Switzerland Saastal, Switzerland

Saas Grund, Saas Fee and Saas Almagell are three alpine villages surrounded by majestic 4000m peaks and glaciers.

The valley is well suited to learning about one’s place in the world, the interaction between glaciers and climate, carbon neutral electricity generation and adventure activities.

As children’s lives become ever more connected to a global, virtual, and electronic world we must strive to help them stay connected to the real world around them. Working, learning, travelling, and playing in group settings, while experiencing interpersonal contact and immersion in the natural world has never been more important for children. All Village Camps Outdoor Education programmes include opportunities for learning in the natural world.

Saastal

Outdoor Education with Village Camps in Saastal

Multi-day programmes

Glacier Day: In, on and about glaciers, the relationship between them and climate, and vice versa. Students look at the causes of glacial change and the results of glacial action, especially with respect to greenhouse gas emissions.

Mattmark Dam Day: Experience the immenseness of the Mattmark Dam. Learn about the human and environmental costs, and the environmental advantages of Switzerland’s largest earth filled dam and the associated hydroelectric system.

Saastal Myths And Legends: People have populated Saastal since before the Middle Ages even with (or because of?) its fair share of natural challenges and mountain spirits. Children connect with the stories and legends that have evolved through the centuries and will share stories from their own cultures and backgrounds.

Alpine Hut Trekking And Overnights: There are many mountain refuges from which we can choose to link in a single to multi-day mountain itinerary. Students may meal plan and cook for themselves as the experience the 4000m mountains surrounding Saas Fee, The Pearl of the Alps

Facilities nearby

Village Camps Multi-Sports indoor hall
Village Camps Indoor swimming pool
Village Camps Full size ice-skating rink
Village Camps Tennis courts, carpet and clay
Village Camps Mini golf course
Village Camps Squash Courts
Village Camps Football pitch
Village Camps Mountain hut
Village Camps Archery range
Village Camps Basketball courts
Village Camps Climbing range
Village Camps Beach volleyball court
Village Camps Fitness gym
Village Camps Climbing walls

Excursion options in the area

Village Camps Nestlé chocolate factory
Village Camps Cable-car or cog railway ride
Village Camps Les diablerets and its glacier
Village Camps Ropes course at nearby Aigle
Village Camps The salt mines in the Rhône valley town of Bex
Village Camps Gruyère - traditional Swiss village and famous cheese production
Village Camps Montruex and the Châteu de Chillon
Village Camps Lausanne on Lake Geneva and the Olympic Museum
Village Camps Geneva - visiting the lake, the Old Town, the UN and Red Cross buildings
Village Camps Zermatt, the famous ski resort known for the impressive Matterhorn

Play with purpose

As children’s lives become ever more connected to a global, virtual, and electronic world we must strive to help them stay connected to the real world around them. Working, learning, travelling, and playing in group settings, while experiencing interpersonal contact and immersion in the natural world has never been more important for children. All Village Camps Outdoor Education programmes include opportunities for learning in the natural world.

Personal growth

Social education

Adventure skills development

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!

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