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Camp Suisse - Adventure and language summer camps and school trips

At Camp Suisse we offer exciting adventure holidays for kids and young adults (7-17) from all corners of the globe. These challenging and fulfilling experiences combine languages, sports, adventure, education and friendship in a truly culturally diverse and international environment. Guests learn new skills and sports, participate in outdoor pursuits and adventures, learn or improve language skills, explore Swiss culture and, above all, make new friends. All of this takes place in a structured, organised, safe and supervised setting with the help, guidance, support and friendship of experienced camp staff. In 2016 we welcomed over 44 different nationalities to create a truly international experience. We take up to 120 campers per session. We are an English-speaking camp and we offer language tuition in French, German, Spanish and English (Italian on request).



Campers are housed in clean and comfortable rooms, sleeping two to four people of the same age. All have private en-suite bathroom facilities and most enjoy a balcony or terrace. Guests can benefit from a number of on site facilities including a 9m indoor climbing wall, sports hall, table tennis room, chill out area, TV lounge, decked area for outdoor dining, language classrooms and a large dining hall.



Sports coaching, action adventure, outdoor pursuits and water sports are an integral part of the Camp Suisse experience. As an accredited ‘Adventuremark' provider, we are proud to uphold the highest standards of safety. Expert guidance is provided at all ability levels by experienced activity leaders, qualified instructors and coaches. The aim is to help our campers build confidence and learn new skills in the safest possible environment. Our team has spent many years developing an Alpine Adventure activity programme that's second to none. Whether it's climbing up crags, scrambling up the river, real mountain biking, hiking or camping at the Camp Suisse Alpine outpost, there is never a dull moment. A series of educational excursions (included in the camp fee) include husky dog sleding on glacier 3000, the cheese and chocolate factories of Gruyeres and Broc, the International Olympic Museum in Lausanne and much more.

Summer camp sessions in summer 2017 are as follows:
  1. Saturday 1st July - Friday 14th July2017
  2. Saturday 15th July - Friday 28th July 2017
  3. Saturday 29th July - Friday 11th August2017
  4. Saturday 12th August– Friday 18 August 2017

Two week camps are priced at 3130 CHF and one week programmes cost 1450 CHF.

We also offer fantastic residential trips for school and groups and are an International Trained Activity Provider for the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award. We currently work with many of the International Schools, both in Geneva and all over the world.



For more information see: campsuisse.com

Or please contact us: info@campsuisse.com / +44 845 5191 031 / @Camp_Suisse

International Camp Suisse Ltd
Century House, 29 Clarendon Road
Leeds, LS2 9PG
West Yorkshire
United Kingdom

Camp Suisse
Route de la Jorette
Torgon, 1899
Switzerland

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School and group trips video: vimeo.com/147438691
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Re: Camp Suisse - Adventure and language summer camps and school trips

Two week camps are priced at 3130 CHF and one week programmes cost 1450 CHF.
This is a strange price structure.
If I booked two separate weeks it would cost me 2900. So if I booked two contiguous weeks it would cost me 3130. So I must pay 230 Francs for the privillage of not packing and unpacking my bags.
Otherwise, seems a nice adventure for the kids - 7 years too late on my side - I was looking for this in 2009.
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Re: Camp Suisse - Adventure and language summer camps and school trips

Fairly chunky money for a weeks' entertainment at a summer camp for kids....
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Re: Camp Suisse - Adventure and language summer camps and school trips

Agreed with jbrady's question- doesn't seem quite right to pay so much more for the 2 week course. Normally price goes down for a longer stay.

As for the cost- I totally get this, and it is in line with other similar courses with qualified teaching staff- as the staff to pupil ration has to be small.

We have used the Camp Suisse team for years with UK schools, and can recommend the team and facilities really highly.

