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Summer Camp 2024

for kids and teens

Les Elfes International

Verbier, Switzerland

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Two teens that became friends during the 2024 summer camp hug each other after throwing blue colors at each other for fun at Les Elfes International Camp in Verbier, Europe

International Summer Camp Les Elfes Switzerland is a Swiss family-owned camp with over 37 years of experience organizing camps for children aged 6 to 17, welcoming participants from more than 70 countries.

Les Elfes International Summer Camp Switzerland ensures active participation, offering a broad range of exciting and fun summer camp activities, along with a high degree of learning in an international and multicultural environment. Our caring and experienced staff prioritize maximum safety, ensuring that boys and girls participating in the summer camp return home with great experiences, fantastic memories, and lifelong friendships.

Our summer camp activities for kids and teens include rock climbing, mountaineering, orienteering, water sports, canoeing, arts-and-crafts and mountain biking. Each course offers summer campers the opportunity to learn new skills. Moreover, Les Elfes International introduces new activities to our sleepaway summer camp programs every year. Have you ever thought of experiencing the emotion of parachuting or the thrills of jumping on a 60m bridge swing?

With a wide range of fun summer camp activities, Les Elfes International Kids Camp is the perfect choice for your child’s summer holidays!

Les Elfes International Summer Camp Hightlights

45
FUN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

in Verbier

Les Elfes International sumemr camp 2024 mascotte looking happy
10000
CAMPERS

per year

Les Elfes International summer camp mascotte looking happy
75
NATIONALITIES

from all continents

3 summer camp programs for 3 age groups

The age groups enable kids and teens participating in Les Elfes International summer camp to find friends of similar age from different countries and to learn a little about other cultures.

6-10
years old

Group of international young kids having lunch outside during the 2024 summer camp of Les Elfes in Verbier, Europe

discoveries

An ideal first international summer camp experience in Switzerland, Les Elfes offers dedicated staff for the discovery age group who provide sensitive guidance and a clear structure to nurture children’s development. We maintain small group sizes and summer camp programs filled with challenging and fun camp activities for kids, catering to even the sportiest of youngsters.

11-14
years old

Two girls hugging each other after a tennis game during their 2024 summer camp in Les Elfes international Verbier, Switzerland, Europe

explorers

For our slightly older and more experienced campers, we offer a challenging and interactive program rich in fun summer camp activities. In the Explorer group, summer campers are encouraged to become more independent and step out of their comfort zones.

15-17
years old

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pioneers

Our most challenging summer camp program recognizes the need for older campers to try new sports and push their boundaries. This summer camp program is packed with exhilarating and fun camp activities!

During Les Elfes summer camp session 2, a 4th overnight summer camp program is introduced for teens aged 13-14 – The adventure camp! Adventurers will follow a schedule that will prepare them to become pioneers and practice their teamwork skills while learning to smoothly overcome their fears.

Next summer camp 2024 dates & prices

Summer camp program Daily Schedule

Morning & lunch
7h30

Students are woken up by Les Elfes monitors for Breakfast

08h45

Groups meet their monitors for a morning meeting where they are briefed on the clothing and equipment they will need for the day & perhaps a warm-up activity

09h00 – 11h00

Language classes: children start their language lessons which are given by Verbier Language School. Here they are divided into small groups of a maximum of 7 students and divided according to language level.

11h00 – 12h00

This is the time for optional activities such as private golf, horse-riding and tennis courses or intensive or private language courses. Campers who have not chosen any extra course participate in group activities with our monitors.

12h00-12h45

Lunch on campus, picnic or barbecue.

Afternoon
12h45-16h15

Afternoon activities are split by age group: mountain biking, rock climbing, nature hike, orienteering or an afternoon down by the lake with banana boating, wake boarding or indoor water park.

16h30-17h00

Shower Time & Relaxation

17h00-18h45

Campers are given the option to either go for a stroll in the village or to participate in additional optional activities such as swimming, football, basketball, table tennis, trampoline etc.

Dinner & evening
19h00-20h00

Dinner at the camp

20h00

Evening activities. The monitors at Les Elfes organise group games, cinema evenings, campfire and marshmallows, theatre evenings and other fun activities.

Bedtime According To Age

Room Checks – Tidy Room Competition

At our summer camp, we focus on cultural activities

Every year, Les Elfes International kids camp introduces new enrichment workshops into our summer camp programs, providing fresh experiences for our campers. We offer campers a solid foundation for personal development by involving them in activities such as public speaking and various team-building exercises.

Language courses

Les Elfes summer camp program offers language lessons. To provide the best learning experience for our students, we partner with Verbier Language School, which ensures specialized teachers for each language course.

Students are grouped based on their language proficiency levels, with a maximum class size of 7 students per teacher. We offer three types of courses – Conversational, Intensive, and Private – in French, English, Spanish, Mandarin, and German.

Our language courses at Les Elfes follow specific criteria for different proficiency levels, and students receive detailed certificates and a portfolio of their work to take home with them.

