Schwarzsee Football Camp

Schwarzsee

Schwarzsee Football Camp

From 1550 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: 4-bed room, Double room

Arrival : on Sunday

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

Age range: 12-17 Years

Features

Parking

WiFi

Full board

Certificates

Sport

Football




Experience the thrill of the beautiful game elevated to new heights with friLingue's Schwarzsee Football Camp, nestled in the breathtaking Swiss Alps!

This unique camp seamlessly merges the excitement of football with immersive language courses, available in groups of six (English, French, and German). Strap on your boots and embark on a week filled with exhilarating football training sessions and captivating language lessons, tailored for young enthusiasts who are eager to learn and have fun.

FOR KIDS & TEENS AGED 12-17 YEARS

Our latest camp is situated in Schwarzsee, an idyllic Alpine setting, ensuring an unforgettable experience away from the hustle and bustle. Please note, this isn't a professional camp; it's designed for football enthusiasts seeking an enriching and enjoyable experience rather than preparation for the Champions League :) 

Participants will engage in morning language classes followed by action-packed football training, challenges, and matches in the afternoons and evenings. Between sessions, there will be opportunities for relaxation and enjoyable downtime activities, including a Friday night disco to unwind after an exciting week!

LANGUAGE CLASSES

Choose from three languages - Premier League English, Ligue 1 Français, or Bundesliga Deutsch. Our dedicated and dynamic teachers conduct classes in small groups, fostering meaningful interactions with an average of six students per class. Morning language sessions encompass a balanced blend of grammar, practical language application, and engaging projects tailored to make language learning accessible and enjoyable for young learners.

FOOTBALL

Under the guidance of our seasoned football coaches, participants will undergo training, challenges, and matches at full-sized pitches and top-notch training facilities, just a brief two-minute stroll from our Schwarzsee residence. The program focuses on honing individual skill sets, team dynamics, and game strategies through specialized drills, personal development techniques, and live match practices. 

This is a remarkable opportunity to delve deeper into the world of football while enjoying the stunning surroundings of Schwarzsee. Don't miss out - seize the chance to expand your knowledge and skills in the game you love!

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

Summer
14.07 / 21.07 / 28.07.2024

Language Courses:
English
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

Summer

Weeks Price
1 Week 1550 CHF Book now
2 Weeks 2550 CHF Book now
3 Weeks 3700 CHF Book now
Language Courses:
German
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

Summer

Weeks Price
1 Week 1550 CHF Book now
2 Weeks 2550 CHF Book now
3 Weeks 3700 CHF Book now
Language Courses:
French
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

Summer

Weeks Price
1 Week 1550 CHF Book now
2 Weeks 2550 CHF Book now
3 Weeks 3700 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
Breakfast  
9:00 - 12:30   Language Class Language Class Language Class Language Class Language Class  
Lunch
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  
Dinner
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.

 

WORKSHOPS

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.
 

EXCURSIONS

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!

Gruyere 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!

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.

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

CHECK-IN ASSISTANCE
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.

EXTRA WEEK
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 10 am and 6 pm
  • Departure between 11am and 6pm
  • First group leaves at 2.30pm
  • Second group leaves at 6 pm

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).

ARRIVAL/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

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.

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 2022: 5.

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