Are you still in charge Julie?
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Two week camps are priced at 3130 CHF and one week programmes cost 1450 CHF.
This is a strange price structure.
If I booked two separate weeks it would cost me 2900. So if I booked two contiguous weeks it would cost me 3130. So I must pay 230 Francs for the privillage of not packing and unpacking my bags.
Otherwise, seems a nice adventure for the kids - 7 years too late on my side - I was looking for this in 2009.
Hello all, to clarify, our camps run Saturday to Friday so a one week camp is a 6 night stay with 5 full days of activities. A two week camp is 13 nights with 12 days of activities. The price for a two week camp is therefore greater than a simple 2 x 1 weeks. The middle weekend is included. I hope this clarifies the pricing structure
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Fairly chunky money for a weeks' entertainment at a summer camp for kids....
Hello, our prices (1450 CHF for a one week camp / 3130 CHF for a two week session) reflect the quality of our facilities, the activities we offer and our fantastic staff. We believe Camp Suisse offers a very good value experience and we are proud of our transparent and inclusive pricing structure with no hidden extras (laundry, insurance, airport pickup, language courses, excursions, photos, t-shirts). We work very hard to keep our prices down and in comparison with other similar companies we are at the lower end of the pricing scale. By way of an example, Les Elfes charge 2800 CHF for a one week camp excluding certain optional courses, languages, airport pickup, admin fees, photos and laundry. http://www.campsuisse.com/register-o...es-and-prices/
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Agreed with jbrady's question- doesn't seem quite right to pay so much more for the 2 week course. Normally price goes down for a longer stay.

As for the cost- I totally get this, and it is in line with other similar courses with qualified teaching staff- as the staff to pupil ration has to be small.

We have used the Camp Suisse team for years with UK schools, and can recommend the team and facilities really highly.

Are you still in charge Julie?
Hi Odile, lovely to hear from you. Yes, Richard and I are still running Camp Suisse, along with our fantastic team. We employ over 50 people to help deliver all aspects of our programme.
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Hello, our prices (1450 CHF for a one week camp / 3130 CHF for a two week session) reflect the quality of our facilities, the activities we offer and our fantastic staff. We believe Camp Suisse offers a very good value experience and we are proud of our transparent and inclusive pricing structure with no hidden extras (laundry, insurance, airport pickup, language courses, excursions, photos, t-shirts). We work very hard to keep our prices down and in comparison with other similar companies we are at the lower end of the pricing scale. By way of an example, Les Elfes charge 2800 CHF for a one week camp excluding certain optional courses, languages, airport pickup, admin fees, photos and laundry. http://www.campsuisse.com/register-o...es-and-prices/
Chf 3'130 for 2 weeks/1 child, would mean for 4 people Chf 12'520.-- for a 2 week holiday for 4 people (2 kids + 2 adults)

We are 2 - 4 people in one room is states.

Chf 12'520.-- for 13 nights/12 days of "full activities" for 4 people, that, i find quite a lot for a 2 week holiday, and as for what others charge, i can probably find somebody charging more if i look, this is not the point in question.
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Chf 3'130 for 2 weeks/1 child, would mean for 4 people Chf 12'520.-- for a 2 week holiday for 4 people (2 kids + 2 adults)

We are 2 - 4 people in one room is states.

Chf 12'520.-- for 13 nights/12 days of "full activities" for 4 people, that, i find quite a lot for a 2 week holiday, and as for what others charge, i can probably find somebody charging more if i look, this is not the point in question.
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Re: Camp Suisse - Adventure and language summer camps and school trips

[QUOTE=Today only;2715152]Chf 3'130 for 2 weeks/1 child, would mean for 4 people Chf 12'520.-- for a 2 week holiday for 4 people (2 kids + 2 adults)

According to the brochure and the first posting, it is a camp for children and young adults. Maximum age is 17.

You may need an all inclusive holiday, like Club Med. ( does it still exist?)

My parents paid for a summer camp, when I was a girl. Best investment ever!
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Chf 3'130 for 2 weeks/1 child, would mean for 4 people Chf 12'520.-- for a 2 week holiday for 4 people (2 kids + 2 adults)

According to the brochure and the first posting, it is a camp for children and young adults. Maximum age is 17.

You may need an all inclusive holiday, like Club Med. ( does it still exist?)

