Our Spring Program is a real exciting opportunity to experience the best of Winter & Summer activities in a 2 week Session in April & May. Through its 14 hours of per day program, Les Elfes ensures all-round development of every participant in a truly safe environment at its Verbier & Zermatt Campuses.
Sking & Snowboard
From total beginners, some of whom have never seen snow, to young athletes training as part of their school ski...
Ski & Snowborad
Skiing & Snowboarding And Other Core Activities
From total beginners, some of whom have never seen snow, to young athletes training as part of their school ski or snowboard team Les Elfes offers a lively and enthusiastic approach. We aim to facilitate an environment for students to develop their skills while enjoying their time on the mountain, making new friends and sharing valuable experiences with their peers.
According to the chosen session, campers will have the opportunity to ski in Verbier or in Zermatt.
During the first spring session, campers will have the chance to ski in both Zermatt and Verbier completing a 2 weeks ski/snowboard camp.
Session 2 & 3
In one of the two weeks, campers will learn or improve skiing or snowboarding at the foot of the majestic Matterhorn, with everlasting snow at an altitude between 2.900 and 3.900 meters.
Level of Progression
Whether a beginner or an advanced skier, the students’ progress in the sport from the level they are at. Our ski guides are qualified to take care of all ability levels, from complete beginners, to advanced skiers. During this week, we ensure a very strong progress . There are 8 levels to be accomplished and a participant can reach up to level 4 in the first week of skiing.
To maintain our position as a leading provider for Outdoor and Adventurous Activities for clients Les Elfes have introduced an award system for the ‘core’ outdoor activities throughout all of our programmes.
This scheme provides a framework with clear assessment criteria which allows campers to develop their personal and leadership skills in activities including, rock climbing, mountain biking, orienteering, skiing, bush craft, first aid, paddle sports, snowboarding and many more.
The award scheme provides a clear and logical progression throughout the age-groups where returning students have the opportunity to develop from a beginner to a leader and for us to reward different levels of personal achievement, so that campers have certificates they can be proud of and which can form part of a record of their personal achievements.
The scheme is designed to allow campers to develop their experiences in outdoor activities, to progress beyond the fundamental personal skills and introduce aspects of leadership and Independent and safe practices in outdoor and adventurous activities.
The sessions in these ‘core’ activities have been designed to be flexible in their content and structure to suit the session to the requirements of each individual.
Each camper will have the opportunity to be involved in the award scheme, if they choose to, allowing them to develop their existing skills and challenge themselves to achieve beyond their current level.
This scheme provides a framework with clear assessment criteria which allows campers to develop their personal...
The ski week is accompanied by a summer week in Verbier.
All activities take place under the entire supervision of our instructors, counselors and professional mountain guides.
The week in Verbier is mainly focused on summer camp activities, such as tennis, swimming, water skiing, basketball, rock climbing, bridge swinging, horseback riding and many more.
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.
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.
Just next the campus, the stables of Verbier allow youth to experience riding or practice this activity with professional riding instructors (extra cost activity).
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.
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.
We propose all kinds of different ball sports: Tennis, Golf, Mini golf, Football, Volleyball, Beach volleyball, Basketball (street ball), Table tennis, Squash, Badminton, Pétanque.
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 private tennis lessons.
Courses & Clubs
Campers will have the chance to choose their own evening activities from a range of interactive and engaging 8 part personal development courses and 4-part clubs via Skill Development Workshops.
Courses & Clubs
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 Intelligence using
theories and practices from a range of academic scholars in the field of experiential learning.
This Spring we offer many different courses, each running for 8 sessions of 2 hours each throughout our 2-week ski and adventurous activities programme.
Our courses aim to equip our students to develop a deeper understanding of themselves and to apply that knowledge when leading others and preparing for the world of work. Managing their expectations, motivations and reflection processes can enable students to further understand the
concept of success. It is one thing to learn how to become an organised, calm or articulate individual but to understand the fundamental concepts affecting your experience will allow you to lead others to achieve more.
Our camper gets to participate in 28 hours of focused personality development programs during the two Sping weeks.
