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Summer camp for a 15 years old

Hi,

My Australian friend wants to send his 15 years old daughter here for a one week summer camp. We are looking for outdoor activities like hiking. I was hoping someone here might have experience with the available options.

Ideally, we are looking for a 1 week camp at the end of June or end of September. Hiking is the primary interest but other ideas are welcome. The budget is not too big so we prefer to stick to more the economical options. Oh, btw, as far as I know she only speaks English.

Any ideas or pointers are welcome.

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Re: Summer camp for a 15 years old

Here and back to Australia for just one week, that would seem to be difficult, will take a few days to get over jet lag then a day or more to transfer to camp once in CH.

Your biggest problem will be timing...most everything will be on offer for the summer holidays, but this does not include September and likely not June as well, as most CH and europeans are in school then.

Language schools often have summer camps so that may be of interest. Best to google summer camps switzerland, and you will find a lot, most have many activities, including hiking. However, most that I know of are in the Valais, so that may be too far for you.
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Re: Summer camp for a 15 years old

Thanks a lot for your comment. Yes, jet lag is a big issue. Still, my friend wants to come with his daughter (though he won't go to the camp himself!) so I guess they will plan for it.

You have a good point about timing. I already did some research on google and found a couple of camps for those days. So theoretically it should be doable. However, it is very hard to judge the quality of a camp by looking at the websites. That's why I thought maybe here people might be able to help. Also I have no idea what range of prices to expect (well, I live it Switzerland so I don't expect it be cheep ).
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Re: Summer camp for a 15 years old

they usually last more than 1 week and are in august/july.
there are probably those for int'l rich gstaad kids which cost more.
anyway the crans montana one is famous i think.
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Re: Summer camp for a 15 years old

Check here

http://www.villagecamps.ch/index.php?page=14&lang=eng

My son's school goes to this camp every year and as a start to the year activity and the counsellors are great. I can't imagine that their summer programs wouldn't be as well.

As far as jet lag - just allow a couple days on the front end and she will be fine.

Teenagers never sleep when they are supposed to anyway.
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OP, you have a PM
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