Europe is a continent that is relatively small but with many independent countries. With its momentous history, cutting-edge culture, and breathtaking landscapes, Europe attracts more tourists than anywhere else. Out of Earth’s ten most visited countries, seven are located in Europe, with good reason.
Summer is the best time to discover Europe as weather will be generally sunny. Summer programs offered by International Schools take place during summer holidays, from June to late August. The average temperature for July at major cities throughout Europe range around 25 to 32 degrees Celsius (76 to 90 Fahrenheit).
London Heathrow is the biggest airport in Europe, based on passenger volume. The second largest airport in Europe is Charles de Gaulle in Paris.
With snowy 4,000-metre peaks, turquoise sea, multiple rivers and lakes, Europe is an outdoor paradise offering unlimited opportunities for students to engage with the outdoors. Whether on foot or on a bike, in the mountains, on water or in the air, if you are looking for an endless choice of sports you can’t be wrong with Europe.
Most Europeans speak more than 2 languages as studying a second foreign language for at least one year is compulsory in more than 20 European countries. You can be sure to find the language you wish to study in Europe such as English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and more.
For many, Europe represents the height of culinary accomplishment. Each country offers a unique culinary history that most will recognize, including Spanish tapas, French cheese, Italian pastas and meats, swiss chocolates and so on.
To visit all countries in Europe you generally need only one Schengen visa. Many countries do not even need a visa for entry into the Schengen Area. More info on wiki voyage.
Please find below our selection of the most exciting summer camps in Europe that can make the summer holidays a truly memorable experience, filled with sports, adventures, fun and learning. Students will have the chance to meet new friends from all over the world while participating in enriching programmes and learning new skills that they keep for a life time.
Our selection of the best Summer Camps in Europe
Collège du Léman’s Summer Camp
8th of July to 18th of August, Geneva (Switzerland)Choose from 8 activities in the morning – 17 in the afternoon: English/French classes, Sports activities, Arts, Business activities…VISIT WEBSITE / +41 22 775 55 95
- Besides our wonderful location, between Lake Geneva and mountains, close to downtown Geneva and the Airport, a specific point about our Summer Camp is that students have the opportunity to build their own summer programme by choosing from a range of 8 activities in the morning and 17 in the afternoon.In the morning, choose from 8 options:
- Genius Programme: English class – French class – Computer programming course
- Olympic Programme: Multi-sports activity
- Arts: Picasso (Painting, arts & crafts)
- Technology & Science: CSI laboratory – Robotics
- Business: Future leaders (develop leadership and communication abilities, insight of international politics)
In the afternoon, choose from 17 options:11 activities
- Sports: Champions League (Football) – NBAction (Basketball) – Multi-sports – Street dance
- Arts: Picasso (Painting, arts & crafts) – On Stage (Drama)
- Technology & Science: CSI laboratory – Robotics – Technology (Video making and educational gaming)
- Business: Future leaders – Create your start-up
6 Premium options (extra cost) – Intensive courses
- Flying Trapeze
- Horse riding
- Lake Geneva (Waterskiing, cablewake)
- Music (instrument of your choice)
La Garenne International School
30th of June to 10th of August, Villars-sur-Ollon (Switzerland)
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
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.
24th of June to 4th of August, Leysin (Switzerland)
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
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.
Lemania Summer Camp
24th of June to 11th of August, Lausanne (Switzerland)
14 activities per week
Swiss Mountains and lake, Beauty of the Landscape
15H or 20H of English/French lessons
VISIT WEBSITE / +41 21 320 15 01
EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATIONFounded 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 SETTINGLocated 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 PHILOSOPHYThe 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.
Lyceum Alpinum International Summer Camp
15th of July to 11th of August, Zuoz (Switzerland)
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
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.
unior 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 Summer Sessions
14th of July to 11th of August, Zug (Switzerland)
earn. Grow. Move. Meet.
earn. 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 Summer Program
20th of June to 22th of August, Montreux (Switzerland)
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
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 MathematicsOur 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.