Leadership Workshops (All ages)
Our leadership course at Les Elfes in spring transcends the logistics of leading a group, the mere mechanics of organising others and focuses on our intentions and our goals and how these affect our attitudes and our actions as leaders. Developing a firm concept for self-worth, fairness, equality, honesty and positive role models is at the forefront of building leaders who can make the best decisions in new situations, who can be adaptable and prepared for any eventuality and have the confidence in their own ability to lead others in unknown terrain.
Leadership as a Journey_12+ years
Leadership is a journey, not a destination." Everyone regardless of successes, needs to continually work on development and enhancement of his or her leadership style. Pathways in life are different for everyone so we can never arrive at the destination of being the very best leader we can be unless we work on it continuously
Thinking consciously & continuously about leadership is essential as this will affect our choices decisions & performance and this is the skill set we help to develop in this program for 12+
T.E.A.M Leadership _7-11 years
The digital age is dramatically reshaping the rules for success It demands renewal of your capabilities and development of different mindsets. In this workshop you’ll learn the different components of teamwork and emotional intelligence at work.
You’ll learn how you can work effectively in groups to solve problems and critically analyse interpersonal skills It will focus on understanding group dynamics and applying that understanding to equip students to lead.
Internship (After having finished Grade 10+ or equivalent exams)
A growing facet of the Les Elfes camp our Internship courses are becoming more competitive and more sought-after each year. Our interns have a staff mentor and responsibilities at the camp. During the day they join their groups to participate in activities but in the evenings, when they wear their Les Elfes uniform. Hands on Work Experience with a mentor monitoring activities for 15+.
Each applicant for the intern programme must complete an application form and an interview to achieve one of the places on the programme. Intern will receive a letter of reference which is a huge value add in college applications
Mountain Biking_14 years+
Enjoy the exhilaration of gripping the handlebars of a mountain bike and learn how to charge down dirt paths, up steep hills and around challenging obstacles. This technical programme focuses on developing a range of mountain bike techniques on varied terrain.
It is an intensive programme for our eldest students with each session building on the difficulty and intensity of the last to develop a confident and well-rounded technique. The course content will include: An introduction to fundamental bike skills, understanding equipment & safety, developing a dynamic body position for riding & leading others in the mountains.
Eco Attitudes & Orienteering_7-12 years
What better time to start thinking about our relationship with the outdoors and our impact on the natural environment than through our Spring camps filled with adventurous outdoor experiences. Our new Eco Attitudes and Orienteering course is designed to teach students the value of our natural environment, how to navigate and survive using the resources available to them in the mountains and the impact our everyday habits have on the world we live in. Our impact on the environment and our relationships with the natural world have never been more relevant than they are now.
Sports Dynamic & Strategy 12+ years
For those who just cannot get enough of being active whilst at camp our Sports Dynamics & Strategy focuses on a different invasion games There is a lot that goes into the planning, strategy & execution of sports and its coaching. It has to facilitate and guide performance to meet the demands of each specific performance.
The intent of the workshops is to produce behaviour and knowledge changes in participants so they will proceed with their sporting involvements in a more effective manner
Skill Development Workshops: For spring 2020 campers will have the chance to choose their own evening activities from a range of interactive and engaging 4-part clubs. These are:
The Press Room_All Ages
Continuing from the success of our journalism clubs in previous years The Press Room will include an overview of how big media companies structure their creative process to take abstract ideas and to develop incisive press articles
In Focus_All ages
Our photography club this spring is all about perspective photography, stop motion and illusions
Dragons Den_13 + years
An entrepreneurial challenge for our older campers who will work as part of a design team to develop a product, conduct market research, identify their USPs, develop a television or online advertisement and deliver a pitch, with a pricing structure, to compete for a place in the market for their product.
Junior Apprentice_7-12 years
Modified to suit the younger participants, entrepreneurial challenge for our younger ones who will work as part of a team to develop a product identify their USPs, develop an advertisement and deliver a pitch, with a pricing structure to outsell it against their competitors.
Night Navigation and Orienteering _13+years
For our campers we have an exciting opportunity to learn new skills using the natural environment surrounding our camp. Students can learn about much more than just map and compass skills! They can learn about the detailing & pacing which happens when the navigation is at night. They have the chance to learn to become self-reliant, a responsible member of a team and confident in challenging situations
Bushcraft, & Wilderness Survival _7-12 years
If you were stranded on a deserted island or had to spend a week in the wilderness would you have the necessary tools to survive and even thrive? This course is a combination of survival techniques, shelter construction, navigating in the wild and most importantly teamwork and managing stressful situations. It helps the participant build skills such as adaptability, multi-tasking, thinking on your feet.
