Best Summer Camps in Switzerland

The well established camps are often located in spectacular surroundings close to lakes, mountains and popular cities and offer a very international student environment paired with a unique choice of outdoor activities sports.


Ideal Location
Switzerland’s location in the heart of Europe makes it the ideal place to learn about different cultures and study languages. With four national languages; shared borders with Italy, France, Germany, Austria, and Liechtenstein; and a highly international population, Switzerland helps students develop into world citizens.


Outdoor Adventures
With mountains, rivers, and lakes a plenty, Switzerland offers unlimited opportunities for students to engage with the outdoors. Whether they are into hiking, trail running, rock climbing, canyoning, kayaking, rafting, or cycling, students will inevitably emerge from their time at a Swiss boarding school with a heightened appreciation for the outdoors and a better understanding for what it takes to succeed in challenging environments.



La Garennes


La Garennes International School

30th of June to 10th of August 2018, Villars-sur-Ollon

120 children, 5 to 14 years old, 35 nationalities – Morning: French or English lessons – Afternoon activities, expeditions, excursions and fun…

VISIT WEBSITE / +41 24 495 24 53
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  • Founded in 1947, La Garenne International School is one of the leading primary & middle boarding school located in the Swiss Alps. Owned and managed for two generations by the Méan family, our school is set in the charming French-speaking ski resort of Villars-sur-Ollon providing a secure environment for our students. Our philosophy is based on the traditional values of responsibility, kindness and security, which are key elements for a successful and balanced life.

    In addition to our regular school year programme and winter camps, each summer we welcome 120 young learners aged 5 to 14 years from more than 35 countries. They enjoy our renowned authentic Swiss Style Summer Camp, with French or English language courses each morning, taught in small groups from beginner to advanced levels, followed by fun cultural activities and themed evenings – all in a warm, reassuring family ambience.

    A choice of sessions take place in July and August, during which campers experience a varied programme of learning, play, discovery and sharing. Our ‘adult to student’ ratio is 1:2; these adults are teachers and monitors who are employed all year round by La Garenne, to ensure camp is safe and memorable.






Leysin


LAS Summer

24th of June to 4th of August 2018, Leysin

With breathtaking scenery, modern infrastructure, LAS Summer has a beautiful Alpine setting that allows us to offer students an unforgettable experience


VISIT WEBSITE / +41 24 493 47 23
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  • The new LAS Summer program allows students ages 10-17 to shape their experience by pre-selecting from a wide variety of stimulating core morning Programs – Language, Academic or Sport – and a variety of afternoon Clubs so that they can delve deeply into their specific subjects/interests and develop their skills and knowledge throughout the session. Alongside the core programs and clubs on offer, many other sports, activities and excursions are also offered regularly to satisfy all tastes and interests.
    LAS edge™ is a new and exclusive program we are offering for students aged 13 and up. Aimed at highly motivated students, LAS edge™ will provide a platform for self-awareness and confidence development. This will allow students to gain a perspective on their leadership potential. Edge is a three-week program of self-discovery, focusing on our three core values – Innovation, Compassion, and Responsibility.


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Lemania


Lemania Summer Camp

24th of June to 11th of August 2018, Lausanne

14 activities per week
– Swiss Mountains and lake, Beauty of the Landscape
– 15H or 20H of English/French lessons
– IELTS Programme

VISIT WEBSITE / +41 21 320 15 01
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  • EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION

    Founded in 1908, our school has earned a reputation for excellence in our language courses to the benefit of our students.
    Lemania, a well-known school, has a recognized experience in the field of education. The experience acquired by Lemania school is displayed during the summer camp. The Lemania seriousness, demand and professionalism are used to serve our Summer Camp hence guaranteeing an enriching stay for everyone.

