La Garenne Summer Camps
Background of La Garenne School
  • Established in 1947, La Garenne School is situated in the magnificent Swiss Alps in the popular resort of Villars
  • Official French and English curriculum
  • Teacher student ratio: 1:2
  • Individual attention for each child
  • Warm family atmosphere in a bilingual international community
  • High-quality, holistic learning environment
  • Health and safety for students are of vital significance
Summer camp profile

Founded in 1947, La Garenne International School is a leading primary boarding school located in the Swiss Alps. Owned and managed for two generations by the Méan family, the school is set in the charming French-speaking ski resort of Villars-sur-Ollon providing a secure environment for students. Its philosophy is based on the traditional values of responsibility, kindness and security, which are key elements for a successful and balanced life.


Villars-sur-Ollon, Vaud, Switzerland



Age group

5 – 14

Language courses



2 to 6 weeks

Camp life
  • Academic programme

    The La Garenne 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.

  • Academic programme

    Small classes for different levels of learners with tailored tasks
    In order to enhance conditions for learning, children are divided into levels ranging from complete beginners to advanced. Tasks are consequently tailored to their needs and expectations. Small classes mean that children benefit from individual attention, which motivates them to make great effort and be aspirational. Pair and Group Work maximise opportunities to speak and develop capabilities to communicate in a foreign language.

A range of fun afternoon activities

The range of activities is of great importance and occupy most of the afternoons and early evenings. Blessed with a dynamic team and an ideal setting, the camp offers a large number of opportunities in response to the aspirations of the children. The pleasure, amusement, relaxation, friendships and personal achievements are the ingredients of a stay at La Garenne.

  • Sports and mountain adventures: football, banana boat rides, water-skiing, orienteering and cosy camp fire evenings.
  • Recreational events: trampolining, laser games, a giant maze, Aqua Park, Swiss Vapour Park and Happyland.
  • Cultural trips: museum visits, exploration of historical sites, a chocolate factory tour, an excursion to the "Glacier des Diablerets", Montreux Jazz Festival.
  • Fun games and themed evening events: costume parties, dance performances, theatre, singing, large-scale mountain picnics and outdoor games.
Featured programme
@ La Garenne Summer Camps
Valencia C.F. Soccer Camp at La Garenne

Valencia C.F. is a traditional strong club in the Spanish football league, La Liga, and also a strategic partner of La Garenne. The Valencia C.F. Soccer Camp at La Garenne is available only during "Session F" of the Summer Camp.

  • Open to boys and girls
  • The training will take place every morning
  • Therefore no language lessons will be held these days
  • Afternoon activities will be held as the usual schedule
  • For campers aged from 10 to 14 years old
  • Valencia C.F. certificate will be awarded to the campers
  • Official Valencia C.F. coach
Daily Programme
  • 07:45 Wake up
  • 08:00 Breakfast: various breads, cereal, croissants, tea, hot and cold chocolate, fruit juices
  • 08:30-10:00 Language courses: English or French
  • 10:00-10:30 Break time
  • 10:00-12:00 Language courses: English or French
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch: meat, fish, vegetables, salads, pizza, seasonal fruits, ice cream
  • 13:30-18:30 Summer activities
  • 16:00 Snack
  • 18:45-19:30 Dinner: soups, pasta, Swiss specialties "fondue & raclette", hot-cold buffet, yogurt, fruit selection & homemade cakes
  • 19:30-20:30 Recreational or sport activities
  • 20:30-21:15 Shower / Free time: games, reading
  • 21:15 Lights out for Minis
  • 21:45 Lights out for Juniors
SCC's exclusive access
La Garenne School offers special privileges and better prices for SCC guests and partners. Families will be taken good care of by SCC VIP services all along:

Before the Camp

  • Easy visa applications, flight arrangements, camp registration, pick-up at Geneva airport, transportation to Villars, accompanying the family to the school
  • Accommodation for the family in Villars or Geneva. For example, Chalet Royalp Hotel & Spa: The first five-star luxury hotel at the foot of the Swiss Alps

During the Camp (Special Offer for Parents)

Tailor-made programs could be arranged with the support from our partners for parents while their children are in the camp. According to different requirements, parents have the opportunity to enjoy different once-in-a-lifetime Swiss experiences:

  • VIP private tours around Villars and Geneva area
  • Sports activities in the mountains with a private guide
  • Prestigious wellness treatments at Clinique La Prairie (a world-renowned expert in the art and science of longevity)
  • Exclusive visits with professional guides to world-famous boutiques, museums and factories of luxury timepieces (for example, Patek Philippe and Chopard)
  • Special tours to the world’s oldest legendary Swiss private banks (Julius Baer, Lombard Odier…)
  • Golf camp conducted by Julien Clement, the general manager of SCC Geneva and also an ex Swiss professional golfer.

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