LAS summer

LAS summer allows students to create a program that is tailored to their personal interests and aspirations. Students are invited to select from one of three morning programs: the Language program, Academic program, or Sports program.

Programs are followed by clubs, afternoon activities, and evening socials, each of which uniquely provide opportunities for students to meet other campers from outside their program, be active, participate in team-building activities, and exercise their creativity. Weekend excursions allow students to explore their host country and take in the cultures, sights, and sounds of cities like Geneva, Bern, Montreux, and Lausanne. 

The LAS summer program has been created for students who are 10-17 years old and want to design a summer experience that meets their personal goals and interests. Students are invited to pre-select from a wide variety of stimulating core morning programs- Language, Academic, or Sports - and afternoon clubs so that they can delve into their chosen subjects and develop their skills and knowledge throughout the session. Alongside the core programs and clubs, many activities and excursions occur regularly throughout the session. Alongside the core programs and clubs, many activities and excursions occur regularly throughout the session to captivate all personalities and interests. Each LAS summer session is two weeks long, with three sessions running in total throughout the summer.

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Pre-select Your Morning Program

Language Program

 

Language Program
 

LAS summer provides a home to students from countries all around the world. With such a large global reach, it comes as no surprise that many students come to Leysin with a keen interest in improving their knowledge of English or the local language, French. Students in this program will select their language of choice as well as their proficiency level to ensure the content meets their educational needs. 

English track: 
  • English Elementary 
  • English Intermediate 
  • English Advanced 
French track: 
  • French Elementary 
  • French Intermediate 
  • French Advanced 

Academic Program

Plan & Create
 

Business Brains

Learn the secrets of entrepreneurs and create your own business plan

Chemical Cooking

Learn chemistry of cooking

Mad Scientists and Inventors

Discover the worlds of art, technology, and engineering through science projects

Reality Check!

Learn the foundations of journalism, reporting, and fact checking

 

Discover & Investigate
 

Science of Olympic Athletes 

Understand the physics, physiology, and nutrition behind the success of the world's greatest athletes

Myths & Legends 

Study the stories that have shaped countries and cultures

Days That Changed the World 

Investigate important days in world history

Discovering Space

Discuss the planets, astronomy, extraterrestrial life, and space travel 

Sports Program

 

The LAS summer Sports program helps students to learn about and engage in a healthy, active lifestyle. Students may choose from one of two courses- Tennis or Mountain Leadership Development. The Tennis program, suitable for all skill levels, takes time both on and off the court to teach players about fundamental tennis techniques and tactics, injury prevention, nutrition, fitness, and more. The Mountain Leadership Development program seeks to make the most of Leysin's extraordinary location in a twelve day hands- on course teaching the essentials of navigation, first aid, excursion planning, and the selection and use of mountaineering equipment. 

 

Pre-select Your Afternoon Club

Afternoon Club Options

Following a fun morning of programs, LAS summer students take part in afternoon clubs. Clubs, which are selected prior to arriving at camp, are a great way for students to try new activities and meet friends from outside their program. Students can select one of the following nine club options: 
 
Art Club

 Make pieces of art using 2D methods or design 3D creations using clay and other mediums.     

Cooking & Baking Club

Discover the joys of creating tasty treats.

Dance & Movement Club

Fluidity and movement through a variety of dance styles. 

Language Club 

Embrace our French speaking surroundings or advance your English skills in a fun setting.

Music Creation Club 

Compose songs and learn to play instruments or mix and create digital pieces of music. 

Photography Club 

Learn to capture the world around you through a lens. 

Robotics & Coding Club

Discover how mathematics and coding are everywhere. 

Sports club

Grow your skills in a variety of group athletics or focus on your own healthy habits

Theater Club

Develop the basic skills of acting and improvisation 

Videography Club

Study the fundamentals of filmmaking and become a film-maker. 

LAS Summer Upon Arrival

Afternoon Activities

Afternoon activities add extra variety to students' daily schedules. Every day following morning programs and afternoon clubs, students can participate in different activities and sports. Activity options include: 

  • Swimming
  • Basketball 
  • Beach Volleyball 
  • Football/ Soccer 
  • Mini Golf 
  • Mountain Biking 
  • Hiking 
  • Climbing 
  • Arts and Crafts 

Evening Socials

Evening socials allow students to unwind and have fun after an action-packed day of programs, clubs, and afternoon activities. Every evening students are able to take part in activities with their Faculty Families, participate in socials, and join in on dorm events. Typical evening activities may include: 

  • Team- building Excercises
  • Talent Show 
  • Monte Carlo Night 
  • International Night
  • Dance Night 
  • Student/ Staff Sports Competitions 
  • Quiz Night 
  • Treasure Hunt 
  • Bowling 

 

Afternoon Clubs

Following a fun morning of programs, LAS summer students take part in afternoon clubs. Clubs, which are selected prior to arriving at camp, are a great way for students to try new activities and meet friends from outside their program. Students can select one of the following nine club options: 

Art Club

 Make pieces of art using 2D methods or design 3D creations using clay and other mediums.     

Cooking & Baking Club

Discover the joys of creating tasty treats.

Dance & Movement Club

Fluidity and movement through a variety of dance styles. 

Language Club 

Embrace our French speaking surroundings or advance your English skills in a fun setting.

Music Creation Club 

Compose songs and learn to play instruments or mix and create digital pieces of music. 

Photography Club 

Learn to capture the world around you through a lens. 

Robotics & Coding Club

Discover how mathematics and coding are everywhere. 

Sports club

Grow your skills in a variety of group athletics or focus on your own healthy habits

Theater Club

Develop the basic skills of acting and improvisation 

Videography Club

Study the fundamentals of filmmaking and become a film-maker. 

Weekend Excursions

LAS summer weekend are for adventure! Expeditions to different locations around Switzerland and exciting activity sites encourage students to step out of their comfort zones and spend more time exploring our beautiful country. 

Locations include: 
  • Lausanne 
  • Geneva 
  • Bern 
  • Montreux 
Activities Include:
  • Paddle Boarding 
  • White Water Rafting 
  • Windsurfing 
  • Parapenting
  • High Ropes Course 
  • Chocolate Factory 

 

Daily Schedule
 

Activity Time
Morning Classes 9:00 - 12:00
Lunch 12:15 - 13:15
Afternoon Activities 16:30 - 18:00
Dinner 18:00 - 19:00
Evening Events 19:30 - 21:30

 

 

Themed Days
 

Our "Fantastic Fridays" and "Super Sundays" are afternoons dedicated to more challenging activities. Students get the opportunity to test their skills with a wide range of dynamic activities such as parapenting, white water rafting, canyoning, high ropes course, climbing, mountain biking, windsurfing, and paddle-boarding.