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Summer Camp
Verbier

Girls and Boys  7-17 years old
3 different age groups

From beginning of June until the end of August, Les Elfes offers several summer camp sessions, usually from 2 to 4 weeks long.

Les Elfes ensures active participation, a very broad choice of exciting activities and a high degree of learning in a fun and very international environment, all by guaranteeing maximum safety through our caring & experienced staff.

Campers will return home with great experiences, fantastic memories and lifelong friendships.


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Overview

Summer Camps are nothing new to the World. As far back as the early 20th century children have been sent away from home to help develop certain skills, experience the great outdoors, meet new people, to learn that all important element of independence, and quite simply to have fun away from home!

Fast forward to the present day – any global destination is now reachable on a plane, worldwide communication at the click of a button, times and attitudes have changed so the need for the summer camp exists more than ever.

At Les Elfes our Summer Camps provide more than just great activities and experiences.
We introduce life long skills such as communicating with others, without your phone or laptop,  understanding the value of living in a community away from the familiar environment of home or school. Of course there are massive benefits to learning a new activity such as Mountain Biking or Rock Climbing, and gains from our tailored Leadership and Career Guidance programs, but  having a break from the academic cycle of school and putting fun, creativity and excitement on a daily basis as the priority is where the strength in summer camp lies.


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Program

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Language Courses

8 hours per week of compulsory language lessons are included in the price, with lessons in French, English, Spanish or German (intensive language courses 15h per week are also available). Language lessons are offered in collaboration with the Verbier Language School

Sports and Activities

Discover and practice lots of different sports to be chosen from over 40 daily offered activities, such as mountain biking, tennis, Golf, rock climbing, paragliding, wakeboarding and many more

Excursions

Excursions to Bern, Lausanne, Geneva (United Nations & Old Town), a cheese and a chocolate factory, Montreux (Chillon Castle) and Vevey are organized in order to provide to the children all the best Switzerland has to offer.

Arts and Crafts

In addition, our campers can choose between several clubs, which they will attend during the session. At the end of the session we all join together and present what we learnt! Les Elfes proposes different clubs to choose: Arts & Crafts, Dance Academy, Hollywood, Mountain Orienteering, Music Video, Photography, Rockstar, Tapas.

Personal Development Programmes

These dynamic and interactive workshops will enable our students to develop a toolbox of teamwork skills which will help them to build mature lasting relationships with friends and colleagues, create imaginative and complex solutions to problems and focus on their Emotional Intellegence using theories and practices from a range of academic scholars in the field of experiential learning.


 

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International Camp

At Les Elfes we welcome students from over 70 different countries each year.
We are proud to deliver programmes with such a diverse range that students from all corners of the globe can enjoy learning through adventure with Les Elfes. We pride ourselves on creating an atmosphere where students can learn about other cultures, learn new languages, experience new foods, new styles of dance, new games and a greater understanding of the world around them.

Our staff members reflect this diversity, speaking a range of languages and a comprehensive understanding the cultural expectations of many countries from around the world. With languages such as: Spanish, French, Russian, Mandarin, Italian, Portugese, German, Arabic to name a few, you can be assured that the students will be well taken care of.

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3 age groups

Throughout their stay with us our individuals are organised into age groups. They have assigned monitors in their age group who will get to know them throughout their stay and provide them with support and guidance.

The age groups enable campers to find friends of a similar age from different countries and to learn a little about one-anothers’ cultures.

In the summer the activities we offer to the different age groups are suited to the age of the campers but there are still times when campers will have some evening activities or whole-camp activities together with all of the age groups combined.

 


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Discover the campus

Despite Verbier’s reputation as a leading ski resort in the winter, the summer is packed with festivals, mountain sports and visitors from all over the world.
Each weekend brings a new crowd starting the summer with the Verbier Festival, a prestigious Classical Music Festival, attended by the most esteemed musicians from around the world, to the splendid display of athleticism offered in the Jumping International de Verbier Equestrian events towards the end of August.



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Where is Verbier?

The major commercial airport close to our Les Elfes campuses is the Geneva International Airport, plus many small private airports. Our drivers and camp monitors can meet students at the airport and escort them in private Les Elfes buses to the camp for a hassle-free start to the week.
For younger campers who may be travelling alone the “Unaccompanied Minor” service, offered by most airlines, ensures your son/ daughter will be assisted throughout the airport and will be signed over to a member of Les Elfes staff so that you can be assured they have arrived safely, without any undue stress. At the end of the week we help students to check into their flight, pass security successfully and, for unaccompanied minors, we stay with the students at the gate until time for boarding.


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