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Adventure Camp | Switzerland | Leysin

This quite outstanding Adventure Camp programme takes full advantage of the exceptional opportunities provided by its glorious setting high in the mountains of the Swiss Alps, offering campers a choice of challenging activities rarely available together in one place.

Programme suitable for ages
" Just a small word to tell you and your team a big thank you for taking care of my daughter. She had a blast and she is super happy with what she lived and experienced during 2 weeks. It was a real adventure for her and she loved it. "

Programme Overview

Early booking is essential for this busy and popular outdoor adventure programme with its dazzling choice thrilling activities. Every weekday morning campers leave our Leysin village base to enjoy a challenging range of activities that includes:

Summer Camp rock-climbing
Summer Camp hiking
Summer Camp mountain-biking
Summer Camp a high-ropes course
Summer Camp nature trails
Summer Camp white-water rafting (15+)
Summer Camp learning essential survival skills.

The undoubted highlight of the two-weeks is the scenic trek high into the mountains to stay overnight at a traditional, authentic mountain hut at Lac Lioson high above the alpine village of Les Mosses. Here campers will enjoy cooking dinner and enjoying the meal ‘al fresco’ around the camp-fire before fun team so games and swopping stories amongst much laughter.

The aim of this camp is not only to have fun with these invigorating activities but to acquire vital skills needed to safely enjoy the outdoors. Our educational workshops focus on the Alpine environment, orienteering and on outdoor survival skills like fire and shelter-building. We ensure that there is a careful balance between testing activities that demand hard work, skills and intensive application mixed in with fun team-building sessions and using the outstanding indoor facilities of the two well-equipped Leysin Sports centres.

Safety Matters - Qualified Staff on all our Adventure Camps

Our trained counsellors work as a team under the leadership of an experienced Village Camps Course Coordinator who ensures a vital emphasis on safety, high quality equipment and appropriate clothing for the campers. The Village Camps’ team is assisted by fully qualified local specialist staff with first-hand knowledge of the terrain. Back at camp there are fun evenings and a chance to meet up with new-found friends from all over the world.

Accommodation, Excursions & Activities

Campers stay at the Village Camps' Swiss Alpine Centre. The centre has spacious, mainly en-suite bedrooms for 3-4 campers, lounges and play areas as well as impressive dining facilities. The campus is well situated just above the main village and close to its excellent sport and leisure facilities. There are exciting excursions to Geneva, the lakeside town of Lausanne, a chocolate factory and the Water-Park in nearby Aigle. In the afternoons and evenings, campers enjoy an exciting range of activities. Highlights are archery, tennis, hikes, mountain-climbing and beach volleyball in the afternoons and fun team competitions, International Cuisine Night, Talent Show and the Final Night Farewell Disco in the evenings.

Further details on the excursions and on the activities available at the Leysin camp can be found in the "Country Switzerland Overview Pages".

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