    A HOLIDAY CAMP AT THE HEART OF AN EXCEPTIONAL SETTING

    Located in the heart of Lausanne, just a stone’s throw from Lake Geneva, this is the ideal place to spend an unforgettable holiday while learning. Lemania Summer Camp offers quality accommodation in the centre of the French-speaking part of the city. A relaxing setting in close proximity with the Swiss Mountains which favours many activities.
    Lemania offers unique English and French language courses, allowing each student to progress, all this in an atmosphere that combines work and relaxation.

    GATEWAY TO THE WORLD AS A PHILOSOPHY

    The participants in the Lemania Summer Camp come from all over the world. Everyone therefore benefits from cultural exchanges with students from different cultures. Our holiday camp therefore immerses participants in a rich and stimulating cultural universe.
    Learn or improve your French and English skills, participate in amazing activities and meet other students from all around world with the Lemania summer programme! Enjoy the summer in Switzerland, between mountains and lakes. The classic Lemania Summer Camp experience.


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Lyceum Alpinum


Lyceum Alpinum International Summer Camp

15th of July to 11th of August 2018, Zuoz

In our summer camps we offer a successful combination of languages and sports-activities or golf. Study German, English or French…

VISIT WEBSITE / +41 81 851 30 28
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  • Summer Camp: Sports, activities, language – lots of fun – an exciting offer that has proven successful over the past 20 years! In the morning participants from 10-15 years of age study German, English or French. In the afternoons they join a diverse sports programme or the film acting programme “Hollywood meets Zuoz” or the new workshop “Digital Skills” or participate in the Junior Golf Academy with personalised Golf lessons on the 18-hole course in Zuoz-Madulain.
Junior Day Camp: From Monday to Friday the children (6 – 9 years of age) study English in the morning from 9.00-11.45 and in the afternoon from 12.45 to 16.00 they enjoy a varied programme of sports, handicraft and excursions in the Engadine.






Montana


Montana Summer Sessions

14th of July to 11th of August 2018, Zug

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Learn. Grow. Move. Meet.
Learn. Improve your German, English or start learning Spanish in our class ab initio. Apply to one …

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  • Learn. Grow. Move. Meet.
    Learn. Improve your German, English or start learning Spanish in our class ab initio. Apply to one of three different language levels at Montana Summer Sessions and experience first class language lessons with kids in your age.
    Grow. Experience a different academic or non-academic field of your preference every week. Choose from five focus themes:
    Business & Leadership: Develop your own business idea and participate in a start-up simulation.
    Science & Technology: Experience various chemistry experiments or build your own robot.
    Creativity & Arts: Have you ever been curios how glass is formed or magic is performed?
    People, Places & Stories: Have you ever wondered where and how dinosaurs lived? Or how Columbus discovered America? For kids aged 10-14 years.
    Study Skills: Study Skills: Learn tips and tricks for school life. For kids aged 14-15 years.
    Move. Healthy lifestyles are one of Montana Summer Session’s top priorities. Let’s do sport together and participate in sport competitions. Try out new sport activities and get up to speed with your group during daily sport sessions.
    Meet. Get to know Switzerland and surrounding areas on daytrips. Be immersed to the to the full Swiss-International experience with Montana Summer Sessions! Make friends from all over the world and experience new cultures. Take home unforgettable memories and moments.






Monterosa


Monterosa Summer Program

20th of June to 22th of August 2018, Montreux

Language classes (French, English or German) combined with a great program of excursions, social and sporting activities arranged daily…

VISIT WEBSITE / +41 21 965 45 45
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  • Monte Rosa offers one of the most individualized educational experiences in Switzerland. On the beautiful shore of Lake Geneva, our students are welcomed into a family like environment and receive the care and attention one expects of “home”.

    Tailor-made Summer Courses – From 2 to 9 weeks between 20th June and 22nd August 2018
    • French – English – German – BEC/IELTS preparation
    • Individual private lessons in English, French, German and Mathematics

    Our Summer program is made up of 22 period of language classes, combined with daily ‘à la carte’ excursions offering a wide range of sports, leisure and cultural activities in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
    Students are interviewed and then placed in a class suited to their level. The teaching method places the main emphasis on oral and written language practice, together with grammar, comprehension and phonetics.
    Conversation classes are an integral part of the daily program and take place twice a week. On request, students may study two languages of their choice, at no extra charge.

