Les Elfes International
Les Elfes International has provided children and teenagers from around the world with holidays that combine the discovery and the practice of new exciting sports with learning and perfecting languages (French, Spanish, German, and English).
Children and teenagers discover other cultures and make new friends.
Activities are designed to promote leadership and teamwork and to challenge students toward excellence in a way that maximizes both personal and group development and enhances self-confidence and interpersonal skills.
Each child’s program of activities reflects his or her personal aptitudes and choices.
Children return home with great memories of their holidays, whether in summer or winter.
Les Elfes the only camp to welcome children from 1st December until 31st August.
Les Elfes has been operating since 1987 and the resort of Verbier, known worldwide, became the main base of Les Elfes.
Construction of our own campus with its 140 beds and sports fields in 1995.
Five years later in 2000, Les Elfes opened new campuses in Crans-Montana with 50 beds. To keep up with growth, Les Elfes has bought a new camp in La Tzoumaz (also known as Verbier North) with a new 60-bed building.
Taking all these camps together, Les Elfes has a total capacity of 250 beds for students during each camp season (Spring, Summer and Winter).
5000 students per year
In 1987, we welcomed 500 students per year, and now we are delighted to welcome over 5000 campers from over 50 nations per year as well as around 200 International schools that take part in one of the numerous programs offered by Les Elfes.
The head office is located in Verbier outside the main campus and Les Elfes employs a total of 100 staff working in different fields, especially during Summer.
From beginning of June until the end of August, Les Elfes offers several summer camp sessions, usually from 2 to 4 weeks long.
Les Elfes ensures active participation, a very broad choice of exciting activities and a high degree of learning in a fun and very international environment, all by guaranteeing maximum safety through our caring & experienced staff.
Campers will return home with great experiences, fantastic memories and lifelong friendships.
At Les Elfes we allow the young adults to express their individuality within a truly international circle. Each summer, children and teenagers come from over 50 different countries to have an unforgettable holiday.
Our Campers attend language classes in the mornings and participate in group activities & sports during the afternoons.
Each program is based on the classical success elements of Les Elfes:
8 hours per week of compulsory language lessons are included in the price, with lessons in French, English, Spanish or German (intensive language courses 15h per week are also available). Language lessons are offered in collaboration with the Verbier Language School
Discover and practice lots of different sports to be chosen from over 40 daily offered activities, such as mountain biking, tennis, Golf, rock climbing, paragliding, wakeboarding and many more
Excursions to Bern, Lausanne, Geneva (United Nations & Old Town), a cheese and a chocolate factory, Montreux
(Chillon Castle) and Vevey are organized in order to provide to the children all the best Switzerland has to offer.
In addition, our campers can choose between several clubs, which they will attend during the session. At the end of the session we all join together and present what we learnt! Les Elfes proposes different clubs to choose: Arts & Crafts, Dance Academy, Hollywood, Mountain Orienteering, Music Video, Photography, Rockstar, Tapas.
Ski and Snowboard in Switzerland
From beginning of December until the end of April, Les Elfes offers several winter camp sessions, usually from 1 to 2 weeks long for boys and girls from 8 to 18 years old from all over the world.
Snow sports with optional language lessons. In addition, we offer daily changing exciting after-ski and evening activities.
At Les Elfes we allow the young adults to express their individuality within a truly international circle. Each winter, we welcome over 45 different nationalities from all continents of the world.
Les Elfes Winter Camp ensures active participation, a very broad choice of exciting activities and a high degree of learning in a fun and very international environment, all by guaranteeing maximum safety through our caring & experienced staff. Campers will return home with great experiences, fantastic memories and lifelong friendships.
Ski & Snowboard lessons from Beginner to Advanced Level. 6h per day / 6 days per week.
Others: Ice Skating, Sledding
8h per week, French, German, English or Spanish
Discover Switzerland and surroundings, 1 full day of Excursion per week.
Cheese Factory, Chocolate Factory, Geneva Highsights, Montreux Castel, and so much more…
Snow & Summer Sports in Switzerland
From end of April until end of May, Les Elfes offers a special Spring Camp in Zermatt and Verbier. In a two week session, the Spring Camp gives our campers the opportunity to mix winter activities including glacier skiing with summer activities.
The regular sessions are a 2 weeks camp: 1 week of Ski on the Matterhorn and 1 week of Summer Sports in Verbier. (1 week camp is also possible)
Ski on the Matterhorn
In one of the two weeks, campers will learn or improve skiing or snowboarding at the foot of the majestic Matterhorn, where spring / summer skiing is possible on everlasting snow at an altitude between 2.900 and 3.900 meters.
Our ski and snowboard instructors teach all ability levels, from complete beginners, who have never seen snow before in their lives to advanced skiers. During this week, we ensure a very strong progress!
No Language Lessons in Zermatt
8 hours per week of language lessons are included during the week in Verbier.
Lessons in French, English, Spanish or German. Language lessons are offered in collaboration with the Verbier Language School
The week in Zermatt is focused on snow sports. Ski and Snowboard lessons in Zermatt, the ski resort of the majestic Matterhorn.
Excursions to Bern, Lausanne, Geneva (United Nations & Old Town), a cheese and a chocolate factory, Montreux (Chillon Castle) and Vevey are organized in order to provide to our campers all the best Switzerland has to offer.