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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. 

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 – maximum 14 students – 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

Brissago Islands Tour

Discover two islands located in Lake Maggiore known for their lush botanical gardens with exotic and subtropical plants.

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Brissago Islands Tour

Lugano shopping

Explore a lovely Italian-influenced Swiss village where there are plenty of boutiques and specialty stores.

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Lugano shopping

Charlottenburg Palace

Visit this 17th century palace that features much baroque and rococo-style decoration as well as impressive gardens.

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Charlottenburg Palace

Berlin Zoo

Stroll around one of the oldest zoos in Germany (it opened in 1844!) where you will find an incredibly rich and diverse mix of wildlife.

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Berlin Zoo

Kletterwald adventure park

Grab a rope and get prepared for a fun-packed afternoon in the trees; climbing, balancing and sliding through the branches on 7 different trails with 95 diverse obstacles.

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Kletterwald adventure park

Ocean and surf Museum in Biarritz

Discover everything ocean and surf related at this architectural gem of a museum.

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Ocean and surf Museum in Biarritz

Basque Museum in Bayonne

Visit the biggest collection devoted to the Basque people, their culture and customs.

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Basque Museum in Bayonne

Europa-Park

Experience a thrilling day out at this exciting German amusement park, known for its internationally themed rides and heart-racing rollercoasters.

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Europa-Park

Day trip to Brighton

Travel to this seaside town and walk around the Royal Pavillion, Brighton's exotic royal palace.

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Day trip to Brighton

Westminster Abbey & Big Ben

Visit the two major tourist attractions around the gothic-style Houses of Parliament.

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Westminster Abbey & Big Ben

Labyrinth Adventure Park

Explore a world full of fun games and themed activities where students can venture into an extensive labyrinth and discover other attractions.

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Labyrinth Adventure Park

Cailler Chocolate Factory

Get immersed in the wonderful world of chocolate and taste some of Cailler's locally produced delicacies.

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Cailler Chocolate Factory

Bateau Mouche river trip

Cruise down the River Seine on a traditional Parisian Bateau Mouche, the perfect place from which to view the remarkable landmarks and sights of this magical City of Lights.

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Bateau Mouche river trip

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
Come with a friend and pay no enrolment fees! More information
Great discounts on our Summer Camps in Switzerland 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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