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Montana


Préfleuri International Alpine School – Summer and Winter Camps

30th of June to 11th of August 2018, Villars-sur-Ollon

Préfleuri has 70years experience in organising educational, cultural and sports holiday camps for children aged 3 to 14 years old.

VISIT WEBSITE / + 41 24 495 23 48
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  • Préfleuri has 70 years experience in organising educational, cultural and sports holiday camps for children aged 3 to 14 years old.
Since 1948 we have upheld a tradition of excellence which we are proud to maintain.Children from all over the world and from many different cultures gather together, make friends and exchange ideas and traditions.
    Above all, children flourish in the fabulous setting, the kind climate and safe environment of the Swiss Alps. From year to year, we watch our regular campers grow as they share good times together, picking up where they left off with staff and other campers, integrating new friends and actvities in to their camp experiences….






Montana


St. George’s International Summer Camps

3rd of July to 4th of August 2017, Montreux

NEAR THE LAKE, CLOSE TO THE MOUNTAINS! St. George’s International School Summer Camps in Montreux, Switzerland provide a world class…

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  • NEAR THE LAKE, CLOSE TO THE MOUNTAINS!

    St. George’s International School Summer Camps in Montreux, Switzerland provide a world class summer experience for young people from all over the world eager to have fun, develop their creativity, experience challenges and grow as individuals throughout their time at camp.

    Through intentionally designed activities and curriculum facilitated by fun-loving, well-rounded and talented staff, young people experience Summer Camp as something wholly different and unique.
    Our Summer Camp offers a wide variety of activities such as Dance & Drama, Sports, Arts & Crafts and fun Evening Activities!






Montreux


Surval Summer Camp

25th of June to 3th of August 2018, Montreux

Surval encourages girls to learn a language, join fun activities and excursions in and around Switzerland, whilst making friends for life.

VISIT WEBSITE / +41 21 966 16 75
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  • Why Surval Summer Camp
    A Unique Summer Experience
    Imagine a place where the mountains kiss the sky, where you can dip your toes in sparkling blue waters, where you can make lifelong friends with strangers and tour the world in just a few weeks.
    Imagine a place that feels like home, but has all the excitement of somewhere different, somewhere unique. Imagine a place where you can learn new skills, try new tastes, explore new sports and go to sleep every night with a new memory.
    Luckily you don’t need to imagine any more.
    That place is Surval Montreux. This June and July, we’d like to welcome you to experience all that we have on offer at our annual Summer Camp in Switzerland, exclusively for girls aged 10-16.
    Girls who take part in our activities camp have the option of spending between three and six weeks at our beautiful boarding school, nestled in the hillside above Lac Leman, just a short drive from Geneva international airport in the heart of Europe.
    Once here, you can choose from a wide array of activities that truly take advantage of our unique location above Montreux, a small town with a big heart – made bigger during your visit which will coincide with the world-renowned jazz festival.
    So, if you’ve always fancied learning to sail or think you could be supreme at SUP, why not give them a go on the dazzling waters of the lake? Likewise, you could try your hand at rafting, banana boating or wake-boarding. If dry land is more your thing, then there’s plenty on offer – be that hiking in the stunning mountains, horse-back riding, rollerblading around the shores of the lake, or gaining a new vantage on things from a treetop assault course.
    Back in the classroom, there’s even more on offer. From cooking lessons, which are bound to impress your parents, to language classes which will impress your future employers, the school day is busy and varied.
    Girls love our make-up classes and always have a good word to say about the etiquette lessons, where – amongst other things – they learn how different nationalities greet each other, what they eat and what behaviour is appropriate in certain cultures and countries.
    It’s great practice for the international community that comes to Surval every summer – a group of girls who start off as strangers but leave as friends.
    And when the school day is over, you can unwind with karaoke and dance sessions or relax in the Jacuzzi. But that’s not all, because we know how important it is to explore new surroundings, our Summer Camp offers additional excursions to locations within Switzerland and beyond. From Gruyere, home to the famous cheese, to the delectable Cailler chocolate factory, and the historic Chateau de Chillon, you’ll be able to learn more about the history and the habits of this fascinating country.
    And we also offer other trips which can be billed separately, including one to Disneyland Paris, though we like to think that the fairy tale setting of our school and your magical experiences at Summer Camp will be enough to help you believe all your dreams are possible. And we hope that after Summer Camp is done, you’ll return as a student to Surval to start on your path to your happy ever after.






