Schwarzsee English Camp


Schwarzsee English Camp

From 1250 CHF

Course start dates

05.07 / 12.07 / 19.07 / 26.07 / 02.08.2020

Key points

● English immersion

● Full English-speaking staff team

● Outdoor mountain activities

● Lakeside location

● Classes in groups of 6

● 3 weekly excursions / 2 workshops

Language Camps

Levels: Beginner to Proficient

Accommodation: Dormitory, 4 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom

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






Age range: 10 - 17 Years

English Camp in Switzerland for teenagers


Come and improve your English Skills in our beautiful lakeside chalet! Taking place in the picturesque setting of Schwarzsee, just across the lake from our French and German camp, our English camp offers you the chance to improve your English skills and a proactive and immersive environment.
From the teachers, to the kitchen and cleaning staff, everyone who works in this camp speaks English either natively or fluently, and all workshops and activities outside of the classroom take place only in English!
Outside of the class room, you'll get to explore the mountains, swim in the lake, sing around the campfire and much, much more - all in English, of course!

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

05.07 / 12.07 / 19.07 / 26.07 / 02.08.2020

About this course:

Just as learning to swim requires you to enter the water, learning English requires you to hear and speak the language - and with fRilingue's fully immersive English camp, you'll have the chance to do just that! Native speakers from Scotland, Australia and the U.S.A will help you to enter the language of Shakespeare through fun and exciting lessons. With 20 lessons per week in small groups of up to 6 students, our teachers will ensure that you'll see quick progress in your use and understanding of English. The learning experience also continues outside the classroom as you are required to express yourself in English throughout the day in this immersive camp - you will love it! "Let's dig in!"


Weeks Price
1 Week 1250 CHF
2 Weeks 1950 CHF
3 Weeks 2800 CHF
5 Weeks 3600 CHF

The Schwarzsee campus was completely renovated in 2016 and offers modern furnished rooms, a large living room and spacious classrooms.

Just next to the beautiful wooden architecture, a large sports complex invites you to let off some steam. In addition to an indoor gym, there are several beach volleyball, football, basketball courts, a climbing wall and a lawn for a variety of games and activities. You can also play table tennis, table football or billiards.

The pretty village of Schwarzsee is only a 10 minute walk from the campus. The lake is only 300m from the accommodation, so a jump in the cool, fresh water is not to be missed!


Accommodation Description Price Gallery
Dormitory 10 Bedded Dormitory with communal toilet & shower rooms No Fee
4 Bedroom Shared 4 bedroom with communal toilet & shower rooms 100 CHF / per week
2 Bedroom Shared 2 bedroom with communal toilet & shower rooms 350 CHF / per week
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Free Class Excursion
Afternoon Arrivals Workshops Hiking Workshops Excursion Free
Evening Welcome meeting and oral test Sports tournament Free Karaoke Campfire Disco Free

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

Outside of the classroom, you'll put your English into practice during our afternoon and evening activity programme.
On two afternoons per week you can join one of the following workshops:

  • Media (Film & Photography)
  • Volleyball / Football (Soccer)
  • Cooking
  • Graffiti

Sometimes it‘s good to get away from the camp and explore. On two weekday afternoons and every Saturday, fRilingue goes out and about on an excursion to a nearby beach, town or attraction. 
Destinations & activities include:

  • Friborg, Estavayer, Murten, Gruyères
  • summer toboggan
  • Brecca Valley
  • Giant scooter
  • Varied and varied hikes

Evening Programme
After an action-packed day of classes, workshops and excursions, the fun doesn‘t stop as we carry on into our evening programme. 
Activities include: 

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

Accompanied Train Ride from Zurich or Bern:

Bern: 20 CHF (one way)  - Zurich: 25 CHF (one way)

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 are on Sundays between 5 and 6pm in the car park of Hotel Bad, Schwarzsee where friendly members of our staff will be waiting to welcome you, show you up the stairs to our chalet and answer any further queries that you may have.
Departures are every Saturday after the excursion between 3.30 and 4pm at Fribourg 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 evening 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

12 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.


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


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!


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.

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