Transfers from and to the Geneva Airport

How and where do you welcome children coming by airplane?

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Arrival desk at the airport

 

Les Elfes welcomes campers in the arrival hall of the Geneva Airport (GVA).
We have our own office here.
Our friendly and helpful staff will take care of the youngsters right away and then drive them with our private bus to the campus. Our campus can be easily reached within 1h50 after leaving the Geneva airport.

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Departure at the Geneva Airport

This is a video made by our staff during an arrival day:

Tuesday 12th of June. Chocolate and cheese factory, shopping in Vevey, baking, “La Fureur” and optional games

Today everyone woke up full of energy and so excited about the day. The weather was really good during the morning.
So after a nice breakfast everyone was ready for the excursion day. All the campers divided by groups (discoveries, explorers and pioneers) visited the chocolate and cheese factory and did shopping in Vevey.
After that all kids were back to Le Elfes then, they had time to shower and relax for a bit. Afterwards it was dinner time, this night it was the turn of Mexican food and “Fajitas”.
Right after dinner every group had different evening activities.
Discoveries had a baking course were they prepared a really nice eggless and gluten free cookies. Explorers enjoyed all together our famous game “La Fureur” were they could show their skills at dancing and singing. Pioneers were playing optional games as pool, table tennis and foosball and others were watching a movie in the cinema room.
When the activities were finished all the kids went to their bedroom and after the tidy room competition everyone went to sleep!

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26th of March skiing, snowboarding, sports center, village, music video

It has been a sunny day in Verbier with lots of snow up in the slopes. One beginners are progressing well and all of our campers are mixing and making new friends. It has been so nice to see them smiling even through difficult conditions and for the older kids to be taking care of the younger kids and making the camp a real family atmosphere.

In the afternoon, the campers choose between three different activities: sports center, visit to the village or playing games at the main campus. They had their usual snacks and hot chocolate before going for their chosen activity.

After dinner the students mixed up and worked in teams to create an amazing music video which they can take home with them as a souvenir to remember their week at camp and their new friends here.

Tomorrow the students will wake up for their third day of skiing or snowboarding too keep practicing and improving their skills.

 

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Wednesday 31st Jan, excursion day

Another great day just ended at les Elfes international. Once again we had such an awesome weather here in Verbier. The kids were so happy to go to excursions today that is wasnt hard at all to make them get out of bed. After having a good beakfast with croissants and the belly full our little fellas were ready to get in the bus and head to their various excursions.

They had three posibilities today :

  • The Charlie Chaplin museum, with picnic and shopping in the afternoon
  • Visit of Bern and Einstein museum with some free time during the afternoon
  • Visit of the Chocolate and the Cheese factory and once again some free time to do shopping

They all came back around 6pm and we let them some time to rest a bit and have a shower before dinner.

After a good dinner we started the evening activities, the kids abolsutely loved it, especially the Fashion Show and the casino night!!

See you tomorrow everyone

 

Fresh snow in Verbier already!!!

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Greetings All,

Les Elfes Winter Camps are close to starting, fresh snow in Verbier already!!! It looks set to be a great December, and with more snow forecasted this week, the slopes will no doubt be in great condition.

As for us, our staff members will take part in a two week training camp being closely examined on a variety of topics, from safety on slopes, their instructing, to first aid, all in order to make the camps are run to the highest quality, and most importantly to make sure anyone coming through our doors have the time of their lives!

Our first groups will arrive from Singapore, Switzerland and China, and the international atmosphere is back, whether you celebrate Christmas or not Les Elfes is a special place in December.

We look forward to welcoming you all.

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Discover Lemania-Verbier International School

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Nestled in the heart of Verbier, Lemania-Verbier International School offers world-class education for students aged 3 to 15.

Striving for educational excellence, LVIS currently welcomes 60 students from around the world in a beautiful mountain setting. Students follow the English National Curriculum, and classes are taught in English and French.

Our coherent continuum of programmes runs from pre-school (Key Foundation Stage 1) through to secondary school (Year 9). Following the accreditations the school received for the IGCSE and International Baccalaureate (IB), we will be offering these programmes from 2018, thus enabling students to carry out their education in Verbier until the age of 18.

In order to help students fulfill their full potential, we proudly offer small class settings with highly qualified teachers, providing them with an individually tailored education with extra support when required.

Education goes beyond the curriculum at LVIS, and students are provided with a learning experience that will last a lifetime. Learning is inspired by critical thinking, creativity and open mindedness to the beliefs and cultures of others.