Montana


TASIS Summer Programs

23th of June to 11th of August 2018, Lugano

Set in beautiful Lugano, the TASIS Summer Programs in Switzerland offer intensive academic courses, an unparalleled performing arts program, thrilling…

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  • Set in beautiful Lugano, the TASIS Summer Programs in Switzerland offer intensive academic courses, an unparalleled performing arts program, thrilling outdoor adventures, advanced sports training, and exciting cultural excursions to students ranging in age from 4½–18.

    When you come to TASIS, you will discover a vibrant global community of students who represent more than 50 nations and speak more than 30 languages. The TASIS experience unlocks the unique potential of every student and produces what our founder, M. Crist Fleming, called “international human beings—men and women who are capable of moving easily in any society and any civilization on the face of the earth.”



    The magic begins on our campus. Perched on a hillside in sunny southern Switzerland with commanding views of snow-capped mountains, palm trees, and Lake Lugano, our ever-evolving global village comprises 25 buildings dating from the historic 17th-century Villa De Nobili to the state-of-the-art Campo Science Center.



    Capitalizing on our location in the heart of Europe, our travel program will introduce you to majestic natural settings—from the Swiss Alps to the Italian lakes to the Mediterranean coast—and to stunning Swiss and Italian cities, including Andermatt, Basel, Zermatt, Zurich, Florence, Milan, Rome, Siena, and Venice.



    There is no shortage of adventure opportunities at the TASIS Summer Programs. Whatever you wish to try—be it whitewater rafting, canyoning, kayaking, canoeing, waterskiing, windsurfing, sailing, paddleboarding, glacier hiking, ice climbing, rock climbing, zip-lining, or riding an alpine slide—we have you covered.



    If you’re a sports enthusiast, you may choose to participate in our tennis or golf academies; in our Armani Junior Basketball Club, where coaches from the Olimpia Milan Armani Junior Program focus on physical strength and the elements of fitness necessary to improve player confidence and performance; or in our AC Milan Junior Camp, which offers you the exceptional opportunity to work on your skills with coaches from the renowned AC Milan Club.



    While our programs provide plenty of time to play and explore, most mornings are dedicated to traditional classroom learning with a first-rate team of dedicated educators. Among other options, you can take intensive courses in Italian, French, or English as an Additional Language; build an academic writing portfolio; prepare for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program; learn how to cook like an Italian; develop your own lean startup; and study robotics, science, graphic design, digital photography, architecture & design, fashion & textile design, or musical theater.



    With our younger students, we focus on building confidence and nurturing curiosity about the world in a safe, family-like atmosphere. Small class sizes allow our professional educators to engage the children using songs, games, and hands-on activities that help make learning fun, and our international environment helps students develop an appreciation for other languages and cultures.



    Our visual and perfoming arts programs are designed to build confidence and bring out the artist in every child. Whether you want to star in an original musical, learn a new instrument, perform a modern dance, write your own script or song, paint a canvas of the campus, take the perfect photo, design a poster, create an architecture model, or design a clothing line, our devoted team of professional artists and educators will help you achieve your goal.



    The most important aspect of our programs is friendship, and global friendships help us become global citizens. Where else can you meet people from more than 50 countries who quickly become a second family? The TASIS Summer Programs challenge you to grow into the best version of yourself.



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