French in Geneva

Junior dream camp | Summer camps

Geneva

Switzerland, in the centre of Europe, offers an exceptional setting both for study and summer or winter activities. The international city of Geneva enjoys a fascinating geographical location surrounded by both a lake and mountains. Geneva is the second largest city in Switzerland behind Zurich and the most international city in Europe with over 40% of its population coming from outside Switzerland.

The main industries are banking, inter- and non-governmental administration, technology, and tourism. Geneva prides itself as being one of the most beautiful and cultured cities in the world, combining the splendors of nature with a rich palette of historic and architectural offerings.

As well, the city is a major gateway to the Alps for outdoor enthusiasts year round. Known both as the «smallest of big cities», or the «city of peace», Geneva, among other things, is home to the European headquarters of UNO. The quayside of Lake Geneva, the parks, the old alleyways and smart boutiques are an invitation to a leisurely stroll.

Our programs

Summer camp in Geneva offers 3 sessions 3 weeks each with or without accommodation OR winter 1 week camp OR winter ski weekend.

PROGRAM WITH ACCOMMODATION

  • Standard course of  French (20 lessons/week)
  • Accommodation in campus with full board
  • Activities & excursions
  • Supervision
  • Transfers from Geneva airport and back

Lessons are given in small groups according to level and combine theory with real-life practice of classroom learning through field trips. Lessons take place Monday through Saturday for four-and-a-half hours each day.

PROGRAM WITHOUT ACCOMMODATION

  • Standard course of French (20 lessons/week).
  • full board.
  • Activities & excursions.
  • Supervision.

Lessons are given in small groups according to level and combine theory with real-life practice of classroom learning through field trips. Lessons take place Monday through Saturday for four-and-a-half hours each day.

Our accomodation

Collège du Léman propose the following types of accommodation: THE CAMPUS for summer and LA MOUBRA for winter camps.

The campus

The campus is an 8 hectares landscaped building, nestled between the Jura Mountains and Lac Léman on the outskirts of Geneva. It offers attractive residential facilities and disposes of recreational areas which provide for both leisure and sport activity when the need arises. Special meals are prepared by the catering department, the school provides a balanced but varied menu that respects cultural differences.

Note:

  • We organize a barbecue each week. Boarders sleep in villas on campus, in rooms with two to four beds, with shared bathrooms.
  • The rooms are located in different areas of the campus, according to their age.
  • On the premises: swimming pool, cafeteria, sport grounds and garden.
La Moubra

La Moubra overlooks playing fields, rich forest and a mountain lake. Students are accommodated in sunny 4 bedded rooms with shared bathrooms on each floor.
The main building is the solid stone Moubra House, overlooking playing fields, rich alpine forests, a mountain lake and the Rhone Valley. Six additional buildings include a large chalet for Juniors. Rooms are sunny and well-equipped, most with wide balconies.

Note:

  • Each floor has a several showers and shared bathrooms.
  • The main building includes a panoramic dining hall, a clubroom, a camp lounge.

Our activities

Switzerland, in the centre of Europe, offers an exceptional setting both for study and summer or winter activities.

Summer Campus students can fully benefit from their summer in Geneva by taking part in sport, artistic, technology and cultural activities including:

  • self defense, biking, climbing, archery, floor hockey, football, beach volleyball, trekking, arts, cooking, swimming, basketball, riding, kayaking, rafting, sailing, tennis and golf.
  • In the registration form student will be asked to chose one activity per week between Sport, Arts and Technology.

Sport activities are including:

  • Tennis, Golf, Sailing, Horse Riding.
  • Arts (Hip-Hop Dancing, Drama, Photography, Music);
  • Technology (Dj Class & Radio Media, Robotics,CSI science).
  • Our team is made up of devoted and enthusiastic professionals. You will be asked to fill in the Health Questionnaire to make sure your each day of staying with us runs smoothly. We need to receive the form before your arrival. Our teachers and activity specialist make safety their top priority.

