Arts Camp

Braunwald

Key points

● Creative and innovative camp

● Alpine Location

● Learn english or french through more fun and interactive methods

● Individual support for artistic projects and realization of an exhibition

● Small class size (6 in average)

● Collective linguistic and artistice projects

School details

Levels: A1-Beginner to C2-Proficient

Accommodation: 4-6 bed room - shared bathroom, 4-6 Bed room - private bathroom, 2-Bed room - private bathroom

More accommodations

Arrival : on Sunday

Departure: on Saturday (local kids) or on Sunday (international kids)

Age range: 8 - 17 Years

Features

Full board

Certificates

Computer




Creative language summer camp with friLingue

 

Once again we invite you to participate in the summer edition of this camp, where immersion in languages ​​passes through the prism of the practices of the arts.

 

How does this camp, where language learning combines with the practice of the arts work?
 

  • Take the time to exchange ideas, 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.
  • Kick-start and develop a portfolio, know how to express your ideas in the target language to evolve an art project collectively.

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 english 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.).


The English or French 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.

Camp Duration:
1 - 4 Weeks
Levels:
A1-Beginner to C2-Proficient
Age group:
Juniors
Start dates:

Summer
07.07 / 14.07 / 21.07 / 28.07.2024

Language Courses:
English
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 1150 CHF Book now
2 Weeks 2200 CHF Book now
3 Weeks 3300 CHF Book now
4 Weeks 4400 CHF Book now
Language Courses:
French
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 1150 CHF Book now
2 Weeks 2200 CHF Book now
3 Weeks 3300 CHF Book now
4 Weeks 4400 CHF Book now
Language Courses:
English
About this camp:

Theater - Video & English Courses


The theater workshop empowers students to explore the English language from a different point of view.

Through texts of renowned playwrights from different English-speaking countries and improvisational techniques, students learn about literature and work on their reading and speaking abilities while also factoring in body language and intonation.
No previous experience in theater is required. The classes are suitable for all ages and levels. 
Kids will have 2 hours of theater on Monday, Wednesday and Friday that will result in a performance (individual or in group) on campus in front of an audience Friday night during our evening program.

The theater workshop empowers students to explore the English language via a different perspective. Through texts of renowned playwrights from around the world such as William Shakespeare (England), Samuel Beckett (Ireland), Judith Thompson (Canada), Tennessee Williams (United States) and Barry Reckord (Jamaica), students are able to enhance their reading and speaking abilities while factoring in body awareness and expanding their vocabulary. The improvisational techniques allow students play with the language in a judgement-free environment that encourages experimentation. Seeing that Frilingue is a multicultural environment, with kids coming from all over the world to study with us, the cultural aspect of how to portray different emotions is also discussed, encouraging students to welcome and embrace their differences.

Summer

Weeks Price
1 Week 1150 CHF Book now
2 Weeks 2200 CHF Book now

Our accommodation options at the Adrenalin Backpackers Hotel are designed with comfort and convenience in mind, ensuring a delightful stay for your child.

The Adrenalin Backpackers Hotel awaits you on a sunny terrace in the Glarus Alps with the most beautiful views! The common room offers a lot of space where we can learn, play, dance, laugh and do much more together. We also have a common room with a pool table, soccer box and it will certainly never be boring!

For those who love the camaraderie of group living, our spacious 4-6 bedroom rooms with shared bathrooms provide a vibrant and social atmosphere where campers can bond and create lasting connections. Alternatively, if privacy is preferred, our 4-6 bedroom rooms with private bathrooms offer a more intimate setting while still accommodating a small group.

For families or close-knit friends, our 2-bedroom rooms with private bathrooms provide a cozy and homely space to relax and unwind. For those seeking their own private sanctuary, our single rooms with private bathrooms offer a tranquil retreat where campers can rest and recharge. We also offer dormitory-style rooms with shared bathrooms, perfect for fostering new friendships and building a strong sense of community.

Whichever room type you choose, rest assured that your child's comfort and safety are our utmost priority. 

Accommodation Description Price Gallery
Dormitory - shared bathroom No Fee
4-6 bed room - shared bathroom Rooms with four, five, or six beds will be assigned to you based on availability. 150 CHF / per week
4-6 Bed room - private bathroom Rooms with four, five, or six beds will be assigned to you based on availability. 300 CHF / per week
2-Bed room - private bathroom 450 CHF / per week
Single room - private bathroom 600 CHF / per week
Single room - shared bathroom 525 CHF / per week
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:00-10:30 Core linguistic competences, tools and conversation skills
(grammar, vocabulary, writin, listening and speaking)
Excursion 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 scenography in the house Free time, 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 notebooks to use during the week

Weekly program is of course flexible because artistic and linguistic projects are based on the interest of the participants - this means that the programme will fully adapt to the needs and desires of the kids. Activities and excursions might therefore also change to satisfy their curiosity so that the camp will really fulfil 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

EXTRA WEEK
For all participants who spontaneously decide during the camp to extend their stay for one week: from 800 CHF

LAUNDRY SERVICE: 40 CHF

CHECK-IN ASSISTANCE
40 CHF
We accompany you to the check-in desk, providing guidance and assistance. Please note, that our service ends at the desk, ensuring a smooth handoff before processing. This service is only available if you book a departure transfer.

AIRPORT TRANSFER (for participants coming from abroad):
Please note that air tickets are not included in the price.
1. Zurich: every Sunday - 150 CHF per trip.
Arrival between 10.00 and 17.00.
Departure between 11.00 and 18.00.
The first group leaves at 14.30 and the second at 18.00.
2. Zurich: For arrivals outside the stated times - 150 CHF per journey.
3. Private transfer from Zurich airport - 500 CHF per trip.

friLingue offers an UNACCOMPANIED MINOR SERVICE at the cost of 100 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): 40 CHF from or to Zurich, 60 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, 25 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.

Camp Location



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5 reasons to choose friLingue

Language Camps

17 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 2022: 5.

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