Champittet Summer Leadership Camp

Overview & Programme - Summer Camp by Lake Geneva

Fun and learning combined with great activities on Lake Geneva and in the Swiss Alps!

Our students take part in fantastic activities, games, and leadership workshops in the beautiful Swiss Alps, lakes and forests. Under the guidance of senior trainers and professional mountain guides, students stay safe while learning how to apply important leadership skills effectively.

We welcome all participants between the ages of 11 and 17, regardless of fitness level or experience. English is the main language at camp, and students are encouraged to use it. We do speak French, as well as many other languages.

Special care

We want our students to have a great time while helping them to prepare them for success in an interconnected world as well as enhance their results and fulfillment in daily life, sports, academics, and exams. To help them achieve this, each student has a dedicated trainer to help guide them, reflect, and share feedback on a daily basis.

Two Swiss camps, one great experience

We have our residential camp which runs for 2 weeks, and students live on-campus in comfortable rooms with one other student. We also have a day camp which runs from 9h to 17h30 for 1 or 2 weeks. Both camps are in Lausanne by Lake Geneva and share the same amazing programme and experience.

RESIDENTIAL SUMMER CAMP

  • From Monday 13th July to Sunday 26th July 2020
  • From Monday 27th July to Sunday 9th August 2020

DAY CAMP

  • From Monday 13th July to Sunday 19th July 2020
  • From Monday 20th July to Sunday 26th July 2020
  • From Monday 27th July to Sunday 2nd August 2020
  • From Monday 3rd August to Sunday 9th August 2020

Residential Summer Camp

Quality boarding

The boarding house is divided into residential floors with boys and girls sleep on separate floors. Camp staff live in their own apartments on each of these floors so support is always within easy reach.

Bedrooms

All students have a comfortable bed and desk space. Some rooms have breathtaking views of Lake Geneva. Rooms are already warm and homely when each student arrives.

Friendships for life

Students share a room with one other student. Care is taken to house students with those from different nationalities to enhance their experience of gaining an international experience. On each floor a shared living room provides a relaxing communal space for students to enjoy each other’s company, play games or watch movies.

Example of a typical day

  • 07h30-08h00 Wake-up
  • 08h00-08h30 Breakfast
  • 08h45-09h00 Morning assembly
  • 09h00-09h15 Goal setting workshop
  • 09h00-12h30 Watersports day at Lake Geneva or Rock climbing
  • 12h30-13h30 LUNCH
  • 13h30-17h30 Canyoning or Ropes Course
  • 17h30-18h30 Leisure time
  • 18h30-19h30 DINNER
  • 19h30-21h30 Dance workshop or karting

This is just an example of a day. Our camp includes many activities that are aligned with all leadership modules and workshops. See the Learning Experience page for further details.

Activities throughout camp include;

  • Glacier expedition and overnight stay at our mountain base
  • Ice climbing
  • Nature & Mountain Hike including first aid in the mountains
  • Rock Climbing
  • High Ropes Course
  • Canyoning
  • The Boat Game; build a boat with your team and set sail!
  • Watersports day including banana boats, stand up paddling (SUP) and motor boat
  • Sports day
  • Bridge swing 
  • Karaoke and Disco Night
  • Karting
  • Dance workshop
  • Fun excursions

Day Camp

Overview

Our day camp is open to all students aged 11 to 17. It runs every day from 8:30 to 17:30 and students can register for 1 or 2 weeks, offering participants the unique experience of a fun and activity-packed camp, combined with the opportunity to learn and develop many important life skills.

  • Great location at the Collège Champittet campus in Pully
  • Unique international experience
  • Fantastic combination of fun activities, personal development, and learning 
  • Programme runs from 8:30 to 17:30 every day
  • Optional evening programme until 21:30
  • Optional overnight on the mountain hut
  • Daily parent communication
  • High health and safety standards (see COVID-19 page)
  • Year-round English and French speaking staff fully trained in First Aid, CPR, health, and safety

Example of a typical day

  • 08h45-09h00 Arrival and morning assembly
  • 09h00-09h15 Goal setting workshop
  • 09h00-12h30 Watersports day at Lake Geneva or Rock climbing
  • 12h30-13h30 BBQ in mountains
  • 13h30-17h30 Canyoning or Ropes Course
  • 17h30-18h30 End of day programme
  • 18h30-19h30 Dinner (OPTIONAL)
  • 19h30-21h30 Dance workshop or karting (OPTIONAL)

Activities throughout the camp include;

  • Glacier expedition and overnight stay at our mountain base (overnight optional)
  • Ice climbing
  • Nature & Mountain Hike including first aid in the mountains
  • Rock Climbing
  • High Ropes Course
  • Canyoning
  • The Boat Game; build a boat with your team and set sail!
  • Watersports day including banana boats, stand up paddling (SUP) and motor boat
  • Sports day
  • Bridge swing 
  • Fun excursions
  • Karaoke and Disco Night (optional evening activity)
  • Karting (optional evening activity)
  • Dance workshop (optional evening activity)

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