International Winter Camp in Switzerland

The Winter Experience
In a superb Swiss alpine setting, the children enjoy a well-balanced, happy and safe holiday experience which introduces them to a variety of winter sports and exciting outdoor activities. Ski and snowboard instruction are combined with enriching programs which allow campers to participate in a number of different activities including: swimming, indoor-rock climbing, arts and crafts and a number of sports and games. The same instructors provide the lessons on and off of the mountain therefore, much personal care and attention is given to each child. Children feel comfortable and well looked after by our highly qualified staff. The winter camp also offers children the opportunity to learn or to improve their language skills in English, French or German. Children who attend language classes are also encouraged to develop their vocabulary and to use the new language skills they learn in program.

Winter Camp Programs
Lovell Camps offer 3 programs from mid-December through to the beginning of April.

1-Week to Multiple-Week Sessions for Individuals
Ski Trips for Schools and Groups
Kids Club at Le Grand Bellevue Gstaad

Team
Our team of international staff members are either professional educators, qualified and skilled international and Swiss ski and snowboard instructors or experienced camp counsellors. With up to 25 hours of on hill instruction per week, young people of all abilities from beginner to expert skiers and snowboarders will have the opportunity to learn and to develop their skills in racing, freestyle and free-ride as well as in other disciplines including telemarking. Our staff training program emphasizes the need for close supervision, safety and awareness of the needs of each individual child.

Innovation
Whether it is on or off the hill our goal is to have our campers have fun and experience new and exciting activities everyday! Our innovative daily language classes are taught by professional teachers using the latest, brain-friendly learning strategies. We combine outdoor education, excursions and special events days as a part of our program.

Winter Camp Programs

Sessions Include

  • Daily ski or snowboard instruction with qualified instructors
  • Professional coaches for race clinics
  • Instructor to camper ratio of 1:7 maximum
  • 5 day lift pass for the Gstaad Ski Region
  • 6 day full room and board in a ‘ski-in, ski-out’ modern facility
  • Local transportation
  • Ski and Snowboard video analysis for special camps only
  • Great rates on full ski and snowboard rental
  • 24/7 supervision by fully-qualified, professional staff members
  • Optional daily language instruction
  • A host of après-ski and evening activities
  • End-of-week ski race or special event
  • End-of-week fondue party, disco or special event
  • An opportunity of a lifetime!

Regular Day Schedule
Please click to download the "Regular Day Schedule"

Admission
Lovell Camps offers 14 one-week camp sessions from December to March, catering to individual campers, school groups (school ski trips), youth groups and family groups.

We welcome boys and girls of all nationalities who are in good health and able to participate fully in all winter camp activities. Lovell Camps offer camp sessions for a period of one or more weeks. We warmly welcome children to have an experience of a lifetime, in the world famous Gstaad Ski Region.

Please view our Winter Special Camps section for other offerings.

Winter Camp Special Events

Weekend Program
Depending on the session Saturdays and Sundays are departure days for campers and groups participating in one-week sessions. If individuals or groups sign up for more than one session, then a full weekend program will be offered. Saturdays are usually more relaxed, with morning ski instruction followed by an afternoon of shopping in nearby Gstaad, followed by a supervised free swim and movie night.

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 may include a ski trip to a nearby ski resort or cultural excursions to notable Swiss cities, towns, castles or museums.

Excursions
Special excursions can be arranged throughout the winter, including all-day ski excursions as well as cultural trips to places such as Montreux, Interlaken or Bern. For the more adventurous, overnights such as camping out in igloos or an overnight stay at one of the fully-equipped Swiss Alpine Club huts can be organized.

Special Programs
Each camp session ends with a ‘Special Events Day’ in which the children participate in skiing events and enjoy a delicious fondue party. The campers are presented with awards and are recognized for their achievements in skiing, snowboarding and language classes. Other special events include a disco, movie night, ice skating, indoor rock climbing, cultural excursions, etc.

