Football Academy Camp + Mountain Adventures

In collaboration with the Lausanne Premier League (Football coaching), our camp offers a unique fusion!

Your summer of football and adventure starts here! Join us for a unique experience where passion for football and love of the mountains meet. For players of all levels, from beginner to advanced.

Unique Bilingual Experience in the Heart of Nature

French and English

At our summer camp, the Young Explorers Club celebrates cultural and language immersion by offering an exceptional bilingual experience. Participants have the unique opportunity to speak, learn and practice English and French, in a natural and international setting. Our approach allows each young explorer to fully immerse themselves in both languages, enriching their educational experience while indulging in outdoor adventures.

  • Active Learning: Languages are learned through outdoor activities, making learning lively and engaging.
  • Development of Communication Skills: Daily practice of English and/or French in a variety of situations.
  • Boosting Self-Confidence: Express yourself in a new language in front of others.
  • Cultural Exhibition: Interaction with participants of various nationalities.
  • International Adventure: A multicultural setting that erases borders.

Football training sessions with Lausanne Premier League

Develop your football skills with specific sessions at all levels

Our football coaching sessions are led by experienced and qualified coaches, ready to develop the skills of each player, regardless of their level or experience. Whether you’re a beginner looking to improve your basic skills or an advanced player looking to refine your technique, we have programs to suit all levels. With a pragmatic program:

1. Basic Training: This session is for beginners and players who want to strengthen their basic skills such as dribbling, ball control, and passing.

2. Intermediate Training: This session is for players with some experience in the game and who want to improve their technical and tactical skills.

3. Advanced Training: This session is for advanced players looking to hone their technical and tactical skills to a higher level.

After football: A varied and action-packed programme

Plus: Camping, games, climbing, caves and more!

After mornings of intensive football, immerse yourself in adventure with an exciting range of mountain activities. From hiking in the wilderness to rock climbing to mountain biking, every day is a new opportunity to discover the natural wonders around us. Our expert guides will ensure that each participant experiences unforgettable moments in complete safety. It’s time to embark on thrilling adventures with the Young Explorers Club. Our experienced outdoor educators are committed to providing a safe and exhilarating environment where campers can push their limits, discover new passions, and develop crucial life skills.

Why Join the Camp?

  • A camp for all: Whether you’re a football enthusiast looking to hone your skills or an adventure lover hungry for new experiences, our camp has something for everyone. With groups of participants of all ages and skill levels, you’re sure to find friends and challenges to suit your interests and abilities.
  • An unforgettable experience: Leave with memories that will last a lifetime! With this camp, we are committed to providing each participant with an exceptional experience, blending the fun of football with the excitement of mountain sports. Join us this summer for an adventure you’ll never forget!
I highly recommend this camp to all parents looking for an enriching experience for their children. My son has not only improved his football skills, but he has also developed his confidence through the challenges in the mountains
Shopie L. , Parent
My daughter had a fantastic week at football camp! She met new friends and developed her skills impressively. The mountain activities were a perfect bonus for a complete summer experience
Thomas B
My son really loved his experience at the Football Academy. The coaches were great and he made incredible progress in his game, while discovering the fun of mountain sports!
Marie D. , Parent

Registration Form:

Please fill out the form before the spots are sold out!

20% group discount on all bookings!
This means that if you register two or more participants, each of those registrations will be 20% cheaper.

PRE-REGISTRATION FOR CAMPS (FREE OF CHARGE)

Book a place in the camps for free!

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Dates

Are you really motivated to attend summer camp? Contact us to apply for a scholarship to reduce camp fees! The camp takes place in several independent sessions of 1 week with the possibility of also participating in 1 week only:

Price 1 week: Swiss participant: 780CHF**. International participant: 1170CHF**.

Session 1: 29.06.24 – 6.07.24

Session 2: 7.07.24 – 14.07.24

Session 3: 14.07.24 – 21.07.24

Session 4: 21.07.24 – 28.07.24

Session 5: 28.07.24 – 04.08.24

Session 6: 04.08.24 – 11.08.24

Session 7: 11.08.24 – 18.08.24

 

* Participants may arrive or leave the camp on slightly different dates (depending on logistics and location), contact us for more information. Attendees can participate in one or more consecutive sessions. And for those who want longer camps, we have other camps too (participation in multiple sessions is possible).

**Thanks to the help of our local sponsors, we are able to provide a discounted price to all Swiss nationals. The mentioned price includes all costs of the participant during the camp period, i.e. all public or private transport during the camp, food, accommodation costs, and any common group equipment (tents and any other equipment related to the activities, harness and climbing equipment). Not included: Round-trip transportation to the meeting point and any personal equipment (sleeping bag (contact us if you need it), clothing and other personal expenses). FAMILY / GROUP DISCOUNTS: In order to promote the camp to more families (who might also share our values), we are able to offer a 10% discount on all bookings if they join a friend or family member. This means that if you register two or more participants, each of those registrations will be 10% cheaper.

