Art and Video camp
From 950 CHF
From 950 CHF
● Creative and innovative camp
● Alpine Location
● Original methods for further immersion in languages
● Portfolios and Exhibitions
● Small class size
● Collective linguistic and artistice projects
Levels: Beginner to Proficient
Accommodation: 12 Bedroom, 6 Bedroom
Arrival and departure: Arrival is on Sunday, departure is on Saturday
Age range: 12 - 17 Years
After the rich and exciting experience of the first fRilingue language, arts and video camp last year in St. Imier, we invite you to participate in the second edition of this camp, where immersion in languages passes through the prism of the practices of the arts, theater and video. This time it will be in Schwarzsee, in the inspiring setting of the mountains of the Pre-Alps in Canton Fribourg!
How does this camp, where language learning combines with the practice of the arts, theater and video, work?
There will also be a collaborative exhibition of the various productions (Performances, films, paintings, photos etc.) from the week that will all be centred around the same theme.
We find that school education is based on a division into disciplines and often content that’s too theoretical is counterproductive for both learners and teachers. We believe that learning and remembering is about connecting, creating and making things work.
Associating practices of arts and languages allows us to connect knowledge and know-how, to make them resonate to feed a contextualised learning process.
The courses and activities are transversal; they connect and answer each other. It is by multiplying the resonances within projects that are always based on the desires of students that we think to make them learn, to consolidate their learning and to teach them to understand.
This camp takes place in a beautiful Swiss alpine chalet, just a short walk from the lake.
Our charming and cozy chalet is ideally located; the pier, seaside resort, canoe rental and chair lift are all within a short 5 minute walk. And in the other direction it goes straight to one of the best hiking trails in the region!
In addition, this hilltop house offers great views of the surrounding mountains and lake and is undisturbed by neighbours. Inside there are bedrooms of various sizes, a dining room and a spacious kitchen, complemented by a spacious and well-kept garden that faces the lake.
|12 Bedroom||A dormitory atmosphere, for a 100% holiday camp experience||No Fee|
|6 Bedroom||Feel more at ease in this smaller dormitory||150 CHF / per week|
|9:00-11:00||Core linguistic competences, tools and conversation skills
(grammar, vocabulary, writin, listening and speaking)
|Excursion in Fribourg/ Gruyères, museum (Jean Tinguely-Niki De Saint Phalle / Gyger aliens) and city||Rest and brunch|
|11:30-13:00||Active language learning projects|
|13:00-14:00||Lunch||Picnic||Lunch||Cleaning the chalet|
|14:30-16:00||Creative workshops / ateliers||Hiking and sketching landscapes & situations||Sport and physical activities||Free time with optional activities available||Activités libres et faccultatives|
|16:30-18:30||History of arts and conceptual approaches||Pooling of ideas for weekend projects||Activities with an outside contributor!||Settlement of a scenography in the house||Free, storage of the chalet and final preparations for the evening||Relaxation and meditation||Welcoming new participants|
|20:00-22:30||Viewing of an art-house film/ documentary||Campfire with concert||Free evening||Creative disco evening||Evening exhibition of projects, performances, projections...||Evening games||Presentations, and creation of note books to use during the week|
This program is flexible because the base of this camp is the pedagogy of the projects.
However here are some things we guarantee:
Minimum 10 hours of language courses to strengthen the language bases, paying close attention to the learning needs of each individual student.
Minimum 5 hours of communication classes, exchange of ideas, discussions and communal writing.
Minimum 3 different workshops to follow immersion in the target language.
Minimum 2 excursions per week, including one full day.
An evening programme where everyone is free to follow a group activity (campfire, game night, creative disco) and continue their workshop work. Always in the company of teachers and experienced animators and motivated by the projects.
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.
1. Geneva: Every Sunday - 150 CHF each way
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 are on Sunday between 5pm and 6pm in the chalet where friendly members of our staff will be waiting to welcome you and show you in your room.
Departures are every Saturday after the excursion between 3:30pm and 4pm at Fribourg or Gruyères station, or whatever location the excursion is in that week. The exact time and location will be confirmed by the camp manager during the week.
It is also possible for parents or guardians to collect their children directly from the camp on Friday evening or Saturday morning before 10am, we simply ask you to inform the camp leader in advance.