Excursions

What better way to really appreciate the culture of Switzerland and its neighboring countries than to dedicate a day to visit some of the most iconic cities and some of the famous organizations and museums.

Each of our cultural excursion days is a little different, with new options each year for those returning campers who are ready to see something new!

Whether it is souvenir shopping that interests you or learning about the history of communication in Bern, the capital of Switzerland, the options are endless. Sample some of the finest Swiss chocolates and cheeses at the factories in Gruyere, learn about global cooperation with a guided tour of the United Nations or Swiss Red Cross museum in Geneva, an interactive tour of the Olympic museum in Lausanne the home of the International Olympic Committee, walking inside a glacier at the nearby ice caves in Chamonix, visiting many of the beautiful castles in the area, taking a stroll through the pedestrian streets of Zermatt while admiring the views on the Matterhorn, visiting Evian or Annecy in France and many many more options.

Unique fun activities at our summer camp 2024

With over 45 outdoor activities and quality language classes, Les Elfes, a top Swiss international summer camp in Europe, offers unforgettable adventures. Enjoy excursions and a multicultural environment where you can make new friends from around the world. We provide unique, fun activities to ensure campers have the opportunity to make friends quickly, explore the outdoors, and return home feeling more confident, having learned about Switzerland and Europe, and eager to come back the following year.

children hiking in the beautiful trails of Verbier during their 2024 summer camp at Les Elfes International. Beautiful scenery with snowy mountains and pink flowers

Overnight Mountain hut

At the beginning of each summer camp session, campers are divided into age groups and taken to a mountain hut to spend an overnight in the heart of Swiss nature. There, they get to know the other campers that will share the summer camp with them and start forming the first friendships. Capture the flag, stargazing and campfire are all part of the experience.

International day

Group of many kids and teens throwing colors in the air during the Holi festival of International Day of the 2024 summer camp at les elfes international in Europe

International Summer Camp Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring at Les Elfes International summer camp ?

Here are some Basic articles (for 1 week) to insure your child have the perfect summer camp outfits:

  • 1 Waterproof Jacket
  • 1 pair of Hiking Boots
  • 1 pair of Trainers/ sports shoes (not flip-flops or crocs please)
  • 7 T-Shirts (Short and long sleeves)
  • 2 Sports Trousers or hiking trousers
  • 2 Pairs of jeans
  • 1 Pair of Shorts
  • 7 Changes of underwear +7 pairs of Socks
  • 1 Jumper/ Long Sleeved Top
  • 1 Fleece/ Warm Layer
  • 2 sets of Pyjamas
  • 2 Swimsuits +1 Beach Towel
  • Toiletries (Hairbrush, Shower gel, Shampoo, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, etc…)
  • Laundry bag
  • Sun Cream & Lip balm
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat or Cap
  • Indoor Footwear: crocs, flip-flops, slippers
  • Book (Optional)
  • Cuddly Toy (Optional)
  • Pencil case and notebook (for language lessons)

How much pocket money my child will need during the summer camp?

We recommend giving your child an average of CHF. 100. per week, depending on their spending habits and age, to buy souvenirs and snacks. (Meals and activities, apart from optional dine-out, are included.)

Students can leave their pocket money at the reception for Safekeeping. Pocket money can be withdrawn daily from 16h00 to 17h00 (and from 08h00 to 09h00 on excursion days). Upon request, an exact statement will be given to the student at the end of the summer camp program.

What some of the parents
had to say

Girl at Les Elfes International 2024 summer camp playing with inflatable game in the lake as part the activity of the camp

Summer Day camps in Verbier, Switzerland

Looking for an exciting summer day camp program in Switzerland?

Les Elfes International offers the perfect solution for families residing in or visiting Verbier. Our summer day camps are ideal for kids and teens who are not ready for a sleepaway summer camp but are eager to enjoy a day filled with adventure and new friendships.

At Les Elfes, we provide a dynamic environment where children aged 6-17 can spend their summer holidays engaging in outdoor activities like mountain biking, rock climbing, and visiting the best tourist spots in Switzerland. Our camps are designed to create memorable experiences while helping campers make friends from around the world.

Our full-day camps run from 08:00 to 22:00, packed with activities from morning till evening. Each day starts with a drop-off at the Les Elfes office, followed by a mix of language courses and outdoor adventures.

The program includes lunch and dinner, and a variety of afternoon activities such as football, basketball, trampolining, treasure hunts, and mini-golf. The fun continues into the evening with social activities like quizzes, team-building challenges, games, and campfires.

About Verbier

Verbier, the original home of Les Elfes, is situated in the French speaking part of Switzerland and only two hours away from Geneva. Verbier’s stunning location on a south facing plateau guarantees an exceptionally sunny climate in both summer and winter.

In addition to the breathtaking panoramic views, Verbier is one of the most famous resorts in Europe and offers a variety of sport and leisure activities all year round in a cosmopolitan and relaxed atmosphere.

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Campuses

Our two purpose built wood and stone chalets follow the Swiss Alpine tradition and offer charm and comfort to our guests. Both chalets are situated in green, peaceful nature surroundings.

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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