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Field trips & Duke of Edinburgh expeditions for schools – Switzerland

From the beginning of May until the middle of October, Les Elfes offers different field trips to its privately owned campus in Verbier, la Tzoumaz and Crans-Montana.

Our campuses are located in the French speaking part of Switzerland, 2 hours from Geneva airport and 30 minutes from the Italian and French borders.

For the Duke of Edinburgh Adventurous Journey expeditions, our Award Supervisors will select campsite that are safe for the children to spend the night. We only operate Duke of Edinburgh expeditions in mountain areas that are known to our staff members and where risks have been assessed beforehand.

Les Elfes school trips programs

With complete freedom to create your own customisable field trip, you’ll be able to use our experience and expertise to create the perfect field trip for your school trip.

Duke of Edinburg (Bronze, Silver and Gold expeditions)

This is a sample schedule for the Bronze Adventurous Journey. We recommend a minimum of 12 days for students wanting to do the Gold expeditions.

Geography & Sustainability

Multi-Sports (Les Elfes Classic program)

Language and sports



Customized Program

At Les Elfes International, we organize customized programs tailored to school’s needs. Teachers can check our activities and excursions and reach out to us to build a schedule that fully meets their students’ needs.

Focus on educational component

Field trips do not always get the right consideration regarding the educational component they bring to students, but field trips actually bring a lot of various positive and good skills:

Adventure Sports

Personal development, social component and sports

Social Component & Team Building
Students will learn how to live together in a big group, possibly also with students from other schools, from other countries and from other cultures. Team spirit within a group is increased by an “out of classroom experience”

Students will learn new exciting sports. Students will rapidly familiarise themselves with the materials. They will keep these skills for the rest of their lives.

Personal Development
A field trip is a unique experience that does not only allows children to improve their sport skills but also helps them to maximize both personal and group development and to enhance their self-confidence and interpersonal skills.

Mountains & Culture

Students will gain important knowledge about mountain safety and mountain geography, for example experiencing quickly changing weather conditions, which are typical for high altitude environments. In addition, Les Elfes students will find out a lot about Swiss culture and local food.

All these components put together make a field trip a very valuable educational experience for the students, for the teachers who see the students evolving all throughout the week and for the parents who will find their children in very good physical and mental condition after coming back from their field trip with Les Elfes.

Mountain biking Les Elfes camp

Typical day schedule

We offer field trips from the end of April until the end of October. We are fully flexible in terms of length and dates. However, a standard program will usually run 7 days

Why choose Les Elfes

All of our programs are entierly customisable

With complete freedom to create your own customisable field trip, you’ll be able to use our experience and expertise to create the perfect field trip for your school trip.

Les Elfes Camps offer large buffet breakfasts and varied lunches and dinners designed to satisfy all students based on our experience with camps and student travel programmes since 1987.

All equipment for indoor and outdoor games and sports is available at the campus: football field, basketball, volleyball and badminton courts, golf putting/driving range, trampoline, petanque area and climbing walls…

What some of the teachers
had to say


Do you provide Duke of Edinburgh programs ?

Yes, our staff is qualified as Award Supervisor and Award leader to run the Duke of Edinburgh’s  adventurous journey.
We are able to run Bronze, Silver and Gold expeditions. For a better experience and in order to be able to complete the training, practice journey and qualifying journey, we recommend to book the Bronze program for 7 days, and the Silver or Gold program for 10 days (8-day program is also possible for Silver but more tireing for students).

Can I come for less than 7 days ? or more ?

Yes, we accept any stay starting from 2 nights

What is the weather like for field trips ?

Spring brings temperatures of 10°C to 20°C in May, perfect for outdoor activities. Summer sees highs of 20°C to 27°C (68°F to 77°F) in June to August, ideal for mountain adventures but also swims in the lakes. From September onwards cooler temperatures come back with temperatures of 10°C to 20°C and colorful foliage in the forests.

Our staff

Each Camp is supervised by a Resort Manager and an Activities Manager. Les Elfes runs the camps with all appropriate staff, including animators, kitchen staff, nurse, night guard, cleaning team, private drivers,…

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