The traditional alpine village of Leysin is the long-established base for Village Camps in Switzerland. For almost 50 years, Village Camps has organised sports and recreational programmes for schools and students from all over the world.
Leysin, with its all-the-year-round international schools and colleges is considered to be the alpine educational capital of Switzerland. The village stands in a glorious mountain position high above Lake Geneva offering spectacular views across to the French Alps with the dramatic "Dents du Midi" mountain range in the foreground and Mont Blanc in the distance. Leysin enjoys long hours of sunshine both in the summer and winter, yet it is only 90 minutes from Geneva International Airport and 30 minutes from the attractive lakeside resort of Montreux.
As well as a picturesque mountain setting, the village has an impressive range of first class leisure facilities and an efficient and sophisticated local infrastructure that helps Village Camps to offer top quality programmes. Over the years, many thousands of students have had memorable experiences in this stunning setting.
The Swiss Alpine Centre
This exceptional residence is the Village Camps operating base in Leysin, perfectly situated in a commanding position just above the centre of the village, a short walk or a 3 minute shuttle ride away. Our centre welcomes up to 300 students, staff, and counsellors, wiht accommodation in comfortable and spacious rooms for up to four guests. All rooms have either full en-suite facilities or a shower in the room and a generous ratio of toilets on each floor.
The Centre has three dining rooms and a range of great in-house facilities including classrooms, meeting rooms, a large and well-equipped theatre, dance studio, internet café, tuck-shop, arts & crafts room, climbing wall, and common rooms with table tennis, foosball, TV and board games.
In addition to the excellent facilities of the Swiss Alpine Centre, further facilities are available to students in two modern and well-equipped sports centres (see list below). Outside, in the fresh, clean mountain air and unusually sunny weather, are trekking trails, a natural rock-climbing training area, a river for rafting, and welcoming mountain huts for overnight stays.
Facilities in Leysin
Multi-Sports indoor hall
Indoor swimming pool
Full size ice-skating rink
Tennis courts, carpet and clay
Mini golf course
Beach volleyball court
Excursion options in the area
Nestlé chocolate factory
Cable-car or cog railway ride
Les diablerets and its glacier
Ropes course at nearby Aigle
The salt mines in the Rhône valley town of Bex
Gruyère - traditional Swiss village and famous cheese production
Montruex and the Châteu de Chillon
Lausanne on Lake Geneva and the Olympic Museum
Geneva - visiting the lake, the Old Town, the UN and Red Cross buildings
Zermatt, the famous ski resort known for the impressive Matterhorn
Prices & Reservations
As soon as you have decided on the type of programme, the length of stay, and have an approximate number of participants, we will supply you with a firm, all-inclusive price. Simply call us or fill in the contact form with details of your request and we will get back to you with a proposed schedule and a price. We are here to help you organise a valuable and memorable experience for your students!