Here at International Camp Suisse we have spent many years developing our adventure activity program to be the best in our industry. In 2012 (renewed 2014) we achieved AdventureMark accreditation which demonstrates that we deliver the adventurous activities of the programme to the highest standards in terms of safety, risk management, organisation and staff competence. Our team of skilled and enthusiastic activity leaders are dedicated to meeting these standards as well as creating a fun, yet safe, learning environment. Whether we are clambering up climbing crags, getting to grips with real mountain biking, hiking and camping to our Alpine outpost and unleashing the inner Robin Hood in our lively archery sessions, scrambling up the river, building hammocks in the woods, navigating our way round the local forest with a compass or pitting our wits in team building challenges, there is never a dull moment at Camp Suisse. Read more about our Alpine adventure activities.
Our supervised excursions allow our campers to experience first-hand Swiss and European culture. Popular trips include glacier day (husky dog sledding on the snow at 3000m) the chocolate and cheese factories of Gruyères, the Olympic museum in Lausanne, Geneva (Natural History Museum), Montreux (Montreux jazz festival in early July, Chateau de Chillon) and our very own Roman history experience in Martigny. Read more about our cultural trips & excursions.
Other excursions are just for fun! Swimming and diving at the beautiful outdoor pool at Villeneuve, Aquaparc (Europe’s largest indoor theme park), the ‘Adventure Labyrinth’ maze and outdoor games, banana boating on Lake Geneva, ‘Fun Planet’ (go-Karting, climbing, bowling etc..), thermal outdoor spas and swinging through the trees in a tarzan stylee at the local high ropes course are all part of the Camp Suisse experience. Read more about our cultural trips & excursions.
Camp Suisse is an English-speaking camp although campers are welcome to practise the language of their choice with their friends. French is widely spoken around the camp. The program automatically includes 15 hours per two-week session or 9 hours per one-week session of language courses devoted to Spanish, French, German or English, all as foreign languages. The focus is on practical conversation and confidence building, and classes are available at beginner, intermediate or advanced levels. Audio visual aids, modern materials and innovative techniques are used and full participation is encouraged. Our language teachers are also heavily involved in activities and excursions to maximise learning opportunities for campers outside the classroom. Click here to learn more about our language courses, or read more in our interview with Head of Languages, Susana Molina. Please see also our blog-post on the benefits of learning a language.