12th August 2015
Ian, a father living in London, has had all of his children stay at Camp Suisse in the past. We recently caught up with him to find out what he thinks makes our camp stand out from the competition.
Hi Ian, thanks for speaking to us. How many times have your children stayed at Camp Suisse?
My two eldest boys who are now 15 and 17 have been two times and my youngest has been once – soon to be twice this summer.
When did they stay at the camp?
The older two have been since 2009 – so the boys were between 10 and 15. My youngest went at 8.
Why did you choose Camp Suisse?
The kids had been to summer camp in 2008 at Camp Lincoln Minnesota USA and loved it. But we wanted something closer that was a similar experience and not quite as long!
What advantages does it have compared to other camps?
It is very self-enclosed and very international so the kids get to meet lots of different nationalities and characters. The activities are also well organised and the kids always come back with a real buzz.
What do your kids like about the camp?
The outdoor activities, the group activities and just hanging around with a group the same age as them, but not at school!
Was the decision to go to Camp Suisse made more by you or your children?
Initially probably more us than them, although they were keen because of their US experience. After the first time, the kids have not wanted to go anywhere else and we have not even looked for an alternative.
Are your children going to Camp Suisse this year?
My youngest is going back with friends. My oldest two have other plans – gap year for one of them and the other already has three weeks of school and football trips.
Is there anything else you think would be of interest to potential campers and their parents?
Camp Suisse is very well run and very well organised. The kids have always got activities on – no stopping. The kids really enjoyed the older “mentors” or camp helpers – who always seem to have been brilliant people – people who been at the camp before so know how it works as a camper and then as a helper. That part is really important for the overall success in my view.
Ian, thank you so much for you time.
Here at Camp Suisse we are really proud of the high numbers of campers who return year after year, often bringing their younger siblings and friends along in subsequent years. If you are looking for summer camps in Europe for children ages 7 to 17 please get in touch, we are always happy to answer any questions you might have.