Student Leadership Program

Learn life long skills and experiences while exploring the Swiss backcountry.

A Unique Growth Program

You can choose the side that suits you best

Our student leadership program in the Swiss Alps provides teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 with an enriching experience aimed at nurturing and honing their leadership abilities amidst Switzerland’s beautiful landscapes. This immersive program focuses on outdoor leadership, risk management, and decision-making in adventurous contexts. Limited to just 11 participants per session, this program ensures personalized attention and impactful learning. The program takes place during some of our summer camps (find the exact dates below). This means that you can choose exactly the program you want and participate as a student animator: Bike Camp in alsp? Tour du Mont Blanc ? Or any other camp we offer.

The Young Explorers Club’s Student Leadership Program is open to all students between the ages of 15 and 19! The Student Leadership Program is a fantastic opportunity for young adults to develop their skills and gain hands-on experience in a fun and educational environment. As a student leader, you’ll work alongside our experienced camp counselors, helping to lead a group of campers through a variety of fun and engaging activities. You will have the opportunity to learn new skills, develop leadership skills, and make a positive impact on the lives of children in our community.


A unique program

A mix of adventure and learning

Participants will not only practice adventure sports; Instead, they will delve into leadership methodologies that will enable them to effectively guide their peers and youth campers. Through a curriculum that blends leadership and communication skills, coaching techniques, group facilitation, environmental awareness, and safety protocols for outdoor activities, students will emerge not only as competent adventurers, but also as competent leaders. Throughout the program, the focus is on promoting autonomy and responsibility, qualities that are essential for campers and aspiring leaders.
The highlight of the week is a hands-on internship at Project Discovery, where each participant organizes an activity for the little campers. We envision our student leaders returning as training advisors for future camps and programs, with the opportunity to engage more with the team. In addition, the leadership skills cultivated during this program transcend camp life and prove invaluable in academic, family, and community contexts, enriching every adventure they undertake thereafter.

Here are some other benefits of the Student Leadership Program and how they can have a positive impact on young adults:

    • Career Exploration: The Student Leadership Program is a great way for young adults to explore different career options. By working with children in a camp, students can gain valuable insights into careers in education, social work, counseling, and more. This experience can help students make informed decisions about their future career path.
    • Cultural Awareness: As a student leader, you will have the opportunity to work with children from different backgrounds and cultures. This can help you develop a better understanding and appreciation of diversity, which is an important skill in today’s global society. You’ll also learn how to communicate effectively with people from different backgrounds, which is a valuable skill in any profession.
    • Self-confidence: The Student Leadership Program can help build self-confidence in young adults. By taking on a leadership role, students will learn to assert themselves and take charge of themselves. They will also gain the confidence that comes from successfully completing tasks and responsibilities. These skills and experiences can have a positive impact on a student’s self-esteem and self-esteem.
    • College Applications: The Student Leadership Program is an impressive addition to any application for admission to college. Colleges and universities are looking for students who have demonstrated leadership skills and a commitment to community service. By participating in our program, students can showcase these qualities and stand out from other applicants.
    • Making new friends: The Student Leadership Program provides networking opportunities that can help young adults in the future. As a student leader, you will have the opportunity to connect with other students and professionals who share your interests and goals. These connections can be helpful in finding job opportunities or getting mentorship and advice.
    • Memories of a lifetime: The Student Leadership Program offers students the opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime. Working with children at a camp, students will have the chance to participate in fun and memorable activities, make new friends, and connect with fellow student leaders and camp counselors. These experiences can be cherished for years to come and create lasting friendships and bonds.

Overall, the Student Leadership Program is a great opportunity for young adults to gain valuable experience, develop their skills, and make a positive impact on the lives of children in our community. By participating in our program, students will gain hands-on experience, develop leadership skills, and make valuable connections. They will also have the opportunity to explore different career paths, build their self-confidence, and create lasting memories. We encourage all eligible young adults to apply to our program and join us for a fun and rewarding summer camp experience.

Explore & Travel Safely

We run camps and activities throughout the year that go beyond the typical sports camp that many other organizations offer. We believe in the tremendous opportunities for personal development that travel and exploration create, experiences that can only be achieved through a well-organized and structured environment where safety comes first without removing space for discovery and adventure.


Our club offers a chance to set aside the competitive demands of school life. To slow down, open up and explore. And in doing so, discover who you are. Our members often say they feel more alive, connected, and more themselves at our many camps and activities.

Our social aspect

Instead of competition, we value enthusiastic cooperation, friendly communication and playful participation. The camp's positive community creates a magic where participants feel safe, supported, and valued. We help create lasting friendships and relationships.

A pedagogical approach to entertainment

Nowadays, soft skills are needed like never before. We are creating a learning program that fills the void that schools are unable to teach. It is the process of using focus and self-control to solve problems and set and follow goals. It uses other important life skills such as liaison, perspective-taking, and communication. Basically, critical thinking helps us make good, informed decisions.

Registration & Details:

The Student Leadership Program takes place during each summer camp, but is not offered in all sessions. This special program is only available during the following sessions:

29.06.24 – 6.07.24
7.07.24 – 13.07.24
7.07.24 – 20.07.24
14.07.24 – 20.07.24
7.07.24 – 20.07.24
21.07.24 – 28.07.24 21.07.24 – 28.07.24
21.07.24 – 28.07.24
21.07.24 – 27.07.24
21.07.24 – 03.08.24
28.07.24 – 04.08.24
28.07.24 – 04.08.24
28.07.24 – 03.08.24
21.07.24 – 03.08.24
04.08.24 – 11.08.24
04.08.24 – 11.08.24
04.08.24 – 11.08.24
10.08.24 – 17.08.24 11.08.24 – 18.08.24
11.08.24 – 25.08.24
17.08.24 – 24.08.24 19.08.24 – 25.08.24
11.08.24 – 25.08.24

For more details regarding the logistics, the itinerary, as well as the list of things to bring, we invite you to consult the page dedicated to the camp you wish to participate in from our homepage.

To register, simply fill out the form at the bottom of the page and select the program you wish to participate in. This will allow us to process your request and provide you with all the necessary information for an enriching and memorable experience.

Feel free to browse our website for more information on each summer camp and find out which one suits you best. We look forward to welcoming you to our Student Leadership Program this summer!

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