Welcome back to school!

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Dear All,

Welcome back to school! I do hope your summer has been as brilliant as ours.

Back to work now and September is upon us soon and as you begin your academic years, we go into arguably the best months in Switzerland. September is a wonderful time of year, and we welcome many of our international schools for field trips.

These trips are finely tuned to reflect the criteria of the school, covering many subject areas, from physical education, science, environmental studies and loads of fun, whichever the goals, Les Elfes can tailor the programs to each school requirements. Methods and strategies that have been tried and tested, combined with our residential camps in Verbier, La Tzoumaz or Crans-Montana can produce fantastic outcomes for students of all ages.

We are also seeing an increase in Duke of Edinburgh trips this year, with more of our staff taking the assessor courses this autumn, we are able to facilitate Gold, Silver or Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Adventurous sections of the award.

Looking a little further and winter will be arriving soon and our famous Ski Camps begin.

From the beginning of December until the end of April we welcome schools from all corners of the globe. Winter at Les Elfes is a fantastic experience, full-day skiing and snowboarding lessons with our instructors, followed by structured après ski and evening activities.

Schools also have the choice of cultural excursions, and destinations unique to Switzerland, such as the United Nations or CERN, are proving increasingly popular. There is a huge amount on offer, and so many components for a successful week. With limited availability, please get in touch for more info.

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New Hoodies available at the reception

Remember fun times at Les Elfes
Wearing a cozy new hoodie

Verbier is a sunny south facing area but as any alpine region, it can get colder in the night. Stay comfortable and stylish with a cozy new Les Elfes hoodie – perfect for chilly free time or evening game.
These cotton hoodies provide a nice and warm fit.

The hoodie designs are created by verbier graphic designers.

No matter where you are from you will keep wearing your hoodie at home to remember  the good times you had at Les Elfes!

Hoodies are available at the reception of the campus.

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Cycling and zermatt hunt

The campers woke up early at 7 am and went skiing. They ate spinach ravioli for lunch and continued skiing till 2. After reaching the hotel, they went cycling and shopping. At 5, their courses started and some of them went to the escape rooms. After getting back, they were served dinner and the zermatt hunt started at 8. The younger kids had a photo hunt, where they had to find some locations based on the pictures given to them while the older kids were given some Riddles and challenges like dancing and planks.v Continue reading “Cycling and zermatt hunt”

15.03.17- Skiing,Snowboarding,Excursion Day, Bin Bag Fashion show,Swimming and Shopping

Once again another beautiful day in verbier. Most of the campers got up to go skiing and the rest of the campers went on a excursion to the chocolate and cheese factories and some shopping in the town. After lunch some of the campers got the chance to go look at the amazing views at the highest part of the mountains called Mt Fort they were amazed at how beautiful it was.

In the afternoon the campers came back and got to sign up for lots more interesting activities including a very animated and entertaining bin bag fashion show, some souvenir shopping for our older students and even a swimming session for some.

Some of our campers had dinner on camp while others went for a nice restaurant meal with their monitors. After dinner everyone danced the night away in our local Disco Venue in town. With lots of great moves and singing. All campers had a fun filled day and are looking forward to what tomorrow brings them.

 

New Summer Day Camps in Verbier, Switzerland

Summer Day Camp Switzerland
New this summer…

A new dimension to our residential summer camps, we now offer full-day camps from 08:00 until 22:00 for children in Verbier looking to get outdoors and be active this summer.


Summer Day Camps

Why joining a Day Camp?
Day camps are a great stepping stone for younger campers, ideal for families living in Verbier or surrounding towns or a great way to have a family holiday in Verbier while giving your teenagers a little space to themselves to make friends and experience everything Verbier has to offer. What better way for your children to spend their days than mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, visiting all the best Swiss tourist spots and making new friends from around the world? Day camps are available to students aged 6-17 years and entail a full day and evening programme of activities in a vibrant international camp environment.
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What does a typical day look like for a Day Camper?
We offer full-day camps from 08:00 until 22:00. Campers are dropped off at the camp in the mornings ready for language courses and outdoor adventurous activities. The programme includes lunch and dinner, afternoon optional activities, such as: football, basketball, trampolining, treasure hunt, escape rooms, mini golf and an evening programme of social activities, including: quizzes, team building challenges, team games, campfires and much much more.

Is it suited for each age groups?
Day camps are available to students aged 6-17 years. Our campers are split into three different age groups so you can be sure that the activities are designed to suit the age and maturity of your children and we offer a certain amount of flexibility if you would like to have an evening or afternoon together as a family in Verbier during the week. Each evening campers can go home to their chalet or hotel in Verbier to tell you all about their exciting day and to share their experiences with you.

Where can I find more info about the program of activities?
As day campers follow the regular program of international summer camp please click this link to discover the general detailed program.


Price Overview

Minimum length of stay
The international atmosphere at Les Elfes is what makes the camp such a special place. It is a really significant experience for young people to spend time with new friends from around the world.

