About Us

  • In 1971, the Lovell family re-founded the John F. Kennedy International School of
    Saanen-Gstaad, Switzerland, and established the a Summer Camp in 1973. In 2011
    the camp program was separated from the school and Lovell International Camps AG
    was created, expanding its oferings by creating year-round recreational and learning
    opportunities for both individuals and groups.


  • To be a leading international sport and education camp helping young people to
    achieve their full potential – Discover – Learn – Grow


  1. To provide safe, healthy, and challenging learning experiences for young people
  2.  To introduce students to skills and sports that increase self-confdence while building
    character and leadership qualities
  3. To help students develop their language ability and communication skills
  4. To increase environmental awareness through participation in a variety of outdoorliving
    activities and sports
  5. To help campers to develop a global and empathetic world view by bringing young people from a variety of cultures and countries together in an open and engaging way. The frst concern of our camp is the welfare and happiness of each child. Our carefully-selected,
    professional staf members do everything possible to ensure that each
    child thinks of camp as a time to have fun, to make new friends, to improve sports
    skills, and to learn new things – about the world, other cultures, and him or herself. We
    strive to create a special experience, forming memories which will last a lifetime.

Keys to Lovell Camps’ Success:

  • highly-knowledgable and well-trained staf team
  • family-like atmosphere and special attention to each camper
  • well-supervised clear structure of the program
  • leaders in educational camping since 1973
  • ideal location in the Swiss Alps
  • Unique opportunities for everyone, tailored to each season


Lovell Camps is based at the Mountain Lodge – a modern, spacious, comfortable and
well-equipped facility located in a rural area above the village of Schönried. The camp
has one of the most picturesque locations in the Saanenland and is close to the worldfamous
resort of Gstaad with it’s frst-class hotels, restaurants, shopping, sports facilities
and events.
Features of the Region

Winter– 220 kilometres of prepared ski runs and the only glacier region in the Bernese

Oberland, freeride ski area, innumerable ski-touring routes, 170 kilometres of crosscountry
trails, 10 tobogganing runs and 200 kilometres of winter hiking routes

Summer – 300 kilometres of summer hiking routes, alpine club huts for overnight
stays, 12 mountain cable cars, biking and rock-climbing region par excellence, golf
course in a nature reserve, outdoor and indoor swimming pools and tennis courts,
beach volleyball courts, and a frst-class horseback riding school


Lodge Facilities
• accommodates 85+ people
• rooms for 2 to 4 persons
• two dormitories sleeping up to 10 people
• all rooms have their own shower, washing and toilet facilities
• 2 classrooms/conference rooms
• 2 large lounge areas or conference rooms including ping pong and foosball
• multi-purpose movie room
• fully-equipped kitchen
• spacious dining area with breathtaking view
• large terrace and patio
• outdoor play area including fre pit, football feld, trampoline, slack line
• two acres of pristine mountain felds
• internet access
Within a few minutes of the campus are tennis courts, riding stables, golf course, gymnasium,
outdoor/indoor swimming pools, rock climbing facilities and a bowling alley.
During winter it is possible to ski directly from the lodge and within a few minutes one
fnds ice skating rinks, sledging runs, cross country trails and hiking paths.