Winter ski camp or Ski weekend “Keep an active mind in a healthy body :

  • We encourage our students to keep an ‘active mind in a healthy body.
  • ’ Students ages 7 to 18 may participate in one or more of our ski weekends, as well as our week-long ski camp during the winter break, at the famous ski resort Crans-Montana in Valais, Switzerland.
  • Ski camp is open from February 21st to February 28th, 2015.
  • Ski weekend 2015: 17/01- 18/01; 24/01- 25/01; 31/01– 01/02; 07/02– 08/02; 07/03- 08/03; 14/03– 15/03.

PROGRAM WITH ACCOMMODATION:

  • Transfers from Versoix to Crans-Montana and back
  • Accommodation at La Moubra in four-bed rooms with shared bathrooms
  • Meals and drinks
  • Ski pass with insurance
  • Ski or snowboard instructors from the partner ski school
  • Evening activities
  • Tutors and supervisors

The activities proposed by school include:

  • Morning & afternoon ski lessons, various evening activities (shows, games, watching movies, thematic evenings, disco, etc).
  • Our team is made up of devoted and enthusiastic professionals. You will be asked to fill in the Health Questionnaire to make sure your each day of staying with us runs smoothly.
  • We need to receive the form before your arrival. Our teachers and activity specialist make safety their top priority.

TIPS FOR TRAVELERS

Each student has a House Parent, who takes care of your child’s Boarding Life. This is in general your primary point of contact for any progress, concerns or weekend checkout arrangements.

Health matters: It is essential that you provide the Medical Centre with a  completed Health Questionnaire   for each child. The School has a Medical Centre which is open from 07.30  each day to 19.00. The staffing is by qualified nurses, who will  make general checks on any student feeling ill. When a student is ill, they will be expected to stay in the Medical Centre for the rest of the day, and rest in the beds provided. Clearly phones and iPads are not allowed to be used. The Medical Centre will always endeavour to get in touch with parents when your child spends time in the Medical Centre. The School has a visiting doctor who will see your child if this is necessary.

Arrival/departure: The School offers a shuttle service for students returning from abroad. All travel arrangements should be notified to the School Boarding Management at least 2 weeks before arrival. Students who are under the age of 16 are required to use our transport service. If parents wish to make private arrangements students 16 years or older, the School should be informed of such arrangements, and the students concerned should check in with their House Parents as soon as they arrive on the campus.
On arrival at the airport, students are welcomed by the School staff and then transferred to the School buses.

Visa: Students from some countries must hold visas to enter Switzerland. For more information about visa requirements please contact us at: camps@cdl.ch

Cleaning & laundry: One of the reasons that boarding schools are so popular today is because they teach children to develop into responsible adults. Of course we have cleaners who do a great job, but everyone plays a part in keeping their environment clean and tidy. We expect students to put their clothes away, to keep rooms tidy, and to make a reasonable effort to clear up their mess! We do not provide individual cleaners for our students, and we appreciate parental support in ensuring that their children respect their responsibilities on this level. Each House has a laundry facility, with washing machines that they can use. If they wish to they can also make use of the external laundry facility which is billed to students depending on usage.

Security: Valuables and Money: Common sense is advised when bringing valuables into school and boarders do so entirely at their own risk. Passports are kept by the Travel Department. Items of particular value that have to be brought to school should be given to the House Parent for safekeeping. Every room has a lockable safe – please remind your child to use it!
Pocket Money:Pocket money is issued weekly by the Accounts Office- parents should deposit money with the School for this purpose. Pocket Money time is issued on Tuesdays, and on Fridays in case of emergency. If every so often students need to draw extra money for a special purchase, please contact the House Parent.

Enrollment

In order for an application to be confirmed, the following items must be submitted:

  • A completed and signed registration form.
  • Payment in full.
  • Health questionnaire completed in French or English and signed by a doctor.
  • Each student requiring a visa to enter Switzerland should also submit a valid copy of his or her passport and state at which Swiss Embassy the visa request will be made. Please take into consideration the time it takes to process a visa application (up to two weeks).
  • Copy of day student’s private medical insurance policy.

To book please follow this link.

Upon receipt of your payment, we will send you confirmation of admission and a welcome booklet to prepare you for the summer camp. The student’s travel itinerary must be received by the School in writing, as soon as possible but no later than one month before the start of the programme.