St. Gilgen & SILC Winter Leadership Camp

The best winter camp in Europe

Set on the shores of the Wolfgangsee at the foot of the Austrian alps near Salzburg, this prestigious partnership between St. Gilgen International School and the Swiss International Leadership Camp & Academy develops international students’ aged 10-17 leadership skills through a range of challenging outdoor activities, exciting games and fun workshops.

Register now for February 8th-February 15th 2020!

The St. Gilgen & SILC Winter Leadership Camp offers international students between the ages of 10 and 17 the opportunity to take advantage of St. Gilgen International School’s world class boarding and academic facilities while participating in a purpose-designed leadership programme delivered by the SILC Academy’s experienced trainers and subject experts.

Based around measurable learning outcomes which are integrated throughout the programme and applied in all outdoor activities ranging from ice climbing to snowshoeing and from biathlon to cross country skiing, students develop skills in goal setting, time management, leadership, global citizenship, communication, teamwork and more, all while having the time of their lives.

St. Gilgen International School

St. Gilgen International School is an English language coeducational boarding and day school for children between the ages of 9 and 18.

Offering an international primary and middle school curriculum leading to the International Baccalaureate Diploma in the final two years, St. Gilgen International School has both high academic expectations and standards of conduct. The values of St. Gilgen International School reflect the rich cultural heritage of its locale, set in the idyllic and safe location in the stunning lakeside village of St. Gilgen on the shores of Wolfgangsee, in the heart of Austria providing direct access to the beautiful mountains and a large variety of winter activities.

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 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. In this Austrian winter camp we bring the very best of our winter activities, school workshops and learning outcomes together.

Leadership Development

A one of a kind experience suitable for all students between the ages of 10 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 Austrian countryside.

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

One week all-inclusive programme

The dates for the 2020 winter camp are:

Saturday 8th February 2020 to Saturday 15th February 2020.

Full Boarding

Full meals and boarding is provided to all students, using the state of the art facilities at the St. Gilgen International School boarding campus and excellent local restaurants providing an authentic community experience. We serve Austrian cuisine as well as international dishes, and all meals are made from fresh ingredients. Salads, vegetables and fruit are always available, and vegetarian, religious and any other special diets can be catered for.


We welcome students between 10-17 years old.

All inclusive Fee

One week full boarding – €2000
€150 – 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 to Salzburg Airport and the Salzburg train station if required.

Language of camp

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

St. Gilgen & SILC Winter Leadership Camp

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