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All our programs guarranteed maximum of safety and quality:
Our campus is supervised by a resort manager & an activity manager
Specially trained and very experienced staff for supervising all activities
We work closely with Mountain Guides and experts in the fields of Geography, Languages, Design & Technology, etc.
All staff take a 2 week technical training course before each season
Staff student ratio of 1 / 5
24h nurse and night guard on campus
State of the art clinics close by and easy access to 2 university hospitals


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Sports & Activities
Large choice of fully supervised activities, such as team sports, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, dancing, etc.

Cultural Excursions
Discover Switzerland by cultural excursions to famous Swiss cities, such as Olympic capital Lausanne, international city Geneva (hometown of the United Nations), or Switzerland’s capital Bern, and more

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Language Classes
Learn or improve a language of your choice. 8 hours per week. Choice of German, French, Spanish, Italian and more… Les Elfes works together with the Verbier Language School since many years, thus guaranteeing a high degree of learning!

Sports & Activities
Large choice of fully supervised & exciting activities in the afternoons and in the evenings

Cultural Excursions
Discover Switzerland by cultural excursions to famous Swiss cities, such as Olympic capital Lausanne, international city Geneva (hometown of the United Nations), or Switzerland’s capital Bern, and more.

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Camp & Wilderness
Discover the Alps on a hiking trip and an overnight camping in wilderness (tents / tipis). Relax at a camp fire with BBQ + songs

Study
Mountain ecology, map reading, study flora & fauna, visit the huge water dam at Mauvoisin to learn about hydropower as one important source of electricity in Switzerland

Sports & Activities
Fully supervised outdoor activities like rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, ropes course

Creativity
Get inspired by mountain photography, arts & crafts or design

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Learn about Swiss culture and visit the main attractions in Switzerland. Excursions include Bern, Geneva, the famous water source Evian in France, a cruise over Lake Geneva, Olympic capital Lausanne, etc.

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Les Elfes provide the right setup for DoE expeditions and thereby help you in achieving your Bronze, Silver or Gold DoE Award. We closely cooperate with the group leaders and their students in order to prepare and to run the program. The location of our campus and the setting in the Swiss Alps offer great conditions for continuous treks with overnights in tents or multiple sorts of field studies, e.g. about the impact of tourism on the Alps, studying flora & fauna, hydropower and more.

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Investigate and complete a field study in the Alps. We design the subjects, e.g. cold and high-altitude environments, the impact of tourism on nature, river environments, essential landscape characteristics of different extreme environment, glacier studies, microclimate studies, etc. Analyze and present your results in a follow-up session.

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leadership

The experiential learning pedagogy employed in Les Elfes is focused on unlocking of innate potential within the young people we teach. Specifically designed activities, targeted at a variety of age ranges and abilities that focus on select- ed learning outcomes.

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Our programmes contribute to students’ CAS programmes as part of the International Baccalaureate.

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