The best winter camp in Europe

Set at 1000m above sea level in the Alpes Vaudoises near Gstaad, this unique Swiss International Leadership Camp & Academy Winter programme helps to develop international students’ leadership skills through a range of challenging outdoor activities, exciting games and fun workshops.

Open to all students aged 11 to 17, there are two camp sessions running 12th-18th December 2020 and 19th-25th December 2020 though those dates are flexible and students can also arrive and depart on other days. Register now to secure your place!

The SILC Winter Leadership Camp in Switzerland offers international students the opportunity to take advantage of luxury traditional Swiss chalet-style boarding while participating in a purpose-designed leadership programme delivered by experienced trainers, subject experts and mountain guides.

The programme is based around measurable learning outcomes which are fully integrated and applied in all outdoor activities ranging from ice skating to snowshoeing and from cross country skiing to a 7 km sledding track.

Throughout camp, our students develop skills such goal setting, time management, leadership, global citizenship, communication, teamwork and more, all while having the time of their lives together with other young people from around the world!

Swiss International Leadership Camp & Academy

We are a premier Student Leadership organisation with more than 11 years of experience in the education industry and are a proud member of a variety of international school organisations and councils.

We work with students from the world’s most prestigious schools to unlock their potential with our school workshops, school camps throughout the academic year, our two week summer camps in Switzerland and one day conferences around the world open for all students.

Our programmes are specially designed using our SILC curricular framework to combine amazing activities and fun games alongside workshops and evaluations, and has proven to be a powerful tool for developing student learning and leadership skills. At this Swiss winter camp in Château-d’Oex near Gstaad we bring together the very best of our winter activities, school workshops and student leadership modules.

Leadership Development

A one of a kind experience suitable for all students between the ages of 11 and 17.

The development of leadership skills is fully integrated throughout the entire one-week camp and combines leadership modules on diverse topics such as goal setting and global citizenship with exciting winter activities.

Highly experienced experts, trainers and guides will take students through fun challenges, workshops, games and outdoor activities in the beautiful Swiss countryside.

Students partake in reflections and evaluations at the end of each activity and receive a certificate and overview of personal achievements and learning plan at the end of the camp.

One week all-inclusive programme

There are two camp sessions for our 2020 winter camp. Either session can be shortened or extended to any length upon consultation.

Session 1: Saturday 12th December 2020 to Friday 18th December 2020.
Session 2A: Saturday 19th December 2020 to Thursday 24th December 2020.
Session 2B: Saturday 19th December 2020 to Friday 25th December 2020.

Full Boarding

Full meals and boarding is provided to all students, using the state of the excellent facilities at our Château-d’Oex boarding campus near Gstaad. We have a top French chef and serve Swiss cuisine as well as international dishes, with all meals are made from fresh ingredients. Salad, vegetables and fruit are always available, and vegetarian, religious and any other special diets can be catered for.


We welcome all students ages 11-17.

All inclusive Fee

CHF 2200,- Full camp fee for a 7 day camp
CHF 1900,- Full camp fee for a 6 day camp

CHF 100,- Mandatory insurance fee for all students

The fee is all inclusive and covers the entire programme packed with activities, as well as pick up from and drop off at Geneva or Zurich airport if required.

Language at camp

The main language during camp is English and a basic day to day understanding of English is sufficient. Students will improve their language skills throughout camp in a natural way.

SILC Winter Leadership Camp

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