School Trips - Alpine Adventure Activities & Languages
For 15 years Camp Suisse has been delivering an innovative programme bursting with outdoor adventure, sports coaching, cultural excursions and language tuition. We excitedly welcome schools and groups from all over the world to the Swiss Alps each summer for the ultimate Camp Suisse experience.
Our exclusive, private, purpose-built centre is situated 1100m above the Rhone Valley and Lake Geneva in the Alpine resort of Torgon. Less than ninety minutes by car from Geneva airport and within an hour of many cultural centres (including Evian, Lausanne and Montreux) it boasts a wealth of facilities, synonymous with the famed Portes du Soleil ski area, that enable your stduents to experience adventure, live and learn in a serene and safe environment.
As an accredited ‘Adventuremark’ and 'Lotc' provider, the Camp Suisse management team has spent many years developing an Alpine Adventure activity and language programme that’s second to none. We offer language courses in Spanish, French, German or English, all as foreign languages. The focus is on practical conversation and confidence building, and classes are available at beginner, intermediate or advanced levels.
Why should you consider Camp Suisse for School Trips and Educational Visits?
Camp Suisse is privately owned British company with a firm understanding of the educational values associated with the British curriculum.
- All inclusive, tailor made packages to meet the aims & objectives of your trip (Multi-activity, outdoor education, MFL, Geography & DofE International Award)
- Competitive pricing
- Free places for teachers and accompanying adults
- Adventuremark and Lotc accredited
- UK accredited, DBS checked staff
- ATOL bonded
- 90 minutes from Geneva with access to a wealth of outdoor opportunities and cultural attractions
Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?
Camp Suisse is an English-speaking camp although campers are welcome to practise the language of their choice with their friends.
Our language courses include 15 hours of tuition per two-week session or 9 hours per one-week session. The focus is on practical conversation and confidence building, and classes are available at beginner, intermediate or advanced levels. Emphasis is always on fun and we encourage as much outdoor learning as possible.
Switzerland – one of the most multi-lingual countries in Europe. Where better to learn a language than in a country with four national languages!
We adopt the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages as a basis for our language programme and therefore our courses range from Beginner (A1)up to advanced (C1).
We offer language courses in Spanish, French, German or English, all as foreign languages. All of our lessons focus on building up our learners’ confidence to speak freely. Audio visual aids, modern materials and innovative techniques are used and full participation is encouraged. Our language teachers are also heavily involved in activities and excursions to maximise learning opportunities for campers outside the classroom.
For those looking for a more intensive language experience, private tuition as well as additional language workshops are available focusing on GCSE, IGCSE, A Level and IB curricula.
Create you own programme from our wide variety of activities and excursions: husky dog sledding on a glacier, banana boating on Lake Geneva, high ropes courses, mountain biking, indoor & outdoor rock climbing, archery, ghyll scrambling, overnight expeditions to Alpine refuges, bush craft and outdoor education activities as well as additional French cultural excursion to the Cailler chocolate factory, the Chateau De Chillon, Chamonix and farmers markets.
What size groups do you cater for?
We cater for all groups sizes up to 160 people.
Is there first aid on site?
Yes. Plus specialist children's hospital in close proximity.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
Yes. Education and adventure is available to everyone at Camp Suisse.
Please call Julie and Richard to discuss programme and package options at Camp Suisse. We are also more than happy to come and meet you to discuss your requirements. We will be with you from the initial enquiry stage right through to your stay with us ensuring your trip to Camp Suisse far exceeds expectations.
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