Watch Making _all age
This unique experience will allow students to discover the thrill of getting a mechanical watch to tick. Students receive Certificate of “ LITTLE WATCH MAKERS” from the school
Paragliding_ all ages. A tandem paraglide with experts in the business and fly along the gorgeous Alps.. While the participants have a set of control gear, the pilot navigates and in charge of the flight at all moments.
Tennis/Squash Lessons with Professional Instructor_ all ages
At Les Elfes we also strive for Academic & Aesthetic Enhancement. We provide exposure to facets of Science, History & Culture via visits to some of the most Iconic Cities, Famous Organisations & Industries.
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...
What better way to really appreciate the culture of Switzerland than to dedicate a day to visit some of the most iconic cities and some of the famous organisations.
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 the science exhibitions of CERN the options are endless. Sample some of the finest Swiss chocolates and cheeses at the factories in Gruyere, learn a little 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, experience the tranquility of the natural Bains de Lavey hot springs, take a stroll through the winding cobbled high streets of Zurich, see how some of the most exquisite and delicate watches in the world are built and many many more options.
A trip to the Olympic Museum with its wealth of memories will keep your passion for the Olympics burning, followed by a walking tour in the old town to one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Europe.
With its humanitarian tradition and cosmopolitan flair, the European seat of the UNO and headquarters of the Red Cross is known as the “capital of peace”. Visit the old town, the heart of Geneva with its shopping and business quarter.
The capital of Switzerland – the old town of Bern has been entered on the list of UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Sites. The Houses of Parliament (Bundeshaus) rise above the city just a stones throw away from the railway station. Bern and bears, the city’s heraldic beast, are inseparable. When visiting the city we will take a trip to the Bear Pits.
The Gruyère region, with its rolling green landscape and peaks of the Fribourg Pre-Alps, is home to the world-famous Gruyère cheese. In the famous cheese factory you will see how the tasty Gruyère cheese is made and the tour of culinary delights will be followed by a guided tour of the Cailler chocolate factory.
Visit the town of Montreux that nestles in the shelter of Lake Geneva, surrounded by vineyards, with the breathtaking backdrop of the snow-covered Alps, followed by a visit to Château de Chillon.
Get a taste of France with a visit to Evian and the famous water factory, with also a walk along the world famous Lake Geneva.
Discover the famous Italian city of Aosta, visit the old town and enjoy some Italian shopping.
Our evening programmes are tailored to meet the requirements of our students. All activities take place under the entire supervision of our instructors, counselors and professional mountain guides.
Evening Activities Workshops and Personal Development Programmes - Choose from a range of on-going workshops to develop skills in orienteering,...
Our evening programmes are tailored to meet the requirements of our students. Our groups participate in an activities programme from 8pm until 9pm and our older groups from 8pm until 9:45pm, with bedtime at 10pm.
Evening Activities Workshops and Personal Development Programmes – Choose from a range of on-going workshops to develop skills in orienteering & midnight navigation, bush craft & wilderness
survival or sharpen your mental abilities with the press club, junior apprentice & dragons den.
Prize giving & Certificates
During the last night of camp, all of our students will be participating in the prize giving night...
Prize giving & certificate
The last night of camp, all of our students participate in the prize giving function. The staff rewards all those campers who reached some particular criteria or stood out for some special positive behavior they displayed over the two weeks .This is also the perfect opportunity to say goodbye to the new friends met and the monitors who were their guiding light.
In addition to the prizes received, to every student will also receive certificates for all clubs & activities participated in and the ski or snowboards level of progression certificate.
SITUATED DIRECTLY OPPOSITE LE GRAND COMBIN WHICH RISES TO 4300M, VERBIER IS IN A STUNNING LOCATION ON A SOUTH FACING PLATEAU WHICH GUARANTEES AN EXCEPTIONALLY SUNNY CLIMATE. WE WELCOME OUR CAMPERS TO ENJOY THIS BREATH-TAKING PANORAMA FROM OUR SWISS STYLE CHALETS
Our two purpose built wood and stone chalets follow the Swiss Alpine tradition and offer charm and comfort to our guests...
