From beginning of June until the end of August, Les Elfes offers several summer camp sessions, usually from 2 to 4 weeks long.
Les Elfes ensures active participation, a very broad choice of exciting activities and a high degree of learning in a fun and very international environment, all by guaranteeing maximum safety through our caring & experienced staff.
Campers will return home with great experiences, fantastic memories and lifelong friendships.
At Les Elfes we allow the young adults to express their individuality within a truly international circle. Each summer, children and teenagers come from over 50 different countries to have an unforgettable holiday.
Our Campers attend language classes in the mornings and participate in group activities & sports during the afternoons.
Each program is based on the classical success elements of Les Elfes:
- 8 hours per week of compulsory language lessons are included in the price, with lessons in French, English, Spanish or German (intensive language courses 15h per week are also available). Language lessons are offered in collaboration with the Verbier Language School
Sports & Activities:
- Discover and practice lots of different sports to be chosen from over 40 daily offered activities, such as mountain biking, tennis, Golf, rock climbing, paragliding, wakeboarding and many more
- Excursions to Bern, Lausanne, Geneva (United Nations & Old Town), a cheese and a chocolate factory, Montreux (Chillon Castle) and Vevey are organized in order to provide to the children all the best Switzerland has to offer.
- In addition, our campers can choose between several clubs, which they will attend during the session. At the end of the session we all join together and present what we learnt! Les Elfes proposes different clubs to choose: Arts & Crafts, Dance Academy, Hollywood, Mountain Orienteering, Music Video, Photography, Rockstar, Tapas.
Meet friends from all corners of the world. Trough out each year, there is a mix of over 50 different nationalities present at Les Elfes.
We are pleased to have heard from many campers that they have found lifelong friendships and have built international networks for their future.
At Les Elfes we have students from all over the world. Within this international community we feel it is beneficial to recognize the traditions of each other. It not only gives students the opportunity to celebrate their nation or beliefs, but allows them to bring a little piece of home into the camp. Also students from other parts of the world will learn and hopefully appreciate the cultures of others. The fabrics of society are made up of many different cultures, and here at Les Elfes we constantly strive to recognize them all, and if it means cooking some traditional dishes, or decorating the chalets accordingly, then we are more than happy to encourage students to do so and will help them along the way.
- 07:30: Wake-up
- 08:30: Breakfast
- 09:30: Language Lessons
- 11:00: Optionnal activities
- 12:00: Lunch
- 13:00: Sports activities
- 17:00: Free time
- 19:00: Dinner
- 20:00: Evening Games
On top of this regular daily schedule: Excursion + Special Days / Activities
Discovery Camp 7 – 11 years old:
Discovery Camp is designed specifically for our youngest campers aged 7-11 and provides an ideal first camp experience. With sensitive guidance of our experienced staff, kids will make a big step forward and discover new exciting sports and Swiss attractions while making new friends in a very international environment. For our discovers, Les Elfes hires specialized & trained staff, which can perfectly care for the wellbeing and the needs of this age group.
Choice of Activities & Sports
This camp involves a lot of games, arts & crafts and offers a broad choice of age-appropriate sports and activities, such as Banana Boating, team sports, swimming, tennis, nature hiking, ice skating, rock climbing, trampoline and much, much, more.
Excursions are organized to discover the exciting region and environment of Verbier and its surroundings; kids will see the St. Bernhard dogs, visit a Swiss chocolate factory, tour through amazing attraction parks close by, sleepover in a mystic mountain hut and see one of Switzerland’s oldest water castles. For our discoverers we keep distances and driving at a very low level.
Explorer Camp 12 – 14 years old:
Explorer Camp is designed specifically for our more, but still intermediately experienced campers aged 12-14. Activities are age adapted and become more challenging. Excursions include the neighboring cantons in Switzerland. Get wild in Swiss wilderness!!
Choice of Activities & sports
Explorers have plenty of activities to choose from: the famous Ropes Course in Aigle, Lake Geneva (Tubing, Kayaking, and Paddling), Mountain Bike Tour, Paragliding, Golf, Tennis, Ice Skating and much more.
Great excursions to explore the Valais and its neighbor- ing cantons are offered: Aqua Parc & Lake Beach Party, Bonatchiesse Tipis sleepover, Mauvoisin Dam, Visit to Evian (where the famous water comes from), Boat Trip, Lausanne & the Olympic Museum, Bern, Chocolate Factory.
Les Elfes offers an exclusive one-day leadership training. We work with highly professional experts who developed a unique and fun-based Leadership Training. Our campers will gain valuable practical skills, such as goal setting, presentation skills, group dynamics and the essence of time management, which will be discussed and experienced during interactive presentations, great role-plays and exciting fun-filled games.
Pioneer Camp 15 – 17 years old:
Pioneers are our most experienced campers aged 15-17. As the oldest campers at Les Elfes, Pioneers serve as role models and have certain privileges like receiving a green card in order to go to village without a monitor during free time. Pioneer Camp is a great opportunity to socialize and make many friends from around the globe.
Choice of Activities & sports
Activities become more competitive and challenging and can include the Lac des Vaux Hike, More water activities (like Kayaking, Paddling, Wake-Boarding, Sailing), Trottinettes, Leadership Training, Orienteering & Map Reading, bridge swinging, the Mont Fort experience and of course can choose from all sports like tennis, golf, horseback riding, etc.
Career Orientation training
Pioneers can complete a one day initiation on career orientation with experts. Based on an interactive method, the students will discover their talents, interests and management styles and how to apply these elements in their professional orientation. Each student receives a motivation profile and his personal talent definition.
Pioneers go on full day excursions, will experience Wilderness Camping in Val de Bagnes and visit Geneva’s Old Town & United Nations, visit Aosta in Italy, see the the famous French mountain town of Chamonix and enjoy the amazing view from the Mont Blanc, the highest mountain of the Alps.