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With a strong emphasis on competitive Sports and the Arts, LVIS offers each student the possibility to expand their knowledge and interests through a comprehensive set of artistic, cultural, athletic and technological activities. Naturally, skiing is an integral part of our programme during the winter season with skiing programmes offered to all students in what is the biggest and most beautiful ski area
in Switzerland. The school has its very own LVIS Racing Team with competitions throughout Switzerland.

LVIS is entering into a development phase and has exciting plans to build a new boarding school, which will enable us to welcome up to 300 students.

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For more information please visit their website: www.lvis.ch or email at info@lvis.ch

New in Verbier next Winter

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New Boardercross / Snowpark in Verbier

Up Savoleyres and La Tzoumaz will be the new boardercross / snowpark of Verbier.
The Audi Fun Park promise a  lot of fun.


Half way between snowpark and boardercross , the new track is very ludique mixing banked turns, jumps and small tunnel.

The opening is currently scheduled mid – January

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This location should become the best new spot for next winter!

 See you there!

 

Snow has arrived in Verbier

The snow has arrived in Verbier.

The ski resort is working hard to try to open the first slopes end of october!
See the pictures of the last days:

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Welcome Session 4… over 50 different nationalities!

Summer Camp Session 4 just started…
Very good mix this session!

We are very happy to welcome over 50 different nationalities at the campus!

In the past, we have heard from many campers that they have found lifelong friendships and have built international networks for their future… For sure this session will be a good one…
Some of the countries represented: India, Russia, Hong Kong, Spain, Switzerland, USA, UAE, Hungary, Italy, Brazil, Singapore, Kazasthan, Belgium, Greece, Mexico, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Bahrain, Romania, UK, Nigeria…

International Day will be exciting!

New Summer Camp 2014 Schedules

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.

Discover now the new Summer Camp 2014 Schedules for each age group!

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For more information please check out our detailed program page.

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Summer Special Events

During Summer, Verbier and surroundings will host many great events. Those events will be the time for great special excursions with our campers.

This is a quick overview we would like to share with you:

From 5th to 20th of July
Montreux Jazz Festival

SmallThe 47th Montreux Jazz Festival will take place from the 5th of July to the 20th of July across the lake.
Kids will visit this magical place during an excursion to Montreux and enjoy the music and food in a great atmosphere.

Founded by Claude Nobs in 1967, over the years the Montreux Jazz Festival has become an unmissable event for music fans in Switzerland and around the world. Its stages have been graced by all of music’s greats, from Miles Davis to Ray Charles and from David Bowie to Prince.

More infos: www.montreuxjazz.com

 

From 19th of July to 4th of August
Verbier Classic Festival

Classic-SmallThe Verbier Festival brings together the greatest musical talents in Verbier. Since 20 years, the Verbier Festival has built up a reputation for quality, youth and frenetic artistic activity. 17 days of music with a line-up of exceptional soloists.

Every morning kids will be able to watch the training of the best musicians in the world playing Beethoven, Schumann, Schubert, Mozart, Bach and so much more.

Complete program (download link)
More infos: www.verbierfestival.com

1st of August
Swiss National Day

Web-SNDThe day was chosen because August 1st 1291 was the date on which three Alpine cantons swore the oath of confederation, an act which later came to be regarded as the foundation of Switzerland.

Verbier will celebrate this alliance with a display of fireworks, bonfires. Children used to carry lighted paper lanterns roam the streets at night.

Public and private buildings are decorated with national, cantonal, and community flags, and the bakers produce special bread rolls with a small Swiss flag on top.

More infos: www.myswitzerland.com/en/swiss-national-day-august-1st.html

From 16th of August to 25th of August
Jumping International Verbier

Horse-VerbierJust in front of Les Elfes Campus! From 16th to 25th of August on the parking of the Sport Center.

3 stars International Jumping.

This horse jumping show, featuring some of Switzerland’s and Europe’s greatest riders, offers outstanding entertainment for experts and novices alike.

The spectacular senery and frendly atmosphere of the village combine to create a unique experience : a glimpse of true equestrian magic !

More infos: www.verbier-cso.com

Cow fights

CowTo discover the “queens of the mountains” – the famous Hérens cows – the famous rituals known as inalpes (leading the cows up to the alpine pastures) and désalpes (leading them down again) are truly magical traditional experiences.

Cow fighting is a traditional Swiss event, mostly in Valais, in which a cow fights another cow. Each year, the Swiss canton of Valais hosts a series of cow fights known as combats de reines (“queen fights”), which began in the 1920s and has drawn as many as 50,000 spectators in a year.

The winner is called La Reine des Reines (“the queen of queens”) and increases dramatically in value. At the end of the year, a grand final is held in Martigny, where the six best from seven districts do battle in six weight categories.