Lovell International Camps is one of the longest running and most successful summer camps in Switzerland.
With the aim of unlocking each child’s full potential, Lovell Camps has created age- specific activities and programs that build character, confidence and new skills. We offer four camp sections:
Leadership Training Program
At Lovell Camps, young people gain the opportunity to learn, practice and refine their language skills through a total immersion English language program. French is also offered as a language to study. Lovell Camps promotes programs including swimming, hiking, outdoor living skills and environmental education.
A wide variety of sports and activities are offered as interest groups, for example tennis, golf, horseback riding, football, arts and crafts, music, cooking, mountain biking and rock climbing. Children can choose to pursue two such activities.
The program also includes weekly excursions and special events days. Overnight camping trips and treks to Swiss Apline Club huts give students the opportunity to practice their outdoor skills and increase environmental awareness. Students are exposed to Swiss history and culture through visits to local attractions along with day trips to well-known destinations across the region. Other activities include campfires, pool parties, trips to the Aquaparc and discos. Friendships and memories developed at Lovell Camps will last a lifetime!
Junior Camp (6 - 10 Year Olds)
Exploring, playing, creating and learning are at the core of this program. The Junior Camp program has been designed with the campers’ ages in mind, to give them a sense of independence while nurturing their confidence to unlock their full potential. This program is jam packed with entertaining activities such as sports, water games, creative crafts and team challenges. Campers will be enthusiastic about the programs offered such as fishing trips, visting the Bern Zoo, practising tennis with a pro, and overnight excursions. This high-energy camp is dedicated to making the most of your child’s summer.
Senior Camp (11 - 15 Year Olds)
The Senior Camp increases the adventure and leadership aspects of the program, to allow campers to have a greater sense of achievement and a new challenge! Campers are grouped according to age and experience to maximize the camp experience. The program has been designed to capture the interest of these young teenagers by incorporating high ropes, canyoning/rafting, a trip to Bern, pool parties and classic discos. Senior Campers will be planning and carrying out a Carnival Night for the younger children, filled with camp activities, delicious treats and pure enjoyment. A three-day Outdoor Survival Challenge, and thrilling overnight experiences, which even include a two-night Challenge by Choice excursion, are guaranteed to be highlights of the program.
"I like the Senior Program because we get to do cool things on the weekends like movie night and shopping. On Sunday’s we get a some free time to play sports or do various things." - Paco
Leadership Training Program (16 - 18 Year Olds)
Our Leadership Training program is for participants ages 16 to 18 years. Trainees will participate in hands-on seminars to gain knowledge about leadership styles, working with children, conflict resolution and professionalism. Young leaders gain first-hand work experience in program planning and implementation of these programs for children. They will also be able to explore the local area on weekend excursions and overnight hikes. Individuals can choose to have lessons in English or French while attending the program. The working language of the course is English and thus communication skills in this language are further developed.
Kids Club (2 - 5 Year Olds)
This program offers a little bit of song, a sprinkle of arts & crafts, a dash of the outdoors, a dribble of sports, and a whole lot of imagination and creativity, to make for an unforgettable summer experience. Your child(ren) will develop new skills, improve language abilities, gain a sense of independence and make new friends at Kids Club! The program runs Monday to Friday and has much flexibility and many options, as campers can attend on a daily or weekly basis and for full or half days.
Summer Camps Excursions
An excursion is planned during each week of the summer. These excursions include all-day mountain hikes as well as day trips to places such as Montreux, Interlaken or Bern in Switzerland. During each three week session there are two overnight adventures - camping out in tents and a two day hiking trip with an overnight stay at one of the fully-equipped Swiss Alpine Club huts. These two outings are very popular with the children and always prove to be highlights of the camp program.
Camps Weekend Program
Saturdays are more relaxed for the boarders who, after completing their morning chores, have free time to play outdoors. They also receive their weekly pocket money to go shopping in Saanen or Gstaad with the counsellors. There is a supervised free swim on Saturday followed by movie night. Boarders will also have a special shopping trip to a nearby city.
Sundays are all-day excursions organized to give the children opportunities to see different parts of Switzerland and learn about the alpine environment. These outings have included visits to the Diablerets Glacier, the castle at Gruyeres and many of the local mountains, as well as trips to the zoo, the lake of Neuchatel, or the Olympic Museum in Lausanne.
Camps Special Events Day
Each camp session has a number of specially organized events such as; camp fires, pool parties, trips to the Aqua Parc, end-of-session disco. Camp sessions always end with a "Special Events Day" in which the children participate in various swimming and field events. Following a special barbecue, the campers are presented with awards and are recognized for their achievements in swimming, language, interest groups, camping and hiking.
Day students attend Mondays to Fridays from 08.45 to 17.45 and begin the program either on Mon. 04. July, Mon. 11. July, Mon. 01. August and Mon. 08. August.