2 weeks – 2 ski resorts
During our Spring programs, after a week in Zermatt staying at the Hotel Albana Real, campers enjoy a week packed with exhilarating summer activities in Verbier & a range of cultural excursions. HOTEL ALBANA REAL
This unique 4* Hotel at the foot of the Matterhorn is available exclusively to our Les Elfes groups throughout the Spring season.
The refined yet familiar atmosphere in the hotel provides a home-away-from-home for our travelling Elves as they begin to explore the slopes for a week of skiing.
The luxurious cosy bedrooms host 2-4 students with ensuite rooms and a selection of dining rooms and communal spaces for students to socialise with their new friends and enjoy a programme packed with planned activities and workshops throughout the week. LES ELFES CAMPUS VERBIER
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 surroundings and only five minutes from the center of Verbier.
All rooms are ensuite, with a chalet for boys and a separate chalet for girls, with up to four sharing per room.
The campus includes two large dining rooms, games room with table tennis, billiards and table football and a cinema room.
The surrounding campus offers a grass football pitch, outdoor table tennis, basketball courts, ski and snowboard storage, a volleyball pitch and, in the summer, even a trampoline with safety net.
Whether it is sports, music or arts and crafts, games with the staff or each other, there are always a selection of activities on offer outside of the busy schedule of planned activities: winter, spring or summer.
Les Elfes Camps offer a large buffet breakfast and a range of varied and exciting lunch and evening meal options.
All of our food is prepared using fresh products and the wide-ranging international menus are well balanced, tailored specifically to suit the needs of our students throughout their active programmes with us.
Our kitchens cater for all dietary requirements and menus can be personalised to suit the requirements of your group.
With such a busy programme of activities it is likely students will be off-campus for their lunch. For our winter camps in Verbier students will have use of our two, private Les Elfes restaurants on the mountain where they will receive hot fresh meals while they relax after a busy morning of skiing.
With our Summer programmes we also use these restaurants for stunning, mountain-top BBQs or we provide packed lunches for activities outside of the resort.
Verbier with over 450 km of slopes. One of the most popular resorts in Switzerland. Located at 1500m with lifts up to the Mont-Fort glacier (3300m)...
2 weeks – 2 ski resorts
Our spring programme combines the delights of skiing in Zermatt and Adventure Sports and cultural excursions based from our Verbier campus.
The world renowned resort of Zermatt comprises beautiful boutique stores, glistening slopes guaranteeing snow 365 days per year and an array of mountaineering opportunities which draw some of the most impressive alpinists from across the globe.
Free from the bustle of motorised vehicles you can wander among the sprawling streets, capturing glimpses of the striking Matterhorn Mountain between closely-knitted wooden chalets and world-class restaurants.
The lack of cars and buses in the 21st century Zermatt offers a real holiday experience for our students to breathe the fresh mountain air enjoy the calm mountain environment and explore the corners of the resort safely with the cobbled high-street beneath their feet.
Nestled on a sunny plateau deep in the Alps, Verbier has the quaint feel of a traditional Swiss Village. Snow-covered streets scattered with delightful wooden chalets, exquisite restaurants and high-end snowsports shops. Despite it’s small feel Verbier maintains the exhilarating vibe of an International hub packed with skiers from the neighbouring Italian and French resorts and tourists from around the world.
Verbier is also home to a range of thrilling international specatator events including: Xtreme Verbier (the finals of the FreeRide World Tour competition), the Verbier High Five (in which amateur skiers compete alongside world champions) and the Patrouille des Glaciers (a gruelling ski touring race from Zermatt).
Verbier, a two hour car journey from Geneva airport, is our original home and was purpose built in 1991. Southern facing stone and wooden chalets with a capacity of 146. All rooms are ensuite, with a chalet for boys and a separate chalet for girls, with up to four sharing per room.
with all equipment provided by les Elfes, parents don’t need to worry about anything.
Ski & Snowboard session, learning new skills and practicing through a range of drills and activities. Lunch on the Mountain with hot food prepared specially at the hotel...
