La Garenne Summer Camps
|Year of foundation||1947|
|Accomodation type||La Garenne Campus welcomes Piccolos and Minis (4 kids per room with bathroom on floor level) / Juniors (4 kids per room with private bathroom in the rooms) Virtual tour: https://myvirtual360.ch/ecoles/lg2017/ . Le Roc Campus (opening January 2021): Seniors are provided double bedrooms with a private bathroom. https://www.la-garenne.ch/le-roc-brochure|
|Language||French and English|
|Number of students||130|
|Teacher student ratio||1:2|
|Duration||2 weeks, 4 weeks, 6 weeks|
|Months Running||July, August|
|Fee (min)||CHF 4'850 (2 weeks day student) / CHF 5'400 (2 weeks boarder)|
|Fee (max)||CHF 12'600 (6 weeks day student) / CHF 14'150 (6 weeks boarder)|
Ever since the foundation in 1947, La Garenne International School has been one of the leading boarding schools in Switzerland and the world. More than 120 students from over 35 nations are welcomed each year on our campus located in the charming alpine French speaking ski resort of Villars which provides a secure environment and an extraordinary education to boarding and day students from 5 years old. Our philosophy is based on providing individual attention to each and every student, encouraging a passion for learning, developing international mindedness and ensuring the holistic development of all of the young people in our care both academically, socially and emotionally.
La Garenne prides itself on its long and rich history as a bilingual place of learning. While the main language of academic subjects is English, we believe that language learning is vitally important and students are encouraged to develop a mastery of the French Language in addition to encouraging the study of a student’s native language. In the Primary School (ages 5-10), students follow the International Primary Curriculum, which prepares them well to enter the Secondary School where they will study the highly regarded International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (ages 11 – 16). Upon completion of the MYP, our students will start their studies for the world renowned IB Diploma Programme. Our students will enter their final year of schooling in 2022, just in time to celebrate the 75th anniversary of La Garenne.
In addition to our full-time academic curriculum, students may also choose to join La Garenne as part of our ‘Integration Programme’. it offers them a unique taste of academic and boarding life over a shorter period, after which some may choose to join us at a later stage for the full academic year. Furthermore, in summer, we offer residential and day camps with a well-balanced programme consisting of language courses in French or English in the morning (from beginner to advanced level) followed by sports, cultural and leisure activities in the afternoon. In winter, students may participate in the Integration Programme and enjoy snow activities including skiing/snowboarding several times a week.
Whether during the school year or during our camps, we provide wonderful opportunities (languages, challenges, expeditions, charity projects and school trips around the world) that stimulate young people’s natural curiosity and teach them valuable life skills. La Garenne is also a CIS fully accredited school (Council of International Schools) and a Cambridge/ DELF-DALF Preparation Centre.
At La Garenne we have adopted the phrase “Be Happy and Never, Never, Never Give Up” as our motto, to encourage wellbeing, effort and resilience in all aspects of life and for all members of the school community.
Academic Courses-Full time academic programme (from Year 1 to IB DP2), from September to June. -Integration Programme in our current English speaking section, anytime between September and May. French lessons are also provided as a mandatory subject.
Language CoursesFrench, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese in Language Clubs or "One to One" private lessons
Bonjour Monsieur Méan, Je m’appelle Kenneth Jannasch et j’étais dans le Summer camp à La Garenne il y a quelques années. C’était moi qui avait si beaucoup d'allergies et ma soeur (Florence) avait aussi quelques problèmes avec du lait etc. Je voudrais très sincèrement vous exprimer ma gratitude pour l'éducation et l’amusement que vous m'avez apporté ces deux semaines du Summer camp. En effet, j'avais tellement plaisir à apprendre et parler le français en Suisse que je commencerai même à étudier la physique à l’Epfl ce semestre. Mais le début de ça était La Garenne et c'est pour cela que je vous remercie beaucoup. Quant à ma soeur, elle aussi a fait beaucoup de progrès et elle aime bien parler le français à l’école. Avec mes salutations les meilleures,
Please allow me here to special thanks to Celine, your helpful and informative which helps us a lot easier from the registration and to the first day my child board in, and until safe home. Also please pass my deepest thanks to Mr Mean of his immediate response and assistance, we are worry free even though my child is in some medical issue during the camping. Your team efficiency and well organizing are very impressing us. Last but not least, thanks to those leader and helper brings a lot of fun and memorable experience to my boy. We wish you and school all the best and success. For sure we will highly recommend your school to our friends and business partners in the future.
Je m’appelle Carlota et je viens d’Espagne. Au fil des années je me suis fait beaucoup d’amis du monde entier! Cette année je suis revenue avec mon frère et ma petite soeur qui a 6 ans.
Je m’appelle James et je viens du Canada. C’était mon premier camp d’été. J’ai adoré mes nouveaux amis et mon professeur de Français. Les activités de l’après-midi sont très variées et celles que j’ai adoré c’était de faire pendule au-dessus d’une rivière.
It is my third Summer Camp at La Garenne. I take English classes and I have private French lessons too. I want to stay here for the school year.
I love the activities in our summer camp, especially Europa park and pyjama party!
La Garenne summer camp is big fun! I love it because I have many friends and we do many interesting things! Chocolate factory is the best activity I did!
J’aime La Garenne! Mon meilleur souvenir a été de faire un grand barbecue en montagne avec des activités. Tout le staff a été très gentils et sympathiques!
I give La Garenne the maximum score! I have so many great memories about my experience!
I enjoyed learning French very much, because we had a fantastic teacher
I will ask my parents to come back next year. Thank you for the trip to the chocolate factory! I love Switzerland
Les activités étaient très bien, il y avait une ambiance géniale et nous avons beaucoup rigolé avec les moniteurs.
Each day we did a different activity so I was never bored. I am coming back in September to study during the year.
I really enjoy class, some of the games we play are fun and we learn a lot. I had lime ice cream which was delicious.
I love the activities in the afternoon. I enjoy writing in class and my English teacher is great. Also the lunches are yummy!
I have had a happy time here at La Garenne, I would love to come back next year!
I learnt a lot while at La Garenne. My favourite activities were ice skating and exploring in the trees. I also love the cake here.
Everything is beautiful here. I have lots of friends. I love colouring in class.
I love the new boarding house, Beau Site, it is like staying in a hotel. I definitely want to come back to summer camp next year.
La Garenne is the best camp I have been to, it has become like a second home to me. Some of my best memories are spending time with my roommates who will become lifelong friends.
I believe Yasumasa had a pleasant time, due to support by all teachers and staffs. He told me lots of stories of the programme, and mostly enjoyed chocolate factory, walking in the mountain, and laser gun game. He also could learn how to play chess. I really thank to you, and wish you a pleasant summer.