Estavayer-le-Lac

Estavayer Abri Côtier

Estavayer Abri Côtier

From 1300 CHF

Course start dates

07.07 / 14.07 / 21.07 / 28.07 / 04.08.2019

Key points

● Learn at the beach

● Popular summer location

● French and German classes

● Water Skiing

● Classes in groups of 6

● Sailing course available

● 3 weekly excursions / 2 workshops

Camp

Levels: Beginner to Proficient

Accommodation: Dormitory, 4 Bedroom

Arrival and departure: Arrival is on Sunday, departure is on Saturday

Sailing

Certificates

Sport

Students

Age range: 10 - 13 & 14 - 17 Years




The best beach camp bar none!

Sun, beach & friendship!

Just a short walk from the beach, you can find our most dynamic and stimulating language camp! Here, you can learn French or German in an international environment and make real progress in communication through interactions and encounters that will certainly not fail to motivate you!

It's our oldest and most trusted camp that continues to be successful year after year. Countless lasting friendships and affinities have been built here over the years, because at fRilingue, we do things a little differently:

  • All of our teachers are young, energetic, and come from different countries across the world to teach and learn with you in this intensely rich environment. They'll join you in participating in different activities and you should view them more as friends and confidants than as figures of authority!
  • The small group classes in the camp and the picturesque streets of this small lake village only accentuate this trend of learning with confidence, as teachers can focus upon the difficulties of each individual student in order to break down the barriers. facilitating practice and core use of the language through varied and adaptable activities!
  • You can also open yourself to the world and its cultural diversity within this unique camp thanks to the volunteers and other participants that come from the four corners of the globe to share beautiful moments whilst living together! Here in our Estavayer camp, it is not uncommon to hear about ten languages ​​in the same day!
  • Last but certainly not least, we pay particular attention to the food we cook and serve here, treating mealtimes as a real moment of sharing and discovery! You can taste fresh & local produce as well as speciality dishes from all over the world - and don't be shy to let our chef know if there's a particular dish you'd like to see on the menu!

Ahoy sailors!
You can also take a sailing course in addition to the language stay. This takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon. More information can be found under Extras!

Course duration:
1 - 5 Weeks
Levels:
Beginner to Proficient
Age group:
Juniors
Language course:
French
Start dates:

Summer
07.07 / 14.07 / 21.07 / 28.07 / 04.08.2019

About this course:

With fRilingue you profit from lessons in small groups of around 6 participants. Classes are held daily from 9 am to 12:30 pm. All of our courses guarantee: - young, dynamic teachers; - 20 lessons per week; - speaking and using the language is the main focus; - teachers help you to improve your individual weaknesses.

Summer

Weeks Price
1 Week 1300 CHF
2 Weeks 2000 CHF
3 Weeks 2900 CHF
4 Weeks 3800 CHF
Course duration:
1 - 5 Weeks
Levels:
Beginner to Proficient
Age group:
Juniors
Language course:
German
Start dates:

Summer
07.07 / 14.07 / 21.07 / 28.07 / 04.08.2019

About this course:

With fRilingue you profit from lessons in small groups of around 6 participants. Classes are held daily from 9 am to 12:30 pm. All of our courses guarantee: - young, dynamic teachers; - 20 lessons per week; - speaking and using the language is the main focus; - teachers help you to improve your individual weaknesses.

Summer

Weeks Price
1 Week 1300 CHF
2 Weeks 2000 CHF
3 Weeks 2900 CHF
4 Weeks 3800 CHF

The Estavayer camp takes place in our camp house, "Abri Côtier", which is located just a two minutes walk away fom the beach.
The house has:

  • 64 beds
  • four hotel-style 4 bedrooms
  • two dormitories of 10 and two of 12

Chalet "Cercle de la voile", with view on the lake¨!

This magnificent chalet is located about ten minutes walk from our main rental, the 'Abri Côtier', and offers two rooms for 4 students, with bathroom and balcony. The house has plenty of space for ping-pong, football and other activities. Directly behind the house you will also find a small park with a football field and a beautiful green area. In addition, teacher-animators will be housed in the chalet, to ensure quality supervision. Contact us quickly if you are interested, places here tend to get snapped up quickly!

