Our summer day camp in St. Légier, near Vevey, offers students in the Riviera region the possibility of sampling the fantastic programmes that Haut-Lac has been running for over 20 years. Again this year we have introduced some fantastic new programmes.
The camp will run from June 30th to July 25th and students can enrol from one week up to four weeks.
Based in the beautiful Haut-Lac "Roches Grises" campus we will be running the following programmes:
English language-activity Camp for students aged 6 to 12.
French language-activity Camp for students aged 6 to 12.
With a programme of interesting and interactive language lessons in the mornings followed by an exciting programme of sports and activities in the afternoons, students will have a huge amount of fun while making significant progress in their chosen language.
English & French language Camps for students aged 6 to 12.
Students on this programme will only do the morning language lessons and finish at 12.00.
Junior-activity Camp for students aged 5 and 6.
Sports-activity Camp for students aged 6 to 12.
On this programme students will participate only in the afternoon. With a wide variety of activities, sports and excursions, delivered in both English and French, students will get the chance to be creative and active whilst making new friends and having lots of fun!
Week 1 - Language and Sailing Camp for students aged 6 to 12
Week 2 - Language and Circus Camp for students aged 7 to 12
Week 2 - Language and Cookery Camp for students aged 6 to 12
Week 3 - Language and Horse Riding Camp for students aged 7 to 12
Week 3 - Language and Multi-Sport Camp for students aged 7 to 12
Week 4 - Language and Golf Camp for students aged 7 to 12
Week 4 - Language and Ado'venture Camp for students 10 to 15
On these programmes students can study English or French in the morning followed by the specialist camp in the afternoon. The Circus, Cookery, Multi-Sport and Ado'venture camps can also be taken as an afternoon only programme without the language lessons.
What makes our Camps so successful ?
Our Language programmes
Our language programmes are designed to help address individual needs. Students can choose to study English or French.
Our language programmes are pertinent and efficient because a test before arrival at the Camp helps teachers to gauge the level of the students and place them in appropriate classes. A further evaluation period on the first morning makes sure that students have been placed in the appropriate level or raises doubts and necessary changes are made.
There are a maximum of 10 students per class. The small size of the groups ensures that students feel more comfortable, get more individual attention, progress more quickly and gain confidence in all aspects of their work.
From Monday to Friday there are classes from 09.00 to 12.00.
Our classes cover all aspects of language learning but focus intensely on oral work as this seems to be the common area of weakness for almost all students. Our language programme uses the Common European Framework and European Language Passport as the foundation for our lesson structure and teachers are encouraged to innovate and find new ways to motivate students to participate and develop a passion for the language.
At Haut Lac we use a continuous assessment structure to evaluate work covered by the students during their stay with us.
A certificate will be awarded to each child along with a portfolio of the work they have done. Students also fill out a ELP self assessment sheet in order to reflect on progress made during their stay at Haut-Lac and set themselves goals for the next step.
We consider the class teacher to be the most important element of the classroom situation. We encourage staff to give well prepared, intensive but interesting and lively lessons in order to stimulate students into taking an active part in the learning process. We encourage our staff to show the students how the language works outside of the classroom environment and to use all available mediums – video, internet, games, role play, music, theatre etc. to develop enthusiasm and participation in the lessons.
All study materials are provided, text book material, CD Roms, DVD’s, paper and files. Students need to bring only writing materials and a good bilingual dictionary.
Our activity programme is second to none.
We offer a huge range of activities for our students.
The following are some of the activities:
Theme weeks - Circus, Sailing, Golf, Horse Riding, Cookery, Music, Adventure
Team Sports – football, basketball, softball, volleyball, handball, soft lacrosse, netball
Sports – climbing, tennis, badminton, aerobics, table tennis, streetball, swimming, boules, adventure park, trottinette, orienteering, hiking, cycling, devil karts, swin golf
Games – crazy games, olympics, pool, table football, chess
Activities – disco, singstar, arts & Crafts, photography, videography, karaoke and treasure hunts
At Haut Lac we have a very high ratio of staff to students. At our maximium capacity we would have 1 staff member for every 5 students. Our staff are young but experienced in their field, dynamic and responsible, energetic and enthusiastic and devoted to working with young people and to providing them with a positive life experience. All staff follow a rigorous training programme and extensive background checks before commencing their work with us. Haut Lac started as a family business and even though it has grown significantly since those early days the family atmosphere and values still drive our staff and our programmes today.
This summer we will be offering students the chance to sign up for a hot lunch. The hot lunch must be signed up for in advance when the student in enrolled and we will need to have enough students signed up in order to provide this. If we do not have enough students for the hot lunch you will be informed before the start of your programme.
Students can also bring their own picnic each day if they wish and on Fridays Haut-Lac will provide a free barbecue for all students.
There is a free return transfer daily from the Place du Marché in Vevey. Pick up time is 08.45 and drop off time is 16.45.
The camp runs from 09.00 to 16.30 from Monday to Friday. There is the possibility of having your child start camp earlier (08.00) and finish later (18.00) and this can be booked in advance when you enrol.
To enrol for the day camp, click here.