Schwarzsee English Camp
From 1550 CHF
Course start dates
From 1550 CHF
Course start dates
● English immersion
● Full English-speaking staff team
● Outdoor mountain activities
● Lakeside location
● Classes in groups of 6 in average
● 3 weekly excursions / 2 workshops
Levels: A1-Beginner to C2-Proficient
Accommodation: 4-bed room, Double room
Arrival : on Sunday
Departure: on Saturday (local kids) or on Sunday (international kids)
Age range: 12 - 17 Years
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 classroom, you'll get to explore the mountains, swim in the lake, sing around the campfire and much, much more - all in English, of course!
14.07 / 21.07 / 28.07 / 04.08.2024
Small groups of 6 participants in 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 in average) 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
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!
|4-bed room||Shared 4 bedroom with shared toilet & shower rooms||No Fee|
|Double room||Double room for more comfort and privacy, with shared bathroom||200 CHF / per week|
|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.
Lessons are being held in small groups of 6 students in average.
We currently offer a wide array of workshops, such as sports workshops (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 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, sardines, reverse hide&seek, and many else.
Right after their language lessons and lunch, we take our students to one of the nearby attractive locations near Schwarzsee, which might be:
Schwarzsee lake with the great lakeside where our students can either relax or take on some more physically demanding activities like stand-up pedalos, mountain trottinette or toboggan run!
Hiking! After reaching a nearby mountain top by nearby gondola, we are undertaking a quite mild hiking path which is taking a good portion of the afternoon and their stamina.
Laser tag and bowling in Fribourg - the self-explanatory title, and usually the most popular within our student populous.
On Saturdays, straight after the student's brunch, we are taking our students to one of the following locations:
Cailler chocolate factory, which is by far the most popular excursion in our Schwarzsee program, the students usually can't wait until they reach the finish line of the tour where there's an all-you-can-eat section. And they do eat everything!
Gruyères is a city widely known for its cheese. A small but quite architecturally beautiful city offers a plethora of beautiful sights and views.
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.
Adventure park Gantrisch, a beautiful and quite physically engaging complex. We guarantee that our students will remember this one!
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:
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:
After an action-packed day of classes, workshops and excursions, the fun doesn‘t stop as we carry on into our evening programme.
DANCE LESSONS: 100 CHF
The dance workshop offers an introduction to street dance, mainly influenced by hip-hop, break dance and pop-it styles.
Through active involvement and playful exercises, participants discover how to feel comfortable with their bodies and how the body can be a reflection of their personality.
If you have no experience in dance and you have a huge desire, do not worry! Our program is perfectly adapted to both beginners and experienced dancers.
The classes are suitable for all ages and allow participants to work on their body awareness, the expression of their emotions through gesture and to improve their musical sensitivity.
Kids will have 2 hours of dance classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and will prepare a choreography which will be performed on campus in front of an audience Friday night during our evening program!
Note: lessons will be in English
PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: 100 CHF/week
In this photography workshop you will get to know the basics of the art of photography, practice, deal with in landscape photography, food photography, portrait photography, and study camera settings.
Important: lessons are held in English
CODING WORKSHOP: 150 CHF/week
Would you like to learn the art of programming and create your own website? Then this is the place for you. The workshop takes place three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). You will learn the basics of the programming language so that you will be able to create your own website by the end of the week.
This program is suitable for beginners!
Important: lessons are held in English. The requirement is that you bring your own PC/laptop.
INTENSIVE COURSE: 100 - 150 CHF
2/3 additional afternoon languages classes per week held in smaller groups (2-6 participants in average)
LANDRY SERVICE (only possible for bookings of 3 weeks or more! ): 40 CHF
In special cases, we allow laundry service for stays of only 1 or 2 weeks. Please contact us via email or phone!
Special diet (gluten free, lactose free...): 100 CHF
For all participants who spontaneously decide during the camp to extend their stay for one week: from 1100 CHF
(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
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.
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 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.