In Switzerland, the Alps climate differs significantly from season to season, from very hot during summer to very cold and snowy during winter.
Other factors that should also be considered in your plans are altitudes and geographical locations.
In the winter time, the climate in the northern part of the Alps can get very cold with temperatures going down to as low as -20 degrees Celsius or even lower.
Luggage + belongings
Each student’s articles should be clearly labelled with his/her full name. A supply of extra labels is also recommended for any new purchases (sport equipments or other).
ID card / Passport
Each student has to come to the camp with an ID card or passport
1 suitcase per student : 2 pairs of pyjamas, 6 shirts, 6 T-shirts, 6 changes of underwear, 6 handkerchiefs, 2 bath towels (swimming-pool), leotards, sufficient socks, trousers, pants, pullovers, ski clothes, warm boots, cap, scarf, gloves, a track suit, swimsuit, tennis-shoes, training etc. ….
Toiletries including a toilet-bag, laundry bag, sun cream, sun glasses, ski glasses (goggles), slippers, dressing gown, warm anorak.
NO JEANS UNDER SKI TROUSERS AT ANY TIME : USE LONG WARM THERMAL WEAR TOP AND BOTTOM
Rental of Ski Clothing
It is possible to rent ski clothing (ski pants and ski jacket NO SKI GLOVES AND NO GOGGLES) at a price of SFr. 108.- for 6 days. The kids must come with extra money of around SFr. 300.- to buy gloves and goggles).
Rental of Helmet
The wear of helmets is compulsory. It is possible to rent them at a price of SFr. 15.-. If a parent does not want that his child wears a helmet, it is on his own responsibility and we therefore ask for a written consent.
Your child will be very excited to head off to camp. It’s in your best interest to help him/her pack. While he/she may be able to do this on his/her own, you will save yourself the convenience with forgotten items if you oversee the packing. But, be sure to enlist your child’s help – this a wonderful teachable moment.
- Packing list
Create a camp packing list using the recommended list from the camp and other necessary items that your child may need, i.e. his/her medication.
- Try items
Highlight all of the items on the list that you will need to purchase for your child. You will need your kid/teen to try on items that may have become too small over the past year so that you can highlight them if needed.
Before camp begin shopping for items your child needs to take to camp. Your child will always be abble to buy sports equipments and clothes in one of the many sports shops in Verbier.
- Extra set of hygiene items
Purchase an extra set of hygiene items so that the items can be packed and you will not have to remember the day that camp begins. For example, purchase a toothbrush and toothpaste to pack and leave their home set at home.
Label all of your child’s items with his/her name.
- Plastic bags
Pack one outfit per day in a large gallon or 2-gallon size plastic zip bag. This will keep your kid’s clothes dry and your child organized.
- Shower kit
Place your teen’s toiletries in a type of plastic bag kit or plastic basket that would make it easy to travel to the showers. The kit should be big enough to hold your teen’s shower shoes/flip flops.
The day before camp starts recheck the list, pack up all of the gear and close the bag.