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Experience learning a language in a fun-packed environment!

Since 1996 we have been operating summer camps for youngsters in Switzerland, Germany, France and England.

Set within both natural and metropolitan environments, our vast selection of summer camps provides a rich choice of destinations to cater to all needs. Each destination is carefully selected based on the quality of the location, the comfort of the accommodation and the choice of activities close-by so as to ensure a harmonious combination of language learning, leisure and fun. From interactive teaching methods to exciting excursions, from activity-driven afternoons to entertaining evenings, we propose a highly effective and dynamic approach to language learning at all our camps.

With more than 20 years experience in the field, we know how to create a stimulating learning environment that enables youngsters from all over the world to improve their language capacities. Teachers focus on the development of verbal communication skills and encourage students to use what they have learned out and about during their leisure time. With one of the richest all-inclusive programme of activities on the market, our service is second to none. 

Ascona

Switzerland

From
1405 CHF

With an ideal situation close to old town and to the shores of Lake Maggiore, our Ascona summer camp is located in the magnificent Collegio Papio.

Available language
   
Discover this summer camp
13-17

Berlin-Wannsee

Germany

From
805 EUR

Located in the quiet Grunewald district, just 30 minutes away from the centre of the German capital by public transport, our course centre looks directly onto Lake Wannsee.

Available language
 
Discover this summer camp
13-17

Berlin-Werbellinsee

Germany

From
805 EUR

With an ideal location on the banks of Lake Werbellin and surrounded by forest, our centre is set in a vast protected estate of more than 100 hectares, where nature prevails.

Available language
   
Discover this summer camp
10-17

Biarritz

France

From
750 EUR

Located 13 km south east of Biarritz, our course centre is in the quaint Basque town of St. Pée-sur-Nivelle, close to the beach and to the mountains.

Available language
 
Discover this summer camp
13-17

Freiburg

Germany

From
805 EUR

Located in a quiet environment at the edge of the forest, 20 minutes to the town centre, our course centre offers comfortable, fully-furnished bedrooms with a private bathroom for four students.

Available language
 
Discover this summer camp
13-17

Keele

England

From
740 GBP

The centre boasts leafy pedestrian walkways, a secure site, free WiFi, easy access to all facilities and an award winning catering team.

Available language
 
Discover this summer camp
10-17

Lahntal

Germany

From
805 EUR

Set in the upper Lahn and only an hour from Frankfurt, the Lahntal Alpadia summer camp offers a great opportunity for young students to have fun and breathe fresh air while learning English.

Available language
   
Discover this summer camp
10-17

Leysin-Juniors

Switzerland

From
1405 CHF

Providing fantastic conditions for an English language course for youngsters, our “Le Central-Résidence” course centre is located close to Leysin’s main train station.

Available language
   
Discover this summer camp
8-14

Leysin-Teens

Switzerland

From
1405 CHF

"Le Central-Résidence" course centre is close to the train station and offers modern facilities that are well-suited to a language summer camp.

Available language
   
Discover this summer camp
13-17

London-City

England

From
900 GBP

Our centre is ideally located, right in the heart of vibrant and trendy Hoxton, Shoreditch, the perfect location from which to discover all the different activities the city has to offer.

Available language
 
Discover this summer camp
13-17

Montreux-Riviera

Switzerland

From
1405 CHF

Located in the heart of Montreux, close to the train station and just steps from the lovely promenades along Lake Geneva, our course centre is modern and welcoming.

Available language
 
Discover this summer camp
13-17

Paris-Igny

France

From
850 EUR

Magnificently set in a five-hectare park, our “Saint Nicolas” course centre is located just a 40-minute commute to the centre of the capital.

Available language
 
Discover this summer camp
13-17

Portsmouth

England

From
740 GBP

Located on Portsea Island, our course centre is a short walk from the charming city centre and only one kilometre from the sea.

Available language
 
Discover this summer camp
10-17

Zug

Switzerland

From
1405 CHF

Situated in the prestigious St. Michael College, less than five minutes away from the town centre and lakeside, our course centre offers the best quality facilities for a German language study stay.

Available language
   
Discover this summer camp
13-17

Why choose us?

We provide young people from all backgrounds with the opportunity to develop their language skills, make new friends and have a rewarding experience away from home.

  • Students benefit from expert advice and quality service from the time of enrolment and throughout their stay.
  • Classes are held in small groups, providing a great learning environment.
  • Thrilling activities and excursions are included in the price.
  • Throughout their stay, students enjoy professional supervision and a safe environment.
  • Various course options and extra activities are available to customise the course.
  • We offer a bi-lingual environment, with the choice of English or German/French/Italian in our Swiss course centres.

