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Les Elfes International
Summer
Camps

Verbier, Switzerland

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Outdoor activities, quality language classes and discovery of Switzerland with new friends from all around the world.

Les Elfes International Summer Camp Switzerland ensures active participation, a very broad choice of exciting summer camp activities and a high degree of learning in a fun and very international summer camp environment, all by guaranteeing maximum safety through our caring & experienced staff. Summer campers will return home with great experiences, fantastic memories and lifelong friendships.

Our summer camp activities include rock climbing, mountaineering & orienteering, water sports and mountain biking. Each course offers summer campers the opportunity to learn new skills. Every year, Les Elfes International Camp introduces new activities into our Summer Camp programs. Have you ever thought of experiencing the emotion of parachuting or the thrills of jumping on a 60m bridge swing ?

Hightlights

45
outdoor activities

in Verbier

10000
CAMPERS

per year

75
NATIONALITIES

from all continents

3 programs for 3 age groups

The age groups enable summer campers to find friends of a similar age from different countries and to learn a little about other cultures in our international summer camp.

6-10
years old

discoveries

An ideal first camp experience. Our dedicated staff in this age group offer sensitive guidance and a clear structure to nurture the development of the children. We maintain small group sizes for this age group and a challenging range of activities to suit even the sportiest of youngsters

11-14
years old

explorers

For our slightly older and more experienced campers we offer a challenging and interactive programme of summer camp activities. In the Explorer group, campers are expected to become much more independent and to be prepared to step out of their comfort zones.

15-17
years old

pioneers

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

During session 2 and 4, a 4th program is introduced for campers aged 13-14. Aventurers will follow a schedule that will be prepare them become pioneers and practice their teamwork skills while learning to slowly overcome their fears.

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Typical day 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

Bedtime According To Age

Room Checks – Tidy Room Competition

Focus on cultural activities

Each year we introduce new enrichment workshops into our summer camp programs.
We offer our campers a solid foundation for personal development by engaging them in public speaking and various team-building activities.

Language courses

To ensure we offer the best possible tuition for our students we work in partnership with Verbier Language School to offer specialist summer camp teachers in each language for every course.

Students are grouped according to their language levels, with a maximum class size of 7 students per teacher. 3 types of courses, Conversational, Intensive and Private are available in  French, English, Spanish, Mandarin and German.

Each of our courses follows set criteria for levels of language proficiency, with detailed certificates and a portfolio of work which students may take away 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 activities

A Swiss International summer camp with over 45 different outdoor activities, quality language classes and discovery of Switzerland with new friends from all around the world. We offer unique activities to ensure campers have the opportunity to make friends quickly, explore the outdoors and come home feeling more confident, having learned about Switzerland and wanting to come back the following year. 

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

FAQ

What to bring ?

Basic summer articles (for 1 week):

  • 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)

Pocket money

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

Student can leave their pocket money at the reception for Safe-keeping. Pocket money can be withdrawn daily from 16h00 to 17h00 (and from 08h00 to 09h00 on excursion days). An exact statement will be given to the student at the end of the camp upon request.

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had to say

Day camps

Day camps are a great stepping stone for younger campers, ideal for families living in Verbier or surrounding towns, or a great way to have a family holiday in Verbier while giving your teenagers a little space to themselves to make friends and experience everything Verbier has to offer.

What better way for your children to spend their days than mountain biking, rock climbing, visiting all the best Swiss tourist spots and making new friends from around the world? Summer day camps are available to students aged 6-17 years and entail a full day and evening program of activities in a vibrant international camp environment.

We offer full-day camps from 08:00 until 22:00. Campers are dropped off at the camp in the mornings ready for language courses and outdoor adventurous activities.

The program includes lunch and dinner, afternoon optional activities, such as football, basketball, trampolining, treasure hunt, mini-golf and an evening program of social activities, including quizzes, team-building challenges, team games, campfires and much, much more.

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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