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Discover Switzerland

An intriguing and varied programme based in Leysin. Exciting excursions to this most spectacular part of Switzerland, great selection of sports and outdoor activities, introduction to environmental education, all conducted entirely in English reinforcing language skills.

The excursions are designed to meet the educational objectives of each school with visits to places of cultural and environmental interest while the schedule always includes some "fun" visits and shopping time. Throughout their stay, students improve language skills and return home with an increased proficiency in spoken English.

Choose your preferred activities:

The Mountain Environment and Natural World
The environment and man's impact upon it.
Conservation and saving precious, limited resources.
A trek through meadows and forests with environmental awareness games that focus on flora and fauna, wildlife habitats, food chains and the human impact on the local environment.
Leadership activities such as team-building and problem solving.
Where are we? - The basic principles of working a compass as a team with compass games, map work, navigational exercises and an orienteering course.

Activities in and around Leysin
Summer Camp Mountain biking
Summer Camp Rafting
Summer Camp Forest adventure trails
Summer Camp Basketball
Summer Camp Ropes course
Summer Camp Rock and wall climbing
Summer Camp Swimming
Summer Camp Ice skating
Summer Camp Tennis
Summer Camp Volleyball
Summer Camp Football

In Leysin – take a cable car or cog railway ride
Montreux and the famous Château de Chillon
Gruyère cheese factory or Nestlé chocolate factory
Geneva, the Old Town, lake and United Nations building
Les Diablerets and the permanent snow of its glacier
The Olympic Museum and the Lausanne lakeside
The salt-mine in the valley town of Bex
A highlight – the famous ski resort of Zermatt with breathtaking views of the spectacular Matterhorn

Evening Programmes

Highly trained, friendly counsellors accompany you throughout and organise an evening programme with local visits, innovative games, sports activities and challenges.

Where we stay

Leysin is the perfect venue with its stunning mountain setting and wide-ranging amenities. Accommodation is in the Swiss Alpine Centre in Leysin, mainly in rooms for up to four students.


Contact Village Camps so that we can help plan your programme and supply you with a price quote.