12th August 2015
Solihull-based Nicola two daughters have both stayed at Camp Suisse several times. We decided to pick her brain about which things make the camp stand out and what keeps her children coming back year after year.
Hi Nicola, thanks for talking to us today. So, how many times have your children stayed at Camp Suisse?
My eldest stayed there for four consecutive years. She’s 17 now and was 11 when she first went. The youngest went there for three consecutive years starting when she was 11 in 2012.
Why did you choose Camp Suisse?
My girlfriend actually met Julie’s father on a plane which is where I first heard about it. I looked it up and it appeared to be extremely well run and there were some very nice testimonials online. I liked that there was a phone number for parents to ring so we could stay in touch while they were there. I also liked that there were a broad range of things to do and that it was so international. I didn’t want them to just meet British children.
What advantages does it have compared to other camps?
The professionalism, the fact that it’s truly international and the extent of the activities is brilliant.
Was the decision to go to Camp Suisse made more by you or your children?
Me initially, but I showed the website to my older girl and she seemed quite taken with the camp.
What do your kids like about it?
They love the fact that there’s hardly any down time. There’s always something to do so they’re never bored. My youngest particularly loved the dog-sledding and my eldest loved the lake-swimming. Also there are lots of team things. My youngest is really shy, but my eldest who’d already been, really encouraged her and told her she’d be okay. I think it’s actually really improved her confidence.
They’ve made some great friendships that have really stood the test of time. My eldest is going to Thailand this year with a friend she met at camp. My youngest had one of her friends from the camp over from San Francisco to stay with us last year and this year she’s going over there to visit her.
Have you got any other comments or feedback that you think would be of interest?
I think as a mum, one of the main things you’re concerned about is – are they safe? The team at Camp Suisse were really brilliant at making sure we knew the girls were okay all the time. It’s also extremely good value for money – a damn sight better than some of the camps in the US!
It’s also really good for the confidence of children and helps make them more independent. I would recommend Camp Suisse to anyone and have recommended it to several of my friends.
Nicola, thank you very much!
As Nicola highlighted, Camp Suisse offers a fantastic range of activities that encourages our campers to grow as people, as well giving them the chance to make friends from all over the world. This is why we continue to be one of the top summer camps in Europe for children ages 7 to 17. To find out more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch as we will be happy to answer any questions you have.