My parents paid for a summer camp, when I was a girl. Best investment ever!

My point was the cost for 4 people and i compared it to a family holiday for 4 people, maybe a holiday just for 4 kids at Chf 12k for 13 days seems better value ?
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My point was the cost for 4 people and i compared it to a family holiday for 4 people, maybe a holiday just for 4 kids at Chf 12k for 13 days seems better value ?
My impression of the kind of people who send their children off to camps is that any price would be worth it.

... which brings us to the broader question: why do posh people hate their children so much?
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Re: Camp Suisse - Adventure and language summer camps and school trips

Huh? If both parents work full-time, have 5 weeks holiday each and the kids have 12 weeks holiday... do the math. You need at least 2 weeks of external childcare, more than that if you want to overlap your five-weekses with each other at all in hopes of having an actual family vacation.

When you put it that way, every week of summer camp is buying you the opportunity to go on a holiday WITH your spouse and kids at some other time of year.
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My impression of the kind of people who send their children off to camps is that any price would be worth it.

... which brings us to the broader question: why do posh people hate their children so much?
Yep, gets me too.. but people who pretend they're posh are so much worse.

I have (had) friends who I discovered do this all the time. Their kid is so unhappy and causes so much trouble, yet they never give out/discipline him, and the first chance they get they ship him off to a club.. last halloween the parents had a lovely quiet weekend, nights out, restaurants etc.. because they sent him off again?!! Why have children.. and what is halloween without your kids driving you nuts
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Huh? If both parents work full-time, have 5 weeks holiday each and the kids have 12 weeks holiday... do the math. You need at least 2 weeks of external childcare, more than that if you want to overlap your five-weekses with each other at all in hopes of having an actual family vacation.

When you put it that way, every week of summer camp is buying you the opportunity to go on a holiday WITH your spouse and kids at some other time of year.
There's a difference between farming your kids out to the neighbours for a few hours a day and sending them off away for a fortnight, out of sight, out of mind.

It's a peculiar practice in the same way that boarding school is a peculiar practice. Like I said: posh people seem to really hate their kids.
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Huh? If both parents work full-time, have 5 weeks holiday each and the kids have 12 weeks holiday... do the math. You need at least 2 weeks of external childcare, more than that if you want to overlap your five-weekses with each other at all in hopes of having an actual family vacation.

When you put it that way, every week of summer camp is buying you the opportunity to go on a holiday WITH your spouse and kids at some other time of year.
5 weeks holiday in CH, the majority of people just get 4.
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Vicious circle - the more you work, the more you need to pay for childcare. The more you're influenced by advertising & social trends that you NEED the latest mobile phone, flash car etc, the more you need to work to pay for these supposed necessities. You have "no time" to cook properly so you buy ready made meals or eat out. How often do you hear someone say they "need" a new x. No, actually you want it. A lot of kids are spoilt these days doing things their parents would never have even dreamed of in their childhood which is the same in any generation but it makes you wonder where to draw the line & how to teach kids the real necessities of life... like the huge trampoline in the garden, the pool, burgers & kebabs any time anywhere, ski holidays, summer holidays, summer school.
Philosophical moment over.
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Hold on ... never mind the price for a stay there ...
It say NO ADS IN THIS SECTION ..
This is cleary an ad ...
Moderators .. HELLO!!

I bet if I post the same about my Bushcraft & Survival courses here i'd get taken off ...

Mmmmm
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Huh? If both parents work full-time, have 5 weeks holiday each and the kids have 12 weeks holiday... do the math. You need at least 2 weeks of external childcare, more than that if you want to overlap your five-weekses with each other at all in hopes of having an actual family vacation.

When you put it that way, every week of summer camp is buying you the opportunity to go on a holiday WITH your spouse and kids at some other time of year.
Divorce is the simple solution.
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Hold on ... never mind the price for a stay there ...
It say NO ADS IN THIS SECTION ..
This is cleary an ad ...
Moderators .. HELLO!!

I bet if I post the same about my Bushcraft & Survival courses here i'd get taken off ...
As long as you pay for it it won´t be taken off
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