Summer Day Camp PriceThis is why we request a minimum of 5 days for day campers, in order to ensure the experience and the integration of the day camp children with the Les Elfes residential campers.

Price Package
250 CHF per child / day
from 8h30 to 21h30 (or until 19:00 if prefered).

Included

  • Innovative Day Camp Programs for the children and teenagers aged 7—18 years old
  • Full Day supervision by sports instructors, mountain guides, animation staff, night guards
  • Optional Language Lessons included in the price. Choice of French, English, German, Mandarin or Spanish

Get more info

Please fill up this contact form if you are interested to register for a summer day camp. We will get back to you shortly.

Saturday 11th February- Arrival day

What a beautiful day in verbier!!

Today we have had a very busy day with lots of arrivals from all around the world. We are all settling in very well and making friends already. We had ski fitting so we are all prepared and ready to go skiing straight away in the morning. We also had a nice relaxing movie and games night.

UN & CERN Excursion

Today our students took a day trip to Geneva, their first stop was the UN. They took part in a guided tour with the opportunity to have a behind the scenes perspective of the UN activities in Geneva and to walk through the chambers where many important historical negotiations have taken place. After the UN it was on to CERN for another guided tour to discover the mysteries the universe has to offer and the work that happens in the worlds largest physics laboratory. All the students showed so much enthusiasm throughout the excursion and were extremely polite and engaged on all the tours. The evening back in Verbier was spent fitting the students with snowshoeing equipment ready for the next day and relaxing watching a movie after there long day traveling around Geneva.

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Monday 25th – Skiing, Snowboarding & Music video

A lovely sunny day here in Verbier with all groups having a wonderful time and continuously improving out on the mountain. The instructors were very impressed with everyone’s enthusiasm to learn and have fun whilst skiing and snowboarding.

This afternoon some headed into town to do some shopping or to have a hot chocolate, while others went to the swimming pool to relax.

After an enjoyable meal our evenings activity was the music video. Groups had a lot of fun making up dance routines, wearing fancy dress and singing the night away!!

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Skiing, Snowboarding, Bern, Geneva and Ice skating!

Today was brilliant, everyone had a fantastic time on the mountains improving their skiing and snowboarding skills. Groups enjoyed an excursion to Bern visiting the parliament building and the National History Museum in Geneva. To end the evening off we all had an enjoyable time on the ice rink, skating and playing ice hockey!

Saturday 12th December – Arrivals, ski fitting and games

Les Elfes are excited to welcome more individual students and school groups this week, arriving from 9 different countries. It has been fun getting to know the new guests here on campus, playing games, table tennis and table football. Boot and ski fitting has been done so all the students are ready to get on the slopes tomorrow!

Friday 2nd October 2015 – prize giving, departure

Hello everyone! We are sad to say our goodbye to this wonderful group of kids. We have had so much fun with you and wish you could stay a little longer!

After breakfast everyone was already fully packed and we could start our prize giving. Everyone was excited for that and there were a lot of prizes to give out. Challenge winners, tidy room competition and many more where appreciated for their hard work, great attitude and never ending energy!

See you all next year!!

Tuesday 29th September 2015 – rock climbing, games

Hello everyone! Another great day ahead of us!

After a great breakfast everyone was ready for activities! While half of kids went rock climbing others gathered for teachers led activity – marshmallow challenge. Kids had so much fun building tower and competing which team will have the strongest, highest and prettiest tower. But everyone was waiting for finale when each team actual got to try their tower, mmmm yummeee!

Meanwhile other group of kids went rock climbing to a real climbing wall down in Sembrancher, just 20 min drive with the bus and everyone was on place for some physical activities. After safety instructions from guides kids put on helmets and harnesses and where ready for challenge. Some needed help with instruction, some with encouragement, but others went straight up showing great climbing techniques. We are so proud of you all!

Once everyone was back in camp it was time to shower and have little bit of free time with activities on camp site, but after dinner is was time for Who wants to be a Millionaire! Kids where enthusiastic and showed great knowledge about a lot of different subjects. Team work played a big role in figuring out the correct answer! Great job winners!

See you all tomorrow with more great news from our campers!

 

Monday 28th September 2015 – arrival day, team games, treasure hunt

Hello everyone! We are so excited to welcome new group to our camp!

Everyone has arrived just in time for lunch, but after that kids where introduced with camp rules and expectations. After introducing everyone with our staff members it was time for some team games  and treasure hunt. Afternoon was filled with different team building games; we where impressed to see how well kids coordinated assignments within their teams and communicated to reach the goal!

More fun to fallow in the evening when Bin Bag fashion show will take place 🙂

See you all tomorrow with more insight on how kids are doing and which activities they are participating.

Friday 25th September 2015 – prize giving, departure

We are glad to spend such a great week with such great group of kids! We are sad to say goodbye, but we know you will come back next year!

After breakfast kids went to rooms to pack their bags and check out. Once it was done everyone gather for prize giving. Tidy room competition, different awards for week long challenges and finally slide show with all the photos from activities that got students exited and remember all the fun times throughout the week!

