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Book now pay 31st May!

18th January 2021

2020 has been a year of uncertainty for everyone and 2021 looks to be continuing in the same vein. To provide a bit of financial stability, here at Camp Suisse, we are introducing a brand new ‘Book now pay 31st May’ offer.

Available to all, this offer gives peace of mind, in that your child’s place at Camp Suisse is guaranteed for summer 2021 without any financial commitment necessary until the 31st May.

It is as easy as going to campsuisse.com/register, filling out your details and selecting the session you would prefer. Under ‘other payment options’ select the box ‘Receive an invoice to pay later by card or bank transfer’. You can then submit your form to us and we will confirm your booking.

And voila! You’re all set and can rest easy, secure in the knowledge that you have a space at Camp Suisse 2021! All with zero payment required.

When the 31st May does finally roll around we will be in touch regarding payment for the upcoming session.

As soon as payment is processed you are included in our cancellation insurance policy which provides protection for (non-COVID related) cancellations and curtailment.

We will further still offer postponement of your child’s place at camp, or a refund of your monies, if there are further restrictions preventing you from travelling after you have paid, or if we are unable to operate for any such reason.

We cannot wait to get back to the mountains this summer and hope your youngsters will be a part of it.

 

INTRODUCING: Accompanied Air Travel From London Heathrow

1st July 2020

We’re delighted to announce a new accompanied travel package from London Heathrow.

Air Travel Camp Suisse

How does it work?

For campers travelling from or via London Heathrow, we can arrange for a member of the Camp Suisse team to meet your child at London Heathrow and accompany them all the way to Camp Suisse.

It means their Camp Suisse adventure starts even sooner and we can give more young people the chance to enjoy the safe and secure Camp Suisse experience from the beginning of their journey.

The price for the accompanied air travel option is £100 return plus your flight ticket. Please contact our team for details of applicable flights and to add the air travel option to your Camp Suisse 2020 booking.

Find out more about our COVID Compliant Summer Camp >

Camp Suisse 2020 Dates

Session Two 2020 Programmes

Two-week: Saturday 11th July – Friday 24th July
One-week: Saturday 11th July – Friday 17th July
One-week: Saturday 18th July – Friday 24th July

Session Three 2020 Programmes

Two-week: Saturday 25th July – Friday 7th August
One-week: Saturday 25th July – Friday 31st August
One-week: Saturday 1st August – Friday 7th August

Session Four 2020 Programme

One-week: Saturday 8th August – Friday 14th August

Here to Help…

To find out more about the accompanied air travel package, and to add it to your booking, please get in touch:

info@campsuisse.com

+44 (0) 845 5191 031

 

 

Keeping COVID Compliant this Summer

26th June 2020

Here at Camp Suisse, we’ve been busy preparing our 2020 Camp to be COVID Compliant; guided by information issued by Switzerland’s Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).

Check out our infographic below to find out some of the measures we’re putting in place this summer.

Find out more about our 2020 Camp >

Summer 2020: Get Outside and Get Active!

14th June 2020

We are absolutely thrilled that a relaxation in border controls means that we’re able to open our doors this summer from 11th July! Now more than ever it’s more important to get our young people outside and moving again, so we’ve adjusted our programme this summer to place the emphasis firmly on our spectacular surroundings, mixed in with a few of our favourite cultural trips. We’ve created this blog post to give you a flavour of what’s on offer…

A sense of adventure

  • Bushcraft and survival skills
  • Ghyll scrambling
  • Rock climbing
  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking and camping at our outpost

Fine-tuning skills & creativity

  • Archery
  • Leadership and team building games
  • Sports coaching – football, volleyball, hockey, and basketball 
  • Art jamming

…and our favourite slices of Swiss culture

  • Maison Cailler chocolate factory
  • Husky dog sledding on the glacier
  • Aqua Parc
  • Swimming in Lake Geneva and lakeside pools
  • Optional French/ English classes

Free cancellation before June 30th

Reserve your child’s place today, with free cancellation until June 30th

Session dates & prices >

Registration form > 

UPDATE: Travel Restrictions to ease from June 15th

9th June 2020

The Swiss Confederation has just announced some important changes to rules about travel into Switzerland which mean more young people can join us this summer!

The Swiss Government has announced that it intends to lift entry restrictions from 15 June for travellers from:

  • The United Kingdom
  • Iceland
  • Norway
  • The European Union

With Camp Suisse 2020 opening on 11th July, it’s the perfect opportunity for young people from these countries to get active and enjoy the great outdoors in safe and secure surroundings.

Every day will be packed with more activities, excursions and fun than ever before – we will be implementing a range of special COVID-19 compliance measures to keep everyone safe.

Places are limited to 60 people per camp – you can book your place now with free cancellation available until 30 June.

