At 1,300 meters above sea level in the picturesque village of Villars-sur-Ollon, children and young people can look forward to summer they will never forget. Young people from all over the world come together every year in La Garenne to experience new things, to grow personally and to make friendships for life.
The boarding school “La Garenne International School” was founded in 1947 and has always been family-owned. Tradition and family are very important in La Garenne. The philosophy is based on the values of responsibility, safety and kindness.
Children and young people between the ages of 5 and 16 have the opportunity to have an unique summer experience in La Garenne. Because there is not only fun and games, but also learning.
Every morning from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. there are language lessons in English and French. The participants from all over the world, the English speaking camp management and the francophone environment in Villar-sur-Ollon help ensure that language skills are effortlessly deepened and expanded.
Sports, Arts, Fun Activities and Excursions
After the language skills have been sharpened in the morning, it's time for fun in the afternoon. Every day, campers can choose from a range of activities inside. Thanks to the proximity to the mountains and Lake Geneva as well as the cities of Montreux, Lausanne and Geneva, there is a lot to discover.
You can choose from the activities such as hiking, golf, excursions on Lake Geneva in the school's own boat, wakeboarding, football and many more.
Water lovers can book the camp package “Lake” with special attention to water activities such as kayaking, water skiing, wakeboarding and stand-up paddling.
The package “Valencia Camp C.F” is ideal for football fans. Here, young footballers can hit the football pitch with the official Valencia FC trainer five afternoons a week.
It is also possible to book activities such as a trip to the Europapark, horse-riding and tennis lessons as well as individual language lessons.
Digital detox: Many children and young people spent the past year in the digital sphere. The covid measures made online schooling a standard in many places, and people of the same age often had to chat via screens.
At Summer Camp La Garenne you will leave the digital world behind. Cell phones and PC times are limited to a 90-minute window each on Wednesdays and Sundays. In this way, the children and young people can leave everyday life behind and fully immerse themselves in the experience, relax and go beyond themselves.
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