Liddes United Football Camp


Liddes United Football Camp

From 1050 CHF

Start dates

14.07 / 21.07 / 28.07.2024

Key points

● Over 8 hours of football training

● 15 hours of language teaching

● English, French or German Courses

● 6 kids in average per language course

School details

Levels: A1-Beginner to C2-Proficient

Accommodation: 8-bed room, 6-bed room, 4-bed room

More accommodations

All inclusive: 3 meals a day, plus snacks, teaching materials

Airport transfer: available

Arrival : on Sunday

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

Age range: 10 - 15 Years





The beautiful game quite literally reaches new heights with friLingue’s football & language camp up in the Swiss Alps!

This football camp in Valais combines footballing fun with interactive language courses in groups of six (French, German & English), so lace up your boots and experience a football week full of educational & fun training sessions as well as dynamic language lessons, all at Champions League level of course!


Our newest camp takes place in our chalet in the Alpine village of Liddes in St. Bernard, Valais, not to be mistaken with Leeds in Yorkshire, North England, home of the once-dominant Leeds United - though we’re sure that plenty of you will emulate their past success after joining us!

Those attending this camp will combine morning language lessons with afternoon and evening football training, challenges and matches - with some relaxing downtime activities and a friday night disco thrown in for good measure!



In this camp, you have the choice between three languages; Premier League English, Ligue 1 Français or Bundesliga Deutsch. Our young and enthusiastic teachers give classes in small groups of six students in average per class, allowing for more teacher-student contact. The three hour morning language sessions contain a healthy mixture of grammar, practical language use and fun & engaging projects that are designed to make the language more accessible to young students.



During the afternoons and some evenings, football training, challenges and matches will take place with our experienced football coaches at the full-sized pitch and training facilities, just a two minute walk away from our chalet. Participants will learn to develop their individual skill sets as well as how to play as a team through training ground drills, individual development techniques and real in-game practice. Between them, our coaching staff will also speak all three languages offered in the camp.



Participants will be accommodated in dormitories and shared bedrooms in our Alpine mountain chalet, with shared toilets and showers. Accommodation is on a full board basis with three meals a day cooked by our very own in house chef being provided as well as extra fruit and snacks throughout the day to keep energy levels up!

This is an opportunity not to be passed up, so take a touch and shoot for the top corner!

Camp Duration:
1 - 3 Weeks
A1-Beginner to C2-Proficient
Age group:
Start dates:

14.07 / 21.07 / 28.07.2024

Language Courses:
About this camp:

A week long camp for kids and teens who want to get both their English and their footballing skills up to a Premier League standard!

15 hours of English classes per week in groups of 6 students in average.

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


Weeks Price
1 Week 1050 CHF Book now
2 Weeks 1850 CHF Book now
3 Weeks 2550 CHF Book now
Language Courses:
About this camp:

A week long camp for kids and teens who want to get both their German and their footballing skills up to a Bundesliga standard!

15 hours of German classes per week.

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


Weeks Price
1 Week 1050 CHF Book now
2 Weeks 1850 CHF Book now
3 Weeks 2550 CHF Book now
Language Courses:
About this camp:

A week long camp for kids and teens who want to get both their French and their footballing skills up to a Ligue 1 standard!

15 hours of French lessons per week, in groups of 6 participants in average.

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


Weeks Price
1 Week 1050 CHF Book now
2 Weeks 1850 CHF Book now
3 Weeks 2550 CHF Book now

Relais de Dranse

Our spacious, 2014 renovated chalet “Relais de Dranse” in Liddes is in a wonderfully quiet location on the Dranse, a source river of the Rhone, about 5 minutes below the pass road into the Aosta Valley. Equipped with ping pong, billiards, table football and a garden to romp around in, our chalet offers everything for a perfect get around. You will soon feel at home here. Lots of exercises, no traffic noise, no through traffic, absolutely ideal for relaxed language holidays in Valais!

Alternatively, you can also live with a host family in Liddes St. Bernard. From morning to evening French - so you give your language skills an extra boost and get to know French in everyday life. Our gracious host families look forward to getting to know you during your vacation language course.

Auberge des Alpes

Auberge des Alpes is a cozy hotel nestled in the picturesque mountain village of Liddes in Switzerland.
It is located just a 10-minute walk from our camp, where all the meals, classes, and activities will take place. 
Whether you're here to explore the stunning natural beauty of the Swiss Alps or to relax and unwind in a peaceful mountain setting, we look forward to welcoming you to our hotel.

Accommodation Description Price Gallery
8-bed room Large shared bedroom in our mountain chalet for the hardcore campers! Full board No Fee
6-bed room Medium shared bedroom in our mountain chalet, for those who like a little extra comfort in their lives. Full board 100 CHF / per week
4-bed room Cosy shared bedroom for those who want the best night's sleep they can find while still enjoying the camaraderie of a camp environment! 200 CHF / per week
4-bed room Auberge des Alpes - shared bathroom 200 CHF / per week
4-bed room Auberge des Alpes - private bathroom 275 CHF / per week
Double room Auberge des Alpes - shared bathroom 350 CHF / per week
Double room Auberge des Alpes - private bathroom 425 CHF / per week
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:00 - 12:30   Language Class Language Class Language Class Language Class Language Class  
14:30 - 16:30 Arrivals Football training session Football training session Football training session Half day excursion Football challenges part 2 Full day excursion
16:30 - 18:30 Relax/ workshops Relax/ workshops Relax/ workshops Free  
20:30 - 22:00 Welcoming games + level test Match Football quiz games Football challenges part 1 Free evening Disco  

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



As well as new language and football skills, we also want to give students the chance to wind down and try their hand at something different, which is why we offer different workshops during the late afternoon after training, including:

  • Media and photography
  • Art
  • Swimming

Depending on the strengths and interests of the children, and also of our staff, we offer at least two different workshops per afternoon.


You'll also get the chance to visit the surrounding area with two excursions per week; one midweek afternoon excursion and another full day excursion on the Saturday.

Destinations include:

  • Hike to the Col St. Bernard with a visit to the Hospice, the church and the Bernardine dog museum
  • Rope park La Fouly
  • Swimming in Bourg St. Pierre
  • Staumauer Les Toules
  • Martigny
  • Sion/ customs
  • Verticalp Emosson
  • Aosta Valley (Italy)

During our afternoon and evening football training sessions, students will learn not only to progress as individual talents, but, more importantly to develop and play together as a team through drills, passing and team building exercises with our experienced and multilingual coaches.

While teamwork is paramount in football, it is also to important focus upon and treat each player as an individual at times, which is why time will also be taken to care for and nurture the skill set and prefered positioning of each individual player according to their preferences, skills and footballing knowledge. This will be complemented by moving back to a more team-based training model that takes influence from the famous 'total football' method, made famous by the Dutch national team in the 1970s. This will involve game practice with players constantly rotating positions, resulting in players thus gaining a greater understanding of their fellow players and the game as a whole.

As well as the more practical elements explained above, time will also be taken to teach students about tactics, reading of the game and game management; football's played with the head, as much as it is with the feet.

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

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


For all participants who spontaneously decide during the camp to extend their stay for one week. from 900CHF

(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 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.

(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 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

16 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 2022: 5.

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