Looking for the best summer camp for your child, at home or abroad can be a challenge. certainly you want the best for your child to experience childhood at its best for the rest of their life.
Think of Switzerland with green velvet hills, snow-covered mountains, cow bells heard in the distant, breathing fresh mountain air, hiking through majestic forest with gurgling spring water in a pristine meandering creek. It is just magic.
A British boarding school open their doors for summer camp in July and August. St George’s School located between Vevey and Montreux. A beautiful area surrounded by towering trees, wildflowers field, serenity and tranquility abound.
The summer camp open in July and August runs over 6 weeks, parents can decide to have 3 or 6 weeks staying time. The camp is open to boarding and day students from ages 9 to 18. The mornings dedicated to different activities, intensive language lessons in French and English, action sports or computer skills. In the afternoon devoted for sports and recreational. In the evening boarders can sign up for various activities. Learning how to play music instruments, going to the movies, cooking, visual arts and many more. Excursion within the area is also organized. All activities tought by qualified teachers and monitors.
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St. Georges School
Levavi Oculos, alleviating eye, look to a bright future, that is the school motto. A British private boarding school which was founded by two Oxford graduates Lorna V. Southwell and Osyth Potts in 1927. When the school first open it was girls only, then in the mid- 70’s they accept boys.
The main campus is in Clarens. The current student body of over 450 aged between 9 and 18 represents over 40 different nationalities with boarding section of 60 students starting age 11. The school is indeed a United Nations.
The Neuchatel campus located in Lacoudre on the Neuchatel lakeside. The current student body 21 students, aged between 10 and 18.
The Verbier campus has recently opened for junior department children.
Curriculum is offered based upon British national guidelines. The school enters students of IB Diploma Programme (International Baccalaureate), Cambridge International Exam, Certificate of secondary Education, Royal School of Music Exams, among others.
Extra curricular activities, involved a variety of sports tought as part of the physical education progam, including skiing in the spring term. Students take part in variety of competition with other schools in hockey, swimming, cross country, tennis badminton, skiing and soccer. The school have seven tennis courts and an indoor swimming pool.
The quality of teaching is exceptional and very much beyond usual academia. The repeated success rate in public exams at St George’s speaks for itself. A large percentage of the students continue on to the most prestigious universities in the world.
Chateau de Chillon
A visit to Montreux will not be complete without Chateau de Chillon located on the shore of Lake Geneva at the eastern end of the lake. It is an imposing castle consist of 100 independent buildings that were gradually connected to become one building as it stands now.The castle was in existence around 1160 or 1005. From the mid 12th century, the castle was home to the counts of Savoy and it was expanded in the 13th century by Pietro II. The castle was never taken siege, but did change hands several time through treaties. The castle was made famous by Lord Byron who wrote the poem The Prisoner of Chillon (1816) on Francois de Bonivard, a Genevois monk and politician who was imprisoned in the castle from 1530 to 1536, Byron also carved his name on a pillar of the dungeon.
The history of Chillon was influenced by three major periods, The Savoy, The Bernese, and The Voudois.
Chateau de Chillon is open to the public for visit or tours. There is a fee for entrance and there are ample parking spaces and a bus stop near by. If you have the energy, you can walk leisurely along the lake to the castle and return by bus. I can assure you it is a beautiful walk.
Inside the castle itself there are four great halls, three courtyards and a series of bedrooms open to the public. One of the oldest is the Camera domini, which was a room occupied by the Duke of Savoy, it is decorated with 14th Century medieval murals.