St. Bernard Adventure Camp

Liddes-St.Bernard

St. Bernard Adventure Camp

From 1500 CHF

Course start dates

13.06 / 20.06 / 27.06 / 04.07 / 11.07 / 18.07 / 25.07 / 01.08 / 08.08 / 15.08.2021

Key points

● Professional tutors

● Outdoor activities

● Accommodation in our chalet

● Smartphone free camp

Language And Holiday Camps

Levels: Beginner to Proficient

Accommodation: Chalet and camping, 8-bedded room, 6-bedded room

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

Technology Free

Sport

Students

Age range: 12 - 17 Years




Language camp for teenagers in the Swiss Alps with friLingue

“Over every mountain, there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.”

- Theodore Roethke

Explore the valleys, reach the heights and drift off the beaten track: friLingue is taking you into the wild!

Need fresh air and to live outdoors under a sky that’s ablaze with stars? Do you want to live out an adventure, and to feel that you really exist in contact with the elements and new sensations?

Then join our brand new Alpine Adventure Camp in Valais this summer!

For teens aged between 12 and 17 years.

From descending the zip line at a breathtaking height, to rock climbing and canoeing down the river, many adventures await you here!

Warning: adrenaline rushes are guaranteed!

However, this camp does not consist simply of cheap thrills, you’ll also learn from your adventures in the heart of Europe’s mountainous nature. These practical lessons, including fauna & flora, geography and the energy issues of the region, will all be taught in English by our very own answer to Bear Grylls!

A checklist of what you’ll learn during this camp:

  • How to navigate with a map and a compass
  • How to predict the weather forecast
  • How to construct an emergency shelter
  • How to make fire without matches
  • How to tie different types of knots
  • How to find a food supply in nature
  • Discover the plants and their benefits, the animals and their behaviour
  • Other essential survival skills

Taking into account the sheer volume of activities (language lessons in the morning, adventure camp activities in the afternoon), this is an intense camp for young people who want to move, act in thought and think in action - nature and culture go hand in hand for an intense and complete experience!

  • Language lessons in the morning (English, French or German)
  • River rafting
  • Canoe trips
  • Climbing and zipline descent
  • Crossing a gorge

Please note: each week's afternoon and evening programme may change depending on the participants, the size of the group and the weather.

Course duration:
1 - 10 Weeks
Levels:
Beginner to Proficient
Age group:
Juniors
Language course:
German
Start dates:

Summer
13.06 / 20.06 / 27.06 / 04.07 / 11.07 / 18.07 / 25.07 / 01.08 / 08.08 / 15.08.2021

About this course:

German lessons in small groups


Small groups of 6 participants on average 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 (6 students on average) so that each student can be helped individually.
- Our teachers use modern methods such as role-play, theatre, games and audiovisual tools
- Access to adventure afternoon and evening activities (hiking, exploration of nature, river rafting, camping, etc.)

The focus lies on Communication skills and modern language usage.
Also included in this price:
- full-board accommodation
- activities and excursions
- 24-hour supervision
- Adventure Camp afternoon & evening activities

Special Adventure Camp activities


During the overnight hiking excursion, you'll set up camp out in the wilderness. Taught and assisted by our professional instructors you'll set up a bivouac style camp just as real mountaineers do! Besides the overnight camping & hiking excursion, we'll take you on a river raft, to an adventure park, you'll cross a canyon with us - and that's just in the first week!

Summer

Weeks Price
1 Week 1500 CHF
2 Weeks 2450 CHF
3 Weeks 3550 CHF
4 Weeks 4600 CHF
5 Weeks 5550 CHF
6 Weeks 6500 CHF
7 Weeks 7500 CHF
Course duration:
1 - 10 Weeks
Levels:
Beginner to Proficient
Age group:
Juniors
Language course:
French
Start dates:

Summer
13.06 / 20.06 / 27.06 / 04.07 / 11.07 / 18.07 / 25.07 / 01.08 / 08.08 / 15.08.2021

About this course:

French lessons in small groups


Small groups of 6 participants on average 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 (6 students on average) so that each student can be helped individually.
- Our teachers use modern methods such as role-play, theatre, games and audiovisual tools
- Access to adventure afternoon and evening activities (hiking, exploration of nature, river rafting, camping, etc.)

