Les Elfes Spring, Summer and Winter Camps have been running since 1987. We strive to provide the best possible experiences in fantastic environments which students will remember for a lifetime.
We welcome students from over 70 different countries each year. It is the international atmosphere which makes the camp such a special place. It is a really significant experience for young people to travel away from home and to spend time with new friends from around the world.
Bike excursion in the Valais Region
Our Summer Camps provide more than just great activities and experiences. We introduce lifelong skills such as communicating with others, with minimal technological distractions, as well as understanding the value of living in a community away from the familiar environment of home or school. There are massive benefits to learning a new activity such as Mountain Biking or Rock Climbing, and gains from our tailored Leadership and Career Guidance programs, but having a break from the academic cycle of school and integrating fun, creativity and excitement as priorities on a daily basis is where the strength in summer camp lies.
Having fun on the lake
At Les Elfes we strive for excellence in everything we do and our language courses are no exception. To ensure we offer the best possible instruction for our students we work in partnership with Verbier Language School to offer specialist teachers in each language for every course.
Throughout your child's stay with us, they are organised into age groups with assigned monitors to provide them with support and guidance. The age groups enable campers to find friends of a similar age from different countries, and to learn a little about each-others' cultures.
Our staff members reflect the diversity of the campers, speaking a range of languages and a comprehensive understanding the cultural expectations of many countries from around the world. With languages such as: Spanish, French, Russian, Mandarin, Italian, Portuguese, German, and Arabic, just to name a few. You can be assured that the students will be well taken care of.
Team work and fun with outdoor activities
The campus includes two large dining rooms, a game room with table tennis, billiards and table football and a cinema room. The surrounding campus offers a grass football pitch, outdoor table tennis, basketball courts, a volleyball pitch and even a trampoline with safety net. Whether it is recreational sports, music, or arts and crafts, there are always a selection of activities on offer, aside of the busy schedule of planned activities.