Language courses adapted to your needs

Make progress naturally in a motivating and pleasant environment.

We offer an effective and enjoyable approach to language learning, with our teachers attaching particular importance to communication. All our courses have a dynamic and interactive approach where the aim of our educators is to create a relaxed, fun and stimulating atmosphere, covering topics that are aligned with the interests of the students. This means that you get to take advantage of fun classes while improving your language level and developing your confidence speaking and writing. Please find below several language course types available at our summer camps. 

Standard 20

20 lessons per week

Every weekday benefit from three hours of language classes (4 lessons) in small groups with our motivating and dynamic teachers.

Standard 20

Intensive 25

25 lessons per week

Benefit from an additional lesson per day, focussed mainly on oral communication and the development of common projects. Five extra lessons each week are ideal for gaining maximum benefit from your group classes and encourages rapid progress. 

Intensive 25

Private

+ 5 lessons per week

In order to make maximum progress, benefit from an additional five private lessons of 45 minutes per week to reach your personal objectives. Rapid progress is the goal. Private lessons can only be combined with the Standard course.

Private

Quality accommodation

Home away from home

It is certainly easier to communicate, to exchange and to discover the culture around you when you feel at home. In a pleasant and welcoming environment, you will be able to take full advantage of your language study stay. We have selected various accommodation options designed around the requirements of young students. According to the region, our students stay in a residence or with a host family. Whatever option, you will be in an ideal situation to practise the language you are studying daily. On request and depending on availability, our students may be accommodated with a friend.

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Host family

Montreux

Enjoy living with a local family who will help you get immersed in the French language. Alpadia carefully selects host families to make sure that they provide the best possible environment for our students. Host families propose twin bedrooms with a study space and shared bathroom. 

Student Residence

London-City / Portsmouth / Keele

This type of accommodation proposes our students a single room with ensuite bathroom set in our secure and supervised student residence. Equipped with a desk, lamp, chair and wardrobe, these rooms are built to quality standards and allow our students to have their own personal space when needed.

Student Residence

Paris-Igny / Ascona

Twin rooms are equipped with a wardrobe, table, chairs and shared bathroom within our secure and supervised student residence. 

Student Residence

Paris-Igny / Zug / Berlin-Werbellinsee / Biarritz

Triple rooms are great for getting to know fellow campers while providing each student with the comfort and space that they need. Each room provides each student with a wardrobe, a chair and shared desk space and a shared bathroom. 

Student Residence

Leysin-Juniors / Leysin-Teens / Berlin-Wannsee / Freiburg / Ascona / Lahntal

This type of accommodation offers our students the chance to share a room with three other students. Equipped with individual wardrobes, a table and chairs, all rooms are located in the secure and supervised environment of our student residence.

Excursions

Included in every summer camp standard activity package is a selection of exciting weekend and weekday excursions.

Students will enhance their language learning experience by discovering new places such as local museums, tourist attractions, amusement parks and nearby cities, all the while having fun and sharing these moments with their new friends. Please note that Sunday excursions are not included for stays of only one week and that all excursions are subject to change depending on the weather and availability of our partners.

Monte Tamaro

View an impressive panorama from the mountain peak that is home to Mario Botta's Church of S. Maria degli Angeli.

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Monte Tamaro

Potsdam

Discover the former Prussian royal home with its castles, splendid gardens and palaces, officially classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Potsdam

Train de Rhune

Discover this Pyrenees mountain summit via its authentic 1920s rack railway train.

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Train de Rhune

Included package activites

We offer one of the richest all-inclusive activity programmes on the market!

All our summer camps propose an amazing included package; we provide multi-sportive activities, exciting excursions during the week and on the weekend, as well as entertaining evenings, giving our students every opportunity to have fun, practise the learned language and to develop friendships with fellow campers. There is also free time every week to go shopping, sightseeing or to simply relax and enjoy yourself. It's all included at no extra cost.

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Optional complementary activities

For a little bit extra, get a whole lot more!

Enjoy three afternoons per week of one optional sportive or creative activity. This gives you the opportunity to intensify your experience learning a foreign language and to get the most out of life at the camp. Please find listed below the information on the activities we propose and the summer camp locations where they are available.

Special offers

Special offers
10% discount on our Summer Camps in Switzerland More information
Come with a friend and pay no enrolment fees! More information

Visa information

For students travelling from outside the European Union and who do not have a European passport, please make sure a valid visa for entry into Germany/Switzerland/France/United Kingdom is acquired. 

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