Winter Camp Sessions 2016-2017

Sessions 2016-2017

  1. Sunday 18.12.16 - Saturday 24.12.16
  2. Sunday 25.12.16 - Saturday 31.12.16
  3. Sunday 01.01.17 - Saturday 07.01.17
  4. Sunday 08.01.17 - Saturday 14.01.17 (Booked)
  5. Sunday 15.01.17 - Saturday 21.01.17 (Booked)
  6. Sunday 22.01.17 - Saturday 28.01.17 (Booked)
  7. Sunday 29.01.17 - Saturday 04.02.17
  8. Sunday 05.02.17 - Saturday 11.02.17
  9. Sunday 12.02.17 - Saturday 18.02.17
  10. Sunday 19.02.17 - Saturday 25.02.17
  11. Sunday 26.02.17 - Saturday 04.03.17
  12. Sunday 05.03.17 - Saturday 11.03.17
  13. Sunday 12.03.17 - Saturday 18.03.17
  14. Sunday 19.03.17 - Saturday 25.03.17
  15. Sunday 26.03.17 - Saturday 01.04.17
  16. Sunday 02.04.17 - Saturday 08.04.17
Session Information
Individual campers and groups will enjoy 5 to 6 full days on the hill. Weekend ski and snowboard programs are offered to individuals and groups who are staying for two or more sessions. Sessions are available for one to fourteen weeks; children are welcome to sign up for multiple sessions.
Please download the "Individual Terms 2016/ 2017" for further information about our winter camp program

Group Packages
Lovell Camps has over 40 years experience running an international school and camp and understand that each school or group is unique. This is why we work with schools and groups to create an ideal winter experience. Please download the 'Winter Camp Terms and Conditions' for further information on our standard packages and pricing, however, we encourage schools to work with us to create a ski trip which fits into their program and budget.

Winter Camp - Campers

Boarding
There are up to 50 boarding campers between the ages of 5 and 15, representing a wide range of nationalities. Two to four children share a bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, with one counsellor per room to supervise daily routines and to ensure that the benefits of the winter experience are maximized for each child.

In winter camps at least 3 members of staff are on for evening program, bed time routines and night duty with 1 room on the camper wing specifically set aside for overnight staff.

Day Campers
Between 10 and 15 day campers attend camp on Mondays to Fridays from 08:45 until 17:45. There are counsellors assigned to supervise and counsel the day students to insure that they too receive full benefit from their camp experience.

Groups
Larger Groups can book the whole facility to themselves, smaller groups may share the facility. For further information on group trips please view our Group Section.

Mountain Lodge

Mountain Lodge
The 'ski in, ski out' camp facilities are located in Schönried, Switzerland and housed in the Mountain Lodge, located 600 metres from the Schönried train station and the cable car, in the heart of the world-renown ski resort of Gstaad.



The Mountain Lodge has 16 rooms which comfortably sleep 2 to 6 people and 2 additional group rooms which sleep ten. All rooms offers en-suite facilities and there is a spacious kitchen and dining room, a large terrace and an outdoor play area - perfect for sledding! It is outfitted with relaxing lounge areas, multi-purpose movie room, equipment storage area, and free internet access and parking.

Ski Resort
The Gstaad ski resort boasts 53 lifts, accessing 220 km of slopes, with two snow parks, a number of sled runs and winter hiking trails. The resort is between 1000 and 3000 metres above sea level and the longest run in the region is 1600 vertical meters (more than most resorts in the North American Rocky Mountains). The resort has the only glacier ski area in the Bernese Oberland and 60% of the main slopes are equipped with snow cannons, guaranteeing snow cover.

Winter Camps - Special Camps

Race Camp
Please contact Lovell Camps directly if interested in Ski Race Clinics or Camps.



Family Packages
Family ski holidays are always a great experience, we are offering a way for both parents and children to truly enjoy themselves. Children will experience a fun-filled, fully supervised and all-inclusive camp program - which will last from the moment they wake up to the time they go to bed.

Parents will be able to enjoy their holiday knowing that their children are being taken care of by professional staff and instructors. Please contact the camp directly if you wish to book a family holiday with us.

Lovell Camps
Rübeldorfstrasse 5
3792 Saanen
Switzerland
tel: +41 33 744 2535
fax: +41 33 744 2536
info@lovellcamps.ch


International summer camps and winter camps, kids club, group camps and school ski trips in the beautiful Gstaad region. Come as an individual, a group or a school group. Ideal international language camps.

Lovell Camps
Sessions & Prices

Winter Camp 2016/2017
Sessions begin Sunday, December 18
(Dates and Rates)
 

Summer Camp 2017
Sunday July 2 to Saturday August, 26
(Dates and Rates)
 

Contact us directly for other dates and rates.