Dance, Art & Video camp

Schwarzsee

Dance, Art & Video camp

From 1250 CHF

Start dates

05.07 / 12.07 / 19.07 / 26.07.2020

Key points

● Creative and innovative camp

● Alpine Location

● Learn languages through more fun and interactive methods

● Individual support for artistic projects and realization of an exhibition

● Small class size

● Collective linguistic and artistice projects

Language And Holiday Camps

Levels: Beginner to Proficient

Accommodation: 10-/12-bed room, 4-bed room , Double room

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

Certificates

Computer

Students

Age range: 12 - 17 Years




Creative language summer camp with FriLingue

 

After the rich and exciting experience of the two first sessions of the fRilingue language, arts, dance and video camp, we again invite you to participate in the summer 2020 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 the 'Campus 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?
 

  • Take the time to exchange, to imagine and build an artistic project that organises the week’s schedule.
  • Help yourself to explore diverse cognitive fields (material culture, visual memory, mnemonic) to exercise curiosity and forge a culture of your own.
  • Imagination and creativity are not confined only to the classroom; they are open work languages ​​through authentic materials and expressive and creative practices.
  • Navigate your way through the different stages of making a short film or staging a play.
  • Kick-start and develop a portfolio, know how to express your ideas in the target language to evolve an art project collectively.
     

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.
 

Some examples:

  • We’ll make bound notebooks according to a procedure that’s explained and shown in the target language using different available materials, These notebooks will then serve as a basis for gathering linguistic knowledge acquired throughout the process.
  • We’ll also create an exhibition of paintings or silver prints inspired by a theme first studied in its linguistic aspect (themes such as "movement", "images", "monsters" etc.).
  • Those interested in video will make a short film of fiction that taps into the life of the camp, the funny moments and the specific situations. All this work (brainstorming, scriptwriting, dialogues, stage play, staging, editing) is obviously an opportunity to learn the language in action. The short film can then be used as a support for a multimedia language course rooted in practice. "Learning by doing" is our motto!


The language courses (English & French) 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.

Camp Duration:
1 - 4 Weeks
Levels:
Beginner to Proficient
Age group:
Juniors
Language course:
English
Start dates:

Summer
05.07 / 12.07 / 19.07 / 26.07.2020

About this camp:


English & Art

This course is for all those who wish to learn and improve the various techniques of the plastic arts.

The focus of the courses will be on the relationship between Art history, its different currents and expressions, and the innovative active linguistic projects that can be mobilized in our practices.

Also included in this price:
- full-board accommodation
- activities and excursions
- 24-hour supervision

 

Summer

Weeks Price
1 Week 1250 CHF
2 Weeks 1950 CHF
3 Weeks 2800 CHF
Camp Duration:
1 - 4 Weeks
Levels:
Beginner to Proficient
Age group:
Juniors
Language course:
English
Start dates:

Summer
05.07 / 12.07 / 19.07 / 26.07.2020

About this camp:

Theater - Video & English Courses


15 hours a week of English lessons

Although formed on a common core, this camp offers specializations for those who wish to focus on specific areas.
With this oriented theater and video course, the focus will be on the stage and the various stages of audiovisual production, script editing, taking sound and images!

Also included in this price:
- full-board accommodation
- activities and excursions
- 24-hour supervision

Summer

Weeks Price
1 Week 1250 CHF
2 Weeks 1950 CHF
3 Weeks 2800 CHF
Camp Duration:
1 - 4 Weeks
Levels:
Beginner to Proficient
Age group:
Juniors
Language course:
French
Start dates:

Summer
05.07 / 12.07 / 19.07 / 26.07.2020

About this camp:


French & Art course


This course is for all those who wish to learn and improve the various techniques of the plastic arts.

15 hours of French lessons per week

The focus of the courses will be on the relationship between Art history, its different currents and expressions, and the innovative active linguistic projects that can be mobilized in our practices.

Also included in this price:
- full-board accommodation
- activities and excursions
- 24-hour supervision


Summer

Weeks Price
1 Week 1250 CHF
2 Weeks 1950 CHF
3 Weeks 2800 CHF
Camp Duration:
1 - 4 Weeks
Levels:
Beginner to Proficient
Age group:
Juniors
Language course:
French
Start dates:

Summer
05.07 / 12.07 / 19.07 / 26.07.2020

About this camp:


Theater / Video & French classes


15 hours a week of French lessons

Although formed on a common core, this camp offers specializations for those who wish to focus on specific areas.
With this oriented theater and video course, the focus will be on the stage and the various stages of audiovisual production, script editing, taking sound and images!

