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A quaint and picturesque Swiss mountain village at an altitude of 1000 metres

Learn German and English at Alpadia Engelberg Summer Camp

Located just 45 minutes from the bustling tourist town of Lucerne, Engelberg is one of the most popular mountain resorts in central Switzerland. The lush forest and impressive mountain peaks provide an ideal location for hiking, mountain biking and other outdoor adventures. With a summertime bobsled run, a cheese-making monastery, a rope park and more, there’s plenty to do at Alpadia Engelberg.

Age range:
10–17years old
Opening dates:
Summer 30 June – 03 August 2024
  • Our German and English summer school is located in the centre of Engelberg in Switzerland, in a beautifully renovated 12th century Benedictine monastery
  • Study in an Alpine destination with the choice of German or English summer language courses
  • Modern facilities with single and twin bedrooms, spacious classrooms, games areas and excellent indoor and outdoor sports facilities, including tennis courts
  • Enjoy summer in Engelberg with a varied activity programme including trips to Zurich, Lucerne, Lido or Bern
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Summer camp information

About our Engelberg Summer Camp

Camp facilities

Computer room
Indoor sports centre
Interactive whiteboard
Outdoor space
Sports field
Student lounge
Tennis court







Activities or excursions




Evening activities


Lights out

Choose your language course

  • German
  • English

Choose your course package

  • Standard 20 (20 lessons, 15 hours per week)
  • Intensive 25 (25 lessons, 18.45 hours per week)

Lesson length
45 minutes

The lessons and course structure
Your German or English language course will follow a curriculum specifically designed for young learners delivered by experienced teachers in a welcoming environment.

  • Speaking and listening skills
  • Reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar
  • Collaborative projects encouraging creativity, time management and leadership skills

Entry levels
All levels from beginner to advanced

Maximum class size
15 students


Meal plan
All meals are included and we can cater for a range of dietary needs including vegetarian, vegan and no pork

Activities and excursions

  • Afternoon and evening activities at the school or in the local area
  • Excursions to nearby landmarks and tourist attractions

Materials and services included

  • 24-hour supervision
  • Welcome pack
  • Assessment tests
  • Course materials and Alpadia folder
  • Student ID
  • Pocket money service
  • Safe storage of students' passports
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Access to the Alpadia Student Portal

Private lessons
CHF 300 – Add five weekly 45-min private lessons in addition to your course package

Shared transfers (one-way fare)
FREE – Engelberg train station
CHF 155 – Airport Zurich ZRH

Unaccompanied minors service (one-way fare)
CHF 40 – This service is mandatory for all students using an unaccompanied minor service with their airline provider

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Accreditation & memberships

This Alpadia Languages school is accredited by the following organisations

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Swiss Federation of Private Schools logo
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testimonial summer camp student carlota

We had lots of great activities which were good fun. During the lessons we learn a lot and the excursions are super!

Carlota, studied in Engelberg summer camp

Activities and excursions

The region of Engelberg is rich with outdoor and cultural activities. Our fun-packed programme includes a variety of things to do and places to see. From alpine scenery to cultural discoveries, from shopping to sightseeing, you will never get bored during your summer in Engelberg.

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Creative workshop in the afternoon and a casino night or torch walk in the evening

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Sports or Premium+ activity in the afternoon and fashion runway or talent show in the evening

Alpadia Engelberg Summer Camp BBQ

Tobogganing in Mount Titlis in the afternoon and BBQ in the evening

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Sports or Premium+ activity in the afternoon and murder mystery night in the evening

Hiking at Alpadia Engelberg Summer Camp

Hiking or Premium+ activity in the afternoon and karaoke and disco in the evening

Trips to Lucerne with Alpadia Engelberg Summer Camp

Sunday daytime trip to Zurich, Lucerne, Lido or Bern and movie night or icebreaker party for new students in the evening

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Alpadia Engelberg Premium+ Adrenalin activities
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Experience heart-racing sensations and exhilarating thrills as you race down the mountain in a bobsled or on a bike.

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Alpadia Engelberg Premium+ Creative Arts activities
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Creative Arts

Get creative and make your own drawings, paintings, sculptures and collages during your creative arts afternoons.

Per week
Alpadia Engelberg Premium+ Tennis activities
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Improve your backhand and serving skills in the home country of tennis legend, Roger Federer.

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Student accommodation

Alpadia Engelberg provides high-quality twin or single bedrooms with shared bathrooms on each floor. Located in a renovated 12th century Benedictine monastery in the centre of the village, the rooms are modern, clean and spacious, with a sink and storage space.

Cultural & language immersion
Twin or single rooms
Shared bathrooms

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What type of course are you interested in?

Monthly tuition fees at Alpadia vary between 550€ and 840€ for a standard course, depending on the length of your language course which can vary between 12-46 weeks, depending on your German level at the time of entry.
Germany requires non-EU citizens to provide a sum of 11.208€ in a blocked bank account in Germany to cover the living costs within the first 12 months of stay. This amount should be deposited in your blocked account in Germany prior to visa application
Your living costs in Germany are around 934€ a month, according to the German ministry of foreign affairs. This covers the basic costs such as accommodation, health insurance, food, transportation, etc. Are you able to cover your living costs? Please note that this amount will vary depending on your city of destination, chosen accommodation, expenditure habits, etc. Please note that your costs will be higher in the initial language-learning phase until you settle and become a student/employee and gradually drive down your costs.

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