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Sports & Activites

Core Activities

Our core activities are our adventure sports in which we offer progressive courses enabling students to become independent leaders and to develop their personal skills and group management skills.

Our core activities include rock climbing, mountaineering & orienteering, paddle sports and mountain biking and each course offers students the opportunity to learn new skills, develop techniques and to take home a certificate detailing which criteria in the curriculum they have achieved so that it may form part of a larger record of achievement.

At Les Elfes our Summer Camps provide more than just great activities and experiences.


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Adventure Sports

The adventure sports offered at Les Elfes are designed to form a fun and challenging programme for our students.
Some of the activities are designed to enable students to step out of their comfort zones while others challenge students to solve problems and work with others to achieve tasks.
Our programmes include age appropriate activities for our different age groups so that all students can participate at a level which will challenge them at a suitable level.

At Les Elfes our Summer Camps provide more than just great activities and experiences.

Escape rooms, swimming, banana boating, trottinettes, bridge swinging, high ropes, zip lines, labyrinth adventure park, Bains de Lavey, Aqua Park, football, volleyball, golf, mini golf, ice skating, treasure hunts, ice karting, bushcraft.


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Guides & professionals


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At Les Elfes we have a huge responsibility for the safety of the students in all of the activities. Safety is our highest priority.
All of our staff must have a valid First Aid Certificate and a current Criminal Records Check before beginning their training at Les Elfes.
All our summer staff monitors, instructors, core staff and managers undertake a two-week training course before the start of each season combining one week of technical training and one week to learn and become acquainted with the Philosophy of Les Elfes.
With many of these activities Les Elfes work with external guides/professionals who are specialists in the corresponding fields, such as rock climbing guides, golf/horse riding/ tennis coaches to name a few, all are vetted and hold the relevant qualifications.


Sports

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Campers play on an 18 holes course at an altitude of 1500m with stunning views over 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.
Campers can book additional private lessons on top of the basic sports program

Ball Sports
We propose all kinds of different ball sports: tennis, golf, minigolf, football, volleyball, beach volleaball, basketball (streetball), table tennis, squash, badminton, pétanque.

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

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Campers go on the marked trails with our trained counselors. In the Verbier area, 950 km of footpaths are waiting to take campers to the heart of nature. Each skill level is welcome to go hiking.
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, campers 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 session, all our campers will leave for a 2 day hiking trip and spend a night in the mountain. Discoverers and Explorers will sleep in traditional mountain huts while Pioneers will do camping in wilderness. This is just a perfect way to discover the Swiss Alps and to enjoy stunning views and nature. During the evening, campers enjoy a relaxing atmosphere around the camp fire!

Sports on Ice
Ice skating, figure skating, ice hockey, curling at the sport center. Only a 2 minutes’ walk away from the campus.

Lake Activities

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With our boat on Lake Geneva: swimming, sailing, water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, banana boat. An indoor and outdoor swimming pool with a big garden to relax is located next to the campus (2 minute walk).

Mountain biking
Mountain biking in the Alps and particularly Verbier mountain biking provides you with thrilling downhills, natural single tracks (for all levels). The downhill trail and the hundreds of kilometres of cross-country provide endless opportunity 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 campers who want to discover Verbier and its surrounding villages without having to furiously pedal uphill or kit up in full body armour.

Mountain Activities

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

Ropes course
Our campers will go with their counselors to the rope course in Sion. It’s always an exciting day. This activity is a high forest adventure of rope bridges, tarzan swings and zip-lines, all set high up in the tree tops. Campers will be fitted by professional experts with a climbing harness and supervised during the whole time of this activity.

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Just next the campus, the stables of Verbier allow youth to experience riding or practice this activity with professional riding instructors (extra cost activity).

Arts & Crafts
In addition, our campers can choose between several arts clubs, which they will attend during the session. At the end of the session we all join together and present what we learnt! We will do vast amounts of different aspects of arts and crafts. Each time a child attends those clubs we will give them a chance to expand their artistic side. The main aim of those clubs is to give a new and fun aspect to arts and crafts while involving environmental and cultural aspects.

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Billard, trampoline, cards games, music instruments, drama, campfires, picnic, bbq, boat trips, disco, talent show, photography at the campus, shopping in Verbier, Geneva, Italy during excursions.

Les Elfes Summer Camp 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.

Optional Activities

Arts Clubs


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!

Learn more about the clubs and discover our presentation videos


Detailed Program
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Discover the detailed programs for each age group


3 age groups = 3 different programs

During summer, Les Elfes will offer 3 different, exciting programs on its stunning Campus in Verbier, Switzerland. The programs are perfectly adapted to age levels and ensure a progression from one to another :

• Les Elfes Discovery Camp : 7-11 years
“ LEARN THE LEGEND„

• Les Elfes Explorer Camp : 11-14 years
“ EXPERIENCE THE LEGEND„

• Les Elfes Pioneer Camp : 15-17 years
“ LIVE THE LEGEND„



HOW LES ELFES STAFF ARE TRAINED?

Watch our video:
Staff Training Week Summer Camp 2013