Summer camps for 8 to 14-year-olds

Are you aged between 8 and 14? Would you like to spend 14 days in Switzerland getting to know your homeland better? Then sign up for a holiday camp run by the Foundation for Young Swiss Abroad.


We organise summer holiday camps in the most beautiful regions of Switzerland during the months of July and August. Participants in our camps visit attractions, discover lakes, mountains, rivers and wonderful scenery on short hikes and sometimes visit cities. Some days are also spent at the camp base where we enjoy games, sporting activities and various workshops. Participants also have the opportunity to gain fascinating insights into Switzerland. We look at the Swiss languages, Swiss songs, Swiss recipes and typically Swiss games and sports.

The interaction with participants from other countries and the exchange across linguistic, cultural and national boundaries present a unique opportunity to make new friends and enjoy some unforgettable moments.

Camp language

Those taking part in our programmes come from all over the world and therefore speak various languages. The leaders run the programmes in German, French and English. The language at each camp is not determined by the language spoken at the camp venue.


The prices of the offers are set out in the list below. The Foundation for Young Swiss Abroad wishes to give all Swiss children abroad the opportunity to enjoy a holiday in Switzerland at least once if possible. We therefore offer the possibility of reduced camp rates. The relevant application form can be requested with the registration form.

Travel / meeting point

The meeting point is around lunchtime at Zurich airport. Travel to Zurich airport and the return journey home from there are organised and paid for by parents.


Experienced, multilingual teams of leaders ensure that the two-week holiday camps are well organised and offer a wide variety of activities.


The exact details of the individual holiday camps and the registration form will be available from January 2016 at We would also be pleased to post you our information brochure on request. The registration deadline is 15 March 2016.

Please contact our office for further information: Foundation for Young Swiss Abroad (FYSA), Alpenstrasse 26, 3006 Berne , SWITZERLAND Tel. +41 (0)31 356 61 16, Fax +41 (0)31 356 61 01 email:, Our forthcoming activities

Summer camps in 2016 – Overview of dates, camp locations and age groups

Sat 25 / 6 to Fri 8 / 7 / 2016: Stäfa (ZH) for 36 children aged 8 to 12, price: CHF 900

Sat 25 / 6 to Fri 8 / 7 / 2016: Obersaxen (GR) for 40 children aged 11 to 14, price: CHF 900

Wed 29 / 6 to Fri 8 / 7 / 2016: Swiss trip for 24 children aged 12 to 16, price: CHF 950

Sat 9 / 7 to Fri 22 / 7 / 2016: Saas-Almagell (VS) for 42 children aged 11 to 14, price: CHF 900

Sat 9 / 7 to Fri 22 / 7 / 2016: Buochs (NW) for 36 children aged 8 to 12, price: CHF 900

Sat 23 / 7 to Fri 5 / 8 / 2016: Weggis (LU) for 42 children aged 11 to 14, price: CHF 900

Sat 23 / 7 to Fri 5 / 8 / 2016: St-Cergue (VD) for 36 children aged 8 to 12, price: CHF 900

Sat 23 / 7 to Sun 7 / 8 / 2016: Magglingen (BE) sports camp for 42 children aged 11 to 14, price: CHF 950

Sat 6 / 8 to Fri 19 / 8 / 2016: Bevaix (NE) for 42 children aged 8 to 14, price: CHF 900

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