See you all next year!

Thursday 24th September 2015 – Labyrinth, Salt Mines

Beautiful sunny day here in Verbier! It has been snowing higher up so we can feel the chilly breeze down here as well, but that wont stop us! Once warmer clothes were put on kids where ready to go!

Labyrinth – adventure park, was their first stop. What a fun time in there – bouncing castles, maze, slides and so much more to do. Kids definitely enjoyed their time participating in every single game and challenge and on the way to Salt mines couldn’t stop talking about their experience and compare it to others.

In the afternoon a little train took kids inside salt mines where they could try out mining, found out so much new about salt, taste it straight from the mountain and learned history of how it was discovered.

During free time everyone had to pack their bags as tomorrow is departure day! But it was done it was time for Prize giving and Slide show where ids could see all the photos taken during their stay here 🙂

Wednesday 23rd September – Aqua park, Ropes course

Aqua park day! Kids are so exited to spend some time on slides and bubble baths.

Day started with good breakfast for everyone, but as soon as it was finished monitors didn’t have to wait for too long until everyone where packed for fun water activities! Once teachers made sure kids had all necessary it was time to leave.

Kids had so much fun – water pirate ship, slides, lazy rivers and many more fun activities. All of that made kids hungry, so when it was lunch time everyone could finally rest, but just for a while as  the next activity promised to be  great fun as well!

Ropes course made kids challenge themselves and their classmates. They where hanging in tree and jumping from one platform to another like little monkeys. Zip lining were their all time favorite!!

One everyone came back to camp it was time to rest and have a shower after a long day full of fun activities. But day isnt over just yet, there is still time for evening activity- Boys vs. Girls!

Good night and see you all tomorrow with more good new from camp!

Tuesday 22nd September – mountain hike

Mountain hike day!

All kids got excited for today activity and where ready straight after eating good breakfast. Water bottles, proper shoes, comfortable clothes and kids where ready to start! Some groups where singing song a long the way, some where more interested in exploring flora and fauna of this area and guided where there to help with that. Breathtaking view of Petit Combin  while hiking across the mountain and lunch in a beautiful are called Le Hatay filled kids day.

Everyone came back still full of energy. After a short brake and shower it was time for some free time activities, but later in the evening La Fureur – Music quiz.

Kids where so excited to play the game – 2 teams competing with each other in many different musical challenges!

See you all tomorrow for more great new from our day!

Monday 21st- arrival day, team games, treasure hunt

Beautiful sunny morning here in Verbier! We are getting ready to welcome new group of students to spend this week with us.

Students arrived just in time for lunch. After quick check in everyone gathered in dinning room for lunch and welcome speech where they got introduced with our rules and expectations for the week. It was time for something more fun after unpacking like treasure hunt and team games in the afternoon.

Straight after lunch kids where ready for some fun! Outdoor activities where just time for such a sunny day! Kids absolutely loves team games and where getting competitive once they where divided in teams, but teams mates encouraged each other all the way thru challenges.

After dinner kids gather to play bin bag fashion show!

Friday 18th September – Prize giving

We are glad to spend such a great week with such great group of kids! We are sad to say goodbye, but we know you will come back next year!

After breakfast kids went to rooms to pack their bags and check out. Once it was done everyone gather for prize giving. Tidy room competition, different awards for week long challenges and finally slide show with all the photos from activities that got students exited and remember all the fun times throughout the week!

See you all next year!

Thursday 17th September – Hike, bridge swinging, ropes course

Today a little rain has surprised us, but that didn’t stop students to enjoy today’s amazing activities!

One them was trottinetting up in the mountains near Verbier! Kids had so much fun that they wanted to go again in the afternoon. Other fun activity was bridge swinging – a lot of adrenaline and such a good feeling once you have done it to prove yourself not be scared of short free fall and high. A lot of students did it more than once.

Ropes was fun as always – students like moneys zip-lining from three to three and competing with each other on who will complete certain course faster.

During free time everyone had chance to go shopping or relax in the camp, but evening  everyone spent Le Hatay making campfire and cooking marshmallows, torchlight walk on the way back.

Wednesday 16th September – Archery, Mountain biking, Via Ferrata

Fun day here in Verbier! Great outdoor activities and good weather to complete the day!

A group of kids went to Archery. All as one said it was great experience and fun for everyone. Students had to find their targets hidden in woods and fields. Some kids showed great map reading skills and found targets without problem, for some it was a bit harder to hit the target, but after a short practice every managed to get necessary points and finish the assignment successfully.

Meanwhile other groups went mountain biking up in the mountains near Verbier. After safety speech everyone put on their helmets and made sure they have the right bikes. For warm-up everyone rode to Medran and after took gondola up to begging of their fun adventure.

Other group had so much fun in Via Ferrata. Students where brave to climb up the cliff and proved to be not only fiscally but also mental strong – they helped and encouraged each other.

Design & Build and Cooking clubs in the evening was a lot of fun and everyone got involved and tried to make the best cheese cake! Yummeee!

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