Modern Foreign Language Trips

Switzerland, a culturally diverse country positioned in the heart of Europe. A country with four national languages. A country abounding with lakes, mountains, medieval cities, Roman ruins, watches, chocolate and non-governmental organisations.

At Camp Suisse we take advantage of this amazing region to deliver a fantastic range of Modern Foreign Language enrichment courses for schools and groups from all over the world. We specialise in French with German, Spanish and Italian available on request.

Suggested versus Tailor-made Programs

With a wide variety of cultural excursions, interactive tours, great fun language tuition and outdoor pursuits at our disposal, Camp Suisse delivers a fantastic range of Modern Foreign Language experiences for your students. Each MFL trip provides students with the opportunity to practise their language skills in real life situations, whilst broadening their cultural awareness and enriching their understanding of Swiss and European culture.

We are also able to design your MFL trip to suit the aims, objectives and budget of your class. Some of our more popular activities and excursions are listed below. Please contact us at info@campsuisse.com and we will design your MFL enrichment trip today.

Suggested itinerary – Six day camp (795 CHF ppp / approx £550 GBP ppp)

Day 1

Arrive for lunch

Climbing wall and archery lessons

Day 2

Glacier 3000, Les Diablerets – Husky dog sledding, glacier talk, Tissot walk & Alpine rollercoaster

Outdoor pool and beach on shores of Lake Geneva

Day 3

Structured language class (classroom based) (Optional)

Hike to Alpine outpost

Overnight camp in Alpine gîte

Day 4

Hike back from Alpine outpost

Structured language class (classroom based) (Optional)

Gruyères excursion – cheese or chocolate factories and visit to the old town

Day 5

Évian-les-Bains local market visit

Lac Léman boat ride

International Olympic museum, Lausanne

Day 6

Château de Chillon

Depart after lunch

Evening entertainment schedule to include pizza evening in local Auberge, fondue soirée, disco, village discovery quiz, casino, and many more!

Glacier 3000, Les Diablerets

 

GlacierLearn about glaciers in one of the most beautiful natural environments on earth. Activities include husky dog sledding, chairlift and cable car rides, bum boarding on snow, the Tissot Peak Walk and whizzing down the Alpine Coaster, the highest toboggan run in the world.

Educational focus: environmental, cultural

Camp Suisse says: “An extremely popular excursion, which combines the stunning beauty of the Alpine area with great fun, action-packed activities.”

Château de Chillon

This island castle, at the eastern end of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), is Switzerland’s most visited monument. With origins back in the Bronze Age, Chillon was built in this strategic location to guard the passage through the Alpine passes, separating northern and southern Europe.

Educational focus: historical, cultural

Camp Suisse says: “A brilliant piece of architecture set in one of the most beautiful settings imaginable. The organised tour (available in target language) gives a great insight into European history and culture. “

Évian-les-Bains local market

This thriving French town on the shore of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), home to the famous Évian mineral water, is a lively shopping and market town. Every Tuesday and Friday morning Évian comes alive with the market bursting with local produce.  Try Savoyard cheese (Tomme, Abondance, Reblochon), charcuterie, fish caught in the lake, other regional produce and many arts and crafts stands with a variety of products.

Educational focus: cultural

Camp Suisse says: “There is no better way to practise speaking and listening than in this fantastic and famous market.  After devouring local delicacies, return to Switzerland by taking the boat across Lac Léman to Lausanne.” (see ‘Lac Léman boat ride’)

International Olympic Museum, Lausanne

IOCEverything Olympics! This newly renovated and highly interactive museum is spread over 3,000 m2 on three levels, covering three major themes, told through 1,500 objects and seven hours of audio-visual and interactive presentation, telling the story from the ancient to the modern games over 3000 years of history. Located in Lausanne on the shore of Lac Léman.

Educational focus: cultural

Camp Suisse says: “A brilliant experience which promotes cultural diversity, awareness and understanding. Audio tours are available in target language.”

Overnight camp in Alpine gîte

campingTake a mountain hike through cow-filled pastures to our Alpine gîte. Learn about the natural flora and fauna with our local mountain guides. Undertake a range of team building games and experience a truly pristine Alpine farming environment.

Educational focus: cultural, environmental

Camp Suisse says: “A great opportunity for students to experience the beautiful natural environment and some of the Alps’ favourite pastimes – hiking and camping.”

Lac Léman boat ride

The 100km of Lake Geneva is serviced by a number of commuter routes between France and Switzerland.

Educational focus: environmental

Camp Suisse says: “A great way to travel between the local markets in Evian-les-Bains, France to the International Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.”

The Red Cross Museum, Geneva 

Visit the museum and headquarters of the international humanitarian movement, the Red Cross.  The Museum explains the ‘Humanitarian Adventure’ and focuses, through a range of exhibits, three contemporary issues that are of concern to each of us today – defending human dignity, restoring family links and reducing natural risks.

Educational focus: cultural, historical

Camp Suisse says: “An educational tour that raises students’ awareness of global issues. Combines well with a day in Geneva , the Palais des Nations or the Natural History Museum.”

Gruyères excursion

GruyereStep back in time to this beautiful and culturally diverse region famed for its cheese and chocolate industries. Visit the medieval town of Gruyères, a place truly unaffected by the passage of time, and take a tour of the Cailler-Nestlé Chocolate Factory and the Gruyères Cheese Factory.
Educational focus:
cultural

Camp Suisse says: “Free chocolate and cheese tasting on offer – what’s not to like!?  Audio tours are available in target language at both the cheese and chocolate factories.”

United Nations (Palais des Nations), Geneva 

Take a tour of the of the Palais des Nations – the second largest United Nations centre after the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Tours are available in target languages and cover the history, structure and current activities of the United Nations and the United Nations Office at Geneva, as well as related information on the Palais des Nations and its surroundings.

Educational focus: cultural, historical

Camp Suisse says: “A unique, relevant and interesting tour that combines well with a day in Geneva and potentially the Red Cross Museum or the Natural History Museum.”

Camp Suisse languages classes

DSC_5143Take our in-house Camp Suisse language classes, which focus on topics and projects relevant to Switzerland and your MFL tour itinerary. Classes can be designed to suit the aims of your trip. We like our classes to be lively and interactive in keeping with our firm ethos of encouraging learning outside the classroom.

Other excursions and activities just for fun!!

Montreux – the historical city on the shores of Lake Geneva. A great place for shopping and of course taking a cheeky photo with the Freddie Mercury statue.

Cinema visit – watch a modern film in French or German.

Camp Suisse Alpine Adventure activities – get the blood flowing with any of our fantastic outdoor adventure activities. See the Activities page on this site.

Outdoor thermal spas – relaxing thermal spas, indoor and outdoor, overlooking the majestic Alps.

Aqua Parc – One of Europe’s largest indoor water parks.

Villeneuve swimming pool – relax in the sunshine in the 50m pool or take a dip in Lake Geneva.

Parc Aventure – a brilliant high ropes course that will test the resolve of any thrill seeker.