TYPICAL DAY IN ZERMATT
Students are woken by Les Elfes monitors for Breakfast
Groups meet their guides outside for skiing
09h00 – 12h00
Ski & Snowboard session, learning new skills and practicing through a range of drills and activities
12h00 – 12h45
Lunch on the Mountain with hot food prepared specially at the hotel and delivered to the slopes
12h45 – 15h45
Afternoon skiing & Snowboard session, practicing the skills learnt in the morning and enjoying the slopes with their groups, maybe even time for a photo with the iconic Matterhorn
16h00 – 17h00
Hot Chocolate & Snacks & shower time
17h00 – 19h00
Personal Development Courses
19h00 – 20h00
Dinner at Hotel Albana Real ranges from Thai Green Curry to Spinach Cannelloni or even some homely Daal Makhani by the Indian Chef
Skill building Workshops , Zermatt Hunt , torchlite walk etc
Bedtime – Room Checks – Tidy Room Competition
TYPICAL DAY IN VERBIER
Students are woken by Les Elfes monitors for Breakfast
Groups meet with their monitors to prepare for daily activities
09h00 – 12h00
High Ropes Course – A series of challenging bridges, zip lines & obstacles complete with safety harnesses & plenty of teamwork
12h00 – 12h45
Picnic Lunch with delicious Sandwiches & Hot Soup ,BBQ etc
12h45 – 16h30
Travel to the infamous Bridge Swinging… dare you take that step?
16h30 – 17h00
Shower & Snack Time
17h00 – 19h00
Personal Development Programmes
19h00 – 20h00
Dinner at camp, perhaps Swiss Fondue Night, Pizza or perhaps famous Shahi Paneer…
Evening Activities Workshops – Choose from a range of on-going workshops to develop skills in social etiquettes, Photography etc… one of the many clubs offered
Bedtime – Room Checks – Tidy Room Competition
Having the proper ski equipment is essential for skiers and snowboarder of all levels. We optionally propose equipment and clothing rental so you don't need to worry about that...
Having the proper ski equipment is essential for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. We provide all ski & sports equipment and ski clothing rental so you don’t need to worry about that.
Here’s the information on ski and snowboard equipment needed for a day on the slopes which we facilitate in hiring and includes the suggested clothing list.
Jacket: a good ski jacket must keep warm and dry on the slopes. It must be at once weatherproof, breathable, durable and comfortable.
Pants: Chances are, they are going to be worn sledding, tubing, building snow forts and playing in the snow. Because of that, kids’ ski pants need to be warm and weatherproof enough outlast both a lengthy ski day and a lengthy snow day.
Choosing the right skis depends on a number of factors, such as age/gender and skiing ability. We fit the participants keeping all factors in mind.
Having a pair of ski boots that fits and makes feel comfortable is essential. Ski boots transfer the movement, the “instructions” to the skis and are very important for safe and enjoyable skiing.
Ski boots are the most important part of the skiing equipment. Aside from the fact that your child definitely will not enjoy his/her time on the slopes if the feet hurt or are cold, it is important to understand that boots are the key of the skiing performance.
In downhill skiing, ski poles are important. In order to be effective, ski poles need to lightweight and flexible, yet strong and sturdy as well. They also need to be sized correctly.
In general, an all-mountain snowboard is the best bet for beginners, rather than a specialty board, which is harder to turn and balance on. Also, the longer a board is, the more difficult it will be to control. Choose a board that is the right length you and your snowboarding ability.
As the connecting point to the snowboard, boots are a vital piece of equipment. For most beginner snowboarders, soft snowboard boots are easier to control than hard boots. Boots have to be laced up tight to give the feet and ankles the support they need.
Compulsory. As is the case with many sports, a helmet is the most important piece of equipment when it comes to preventing life-threatening injuries. Our campers must wear one any time they go on the slopes. We will make sure to provide a helmet that fits properly and keep the chin strap fastened to keep it securely in place.
Goggles and sunglasses
The sun’s rays are considerably stronger at high altitudes than they are at sea level, and when they bounce off the gleaming white snow, they can be a serious threat to your eyes. There’s no question that good ski goggles should be an essential on everybody’s skiing checklist, especially in the cold and high wind of mid-winter. Save those cool sunglasses for a little later in the season, and make sure your goggles and lenses are clean and clear.
