Our summer camp is based in Champéry, a little village in the midst of the Alps with the largest ski and mountain bike domain in Europe. It is for the students of our school as well as for young people from 9 to 18 from all over the world.
For some people such as our students’ parents, summer time is the opportunity to entrust us with their child during a part of the long summer holiday, knowing that they will be well taken care of and that the range of available activities will fill their need to move and let off steam.
For others who do not know us yet, it is an opportunity to let their child have a good time and relax in the unique environment of the Alps of the canton of Valais where the pure air of the resort guarantees an invigorating stay.
We organize 22 periods of French or English lessons per week. Classes are kept small – between 4 to 7 students – to allow the teacher to offer an individualised programme. Students stay in a chalet ideally situated in the heart of Champéry, in nice rooms with 2 to 5 beds. Afternoons and weekends are dedicated to sports activities and excursions.
Our school celebretad its 100th anniversary in 2006, a period during which it developed a close relationship with Champéry and its environment. Knowledge of the place and a rich pedagogical experience: are two important factors that we leave at your disposal for successful summer holidays for your child.
Moreover, you will find in the brochure – you can download or ask for a hard copy at the secretariat – further useful information and if you happen to have other questions, we are at your disposal (info(at)ensr.ch).
Since its foundation, Ecole Nouvelle de la Suisse Romande has encouraged practising sports and in particular winter sports. Thanks to the ski camps that we organize each winter, skiing has become accessible at ENSR.
Thus, Ecole Nouvelle organizes two ski camps each year: one camp for the Primary school classes and one for the Middle and Senior school classes. In addition to the daily ski programme, other activities are also organized during the evenings in order to make the camp unforgettable.
Ski camp for the Primary classes
From Monday, 22nd until Friday 26th, February 2016 at Saanenmöser (Gstaad)
This camp can welcome 42 children from the Primary classes 2, 3 and 4. Throughout the day, it offers ski lessons and other winter activities (sleighing and snowman making).
The participants of the snow camp are split up in groups of 6 students at the most. During the whole week, each group is under the supervision of a teacher.
Ski camp for the Middle and Senior school classes
From Sunday, 14th until Saturday 20th, February 2016 at Les Crosets
This camp can welcome 80 children, and is open to the students of classes 5 to 12/IB. Throughout the day, it offers ski lessons at any level (beginner, medium or advanced, as well as preparation for the ADISR slaloms competition.
The participants of the snow camp are split up in groups of 10 students at the most. During the whole week, each group is under the supervision of an ENSR teacher.
From Saturday, 25th June until Saturday, 9th July, 2016 at Bonaire (Dutch West Indies)
During each summer holiday, Ecole Nouvelle organizes a windsurf camp which takes places in a different country from one year to another. Since its creation in 2003, we have discovered Hyères (South of France), Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles), Fuerteventura (Canary Islands, Spain), Dahab (Egypt), Rodhes (Greece), Paros (Greece) and Sardinia (Italy).
During these windsurf camps, our students discover and get to learn a stimulating sport that is rich in sensations. They also get to try other beach sports such as paddle boarding or beach-volley.
It is also more than a sports camp. We organize cultural excursions and other little trips. Far away from the usual school sports-related activities, the students benefit from unforgettable moments in a foreign country, guided by teachers from Ecole Nouvelle, and acquire new experiences that will be useful for them on the road towards independence and maturity.
This camp is open to students from the age of eleven (classes 5 to 12/IB)
Having previous windsurfing experience is not necessary as daily lessons are given for any level.