Ecole Nouvelle / International Boarding School of Lausanne - Summer Camp
Founded in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1906 on the principle of respect for the individual child, Ecole Nouvelle de la Suisse Romande has over the years developed solid traditions while continuing to be innovative and fresh in its approach to teaching. We seek to instil in our students a desire for excellence, a sense of commitment, and the ability to think independently and critically. Ecole Nouvelle prepares students for the Swiss Maturité or the International Baccalaureate ( French, English, or bilingual ) diplomas. We have a small, homelike boarding section of about 40 children and a day school with about 600 students (pre-school to grade 12).
French and English are the languages of the summer camp. Because our students come from many different countries, our school strives to be open to the world. The summer camp is, therefore, an opportunity for young people to make new friends, exchange experiences, and broaden their vision. It is in this spirit that the school is affiliated with the Associated Schools Project ( ASP ) of UNESCO, which works for education based on peace and tolerance.
For 50 years ENSR has organised a summer camp for boys and girls from 9 to 16 years of age. Each year in July and August our new chalet in Champéry welcomes young people interested in experiencing the great Swiss outdoors while studying French or English.
At the crossroads of three great cultures ( French, German and Italian ), Switzerland is the ideal place for multicultural exchanges. It is also a country of great natural beauty, with some of the most magnificent sites on the planet. Champéry is one of them. Located in the midst of the Alps – but only an hour’s drive from Geneva International Airport – this charming little French-speaking village is opposite the Dents du Midi, a majestic group of seven peaks rising to 3,260 meters.
Our camp is located in this idyllic setting – perfect for studying and walking and mountain-biking.
Champéry has many indoor and outdoor sports facilities. With its new sports centre, the village offers a large range of activities : sports lessons, clay courts, swimming ( both indoors and outdoors in a heated pool ), and ice skating. Ecole Nouvelle’s summer camp offers campers the opportunity to learn or to brush up on their French or English. The school’s approach to language-teaching helps the child enjoy learning because it stresses the practical rather than the theoretical. Before the students’ first lesson, we determine their linguistic proficiency and discuss with them what they hope to get out of their stay with us. There are four lessons of 45 minutes each morning from Monday to Friday and two on Saturday.
We organize 22 hours of French or English lessons per week. Classes are kept small – from 4 to 7 students – in order to promote the active participation of each student and to allow us to offer an individualised programme. At the end of the camp, the students receive a certificate attesting to their work and the progress they have made.
Afternoons and weekends are dedicated to sports activities or excursions. The Portes du Soleil, only five minutes from Champéry by cable car, is the starting point for some 800 kilometres of marked trekking trails from which one can enjoy some of the most majestic panoramas of Switzerland.
Hiking isn’t the only sport ENSR offers, of course. Campers can also practise climbing, mountainbiking, adventure parks, adventure labyrinths, archery, beach volley, ping pong, bowling, laser games, minigolf, soccer, unihockey, and skating. The aquatic centre has water slides and a relaxing heated swimming pool. There are around 50 different sports activities in all.
Other outings are more educational in nature. Visits to Lausanne ( the Olympic Museum ), Montreux (the Jazz Festival, the Château de Chillon) and Martigny ( the Gianadda Foundation ) are just a few of the numerous cultural activities we organize each week, depending on the weather.
On request, we can arrange other activities : tennis, horseback riding, canyoning ( with written permission from the parents ). During their stay in Champéry, campers are always accompanied by teachers and instructors from the school. Close supervision of their activities allows us to ensure their security while fostering their spirit of adventure.
Excursions are led by experts who know the geography and climate of the region well. Activities like canyoning and rock climbing are monitored by experienced professionals.
Champéry 2012 summer camp
Boys and girls from 9 to 16 years of age
Dates of the stay:
From 1 to 7 weeks between 1 July, 2012 and 18 August, 2012. Arrivals on Sundays and departures on Saturdays.
01.07.2012 - 07.07.2012
08.07.2012 - 14.07.201215.07.2012 - 21.07.2012
22.07.2012 - 28.07.2012
29.07.2012 - 04.08.2012
05.08.2012 - 11.08.2012
12.08.2012 - 18.08.2012
Health and accident insurance, compulsory for residents out EU/EEA/Switzerland, at CHF 123.-/week (franchise/excess of CHF 200.-)
|1 week||CHF 1'630.-|
|2 weeks||CHF 3'260.-|
|3 weeks||CHF 4'710.-|
|4 weeks||CHF 5'960.-|
|5 weeks||CHF 7'150.-|
|6 weeks||CHF 8'580.-|
|7 weeks||CHF 10'010.-|
Full board, twenty-two lesson hours a week, as well as all activities proposed during the rest of the day.
|Tennis court rental:||CHF 10.-/hour/person|
|Tennis lessons:||CHF 80.-/hour (private lessons)|
|Horse riding:||from CHF 30.- to CHF 60.-/hour|
These activities can be organized during free time only.
We enrol our child to the weekend at Europa-Park in Germany at the price of CHF 390.-
Please contact us for any questions and inquiries you might have: