Youth Service offers

Each year, the OSA’s Youth Service organises winter camps, summer camps, language courses in French and German, seminars and individual trips to Switzerland for young Swiss Abroad aged 15 and over. Find out about the latest offers and take part.

Discover Switzerland

If you are unavailable during the camp weeks but would still like to visit Switzerland, you can also do so alone or with friends. You can stay with a welcoming host family in one of the four linguistic regions for a week or more. From there you can set out on a new journey of discovery every day, visiting famous places and museums. We will put together an interesting and diverse sightseeing itinerary for you.

Summer camps 2017: advance notice – start of registration

Preparations for the summer camps are already in full swing. The camp accommodation has been organised, and the teams of leaders are being put together. From 1 January 2017, you can find out about our extremely varied programmes and register for the 2017 camp season on our website. So, save the date and see you next summer.


Thanks to the Pro Patria Foundation and the FDFA, the Youth Service has funding available to support participants faced with financial hardship. The application form can be found on our website.

All information and registration forms can be found at or

There are still a few places available on the following winter programmes:

  • New Year’s camp in Valbella (Grisons) for those aged 15 and over (27.12.2016 to 6.1.2017)
  • Winter camp in Grächen (Valais) for young adults aged 18 and over (27.12.2016 to 6.1.2017)
  • Language course in Berne (9.1. to 20.1.2017)
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