Find out more >

 

Two week activity program to include:

  • Optional French / English classes
  • Sports coaching
  • Paddle boarding
  • Glacier day with husky dog sledding
  • Maison Cailler chocolate factory
  • High ropes courses
  • Banana boating on Lake Geneva
  • Hiking
  • Overnight camping
  • Aquaparc water park
  • Rock climbing
  • And much more…

Camp Suisse 2020 Dates

Session Two 2020 Programmes

Two-week:    Saturday 11th July – Friday 24th July
One-week:    Saturday 11th July – Friday 17th July
One-week:    Saturday 18th July – Friday 24th July

Session Three 2020 Programmes

Two-week:    Saturday 25th July – Friday 7th August
One-week:    Saturday 25th July – Friday 31st August
One-week:    Saturday 1st August – Friday 7th August

Session Four 2020 Programme

One-week:    Saturday 8th August – Friday 14th August

Make a Booking >

Switzerland named safest country for COVID-19

8th June 2020

A report published by Deep Knowledge Group has identified Switzerland as the safest country on Earth for COVID-19. The report notes this is thanks to:

‘Factors like an efficient quarantining programme, and effective monitoring, detection and treatment of the virus, preventing an “overburdening” of the country’s healthcare system… and a continuing decline in its rate of infection spread’

Read more on TimeOut and SwissInfo

The full report can be read on Deep Knowledge Group’s website.

We’re naturally thrilled to learn of this news, and the confidence it brings as the countdown continues to the launch of our Summer Camp on 11th July, which will comply with all COVID-19 guidelines set out by the Swiss government. Find out more about our 2020 Summer Camp: https://www.campsuisse.com/summer20/

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Camp Suisse : La solution à la Staycation cet été !

28th May 2020

Nous sommes ravis d’annoncer que Camp Suisse ouvrira ses portes pour cinq semaines cet été : du samedi 11 juillet au vendredi 14 août.

Camp Suisse 2020 sera la parfaite opportunité pour votre enfant de profiter des grands espaces, dans un environnement de sécurité. C’est notre ambition cet été de remplir les jours avec encore plus d’activités.

En même temps, nous mettrons en ouvre des mesures pour assurer la conformité à la réglementation Suisse à propos du COVID-19.

De plus, pour nos campeurs Suisses et de l’Europe Occidental, puisque COVID-19 a rendu les voyages internationaux plus compliqué, Camp Suisse propose une bonne solution pour la Staycation !

Réservez la place de votre enfant, avec l’annulation gratuite jusqu’au 30 juin.

En savoir plus >

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Camp 2020 is ON!!!

27th May 2020

Ready, Set, GO!!!! – Camp Suisse Opening 11th July.

We are more excited than ever about opening our camp this July.

With three months of built-up energy to burn we have an action-packed programme planned focusing on getting our campers back outside in our beautiful surroundings and having fun with friends.

From husky dog sledding across the glacier to whizzing around Lake Geneva on a banana boat the 5 weeks of camp this summer promise to be fast, fun-fueled and fantastic.

To comply with COVID-19 requirements we have made many amendments to our operational procedures ensuring the safety and well-being of our campers and staff.

Registrations are now open with a limited number of places available.

More information and sign up >

COVID-19 update

27th April 2020

At this stage we remain positive and our international camp is still scheduled to go ahead in summer!

We are at the mercy of many things including international health developments and travel recommendations. 

We will always base our planning and strategy on what we believe to be in the best interests of our campers and their families. With the local, national and global situation evolving so quickly it is quite hard to project ahead into July and August just now.

We would love nothing more than to be able to open our doors as usual to our wonderful international adventurers but we will only put ourselves in a position to do that if we genuinely believe the risks to be so low as to be outweighed by the benefits of operating.

Of course there are many factors at play around the globe which we are keenly monitoring.

Time will tell and we are waiting patiently until the moment is right to welcome young people to our camp. We really hope it will be sooner rather than later.

If we have no other choice but to cancel any of our camp sessions for this summer, we will refund any payments made or roll places over to any future camp with us.

Please stay safe and we look forward to getting back to our outdoor adventures just as soon as we can!

If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to get in touch. We have time on our hands…

Julie, Richard and everyone at Camp Suisse.

Protecting ourselves from COVID-19

9th March 2020

Our international summer camps will be running this summer

The health and well-being of our campers and staff is our highest priority. 

We would like to reassure parents that our existing policies and procedures are in line with the guidance provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO). We are regularly monitoring the ever-evolving situation with COVID-19 and will amend our procedures if and when required.

If we are unable to operate our international camp sessions this summer then you will be able to postpone your camp to a later date or we will refund your monies.

What does this mean in practice?

Following advice from the WHO and the Federal Office for Public Health (FOPH) we will be implementing a range of preventative strategies and processes throughout the summer season including:

– asking camp participants screening questions about their travel history and illnesses in the run up to camp.

– educating on and practising good personal hygiene practices to control and limit the spread of infection.

We will continue to monitor official guidance for schools and other educational settings, and we promise we will always base our planning and strategy on what we believe to be in the best interest of our campers and their families.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

Julie Tyler & Richard Young

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