Préfleuri International Alpine School – Summer and Winter Camps
30th of June to 11th of August, Villars-sur-Ollon (Switzerland)
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
Préfleuri has 70 years experience in organising educational, cultural and sports holiday camps for children aged 3 to 14 years old.
ince 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….
Salem International Summer Schools
20th of July to 3rd of August, Salem and Uberlingen (Germany)
For children and teenagers aged between 9 and 16. This two-week academic and extracurricular programme broadens the participant’s cultural and academic horizons…
VISIT WEBSITE / +49 7553 919 352
For explorers from ages 9 to 12: Salem Summer Camp
The Salem Summer Camp offers innumerable opportunities to discover the world playfully. Set in natural surroundings -the meadows, hills and woods of the unique region of Lake Constance — and together with other children: this creates an incomparably harmonious and positive atmosphere where learning is a pleasure. In the mornings there are learning groups for both languages and science. Alternatively, children can attend a course which focuses more specifically on “Learning More About…” They will have the opportunity to attend a writing workshop, take part in a mini-university etc. In the afternoons students will devote entirely to practical activities in small groups: art and crafts, sailing, on stage, discovering the woods. At the weekend students take a break from the learning and practical groups. Instead, the whole camp enjoys two days of trips together in the local surroundings.
Sunshine, Water, Fun and Many New Challenges: Salem Summer School (Ages 12 to 14)
The Summer School Salem is located at Salem Castle, a Cistercian monastery to the north of Lake Constance. It is designed for children aged 12 and 14, who want to enjoy a diverse program and gain an impression of what life at our boarding school is like. In the morning, English, German as a foreign language (DaF), Natural Sciences and Technology, as well as Mathematics. In addition, students have the opportunity to become acquainted with Salem’s active rescue services and to pursue creative arts and crafts. Afternoons are dedicated to sports. Along with classical ball games we also offer archery, break dance, and a variety of outdoor activities.During the middle weekend students will explore the Lake Constance Region and may expect an exciting outdoor experience.
“Learning through Fun” for Students from Around the World: Salem International Summer School (Ages 14 to 16)
The Salem International Summer School welcomes students from all around the world. The common language of the summer school is English and hence the atmosphere is very international. In the mornings students attend language courses in German or in English. In the afternoons there is a wide range of sports and creative activities on the programme. The middle weekend is just the right time for a variety of different and challenging excursions, such as to the Black Forest or the Swiss Alps. At the Final Evening Production, participants have the chance to show their parents and newly won friends all their artistic talents.
St. George’s International Summer Camps
3rd of July to 4th of August, Montreux (Switzerland)
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!
Surval Summer Camp
25th of June to 3th of August, Montreux (Switzerland)
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
Why Surval Summer CampA Unique Summer ExperienceImagine 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.
TASIS Summer Programs
23th of June to 11th of August, Lugano (Switzerland)
Set in beautiful Lugano, the TASIS Summer Programs in Switzerland offer intensive academic courses, an unparalleled performing arts program, thrilling…
VISIT WEBSITE / +41 91 960 5151
- 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.
HIF International Summer Adventure Camp
21st July – 3rd August 2019 , Engadine Valley (Switzerland).
The HIF International Summer Camp 2019 is a two-week learning adventure, high above the world at 1700 metres on the campus of the Hochalpines Institut Ftan (HIF) in the Engadine Valley, Switzerland.
VISIT WEBSITE / + 41 81 861 22 11
The HIF International Summer Adventure Camp 2019 brings together young people from around the world to live and learn together. It will be a summer to remember for the adventure, the friendships, for the fun and laughter, and for the inspiration you will take home with you.
Learn and practise your German or English skills
Explore the Alps with its wild life, rushing rivers, forests and mountain peaks
Discover new talents and help organise and lead an activity as a team member
Develop the confi dence to try out and practise rock climbing, river rafting, horseback riding.
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