Academic Camp Switerland 2021

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If you are a serious student, you are looking at the right website. With  Academic Camp Switzerland, you can expect an exciting and varied academic programme that meets your needs.

As an international student, you will find a wide choice of academic subjects. Our programme is suitable for you whether you are preparing for a school or college in Europe, the UK, GCSEs, A Levels, the IB Diploma or even university. Academic Camp Switzerland will support your academic development, making you better prepared for your student careers and more attractive to the institutions recruiting you.

SWISS SUMMER ADVENTURE CHALLENGING AND INSPIRING Academic Summer Camp for 9-17 year olds

Go paragliding and kayaking, visit cheese and chocolate factories, spend a day in Bern, Geneva or Zurich. Live in the picturesque castle town of Porrentruy near Basel and study at Collège & Lycée Saint-Charles established in 1897. Make friends from all over the world and meet experienced and encouraging teachers and leaders.

Porrentruy is in the Swiss Jura region and is situated in the Northwest of Switzerland close to the French border.  The official language is French.

Collège et Lycée Saint-Charles sits at the foot of a magnificient castle. The campus has the main school building with modern classrooms, boarding accommodation, a beautiful chapel, a cinema and a sports complex (including tennis courts, basketball court, playground and a sports hall).

BE A LEADER ACTIVITIES - TRIPS

We want you to have an unforgettable summer bursting with fun, adventure and equipping you skills that will stick with you for life. This is why our Be a Leader programme is filled with original trips and fun-filled, challenging and thought provoking activities. We will show you Switzerland as you've never seen it before as well as taking you to the top tourist must sees.

Every activity, trip, game and adventure will tie into your Be a Leader project so the final result will be inspired by your real life experience. Whether you are a natural born leader or someone that prefers to support the team in the background we will develop your skill set to help you reach your Personal Best. We will work together to discover and develop your communication, negotiation, communication and presentation skills, so at the end in your pod group you are happy, confident and undertaking tasks you never thought yourself capable of. The cherry on the cake? You will receive an accredited CPD qualification to show the world your achievements.

Our excursions will enable you to see the beautiful country that is Switzerland - we will take you the Bern, Zurich, Geneva, Lausanne, Gruyere, Rhine Falls, Fribourg, Biel and Neuchatal. No trip to Switzerland would be complete without tasting the local delicacies so we will take you to a chocolate and a cheese factory. Enjoy hikes and foreging in the spectacular Swiss mountains and we’ll even make a well deserved pie with the fruits of your labour.

Are you as excited as we are?

Academic Programme at the Academic Camp Switerland 2021

July 10 - August 7, 2021 

ADVENTURERS CLASSES AGE 9 TO 11

Our young adventurers study: English, mathematics, sciences, social studies and arts. Lessons, trips and activities all fit around a weekly theme bringing everything to life.

Adventurers' lessons are cross curricular. This means that students in a history lesson may also be developing their skills in drama, design technology and geography. What is really great about this approach is that it allows students to put their learning into practice and to use their strengths in one area to support themselves and others in an area they are less confident in.

EXPLORATION CLASSES AGE 12 TO 14

Our Explorers study a range of academic subjects in classes of up to ten students. You will study English, mathematics, sciences, social studies and art with us. The medium of instruction is English and there are 30 hours of study a week.

Explorers learn valuable study skills to help them in their academic careers and are introduced to different ways of learning which includes attending our weekly lecture.

We integrate content (academic subject matter) and language development following the IB MYP’s liberal approach to learning. Discovery and exploration are more highly valued than simply learning what is taught. We want you to develop your competence in the communicative use of English as an international language whether you are a native or non-native speaker of English.

ENGAGEMENT CLASSES AGE 15-17

We offer Engagers a good range of academic subjects to choose from. You study in classes of up to ten students and there are 30 hours of study a week. You have four 75-minute lessons per day, attend advisory sessions and assemblies.

You are also introduced to different ways of learning by attending our weekly lecture. You choose the subjects you want to study prior to arrival, and we write your individual timetable around these choices. We offer the following subjects:

• Academic French  • Art  • Biology  • Chemistry  • Economics, business & entrepreneurship  • English  • Essay writing• Mathematics  • Physics  • Presentations & interviews  • Social studies  • Theory of Knowledge (ToK) 

CHF 2,250 per week boarding. Fees include tuition, teaching materials, accommodation, food (three meals a day and snacks), laundry, insurance, airport transfers, activities and trips.

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