HIF Swiss International School – Summer Adventure Camp
|Year of foundation||2017|
|Accomodation type||Dorm, Hotel or Building|
|Boarding||Overnight camp with full board|
|Language||German and English|
|Number of students||Max. 60|
|Teacher student ratio||4:1|
|Months Running||18 July - 31 July 2021|
|Fee (min)||3450 CHF / 2 weeks|
The HIF International Summer Camp 2021 is a two-week learning adventure, high above the world at 1700 meters on the campus of the Hochalpines Institut Ftan (HIF) in the Engadine Valley, Switzerland. The HIF International Summer Adventure Camp brings together young people from around the world to live and learn together in this amazing landscape. These two weeks in the summer sun of the high mountains will be a time to remember for the thrills, the friendships, for the fun and laughter, and for the inspiration, you will take home with you.
LEARN. EXPLORE. DISCOVER. DEVELOP.
LEARN: Summer work-out for your English or German skills, based on individual learning targets. Practice all day, in the evenings and at weekends doing fantastic adventure activities.
EXPLORE: The Alps with its wildlife, rushing rivers, forests, ravines, mountain peaks, and glaciers. On foot, on a bike, on a river raft or on horseback.
DISCOVER: New talents. Discover what other young people from around the world think and feel as you learn and explore together. Discover how you too can help organize and lead an activity as a team member.
DEVELOP: The confidence to face challenges as you practice new skills such as rock climbing, river rafting, horseback riding in two adventure-packed weeks.
The HIF Campus extends along the mountainside with the floor of the valley far below. From the window of your room, you look out in the morning at a stupendous panorama of Alpine peaks that stretches away into the distance. You will have the world at your feet, waiting for you at the start of each new day.
A typical day at our summer school consists of language tuition in the morning, either in German or English. In the afternoons and during several day trips the students will enjoy a high variety of sports and cultural activities.
ACTIVITIES – YOUR LEARNING ADVENTURE
Mornings are spent working on your individual learning targets in English or German in small classes with HIF’s own teachers. Lessons are lively and varied with a mix of speaking, writing, listening, games, quizzes, and projects.
Use your language talents to communicate with others when you are planning, organizing and taking part in the fantastic activities and in the evening programmes. You’ll find this is the most natural way of learning and you’ll be amazed at how much progress you make.
Sport for All
HIF is one of the top sports schools in Switzerland and has trained and educated Olympic and World Champions. Hardly surprising then that it has sports equipment, facilities and professional sports coaches of the highest standard. The gymnasium is equipped with a climbing wall, an athletic trampoline, and an outdoor trampoline. At HIF Summer Camp you can also discover the big thrills of rock climbing or white-water river rafting. Everyone – athlete or beginner – is encouraged to have a go at all the sports: Soccer, Golf, Swimming, River rafting, Hiking, Climbing, Tennis, Horseback riding, Scooter tours.
Adventure: Explore, Discover and Develop
Cooking on a campfire under a starry sky and sleeping in a tent requires good preparation, organisation and, most of all, teamwork and leadership; hiking in the Swiss National Park to observe wildlife such as mountain goats, red deer, vultures and eagles; white-water rafting on the River Inn with expert guides; horseback riding and experiencing the thrills in a rope park – learn to play a responsible role in the success of such thrilling adventures.
Culture – Allegra!
On excursions into the region, you will visit Tarasp Castle, towering in mystery above the valley. Bake a local cake specialty and get to learn a few words of Romansh such as the cheerful “Allegra!” greeting. From the surrounding fields, you can hear the tinkling of bells around the necks of cows which produce milk for the famous Swiss chocolate. All of this – and more – is waiting for you to discover.
You will live in one of the 70 bright study-bedrooms (single and twin rooms) furnished in a modern attractive style.
ActivitiesPERSONALIZE YOUR SUMMER CAMP ADVENTURE
HIF Summer Adventure Camp provides 2 full-day excursions per week and 5-afternoon programmes with a thematic focus centered around nature, sports and arts. Personalize your summer camp adventure and choose your favourite activity, and focus on it 3 afternoons per week. All these focus activities are without any extra charge.
HORSEBACK RIDING -Do you love to be around horses or have you always wanted to learn how to ride?
ART AND DESIGN - Do you like to work with colours and forms? Enhance your creative side in the Art & Design workshop!
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE - Are you an adrenalin-junkie and love to try new sports? Join the group of outdoor adventurers!
NATURE AND SUSTAINABILITY - Join the Nature and Sustainability Workshop and you will get to know the regional flora and fauna, the forest and the local rivers and lakes.