Cultural Trips and Excursions at Camp Suisse

DSC_8339-X4Our supervised excursions allow our campers to experience first-hand Swiss and European culture. Popular trips include a day on the glacier, which involves husky dog sledding on the snow at 3000m altitude; the chocolate and cheese factories in Gruyères; the Olympic museum in Lausanne; the Montreux Jazz Festival in early July; Chateau de Chillon and our very own Roman history experience in Martigny.

Of course, our campers also have plenty of time for relaxation with our excursions which are ‘just for fun’! These include: swimming and diving at the beautiful outdoor pool at Villeneuve; a visit to the Aquaparc (Europe’s largest indoor theme park); the ‘Adventure Labyrinth’ maze and outdoor games; banana boating on Lake Geneva; a day at the thermal outdoor spas; and swinging through the trees at Parc Aventure.

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Glacier day

IMG_8607-X4An early start ensures the best conditions upon the glacier (not to mention beating the queues for the cable car) for the Husky dog sledge ride and a whirl on the Alpine roller coaster – the world’s highest bob sleigh track! Amazing panoramic views are to be had from the glacier on a clear day including iconic Swiss peaks such as the Eiger and the Matterhorn (Toblerone chocolate anyone?).

 

 

 

 

Gruyeres (cheese & chocolate factories)

DSC_6801-X3A day out in Gruyeres! It doesn’t get any more Swiss… A visit to (and maybe a little sampling of the goods at…) the Cailler Chocolate Factory and a tour of cheese-making in the Maison du Gruyere. A visit to the historical medieval town and the famous chateau.

 

 

 

 

 

Olympic museum

-museo-olympic-museo-_21045_21045Sports fans’ heaven!  An organised tour of the Museum explains the history and traditions of the Olympic movement. Free time to wander around the vast array of information and memorabilia from the each of the summer and winter games around the world. See real sports kit, shoes and clothes used by medal-winning athletes and its evolution over time.

 

 

Geneva

genevaGlobal city, financial centre, worldwide centre for diplomacy, home of the United Nations and the Red Cross… A day out in Geneva has a lot to offer, from the boutiques and designer watch shops to a stroll along the lakeside and the famous jet d’eau. The natural history museum boasts some fabulous collections of animal and plant artefacts.

 

 

 

 

Aqua Parc

cq5dam.web.1280.1280Europe’s largest indoor theme park offers all kinds of fun for all ages. From the wave pool to the adrenaline-fuelled Tortugas Hurricane, there’s no lack of things to do and aquatic enjoyment to be had!

 

 

Montreux Jazz Festival (early July)

Montreux JazzWhen the Jazz Festival arrives, we take the opportunity to immerse our campers into this explosion of culture. Set on the shore of Lake Geneva, with stalls and international musical acts from all genres, it is a spectacular place for campers to explore and soak up the atmosphere in supervised groups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Château de Chillon

Chateau-de-Chillon_©-minnystock-DreamstimeSwitzerland’s most visited historic monument is the beautiful and distinctive island castle on the shore of Lake Geneva. Made popular by Lord Byron, who wrote the poem The Prisoner Of Chillon (1816) about François de Bonivard, a Genevois monk and politician who was imprisoned there from 1530 to 1536. Steeped in history and tradition this elegant castle dating from approximately 1005 is an immersion into three distinct periods of Swiss history.

 

 

Villeneuve swimming pool

DSC_8860-X4Perched on the edge of Lake Geneva is the picturesque swimming pool at Villeneuve.
With a 50m swimming pool and swimming area in Lake Geneva itself (did someone mention the diving boards?) it is the perfect place to spend an afternoon in the sun!

 

 

 

Labyrinth Aventure

DSC_2395-X4A truly entertaining and enjoyable way to spend an afternoon! If the enormous maze with its treasure hunt and prizes isn’t enough, then perhaps over a hundred games (including crazy cycles, trampolines, bouncy castles, splash party and many, many more!) surrounding the maze will be!

 

 

 

 

 

Banana boating

Banana boatingWhat better way to spend a sunny day than Banana Boating on the edge of Lake Geneva? With a large grassy beach and a private swimming area of Lake Geneva, there is plenty of space for all sorts of fun and games, not forgetting also, the Splashlagoon! The banana boating itself sees campers and staff being pulled around the lake on the giant inflatable bananas – who can hang on until the end?!

 

Thermal spas

SpasMum and Dad will be jealous of this excursion to the beautiful outdoor and indoor spa pools nestled at the foot of the Alps. Jet pools, whirlpools, Jacuzzis, massage beds.. need we say more…?

 

 

 

High ropes course

In the heart of the forest just outside of Aigle, sits a high ropes course with a variety of tree top challenges and zip lines. There are a variety of different courses to complete with varying levels of abilities so everyone can climb, jump and fly through the trees!

 

 

 

 

 

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