The focus lies on Communication skills and modern language usage.
Also included in this price:
- full-board accommodation
- activities and excursions
- 24-hour supervision
- Adventure Camp afternoon & evening activities

Special Adventure Camp activities


During the overnight hiking excursion, you'll set up camp out in the wilderness. Taught and assisted by our professional instructors you'll set up a bivouac style camp just as real mountaineers do! Besides the overnight camping & hiking excursion, we'll take you on a river raft, to an adventure park, you'll cross a canyon with us - and that's just in the first week!

Summer

Weeks Price
1 Week 1500 CHF
2 Weeks 2450 CHF
3 Weeks 3550 CHF
4 Weeks 4600 CHF
5 Weeks 5550 CHF
6 Weeks 6500 CHF
7 Weeks 7500 CHF
Course duration:
1 - 10 Weeks
Levels:
Beginner to Proficient
Age group:
Juniors
Language course:
English
Start dates:

Summer
13.06 / 20.06 / 27.06 / 04.07 / 11.07 / 18.07 / 25.07 / 01.08 / 08.08 / 15.08.2021

About this course:

English lessons in small groups



Small groups of 6 participants on average 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 (6 students on average) so that each student can be helped individually.
- Our teachers use modern methods such as role-play, theatre, games and audiovisual tools
- Access to adventure afternoon and evening activities (hiking, exploration of nature, river rafting, camping, etc.)

The focus lies on Communication skills and modern language usage.
Also included in this price:
- full-board accommodation
- activities and excursions
- 24-hour supervision
- Adventure Camp afternoon & evening activities

Special Adventure Camp activities


During the overnight hiking excursion, you'll set up camp out in the wilderness. Taught and assisted by our professional instructors you'll set up a bivouac style camp just as real mountaineers do! Besides the overnight camping & hiking excursion, we'll take you on a river raft, to an adventure park, you'll cross a canyon with us - and that's just in the first week!

Summer

Weeks Price
1 Week 1500 CHF
2 Weeks 2450 CHF
3 Weeks 3550 CHF
4 Weeks 4600 CHF
5 Weeks 5550 CHF
6 Weeks 6500 CHF
7 Weeks 7500 CHF

Chalet

Accommodation is in the dormitories of our spacious chalet Relais de Dranse.

The chalet is situated in Liddes, Saint Bernard, on the Dranse, a headstream of the river Rhone, about 5 minutes below the pass road to the Aosta Valley in Italy. Sprawling countryside, towering mountains and no passing traffic make it absolutely perfect for authentic outdoor adventures!

Special Adventure Camp activities

During the overnight hiking excursion, you'll set up camp out in the wilderness. Taught and assisted by our professional instructors you'll set up a bivouac style camp just as real mountaineers do! Besides the overnight camping & hiking excursion, we'll take you on a river raft, to an adventure park, you'll cross a canyon with us - and that's just in the first week!

Accommodation Description Price Gallery
Chalet and camping Some nights will be spent in our chalet, some will be spent wild camping. No Fee
8-bedded room A dormitory atmosphere, for a 100% holiday camp experience No Fee
6-bedded room A small, cosier dormitory 75 CHF / per week
4-bedded room Comfortable, family-oriented room 150 CHF / per week
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning   Language lessons (English, French or German) Hike Adventure Park
Afternoon Arrival Orientation Course Climbing Mountain trottinette Departure for the overnight hike Canoeing/ paddleboarding
Evening Dinner & ice breakers Adventure Challenges Campfire  Artistic workshop Camping Relaxed evening  

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

Adventure Camp survival theory content

  • Orientation with map and compass
  • Weather
  • Construction of an emergency shelter
  • Make fire without matches
  • Food procurement in nature
  • Other basic survival techniques

Programme

  • 2-day trekking with overnight stay outdoors
  • Canoeing and stand up paddle
  • Raft construction
  • Climbing and abseiling
  • Gorge crossing

Attention: Weekly afternoon programme is dependent on the participants, the group size and the weather.

Laundry Service (for participants who need to wash their clothes): 40 CHF

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 900 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. On 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): 80 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, 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.

Camp Location



5 reasons to choose friLingue

Language Camps

14 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 2020: 5.

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