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Ropes course

Our campers will go with their summer camp counselors to the rope course. It’s always an exciting day. This summer camp activity is a high forest adventure of rope bridges, tarzan swings and zip-lines, all set high up in the tree tops. Summer campers will be fitted by professional experts with a climbing harness and supervised during the whole time of this summer camp activity. The ropes course offers different trails depending on our campers’ ability ensuring fun for everyone.

Realfly : Skydiving

The Real Fly is taught by passionate professionals who will make campers live an unforgettable experience and feel like a superhero!
How does it work? How will the flight unfold? Participants will arrive 1 hour before the appointed time. During this time, the trainers will be welcoming participants and carrying out a briefing session and explaining the equipment. The instructors will teach campers the basic flying techniques and all safety measures. Everyone will be equipped with a flight suit, helmet and goggles. The instructor will accompany the camper into the skydiving simulator and guide them during the flights.

Rock climbing session

Professional summer camp mountain guides supervise this activity.

On the climbing wall at a natural rock, which has varying difficulty levels, our summer camp instructor ensures that all  summer campers make good progress and gain confidence in the safest conditions. Summer campers will learn different skills and progress from one age group to another.

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.

Ball Sports

We propose all kinds of different ball sports: Tennis, Golf, Mini golf, Football, Volleyball, Beach volleyball, Basketball (street ball), Table tennis, Squash, Badminton, Pétanque.

International Day

At Les Elfes International summer camp, which welcomes campers from around the globe, there’s a strong emphasis on appreciating and acknowledging the diverse traditions and cultures of its attendees. This approach not only allows campers to honor their own backgrounds but also to share a bit of their home with everyone else. Each session features a special day where campers spend the morning creating a presentations about the country of their choice. This activity takes place during the language lesson and is supervised by the Verbier Language School’s teachers.  The presentations cover various aspects such as culture, cuisine, traditions, and languages, providing a learning experience for all. The afternoon is filled with excitement as the Les Elfes campus is turned into an incredible inflatable fair, featuring numerous games and activities (including a giant Twister). The festivities conclude with a vibrant celebration similar to India’s Holi festival, where campers joyfully toss colored powders, enhancing the sense of unity and fun.
This day offers a unique chance for campers to showcase their heritage, practice public speaking, and savor dishes from different cultures.

Mountain biking

Mountain biking in the Alps and particularly Verbier’s mountain biking terrain provides campers with thrilling downhills and natural single tracks (for all levels). The downhill trail and the hundreds of kilometers of cross-country provide endless summer camp opportunities to explore some of the most spectacular scenery in the Alps. From challenging to leisurely, there’s plenty of mountain biking that is suitable for our summer campers who want to discover Verbier and its surrounding villages without having to furiously pedal uphill or kit up in full body armor. And don’t worry if you are a begginers, the Les Elfes Summer Camp staff will make sure to teach you how to bike and be safe before taking you on the mountain.

Lunch in private altitude restaurant

Les Elfes International is lucky to have a privatized high altitude restaurant only for its campers to enjoy. Located directly on top of the mountain at 2’200m altitude, our private mountain restaurant welcomes our students for warm lunches with unbeatable views on the village of Verbier and some of Switzerland’s famous mountains (Grand Combin, Dents du Midi). During winter camp and summer camp, our kitchen Chefs will prepare warm meals for our young guests that they will be able to enjoy without having to get back to the campus.


Summer campers go on the marked trails with our trained counselors. In the Verbier area, 950 km of footpaths are waiting to take summer campers to the heart of nature. Each summer camp skill level is welcome to go hiking.

Summer campers will discover colorful and impressive landscapes, massive water dams, natural mountain lakes, wild forests, traditional villages and nature reserves. Exceptional view of the treasures of the Alps guaranteed! Maybe, visitors at the summer camp will even get a glimpse at Swiss wildlife, such as the marmot or the chamois, an excellent climber in high altitude.

2 Days Hiking Trip

During the first week of each summer camp session, all our summer campers will leave for a 2-day hiking trip and spend a night in the mountain. If you are not an avid hiker, don’t worry, Les Elfes International’s team will ensure to adapt the pace and difficulty to the abilities of the group. Discoverers and Explorers will sleep in traditional mountain huts while Pioneers will do summer camping in the wilderness. This is just a perfect way to discover the Swiss Alps and to enjoy stunning views and nature. During the evening,  our young visitors at the summer camp enjoy a relaxing atmosphere around the campfire!

Evening activities


A little closer to home, in Verbier itself, our highest mountain Mt Fort stands at 3330 m above sea level. Stunning views from the top looking over to the Matterhorn in Zermatt and Mont Blanc in Chamonix, campers this year will be able to do a zip line, not for the faint-hearted and ideal for those adrenaline seekers! The Zip-Line is one of the largest in Europe, and it speeds of up to 100kmph, reached in no time at all.


