Estavayer Abri Côtier

Estavayer-le-Lac

Estavayer Abri Côtier

From 1300 CHF

Course start dates

04.07 / 11.07 / 18.07 / 25.07 / 01.08.2021

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

Language And Holiday Camps

Levels: Beginner to Proficient

Accommodation: Dormitory, 4-bed room, 4-bed room Cercle de la Voile

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

Sailing

Certificates

Sport

Students

Age range: 12 - 17 Years




French & German camp at Estavayer-le-lac (Switzerland)

 

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!

 The sailing course is fully booked during all camp weeks. 

Unfortunately, there are no more free places for water-skiing and wakeboarding during all camp weeks.  

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

Summer
04.07 / 11.07 / 18.07 / 25.07 / 01.08.2021

About this course:

French classes in small groups


Small groups of 6 participants create an efficient learning environment that is catered towards the individual.
Classes take place from Monday to Friday from 9 - 12.30 am.

- 20 language lessons (15 hours) per week
- young, highly motivated teachers
- communication and practical language usage at the core of the syllabus;
- small class sizes (approx. 6 students) so that each student can be helped individually.
- Our teachers use modern methods such as role play, theater, games and audiovisual tools. The focus lies on Communication skills and modern language usage.

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

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
04.07 / 11.07 / 18.07 / 25.07 / 01.08.2021

About this course:

German classes in small groups


Small groups of 6 participants create an efficient learning environment that is catered towards the individual.

Classes take place from Monday to Friday from 9 - 12.30 am.

- 20 language lessons (15 hours) per week
- young, highly motivated teachers
- communication and practical language usage at the core of the syllabus;
- small class sizes (approx. 6 students) so that each student can be helped individually.
- Our teachers use modern methods such as role play, theater, games and audiovisual tools. The focus lies on Communication skills and modern language usage.

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

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-bed rooms
  • four dormitories of 7 beds*

Our camp house “Abri-Côtier” is located only 200 meters off the sandy beach of "Nouvelle Plage", right next to the natural reserve Grande Cariçaie. The camp area is divided in two buildings. The beach camp has a maximum capacity of 64 beds and is ideal for older teenagers that love to be outside since the daily routine in camp is spent outdoors.

*This year, the number of places in the dormitories (12 beds) will be limited to 7. This way we want to guarantee more comfort and space to our participants.

Important: Please note that the week of the 12.07.2020 is already completely booked out.


Accommodation in a chalet by the lake "Cercle de la Voile

The beautiful chalet is about a ten minutes walk from our main camp "Abri Côtier" and offers two 4-bed rooms for students with shared bathroom and balcony. There is plenty of space in the house for ping pong, table football and other activities. There is a small park with a large green area directly behind the house. In addition, other teachers will be accommodated in the chalet for supervision. So sign up quickly while there are still free places!

Accommodation Description Price Gallery
Dormitory 7 bedded dormitory with communal shower & bathroom No Fee
4-bed room Cercle de la Voile 4-bed room for students with shared bathroom and balcony. About ten minutes walk from our main camp house "Abri Côtier". 150 CHF / per week
4-bed room 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.


LESSONS

Lessons are being held in small groups of 6 students maximum. 

WORKSHOPS

We currently offer a wide array of workshops, such as sports workshops (water skiing, sailing, mini-golf, football, basketball, volleyball, tennis, ultimate frisbee, American football, etc.), art workshops (painting, drawing, graffiti, dance, yoga, meditation, etc.), cooking workshops and many else.

EVENING ACTIVITIES

Evening activities are the shining star of our language camp program, saving the best for last! We always put in the extra effort to include each and every student into the activity that's planned for the evening, and those activities are disco night, karaoke night, card and board games night, casino night, movie night, campfire, zombie & werewolf games, pyramid challenge, sardines, reverse hide&seek, and many else.


EXCURSIONS

Half-day excursions

The Estavayer camp is located on the lake Neuchâtel, and there are a plethora of options for the half-day excursions, including water skiing, sailing, beach volleyball tournaments, campfire next to the lake, etc.
Payerne - a small but vibrant city of Payerne offers a marvelous karting track, which based on our previous experience, our students adore!

Full-day excursions

Fribourg is a medieval city above the Sarine river. The sightseeing locations include the Fribourg cathedral, nearby parks, shopping malls, the famous museum of arts & history, etc.
Yverdon, a city most famous for its spa resorts, amongst other locations offers an option of visiting the great Museum of Science Fiction!
Avenches, a city most famous by its Roman amphitheater, with rich historical value and significance is also one of our full-day excursion options.
The city of Neuchâtel, the French-speaking capital of the Swiss canton Neuchâtel, lies on the northern shore of Lake Neuchâtel. Its medieval old town spreads beneath the Château de Neuchâtel, a castle begun in the 12th century.

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

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

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 able 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.
Important: It is not possible to book the sailing course for the first week, starting on the 5th of July 2020. The sailing course is fully booked during all camp weeks!

 

Water ski / Wakeboard: 20 CHF
1 session per week (60 min)
Important: This program is already booked-out during all camp weeks.


Special diet (gluten free, lactose free...): 100 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.

Important: In the week of 12-18 July this extra is fully booked.

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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