SILC Winter Leadership Camp

The best winter camp in Switzerland

Our Winter Leadership Camp helps to develop international students’ leadership skills through a range of challenging outdoor activities, exciting games and fun workshops.

Set at 1000m above sea level near Gstaad, this unique SILC Academy Winter programme is ideal for both new students, as well as those who attended our summer camp, school camps, workshops or conferences.

Open to all students aged 10 to 17 from December 18-24 2022!

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!

Open to new and returning students

Our Winter Leadership Camp is ideal for both new students, as well as those who attended our summer camp, school camps, workshops or conferences. Students who have attended other SILC programmes can continue the journey and further develop their leadership skills while enjoying completely new activities!

Register with no health or financial risk

So that you can safely secure your child’s place now, without worrying about any financial impact, we have updated our policies to offer a full refund if :

  • Your child is travelling from a high-risk country, as determined by the Swiss government,
  • Your child’s flight/travel is cancelled or in-coming flights to Switzerland are banned,
  • Your child is required by Switzerland to self-quarantine on arrival.

See our Covid-19 measures and flexible booking policy

Winter fun at Switzerland's best winter camp

Swiss International Leadership Camp & Academy

We are a premier Student Leadership organisation with more than 12 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 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 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 2021 winter camp. Either session can be shortened or extended to any length upon consultation.

Upon consultation, either session can be shortened or extended to any length, with flexible arrival and departure days.

Session 2: 18th December – 24th December for 7 days AVAILABLE
Session 1: 11th December – 17th December for 7 days FULLY BOOKED

Full Boarding

Full meals and boarding is provided to all students, using 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 made from fresh ingredients. Salad, vegetables and fruit are always available, and vegetarian, religious and any other special diets can also be catered for.


We welcome all students ages 10-17.

All inclusive Fee

CHF 2300,- Full camp fee for a 7 day camp
CHF 200,- 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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