Gloves or mittens
Many ski or snowboard gloves include pockets for hand warmers to keep fingers nice and toasty.
Be sure to wear rigid wrist guards designed for snowboarding to protect yourself when you fall.
Staff & Safety
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...
STAFF & SAFETY
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.
Unlike many similar camps over half of our staff are employed for the full year to ensure that the standard of activities we offer is consistently high at all campuses.
We also find that maintaining a core team of staff who work each year with the same groups enables us to build a repertoire with schools and with their students to provide better a better service and a better experience.
Organisation: Each Camp is supervised by a Resort Manager, an Activities Manager and a Head Organizer. Les Elfes runs the camps with all appropriate staff, including monitors, organizers, kitchen staff, secretaries, drivers, cleaning staff etc.
Monitors: The organizer to student ratio is 1:5, however including all Les Elfes staff the ratio falls to 1:2.
All our monitors have been carefully selected in accordance with Les Elfes criteria for skills and experience in working with children. On top of this, Les Elfes uses sports experts for some activities.
Our Activity Managers supervise the work of our monitors and instructors all day long. In the winter, all our ski and snowboard instructors are accredited by the official Swiss Ski School, and in the summer each instructor is specialized in the different sports offered at Les Elfes.
All our Spring camps, Summer Camps, Winter Camps, have a nurse and a 24 hour reception and night guard, which together with our monitors work, allows us to offer a 24 hours supervision of the children.
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All our summer and winter 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.
Our training for each season includes a First Aid refresher course, Lifeguard training, Fire Safety, Child Protection awareness and Training in our SOPs and EAPs.
In the Winter all of our ski and snowboard instructors hold relevant ski and snowboard teaching qualifications and are accredited by the Official Swiss Ski School after a week of training and assessment with one of their trainers.
Our summer training includes and intensive training in our core activities including: orienteering and safety in the mountains, rock climbing, mountain biking and paddles sports.
We also hire specific staff with teaching and leading qualifications in these areas to ensure the students not only get the best out of their activities and learn from the Staff, but are safe throughout.
Throughout the year, wether it is skiing or snowboarding in Winter or Mountain Biking and Rock Climbing in Summer, the students take part in what we call activities containing certain risk elements. We therefore have strict procedures in place to ensure that during these activities, the students are exposed to as little risk as possible. To ensure this, we make sure our staff are fully qualified and well trained according to the time of year, and whatever time of year the day has to begin with a meeting identifying these risks. In the Winter there are many things to consider when looking at thse points, here is an idea of the safety measure taken:
07h45 WEATHER CHECK AND NURSE REPORT
Groups Leave for the Mountain with Instructors, supervised by the Activity Manager and Head of Snowsports.
08h00 INSTRUCTOR MEETING
Activity or Resort Manager delivers all critical information to the instructors for the day, discussing the weather, the condition of pistes, suitable slopes for the groups according to their level. The location for lunches and transport times.
09h00 GROUPS LEAVE
Groups Leave for the Mountain with Instructors, supervised by the Activity Manager and Head of Snowsports.
12h00 LUNCH, CHECK OF GROUPS BY HEAD OF SNOWSPORTS
The Head of Snowsports will check and see how the groups are doing throughout the day, and if any changes or issues, to act accordingly.
16h15 INSTRUCTORS MEETING & NURSE INFO
A debrief will take place with the Activity Manager and Head of Snowsports, any changes or issues of the day, will be noted and discussed where needed. Should the Nurse need to look after any students, the information is passed on accordingly.
We are fully aware of the enormous responsibility of taking care of students and are completely focused on their well being. That being said, in case of illness or accident, we are only minutes away from world class professional help.
Given all the factors to consider when choosing a program, parents should look at the security of the Summer Camp. There are several things that must be considered: Location, facilities, staff, medical support and activities are points to consider as safe.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
Risk assessments are designed for each activity and are signed by all our monitors and head instructors during daily morning briefings and daily evening debriefings.
We have 3 up-to-date medical clinics in Verbier, and both campuses have access to a regional hospital and two University hospitals only 40 minutes and 75 minutes away respectively, or just 10 minutes by helicopter.
STAFF & SAFETY
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