 

Accommodation Description Price
Dormitory 10 or 12 bedded dormitory with communal shower & bathroom No Fee
4 Bedroom Comfortable shared room with 4 beds and En suite shower & toilet 300 CHF / per week
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Free Class Class Class Class Class Excursion
Lunch
Afternoon Arrivals Workshops Excursion Workshops Excursion Free Excursion
Dinner
Evening Welcome meeting & Oral test Sports tournament Rally Karaoke  Free  Disco Free

Ahoy sailors!
You can also take a sailing course in addition to the language stay. This takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon. More information can be found under Extras!

This is a sample programme. Activities and excursions may change depending on weather and other factors beyond our control.

Workshops
2 afternoons per week.
You can chose from the options below:

  • Soccer / Volleyball / Sports
  • Theater / Film
  • Media / Camp Newspaper, Photography
  • Art / Graffiti
  • Friendship Bracelets / Dream Catchers
  • Music / Singing 


Evening Programme

  • Disco
  • Open-air concert
  • Soccer Tournament
  • Night out 
  • Campfire on the Lakeside
  • Boccia Tournament
  • Casino night
  • Karaoke
  • Rallye in Estavayer

Excursions
Sometimes it's good to get away from the camp and explore. On 2 weekday afternoons and every Saturday, we head out and about on an excursion to nearby beaches, cities & local attractions.
Destinations include:

  • Fribourg
  • Neuchâtel
  • Murten
  • Avenches
  • Yverdon
  • Gletterens - Village Lacustre

Sailing Course: 200 CHF per week
Ahoy sailors!
In addition to the language stay you can take part in a sailing course. No previous knowledge required. You can start as an absolute beginner and soon you'll be abe to cross the seas like Columbus once did. Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons, usually from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail or telephone.

It is possible that the sailing course may not take place depending on the weather and other factors beyond our control.

Accompanied Train Ride from Zurich or Bern: 20 - 50 CHF
A member of our staff will meet you at Zurich Main Station and accompany you to the camp along with a group of other participants.
Please note: this price is only for the service and does not include the train ticket. All train tickets should be bought in advance.

Airport Transfers
1. Geneva: Every Sunday - 150 CHF each way

  • Arrival between 10am and 6pm
  • Departure between 11am and 6pm
  • First group leaves at 2.30pm
  • Second group leaves at 6pm

2. Geneva: For flights arriving outside the hours of 10am - 6pm - 400 CHF each way
3. Private transferes from Geneva or Zurich airport - 500 CHF each way


Intensive course: 100 - 150 CHF
2/3 additional afternoon languages classes per week held in smaller groups (approx. 4 participants)


Arrivals/Departures
Arrivals are on Sundays between 5 and 6pm at the entrance to the Abri Côtier  building where friendly members of our staff will be waiting to welcome you, show you to your accommodation and answer any further queries that you may have.
Departures are every Saturday after the excursion between 3.30 and 4pm at either Fribourg, Biel or Murten train station, depending on the excursion location that week. The exact time and location will be confirmed by the camp leader during the week.
It is also possible for parents or guardians to collect their children directly from the camp either on Friday after class or on Saturday morning before 10am. We just kindly ask that you notify the camp leader in advance.

Camp Location



5 reasons to choose fRilingue

Language Camps

11 Years

Nationality mix

fRilingue is hugely popular in the domestic market as well as internationally, providing international and local Swiss students the opportunity to mix and exchange languages within the camp.

Security

We place emphasis on a young, creative and motivated teaching body and an international atmosphere with volunteers from all over the world

Locations

Our camps are held in some of Switzerland's most stunning and unique locations - expect Alpine mountains and freshwater lakes that will take your breath away!

Teaching

Our young, creative and diverse group of teachers are encouraged to use more fun and interactive methods, making the language more accessible to each student.

Small class sizes

Our classes are held in small classes of around 6 students, providing more teacher-student contact that allows the teacher to focus upon the specific learning needs of each student. Average number of students per class in 2017: 5.

Find the fRilingue camp for you!