FOUR WEEK SESSION: (Apply Here)
(Boarder Fee - CHF 7,800 / Day Fee - CHF 4,700)
Session A: Friday, 01. July to Friday, 29. July
THREE WEEK SESSIONS: (Apply Here)
(Boarder Fee - CHF 6,200 / Day Fee - CHF 3,800)
Session A1: Friday, 08. July to Friday, 29. July
Session B: Sunday, 31. July to Saturday, 20. August
TWO WEEK SESSIONS: (Apply Here)
(Boarder Fee - CHF 4,400 / Day Fee - CHF 2,600)
Session B1: Sunday, 31. July to Saturday, 13. August
Session B2: Sunday, 07. August to Saturday, 20. August
Please enquire directly for other session options.
Email: email@example.com or Telephone: +41 33 744 2535
Fees include all lessons and programs, supplies, equipment, excursions, room and board (boarders), lunches (day students), and camp t-shirt.
Not included are tennis, horse riding, golf, baseball hats, transportation to and from camp, pocket money, medical insurance and personal expenses. We ask for an extras deposit from each camper which is used toward personal expenses and pocket money. The balance is refunded at the end of camp.
Every summer Lovell Camps welcomes up to 200 children representing more than 20 different nationalities. Families have the choice to place their children in boarding or to send them to day camp.
Our campus in Schonried, Switzerland is large enough to divided campers by age, with 6-10 year olds making up the juniors and 11-15 year olds, the seniors.
There are two boarding wings, the junior and senior campers are housed in their own wing in the Mountain Lodge which accommodates up to 60 boarders. Two to six children share a bedroom with one counsellor per room to supervise daily routines and to ensure that each camper maximizes the benefits of his or her summer experience. Each bedroom at the Mountain lodge is equipped with bathroom and shower facilities.
"Boarding is exciting and fun! We get to do things that Day Campers don't. We spend time away from home and sometimes our parents will call or visit us so we don't get homesick. I enjoy sharing my room with other people because I get to learn more and make friends. We can win cool treats by keeping our room clean and participating in the “cleanest room competition”. In the evenings we play great games in evening program. We also get great food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All in all being a boarder means lots of fun and amazing opportunities!" - DikyDay Campers
Lovell Camps - Mountain Lodge!
Lovell Camps is based at the Mountain Lodge - a modern, spacious, comfortable and well-equipped facility located in a rural area above the village of Schönried. The camp has one of the most picturesque locations in the Saanenland and is close to the world- famous resort of Gstaad with it’s first-class hotels, restaurants, shopping, sports facilities and events.
This large facility accommodates up to 60 boarding campers and the counsellors. Each room sleeps 2 - 6 campers with private bathroom and shower.
The Mountain Lodge has a spacious dining facility with breathtaking views, 3 classrooms, 2 large meeting or general purpose areas equipped with ping pong and foosball tables and a multi purpose movie room. The Lodge is surrounded by acres of gardens including a football field, basketball court, trampoline, slack line and fire pit.
Within a few minutes of the camp are the Saanen, Schönried and Gstaad tennis courts, golf course, indoor tennis courts, the local gymnasium, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, the Gstaad Riding School, rock climbing facilities, bowling alley and at least 12 major mountain cable cars and chairlifts.
Using the beautiful Alpine surroundings, participants will be able to appreciate the natural surroundings while learning about the environment, flora and fauna, alpine eco-systems, effects of climate change, hydrological systems and meteorology (overnight at a nearby observatory) all while exploring the landscape, facing leadership challenges and doing fun, adventurous pursuits such as sport climbing and high-ropes courses.
Discover the natural and cultural heritage of our area. Visit a farm, museum and learn about how Gstaad developed from a small farming community to a world famous ski resort.
Visit nearby towns, cities, castles, museums, chocolate and cheese factories!
Sports and Interest Groups
Children can choose between number of sporting activities, interest groups, bowling, rock climbing, mountain biking, archery, swimming, volleyball, basketball, football, gymnastics, etc. The high ropes course and sports and games are favorites!
So much to learn, so much to offer!
Learn about the Swiss military and civil service. Learn about our historical train which takes passengers on an unforgettable journey from Lake Geneva to Zweisimmen. Learn about the workings of a grand hotel with tours of the facilities. Cook a delicious meal in the kitchen with the hotels chefs.
Lovell Camps - Autumn and Spring Camps cater to schools and groups looking for an exciting trip! Stays can be a couple of days to weeks and we encourage you to contact us so that we can tailor the trip to exactly what you want!
Download our 'Terms' or you can visit our Download's section under the 'About' menu.
|4-Week Session:||01.07.2016 - 29.07.2016|
|3-Week July:||08.07.2016 - 29.07.2016|
|3-Week August:||31.07.2016 - 20.08.2016|
|2-Week Session 1:||31.07.2016 - 13.08.2016|
|2-Week Session 2:||07.08.2016 - 20.08.2016|