Lugano, Switzerland

Language & Adventure Camp - Switzerland

About the provider: "Prime" - Founded 1956 with the vision of bringing the finest American Education to the heart of Europe, 750 students who speak 35+ languages. Accredited by IBO, CIS and NEASC.

age icon 11-13 years old

time icon 3 weeks

book icon Weekly hours: 20

Embark on an exciting educational journey at our Lugano programs, strategically positioned in the heart of Europe.

  • Tailored for different age groups, students can choose a primary course, immersing themselves in extended daily sessions.
  • Enhance the experience with optional overnight trips and sports clubs, available at an extra cost.
  • Our comprehensive program encompasses sports, music, arts, and engaging activities, ensuring a well-rounded educational adventure.
  • Weekend day-trips seamlessly blend exploration and education, creating an unforgettable experience in the inspiring European setting of Lugano.

Join us for a dynamic and enriching learning adventure!

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  • Campus located on the Collina d’Oro in Montagnola, overlooking Lugano, amidst Swiss mountains and Lake Lugano.

  • Nestled amidst nature's grandeur, the campus blends historic and modern architecture, symbolizing a deep appreciation for art, history, and human aspiration.

  • Combines 17th-century relics with eco-friendly structures, encouraging students to value and seek genuine beauty in their lives.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in a nurturing, structured environment

  • Intensive courses in languages, visual and performing arts, creative writing, and more

  • Course materials, books

  • Morning studies with one course focused on for four hours each weekday

  • Afternoon play, explore and exercise with sports, arts, and outdoor adventures

  • Excursions & trips to some of the most beautiful destinations in Switzerland and Italy

  • Cultural excursions to some of Europe’s most beautiful locations

  • Accident/health insurance

  • Special sports available at a modest additional cost


Included Activities (No Additional Cost):

  • Watersports (Twice a week): Paddleboarding, windsurfing, swimming, kayaking.
  • Indoor and Outdoor Fitness Activities: Volleyball, archery, recreational tennis, basketball, hiking, rock climbing, dance, and recreational soccer.
  • Dance, drama, and musical theater options are also available and culminate with performances during the Summer Arts Festival.

Optional Sports Clubs (Additional Cost):


  • Learn basics, water safety, advanced skills.
  • Session One: CHF 500, Session Two: CHF 450

Sailing Club

  • Learn basics, water safety, advanced skills.
  • Session One: CHF 300, Session Two: CHF 250

Tennis Club

  • Enhance existing skills, kit provided.
  • Session One: CHF 700, Session Two: CHF 500

Milan Academy Scuola Calcio

  • Work with coaches from Milan Academy Scuola Calcio.
  • Session One: CHF 630, Session Two: CHF 530

Golf Club

  • Improve golf skills, limited to five students.
  • Session One: CHF 1000, Session Two: CHF 800


  • Students housed in separate boys' and girls' dormitories.

  • Maximum of four students per bedroom, grouped by age.

  • Roommates from diverse countries and cultures, no rooming with siblings or friends.

  • Emphasis on cultural exchange and global friendships.

  • Mark clothing with permanent markers using assigned numbers for laundry service.

  • Unclaimed items at session end donated to charity.


Day Trips

  • City breaks to Milan, Zurich, or Lucerne with cultural tours and exploration.
  • Adventurous activities like canyoning, canoeing, rafting, or caving.
  • Relaxation at lidos in Ascona, Locarno, or Tesserete.
  • All day trips are included in tuition, and students return to campus each night.

Overnight Optional Trips

Session 1 Trips:

  • Andermatt Adventure, Weekend 1, June 29–30
  • Italian Riviera, Weekend 1, June 28–June 30
  • Verona, Weekend 2, July 6–7
  • Great Swiss Outdoors, Weekend 2, July 5–7
  • Zurich, Weekend 2 - July 6–7 (CHF 750)
  • Italian Riviera, Weekend 3, July 12–14
  • Zermatt, Weekend 3, July 12–14
  • Gruyère/Montreux Area, Weekend 3, July 12–14 (CHF 1250)

Session 2 Trips:

  • Verona, Weekend 1, July 27–28
  • Zurich, Weekend 1, July 27–28
  • Italian Riviera, Weekend 1, July 26–28
  • Zermatt, Weekend 2, August 2–4
  • Great Swiss Outdoors, Weekend 2, August 2–4
  • Gruyère/Montreux Area, Weekend 2, August 2–4


  • Boarding students should arrive on the program's first day for registration.

  • Staff pick up unaccompanied students at the airport (Included to the price)

  • Departure date corresponds with the last published date of the program.

Lesson Plan


  • Academic Classes for 4 hours.
    • English as an Additional Language (EAL)
    • Academic Writing
    • Italian
    • Intensive French
    • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math)
    • Musical Theater
    • Digital Photography
  • Discovery classes for 1 hour based on their interests.


  • Engage in sports, and outdoor activities.


  • Various activities like dances, group games, a World Cup soccer tournament, and social events after dinner.


  • Riviera hiking to ice climbing, museum visits to canyoning, Alpine villages to cosmopolitan cities.
  • Day trips include both cultural and outdoor adventures, and overnight trips explore destinations throughout France, Italy, and Switzerland.

Daily Schedule (Approximate):

  • 7:45–8:45 - Breakfast
  • 8:25–8:30 - Morning Meeting
  • 8:30–11:30 - Classes and Music
  • 11:30–12:05 - Lunch
  • 12:30–13:30 - Discovery Class
  • 13:30–17:00 - Afternoon Activities & Sports
  • 17:00–17:30 - Dinner Preparation
  • 17:30–18:15 - Family-Style Dinner
  • 18:15–20:45 - Evening Activity
  • 20:45–21:00 - Evening Meeting (in dorms)
  • 21:00–22:00 - Free time/showers
  • 22:00–22:15 - Quiet Time
  • 22:15 - Lights Out


Pocket Money Advice:

  • Bring pocket money for souvenirs or treats during trips.

  • Cash can be brought or sent ahead via credit card or bank transfer.

  • Recommended: CHF 40–50 per week for children up to 10 years old.

  • Recommended: CHF 80–100 per week for older students.

Optional Activities:

  • Waterskiing: Session One CHF 500, Session Two CHF 450

  • Sailing Club: Session One CHF 300, Session Two CHF 250

  • Tennis Club: Session One CHF 700, Session Two CHF 500

  • Milan Academy Scuola Calcio: Session One CHF 630, Session Two CHF 530

  • Golf Club: Session One CHF 1000, Session Two CHF 800


  • On-site Health Center with three nurses offering 24/7 care.

  • Close proximity to Civico Hospital for emergency care.

  • Communication required for any concerns about over-the-counter medications.

  • Health and Accident Insurance mandatory for boarding students; non-residents can apply for "Health and Accident Insurance Plan".

  • Day students need their own insurance or can apply for "Health and Accident Insurance Plan" if non-Swiss residents, with unlimited coverage but excluding dental and eye care.


  • Teacher Recommendation (form provided during enrolment)


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