Our Juniors’ camp program for the 7-11 year olds aims to introduce campers to the residential camp environment with the three keys elements of Camp Suisse in mind; safety, learning and FUN!
With smaller groups, age specific activities and low camper to staff ratios, the younger half of the camp is a closely supervised journey of discovery for our camp enthusiasts; new friends, new activities, new environments and new experiences.
Campers follow a set program of activities and excursions throughout their stay at Camp Suisse. Each activity session is carefully planned and prepared, ensuring the session can be tailored to meet the individual needs of individual campers. In addition to our in-house adventurous activities such as mountain biking, climbing and archery, other highlights of the Juniors’ program include the glacier excursion and husky dog sledding, the Adventure Labyrinth maze, the overnight stay in our Alpine refuge and banana boating on Lake Geneva.
Our Seniors’ camp program allows our older campers to explore their talents and grow as young adults amongst like-minded friends from around the world. There are two sections to the Seniors’ program: 12 – 14 year olds and 15 – 17 year olds.
In the early adolescent years, campers are allocated a group with 8-10 other campers for the duration of their stay. This allows each camper to experience camp life with slightly less supervision than the younger campers and to focus more on developing friendships with like-minded youngsters from around the world.
The 12-14 year olds follow a set programme of activities and excursions throughout their time at Camp Suisse. Activity sessions are carefully planned to allow the more proficient campers to flourish and the less experienced campers to be nurtured and educated.
This stage of the Camp Suisse program is very much a journey of self-discovery, developing new skills and forming friendships that will extend far beyond their time at camp. Highlights of the 12-14 years’ program include the high ropes course, the chocolate factory, mountain biking, bushcraft and the all important visit to the glacier.
As part of the most senior age group at Camp Suisse we aim to allow campers to experience camp life with more discreet supervision and to take on more personal responsibility in their day-to-day lives. As campers progress through the age groups there is greater focus on becoming a role model to the rest of the camp and self-managing their time and responsibilities. The 15-17 years’ age group are key to the fantastic atmosphere at Camp Suisse. They provide a crucial link between staff and younger campers.
Activities for our oldest campers are adapted to be more challenging whilst still recognising the importance of meeting the individual needs of individual campers. Whilst much of the program is fixed to ensure campers have the true Camp Suisse experience, campers do get to choose certain sessions from our fantastic range of adventurous activities. This allows campers to further develop skills in their favourite activities or to explore different or new activities if they wish.
In addition to the ever-popular glacier excursion, the high ropes course and kayaking, the visit to the Montreux Jazz Festival and the overnight expedition are favourite excursions amongst our Seniors. Our Seniors’ dinner and dance night at a local restaurant is also a popular evening activity. Sample program.
Seniors’ glacier day session two 2015