International summer camp in Switzerland from July 1st to August 12th 2018

Educational summer camps for boys and girls ages 6 to 17



Summer program 2018:

French, English & German

2 to 6-week courses between July 1st and August 12th 2008. An active and cooperative learning approach. Grammar and vocabulary are practiced in the context, oral communication is carried out through practical activities (music, theater).

DELF & Cambridge certifications

Exam sessions 19/20 July 2018. Prepare and sit the French DELF or the Cambridge English exams. Two language diplomas “for life” that assess communication skills in real situations.

Intensive SAT prep camp

2 sessions (01.07-14.07 and 29.07-14.08) to build the most convincing US college application possible. Learn how to ace your SAT and how to write powerful personal essays. Activities, excursions, fitness parcours and mindfullness. Learn more…

Inventors for a better world

2-week program from July 22th to August 5th 2018. In a scientific and entrepreneurial spirit, students ages 14-17 engage in hands-on Science & Robotics to explore how simple innovation ideas can help make a “ better world”. Bilingual French/English.

Thabo basketball training camp

1 week of basketball (16/7-21/7) + 1 week of language camp with activities. Experience basketball at its best with NBA star Thabo Sefolosha (Utah Jazz). A unique learning basketball experience.

Juventus Soccer Academy

1 week of soccer (16/7-21/7) + 1 week of language camp with activities. An intensive and fun learning soccer opportunity combined with language courses and numerous fun activities and excursions. 


Juniors (7 to 10) Teens (11 to 17)


2 to 6-week sessions from July 1st to August 12th 2018

All inclusive fees*

CHF 4’400.- (3 weeks)
CHF 3’300.- (2 weeks)
CHF 5’500.- (4 weeks)
CHF 6’600.- (5 weeks)
CHF 7’700.- (6 weeks)


Team sports & games
Archery, water sports and climbing
art & crafts, cooking classes
Circus skills, ballroom dancing
Cultural visits, Europa-Park
Mountain adventures
Nature walks & picnics

* Included in the boarding fees: full board, courses & material, activities & excursions, transfers, Europa-park. Not included in the boarding fees: pocket money and medical expenses, insurance, examination fees and Thabo camp (+ CHF 150.-). Day school fees = 2/3 of boarding fees. Included in the day school fees: courses & material, meals, activities and excursions. Not included in the day school fees: pocket money and medical expenses, insurance, examination fees, Juventus camp and Thabo camp, Europa-Park.

Summer camp at Chantemerle:

Learn and discover, have fun and make new friends



Founded in 1966 by the Wegmüller family, Chantemerle school is a private boarding school for students ages 6 to 18. The school is beautifully located at about 100 km from Geneva airport, overlooking Lake Leman and the Swiss Alps. Over the years, Chantemerle has acquired an international reputation for academic excellence and its personalized family environment.

Chantemerle summer camp is best defined as an educational camp with fun activities. Language learning is at the core of our educational program. Also proposed this summer is an innovative Science and Entrepreneurship course. These courses can be combined with professional sport training camps, e.g. the Juventus Soccer Academy and the Thabo basketball camp.

With a maximum capacity of 70 boarding students, Chantemerle offers a personalized family environment where one learns to live in community, developing its sense of responsibilities while studying and having fun. All campers are accommodated on-site at Chantemerle. They are grouped by age, sex and affinity (from 2 to 4 children per room) in spacious and comfortable rooms with a magnificent view of Lake Geneva and the Alps. Hotel service includes the supply of bed linen, daily cleaning of the room and laundry and ironing of personal linen. A team of experienced supervisors and facilitators ensures a permanent presence in the boarding school in order to offer optimal study and living conditions.

We pay particular attention to the nutritional balance of our students. Our chef Stephan is at the kitchen and cooks his own meals with passion. We supply fresh products to local producers (vegetables, eggs) and offer daily vegetarian menus. Every Sunday, Chantemerle produces its own bread from locally produced flours. Special diet requirements (Halal, vegetarian, gluten-free, etc..) can be put in place after talking with the parents.

Sports and nature

After class activities are numerous and include team sports (football, basketball and volleyball), tennis, fitness circuits, indoor climbing and archery, water sports on the Gruyère lake (kayaking, SUP). One of the highlights of our summer is our Adventure day with an overnight stay in the Swiss mountains “under the star” or in a group accommodation. It is a unique outdoor experience combining mountain hikes, developing knowledge and understanding of the nature and the Swiss alps.

Arts & crafts, performing arts

Monday and Friday afternoon are dedicated to various arts & crafts, painting, cooking and chocolate workshops, costume design workshops, photo and video workshops. “Chantemerle got talent” is one of the great traditions of the Summer camps of Chantemerle. On the program: songwriting and singing, ballroom dancing, juggling, balance, games, theater play, human pyramids, preparation of the Friday show (paintings, make-up, costumes, photo / film). Professionals circus and performing arts teachers (singing, theater and music) are on board to animate these workshops.

Cultural visits and excursions

Chantemerle is fortunate to have its own buses and drivers and can offer a rich program of visits and excursions to discover Switzerland in all its forms: Basel (Switzerland’s cultural heart), Geneva (the city of international organizations), Bern (the capital with its bears and its Paul Klee museum), Lausanne (the Olympic museum, the Brut art museum and its old town), Vevey, the town of Charlie Chaplin and its didactic museums (Chaplin’s world, Alimentarium and the Swiss Museum of Photography). Finally our great classics: boat trip on Lake Geneva, visit of the chocolate factory in Broc, Montreux Jazz festival, the salt mines of Bex.

2-day trip to Europa-Park

During the weeks 2, 4 and 6 of our Summer camp, all the students of Chantemerle leave for a 2 day excursion to Europa-Park in Germany with a visit to Basel, its museums and its zoo. Just a stone’s throw from Basel, Europa-Park is the largest seasonal leisure park in the world with more than 100 dream attractions, 10 European and eight thematic districts. Students camp on the site and spend the night in the TIPPIDORF, in comfortable cabins / cabins and return to Chantemerle after 48 hours of unforgettable moments.

A typical 2-week stay at Chantemerle : Summer camp 2018

Week 1
Arrival - airport transfers - OrientationLanguage / Science classLanguage / Science classLanguage / Science classLanguage / Science classLanguage / Science classLanguage / Science classDeparture / Airport transfers
AquaparkWorkshops, sports & games at the schoolMountain walkVisit of Bern and Paul Klee MuseumChocolate factoryWorkshops, sports & gamesVisit of Vevey and shoppingIndoor climbing or kayak / stand-up paddle on the lake
Welcome evening / IcebreakerWorkshops, sports & games at the schoolSoccer and volley ballPicnic and camp fire, sports & gamesWalk by the lake in MontreuxWorkshops, sports & games at the schoolFondue night and discoCasino night
Week 2
Brunch and free timeClassClassDeparture for Europa-ParkEuropa-ParkClassClassDeparture / Airport transfers
Gruyère castle and medieval villageWorkshops, sports & games at the schoolVisit of Geneva and the Red CrossVisit of Basel and Beyeler foundationEuropa-ParkWorkshops, sports & games at the schoolBoat ride on the lake LemanMountain adventure
Workshops, sports & games at the schoolWorkshops, sports & games at the schoolWorkshops, sports & games at the schoolEuropa-ParkReturn from Europa-ParkWorkshops, sports & games at the schoolTalent show, party and discoPicnic and camp fire

Summer camp 2018, request for information

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