Also included in this price:
- full-board accommodation
- activities and excursions
- 24-hour supervision

Summer

Weeks Price
1 Week 1250 CHF
2 Weeks 1950 CHF
3 Weeks 2800 CHF
Camp Duration:
1 - 4 Weeks
Levels:
Beginner to Proficient
Age group:
Juniors
Language course:
English
Start dates:

Summer
05.07 / 12.07 / 19.07 / 26.07.2020

About this camp:


Dance & English classes


15 hours of English lessons per week.

This course is for all those who are keen on dancing: during the classes, but also in the afternoon, participants will invent their own choreography, talk about dance and lean new dance steps!

Also included in this price:
- full-board accommodation
- activities and excursions
- 24-hour supervision


Summer

Weeks Price
1 Week 1250 CHF
2 Weeks 1950 CHF
3 Weeks 2800 CHF
Camp Duration:
1 - 4 Weeks
Levels:
Beginner to Proficient
Age group:
Juniors
Language course:
French
Start dates:

Summer
05.07 / 12.07 / 19.07 / 26.07.2020

About this camp:


Dance & French lessons


15 hours of French lessons per week.

This course is for all those who are keen on dancing: during the classes, but also in the afternoon, participants will invent their own choreography, talk about dance and lean new dance steps!

Also included in this price:
- full-board accommodation
- activities and excursions
- 24-hour supervision


Summer

Weeks Price
1 Week 1250 CHF
2 Weeks 1950 CHF
3 Weeks 2800 CHF

This camp takes place in the beautiful Swiss alpine center 'Campus Schwarzsee', just a short walk from the lake.

Our charming centre with modern infrastructure is ideally located; the pier, seaside resort, canoe rental and chair lift are all within a short 5-15 minute walk. And in the other direction it goes straight to one of the best hiking trails in the region!

In addition, the spacious 'Campus Schwarzsee' offers great views of the surrounding mountains and lake and is undisturbed by neighbours. Inside there are bedrooms of various sizes, a huge dining room and a spacious kitchen, complemented by tremendous sports facilities.

Accommodation Description Price Gallery
10-/12-bed room A dormitory atmosphere, for a 100% holiday camp experience No Fee
4-bed room Feel more at ease in this smaller dormitory 100 CHF / per week
Double room Double room for more comfort and privacy, with shared bathroom 350 CHF
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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
18:30-19:30 Diner
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

Weekly program is of course flexible because artistic and linguistic projects are based on the interest of the participants. Activities and excursions might therefore change to satisfy their curiosity, so that the camp will really fulfill all of their expectations.

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.

SPECIAL DIET (gluten free, lactose free...): 100 CHF

LAUNDRY SERVICE: 40 CHF

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

(for students coming from abroad countries)
A member of our team welcomes the young participant at the airport and takes him/her to the camp together with other students. The last day, he or she is accompanied back to the airport. Please make sure you book your arrival and departure flights on a Sunday and inform us as soon as you can about the details. The flight is not included in the price.
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 transfers from Geneva or Zurich airport - 500 CHF each way

friLingue offers an UNACCOMPANIED MINOR SERVICE at the cost of 50 CHF each way for incoming minor students. Please check your airline's age restriction guidelines. You may find further information on the Unaccompanied Minor Service by clicking on the following link: here.

ACCOMPANIED TRAIN RIDE FROM ZURICH OR BERN:
(for Swiss participants)
A member of our team waits for the participants in Zurich or Bern (each time at the main train station) and takes them to the camp along with other children and teenagers (by bus or train). At the end of the week, the participants are accompanied back to Zurich or Bern (again, to the main train station) until their parents (or another adult designed by the parents) wait for them.
Price (per way): 60 CHF from or to Zurich, 40 CHF from or to Bern (price includes the train ticket)
Price (per way) for participants with a General Abonnement (GA): 25 CHF from or to Zurich, 20 CHF from or to Bern.
Please note that for any late change (10 days before the camps or less) after booking this service (cancellation or other destination), friLingue will have to charge administration fees (40 CHF).

ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES
Arrivals are on Sundays between 5 and 6pm at the chalet where friendly members of our staff will be waiting to welcome you and show you to your room Departures are every Saturday after the excursion between 3.30 and 4pm at the train station of that week's excursion location. 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 evening or on Saturday morning before 10am, we just kindly ask that you notify the camp leader in advance.

LAUNDRY SERVICE (for participants who need to wash their clothes): 40 CHF

Camp Location



5 reasons to choose friLingue

Language Camps

13 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 2018: 5.

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