Schwarzsee English Camp


Schwarzsee English Camp

From 1550 CHF

Course start dates

14.07 / 21.07 / 28.07 / 04.08.2024

Key points

● English immersion

● Full English-speaking staff team

● Outdoor mountain activities

● Lakeside location

● Classes in groups of 6 in average

● 3 weekly excursions / 2 workshops

School details

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



Full board




Optional: Dance course

English Camp in Switzerland for teenagers

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!




Course duration:
1 - 4 Weeks
A1-Beginner to C2-Proficient
Age group:
Start dates:

14.07 / 21.07 / 28.07 / 04.08.2024

Language Courses:
About this course:

English classes in small groups

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


Weeks Price
1 Week 1550 CHF Book now
2 Weeks 2550 CHF Book now
3 Weeks 3700 CHF Book now
4 Weeks 4800 CHF Book now

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!

Accommodation Description Price Gallery
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
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Free Class Excursion
Afternoon Arrivals Workshops Hiking Workshops Excursion Free
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.


Half-day excursions

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.

Full-day excursions

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:

  • Media (Film & Photography)
  • Volleyball / Football (Soccer)
  • Cooking
  • Graffiti


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:

  • Friborg, Estavayer, Murten, Gruyères
  • summer toboggan
  • Brecca Valley
  • Giant scooter
  • Varied and varied hikes

After an action-packed day of classes, workshops and excursions, the fun doesn‘t stop as we carry on into our evening programme. 
Activities include: 

  • Disco
  • Open-air concert
  • Soccer Tournament
  • Night out
  • Campfire on the Lakeside
  • Boccia Tournament
  • Casino night
  • Karaoke

2/3 additional afternoon languages classes per week held in smaller groups (2-6 participants in average)

DANCE LESSONS: 100 CHF per week
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

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

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.

For all participants who spontaneously decide during the camp to extend their stay for one week: from 1100 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 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.

Camp Location

street view

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.


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 2023: 5.

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