The back-to-school weekend: 23 - 24 September with overnight stay in a cabin.
Venez découvrir nos activités lors d'un week-end fun ouvert à tous les 8 - 16 ans.
Want to meet people your age and have a cool weekend filled with activities and fun?
We organize a weekend open to all young people aged 9 to 16 to discover the club. The meeting weekend will take place on September 23rd and 24th for all new participants Sign up to receive all the information!
This annual tradition is open to all 9- to 16-year-olds who want to participate in a fun weekend filled with outdoor activities. From Saturday morning to Sunday noon with an overnight stay in the chalet Le Bivouac (above Montreux), the club offers an exciting discovery program for children to discover new adventures. It’s also a great time to make new friends and disconnect from school! The weekend program is a great opportunity to test the club’s activities and discover these pedagogical values (providing children with unique and fun learning experiences while developing soft skills such as teamwork, communication, perseverance, problem solving and empathy).
During the weekend we will have many activities and team games, but also fun educational workshops such as wildlife watching, learning how to build a campfire, pitching a tent and cooking meals using natural ingredients. After an energetic day, we will have an astronomical evening and discover interesting stories related to the stars.
*Places are limited: To avoid last cancellations, participation in the weekend costs 40chf (transport, accommodation, food, activities, etc. included).
Find the full programme at the bottom of our page or register before it’s too late, only 33 places for the weekend.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us, WhatsApp also:
Gallery of former activities:
The Program: *
Saturday, September 23:
- 9:00 am Meeting at Lausanne Gare. Presentation and meeting of participants.
- 9:21 a.m. Departure of the train for Solalex. Presentation and departure of the hike to the Barraud hut.
- 10:21 Hike around the hut.
- 12:00 Lunch break: BBQ at the cabin and allocation of beds. Explanation of the rules of the hut.
- 14:00 Start of team games: Finishing of the flag, and weather permitting climbing on the local course next to the hut.
- 16:00 Start of the Workshops: Forest survival and how to build a shelter using only forest resources. Plant identification competition.
- 18:30 Dinner at the hut.
- 20:30 Bonfire and astronomy session.
- 22:00 Sleep time.
Sunday, September 24:
- 11:00 Lunch at the hut
- 12:00 Descend from the hut
- 14:15 Arrival in Lausanne at Quai 2.
*The program and location of the weekend may change depending on the weather or the number of participants. All changes will be notified by email.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Price of the activity
Thanks to the help of our local sponsors, we are able to provide a discounted price but we also ask for A contribution to help reduce the number of last-minute cancellations. Weekend prices: 40 CHF.
What physical condition should I be in?
Since we will be participating in different outdoor activities throughout the weekend, our students must have a minimum of physical fitness to participate. But in our experience this is the case for 95% of young people between 9 and 16 years old! Contact us if in doubt.
Learning outcomes of this trip:
- Leadership and Teamwork
- Outdoor survival and camping skills
- First Aid and Emergency Preparedness
- Environmental awareness and conservation
- Personal values and ethical decision-making
- Cultural understanding and respect for diversity
- Fitness and healthy habits
- Citizenship and Community Service
- The ultimate goal is to help our participants become responsible and balanced individuals, ready to make a positive impact in the world.
What if I don't know anyone else?
Most of our students come to Young Explorers Club without knowing anyone before their trip. You’ll start making friends as soon as you arrive at the airport (and our instructors will be there to help). Once the trip is over, you won’t want to leave your new community! Most of our students remain friends long after their summer is over. We firmly believe that life is about having new experiences and making the most of every moment. However, we also recognize that the most meaningful experiences often require stepping out of our comfort zones and venturing away from familiar surroundings. When we do this, we find ourselves in unfamiliar and challenging environments, which forces us to fully engage with our environment and truly live in the moment. These new places and situations often bring new perspectives and can inspire us to keep looking for new experiences that push us to grow and broaden our horizons.
What are the other students like?
The teenagers who come to the Young Explorers Club are kind, welcoming, eager to learn and come from all over Switzerland, France, USA and elsewhere. Our groups are full of positive young adults who will work well with each other. Young Explorers Club places a strong emphasis on group dynamics and creating a supportive social environment, and our students reflect that.
Security: Is this camp safe?
During each activity, all preventive security measures are in place and strictly followed. In order to see all our security measures and protocols please consult our page dedicated to it: SAFETY and TEAM.
Do you have any other questions?
We believe in human-to-human interaction: write to us via our contact methods (https://youngexplorersclub.ch/contact/) and schedule a call or meeting with one of our employees. We will be happy to answer any doubts or questions you may have. Or find the list of all the frequently asked questions on FAQs.
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