Welcome to La Garenne Summer Camp. Each summer we welcome 90 young learners aged 5 to 14 years from more than 25 countries. They enjoy our renowned authentic Swiss Style Summer Camp, with French or English language courses each morning followed by fun cultural activities and themed evenings - all in a warm, reassuring family ambience. A choice of sessions take place in July, during which campers experience a varied programme of learning, play, discovery and sharing. Our ‘adult to student’ ratio is 1:2; these adults are teachers and monitors who are employed all year round by La Garenne, to ensure camp is safe and memorable.
Our academic programme is designed for children from 5 to 14 years wishing to learn French or English intensively. In a short time, children at all levels from Beginners to Advanced will develop their grammar and vocabulary whilst practicing reading, writing, speaking and listening. Teachers employ a practical, multi-sensory approach to teachingEnglish or French through games, music, arts and crafts, story-telling, role play, dressing up, cooking and quizzes, all of which help ensure lessons are varied and interesting. New themes are introduced every couple of days, for example The World Around Us, Going Shopping, Poetry & Stories from Around the World, Exercise, and Hobbies.
Our school enjoys an exceptional location, perched at an altitude of 1’300m. Villars-sur-Ollon faces the sun whilst being refreshed by pure alpine air. Surrounded by majestic mountain peaks which include Mont Blanc, we overlook the Rhone Valley and the famous Swiss Riviera - Montreux, Lausanne and Geneva.
Each winter we welcome young learners aged 8 to 14 years old. Along with our academic year students, the school body represents over 30 different nationalities from around the world. They enjoy our renowned authentic Swiss Style Winter Camp. A choice of sessions take place in January and February, during which campers experience a varied programme with language lessons in the morning - French or English taught from beginner to advanced levels - and every afternoon, Ski or Snowboarding, sports, cultural and leisure activities. Campers enjoy learning, playing, discovering and sharing in a warm abd reassuring family environment. Our ‘adult to student’ ratio is 1:2; these adults are teachers and monitors who are employed all year round by La Garenne, to ensure camps are safe and memorable.