Once a week, our campers at Les Elfes International can choose from various exciting excursions to some of the area’s most renowned regions. This weekly activity allows youngsters to enhance their decision-making skills and gain independence.
Our excursion destinations include:
  • Zermatt: Marvel at the iconic Matterhorn.
  • Lausanne: Explore the Olympic Museum.
  • Bern: Discover Switzerland’s capital and its interactive Communication Museum.
  • Geneva: Visit the United Nations Headquarters and the Red Cross Museum.
  • Evian (France): Experience the famous water sources.
  • Chamonix: Tour the enchanting Ice Palace.
  • Aosta (Italy): Admire the impressive castle.
  • Vevey: Visit the Chaplin Museum.
  • And many more exciting destinations! At Les Elfes International, we ensure a diverse range of choices to cater to all interests, making every excursion a memorable adventure for our campers.
  • Labyrinth

    Discovery campers aged 6-10 can delight in the playful twists and turns of the labyrinth. With its engaging layout and interactive challenges, the labyrinth offers a thrilling experience that encourages problem-solving skills, teamwork, and imaginations. Supervised by our animators, children can explore this captivating maze with confidence, making memories that will last a lifetime

    Language courses

    To ensure we offer the best possible tuition for our  winter camp students we work in partnership with Verbier Language School to offer specialist teachers in each language for every course.
    Students are grouped according to their language levels with a maximum class size of 8 students per teacher. 3 types of courses, Conversationnal, Intensive and Private are available in French, English, Spanish, German, and Mandarin (Mandarin only avaiable in Summer).

    Each of our courses during our summer and winter camp in Switzerland follows set criteria for levels of language proficiency with detailed certificates and a portfolio of work which students may take away with them.

    Conversational Language Course In A Swiss Winter Camp Setting
    During winter camp, the course consists of 6 hours per week given from 17:00 to 19:00 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. During summer camp, languages are given in the morning and are typically taught over 4 days from 9:00 to 10:45

    Intensive Language Course
    For more in depth learning, the intensive language course combines speaking with reading and writing. During winter camp, the intensive course consists of an additional 2 hours given on Fridays from 17:00 – 19:00. Summer camps’ intensive classes take place from 09:00 -12:00 totalling 12 hours per week. It is ideal for students studying for an exam or wishing to make quick, comprehensive progress in their languages in just 1 week.

    Private Language Course
    Our final course is for those students who wish to have one-on-one tuition. This can be added to one of our other courses or chosen alone to allow any number of hours per week. The focus is flexible, and it is a great course for students with specific learning objectives.


    Dive into endless fun in an aquatic paradise. With lots of slides, wave pools, and water play areas, the water parc activity promises non-stop excitement for children of all ages. Supervised by lifeguards and staff, kids can safely enjoy the thrilling water attractions


    An indoor and outdoor swimming pool with a big garden to relax is located next to the campus (2 minute walk) within the summer camp.

    Each day, kids at the summer camp can choose to spend a few hours at the pool, with diving boards.It’s a great location to mingle with staff and friends and cool off in the afternoon heat. Surrounded by mountains and only 100 meters from the campus, kids can grab an ice cream, enjoy the view, learn some new skills and have fun. Swimming is also offered each time we head down to the lake. As safety remains our top priority, each camper will have their swimming capabilities tested before being able to enter the water slides or jumping in the water.

    Lake activities

    Water Skiing
    So popular and a lot of fun, kids can water ski with our boat down in Bouveret, not the easiest of summer camp sports but really exciting. Even if it’s the first time, or you are a pro all are welcome to try and give it a go.

    So many of our international summer camp staff are snowboard instructors, and wakeboarding is as popular with these guys as with the kids. Wakeboarding is indeed a challenge, but once you have the hang of it can provide hours of summer camp fun, even though afterwards your arms can be a little sore!

    Certainly the most adrenaline-filled summer camp activity on the lake, the kids are pulled at high speed behind our speed boat whilst sat in their tubes (think inflatable doughnut) two at a time, once the tube zips over the wake of the boat, the tubes are thrown into the air usually resulting in a very wet happy summer camper! Not to be missed.

    Tag rugby

    Experience the fast-paced sport of tag rugby. With its non-contact nature and emphasis on teamwork and strategy, tag rugby offers an exciting avenue for children to develop their athletic skills while having fun. Campers can learn the fundamentals of the game, build confidence, and foster camaraderie with their peers in a supportive and inclusive environment


    Bounce into excitement at the trampoline park, an adrenaline-packed playground perfect for kids & teens. With its array of interconnected trampolines, foam pits, and obstacle courses, the trampoline park offers endless opportunities for high-flying fun and energetic play.

    Banana boat

    With up to 8 summer camp kids on the large bananas, the drivers do their best to give the kids an ascetic experience on the lake, and make sure the kids fall into the lake of course! Kids at the summer camp will get many goes at this and it’s always a challenge getting them off!

    All our water sports are so popular, and our philosophy at the international summer camp as with all our activities is for everyone to take part. We understand that not all the kids are expert swimmers and may even be a little nervous around the water, our dedicated team of summer camp staff are on hand to teach and make sure everyone has a safe, enjoyable experience.

