17th June 2015
Virginie H. and her family are based in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Virginie’s children have all stayed at Camp Suisse several times, giving her an excellent perspective on the experience. We asked for her thoughts on exactly what makes the camp so special.
Hi Virginie, thanks for agreeing to talk to us. Which of your children have stayed at Camp Suisse?
All three of them. Each of them has stayed for three or four years. They were 10, 13 and 15 when they first stayed and they are 13, 17 and 19 now!
Why did you choose Camp Suisse?
Because it was a language camp that also offered adventure. The fact you offer outdoor adventure is really great for kids.
What advantages does it have compared to other camps?
The location is spectacular and the place has a high profile. The way Julie communicates gave me a high level of trust and confidence in the camp and its leadership.
What do your kids like about it?
They love the banana boating, the lake and the dog sledding. The food is really good too and they love the adventure. My oldest is more cosmopolitan and he likes the fact that he now has friends all over the world, in Egypt, Morocco, Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia – and he can stay in touch with them all online.
Have you got any other comments or feedback that you think would be of interest?
I just think it’s so great. They have a really great attitude of ‘let your child come here, let them grow and you don’t need to be in constant mobile phone contact with them. Let’s see where they go on their own.’ They’re fostering independence which I just think is so important. I would happily act as a reference for the camp to other parents.
At Camp Suisse, we offer our campers the chance to grow and become more independent, well rounded people. That’s why we are one of the top summer camps in Europe for teens and younger children. If you think your children would benefit from the Camp Suisse experience, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!