp is not just a stay; it's an opportunity to immerse yourself in a melting pot of cultures from around the globe.
  • Focus on enhancing your language skills, indulge in a variety of sports, and unleash your creativity through diverse arts.
  • The excitement peaks in the final, third week, where language classes give way to thrilling, adventure-packed experiences.
  • And there's no need to worry about homesickness – our camp is like a giant, joyous sleepover with your newest best friends.
  • It's a perfect blend of learning, adventure, and fun, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Join us for a journey of discovery, friendship, and unparalleled enjoyment!

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Summer Camp at Schönried Campus:

  • Located in the scenic Swiss Alps region of Gstaad.

  • Hosted in large Swiss chalets amidst stunning Swiss landscapes.

  • Attracts summer camp participants from various regions.

What's Included

  • Full board and accommodation in a twin-bed room (or, at certain camps or special activities, in tents or mountain refuges), according to age.

  • Provision of bed linen and towels.

  • Full laundry service (dry cleaning is not provided during the camps).

  • Classes, sports, arts and activities offered within the program, including associated coaching and material. Evening activities.

  • Excursions, cruises and weekend activities.

  • Emergency expenses insurance for accidents and illnesses included in camp price. Acts as travel insurance, covering medical emergencies from illness or accident. Insurance activates if child’s home country insurance doesn't cover costs abroad or if no health/accident insurance exists. Provider contacts child's health insurance if available.

  • Personal liability insurance, and local taxes.

  • Transport to and from Geneva Airport on the official days of arrival and departure.


Afternoon Activities:

  • Diverse sports and arts program in the Alps.
  • Activities vary weekly, including basketball, climbing, cooking, creative arts, football, golf (practice only), mountain trekking, swimming, tennis, via ferrata.

Evening Entertainment:

  • Different activities each night: inter-team competitions, discos, movie nights, art and craft, board games, sports matches, BBQs.
  • Option to spend the night in a local mountain hut.


  • Separate sleeping buildings for boys and girls; sports and activities are mixed.

  • Youngest students may be in a co-ed building, segregated by floors.

  • Teacher to student ratio is 1:4.

  • Spacious rooms with ensuite bathrooms; no single or triple rooms.

  • Each student gets a mini-safe; bedding and towels provided.

  • Roommates assigned for cultural exchange, with two different nationalities per room.

  • There is no air conditioning in the rooms. Fans, however, are available in case of a heat wave. 

  • Wi-Fi available, subject to Camp Director's rules.

  • Laundry service provided: collected, washed, ironed, and returned. Staff labels laundry on arrival.

  • Internationally inspired meals, buffet-style, prepared by in-house chefs.

  • Attendance at all meals compulsory; tables shared with teachers.

  • Food allergies must be indicated in the health questionnaire.

  • Pork-containing meals are indicated; vegetarian options available.

  • Unable to provide Kosher, Halal, or vegan meals.

  • Birthdays are celebrated with special attention and organization of cakes and balloons for the occasion.

School Facilities

  • Bedrooms (2 beds) with ensuite bathrooms

  • Classrooms

  • IT room, equipped games rooms and lounges

  • Apartments for teachers living in the boarding houses

  • Infirmary

  • Dining room

Sports facilities

The region has an excellent infrastructure, allowing visitors to make the most of sporting and mountain pursuits in safety, including:

  • Swimming pools

  • Tennis courts

  • A bowling alley

  • Zip-lining routes and cross-country tracks

  • Climbing walls and Via Ferratas laid out to help students learn to climb in a safe environment

  • A center for alpine expeditions


Weekend Schedule:

  • Saturday afternoon: Excursions (canoeing, laser games, bridge swing jumping).
  • Sunday: Starts with brunch, followed by an all-day excursion (Aquaparc, Glacier 3000).


  • Transfers from Geneva International Airport to camp are included in the camp fee on official start and end dates.

  • Approx 9 am to 2 pm (arrival at airpot)

  • Staff meets children traveling alone at Geneva Airport and drives them to camp.

  • Parents must arrange transfers if traveling outside official camp dates.

  • We do not provide transportation from/to Zürich Airport or any train station.

  • Children traveling alone are accompanied to Geneva Airport on official departure dates.

  • Unaccompanied Minor (UM) service requests must be reserved and paid to the airline before camp starts.

  • If you are travelling with your child, we are unable to offer you transportation. The campus is easily accessible by car or train (2h30 to Schönried).

Lesson Plan

Language (English or French):

  • Choose English or French for camp duration.
  • Morning classes: 2 periods of 75 minutes each.
  • Level placement test upon arrival to group students with similar proficiency.
  • Saturday morning: Two shorter language lessons.

After 2 weeks of language study, Ultimate Adventure week starts:

  • Entire week of original adventure, replacing language lessons and sports/arts.
  • Exclusive group limited to a maximum of 30 students.
  • Final week packed with spectacular, high-energy activities.

Children with visiting parents can leave after Saturday lessons, return before Sunday dinner.

Sample timesheet_gstaad program


  • Outside camp dates, airport transfers are provided by a camp driver or by a local taxi company the cost for which is approximately CHF 500.-. This service is not included in the camp fees and will be deducted from your child’s pocket money.

Pocket Money:

  • Suggested pocket money amount included in post-registration invoice.

  • Children can withdraw pocket money 2-3 times a week.

  • Pocket money mainly for buying snacks; no credit card system on campus.

  • Remaining balance returned to child upon departure.


  • Teachers live with students, ensuring well-being and safety, and assist with morning routines.


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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 7/29/2024
End 8/17/2024
Duration 3 Weeks
Price CHF 12,200

July - Boarding

Start 7/29/2024
End 8/11/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price CHF 7,400

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