    Zoo Visit

    The Zoo is always an enchanting destination for our youngest campers. From adorable lemurs to majestic snow leopards, the Zoo offers a fascinating glimpse into the diversity of wildlife.

    Optional activities


    Practice, private summer camp lessons and tournaments on the tennis courts directly next to our campus (2 minutes walk).
    Kids at the summer camp can book additional private lessons on top of the basic sports program. Please contact us for extra tennis lessons.


    Kids at the summer camp play on an 18 hole course at an altitude of 1500m with stunning 306-degree views of the mountains. There is also a private practice area, driving range and an approach (pitch & putt) golf course. Our professional golf instructors will coach players of all levels during our sports day or during private lessons.

    Horseback riding

    Summer camp goers ride with a professional instructor. They are taught how to prepare a horse before they ride, the proper positioning on a horse, how to walk, trot and gallop. Kids at the summer camp will be instructed to wear shoes with a heel and long pants while riding.


    Why not try the experience of a paragliding flight over the Bagnes Valley?
    Suitable for children of all ages from 6 to 17 years. During about 40 minutes of flight, the students will fly over the Bagnes Valley passing from 2’200 m to 800 m.


    The summer camp workshop is a great way for students to develop or learn camp skills and talents they already have or wish to unlock. Once per session, campers at the summer camp will be learning from leading professionals. In Verbier, we have a fantastic stimulating summer camp setting and backdrop for any young budding artist, future business people, or aspiring athletes; our workshops will nurture the creativity and skills of our young rising campers


    Our Photography Workshop course offers a dynamic exploration of photography basics and creative practical expressions for kids. In just a few hours, your child(ren) will learn essential camera skills on their mobile, including composition techniques and working with light, in a fun and enjoyable environment. They’ll have the opportunity to practice capturing various subjects, from portraits to landscapes, and even tell stories through their images. With hands-on activities and a friendly contest to showcase their talent, this course promises to engage your child(ren)’s imagination and foster their artistic growth while providing applied skills for everyday life


    This program offers beginner through advanced participants robotics experiences. Groups of 2-4 students will collaborate on the creation, construction, and programming of a robot aimed at maximizing their score in the current game. To conquer the challenge, they’ll need to craft an optimal strategy and robot design.

    First aid course (14-17 years old)

    Campers spend a day with a professional First Aider. By the end of the course, the students are able to understand the key aspects of first aid and have the key information needed to recognize and treat an injury confidently.
    From resuscitation to choking, spinal injuries or wounds, a range of scenarios will be carried out. Upon completion, all our first aiders will receive a certificate from World Class Training a recognized member of the Association of First Aiders. During the second part of the day, campers will take part and enjoy some high-intensity cardio/TRX/spin sessions with music to match. Also included, a high altitude hike incorporating yoga, a hike through Switzerland’s infamous Vitaparcours and sessions orientated towards, body strength, bodyweight circuits and active recovery stretch sessions.

    Cooking/Arts/Theatre (from 6 years old)

    We have established close links to local chefs and artists who are outstanding in their fields and who will provide a fun atmosphere with great results. Students will learn how to develop a summer camp menu and prepare food cleanly, they will understand script writing and direction and will experience small scale sculpting techniques, painting, drawing, outdoor arts and canvas painting.

    Leadership Training Program (12-17 years old):

    The aim of the course is to teach campers how to become leaders, how to lead a group of people efficiently and constructively. Teens will learn how to: set goals, identify the strengths and weaknesses of the group, adopt a positive attitude in order to motivate others to improve, share their knowledge and make their team independent. This course is tailored to teach learners time management skills, and enrich them with essential strategies to manage themselves and others beyond the winning margin.
    Students can put what they have learned into practice in everyday life, with friends, family and classmates. In addition, they can use what they learn in sport and at school.
    The program comprises a 2 to 3-hour support session structured to tackle various matters such as team-building, communication skills, and stress & time management. Resources for these programs comprise puzzles and games. These are specially designed to eliminate the idea of single learning.

    Etiquette and table manners (from 6 years old)

    Students learn and practice some customs of etiquette such as: sitting properly and using good table manners, setting on a table, interacting with waiters. Although many of us take these topics for granted, they are of primary importance in education.
    Students will learn proper table manners, manners at home, manners when out and manners in everyday life. They will learn honesty and integrity through role-playing and exercises. Our campers will learn the value of proper behavior, self-respect, and self-confidence. All while having fun. Refreshing the rules of manners and decorum in today’s world is becoming increasingly important. Pupils will learn the value of proper behavior, the power of pleasing and thanking, public manners, eye contact and much more. With our fun interactive lessons, students create scenarios through role-playing.

    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.



    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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    5 teenagers jumping in the air during their winter ski camp in Les Elfes International, located in Verbier, Switzerland, Europe


    Group of happy kids moutain biking on the Verbier trails in Europe during their 2024 summer camp in Les Elfes International


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