Logistics

For Swiss participants, the meeting point for all the different sessions of the camp is at Lausanne Gare. From Lausanne, transport is organized to the departure of the camp in Gryon for 1 day of multi-activities before the start of the camp. Another meeting point will be organized from Geneva airport for international participants. Transport will also be arranged from there.

Ages & Languages

We offer this camp in 2 versions, one for 7 – 13 year olds (activities adapted to needs) and the other for 14 – 18 year olds. For participants between the ages of 16 and 18, we offer our innovative, youth-friendly leadership program, offering a unique blend of camp participation and a specialized program. This program is designed to foster the development of technical and soft skills through a series of activities, workshops, and hands-on leadership opportunities. We believe in bringing together an international community, which is why the languages spoken at the camp are French and English, which is what we have seen from our past experience and the huge benefit of mixing Francophones and Anglophones and learning from both groups.

Why should I attend this camp?
Holistic Development: Our camp focuses on the physical, social, and personal growth of each camper, creating fulfilled individuals.
Experienced coaches and educators: The Lausanne Premier League and the Young Explorers Club bring together a team of passionate coaches and educators dedicated to creating a positive and impactful experience.
Safety first: The safety of our campers is our top priority. We maintain high safety standards throughout all activities, ensuring a worry-free experience for parents.
Fun & Friendship: Our camp fosters a sense of camaraderie, creating an environment where lasting friendships are made.
Location & Activity Program
2024 Camp Location: Gryon, Switzerland.
Day 1: Welcome to Camp!
– Morning: Arrival of campers, registration and orientation.
– Afternoon: Icebreaker activities, team-building exercises and introduction to the week’s themes.
Day 2: Football Fundamentals and Team Dynamics
– Morning: Intensive football training sessions with Lausanne Premier League coaches.
– Afternoon: Team-building challenges, strategic discussions and friendly matches in small groups.
Day 3: Outdoor Education Day
– Morning: Engaging outdoor education sessions focused on nature appreciation, survival skills, and environmental awareness.
– Afternoon: Guided nature hike and hands-on activities to apply lessons learned in the morning.
Day 4: Climbing Adventures
– Morning: Introduction to climbing techniques and safety measures.
– Afternoon: Climbing sessions at a local facility, allowing campers to challenge themselves and conquer new heights.
Day 5: Football Tournament Day
– Morning: Last football practice and team strategy discussions.
– Afternoon: Lausanne Premier League football tournament with exciting matches, cheering crowds and awards for sportsmanship.
Day 6: Water Sports Extravaganza
– Morning: Introduction to water sports, including kayaking and paddle boarding.
– Afternoon: Water activities on a nearby lake or river, promoting teamwork, coordination and water safety.
Day 7: Grand Finale and Closing Ceremony
– Morning: Adventure relays and team challenges.
– Afternoon: Closing ceremony with awards, certificates and celebration of the week’s achievements.
– Evening: Campfire with stories, songs and reflections on the experiences of the week.
Camp Highlights:
– Theme Nights: Entertaining evenings with themes such as “Night of the Superheroes” or “Camp Olympics”, encouraging creativity and camaraderie.
– Campfire Sessions: Engaging discussions, storytelling and reflections to strengthen the bonds formed during the week.
– Adventure Journal: Campers will keep an adventure journal to document their experiences, thoughts, and personal growth throughout the week.
A typical day

Morning: Football.

Afternoon: Mountain adventure.

 

Football:

We have designed football training sessions suitable for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. Each session is designed to improve players’ technical, tactical, and physical skills. Here’s an overview of the types of workouts we offer:

  • Basic Training: This session is for beginners and players who want to strengthen their basic skills such as dribbling, ball control and passing.

Training:

– Dribbling around the cones: Players must dribble around the cones using different parts of the foot.
– Ball Control: Pass the ball to a partner who passes it back, working on ball control with different parts of the body.
– Accurate Passing: Players work on the accuracy of their passes by aiming at specific targets.

  • 2. Intermediate Training: This session is for players with some experience in the game and who want to improve their technical and tactical skills.

Training:

– Positional play: Players work on positioning on the field and communication with their teammates.
– Passing combinations: Players practice quick passing sequences to unsettle the opposing defense.
– Penalty Kick: Players work on the accuracy and power of their shots on goal from different positions on the field.

  • 3. Advanced Training: This session is for advanced players looking to hone their technical and tactical skills to a higher level.

Training:

– Possession game: Players practice maintaining possession under pressure from the opponent.
– Small-space play: Players work on quick decision-making and ball control in tight spaces.
– Match Situations: Players participate in drills simulating real-life match situations to practice the tactics and skills learned.

Each training session is supervised by qualified coaches who provide advice and feedback to help players progress and reach their full potential.

Note: This is only a sample itinerary and activities can be adjusted according to the needs and preferences of the group.

What physical condition should I be in?

Since we will be participating in different outdoor activities throughout the trip, our students must have a minimum of physical fitness to participate in the camp. But in our experience, this is the case for 95% of young people between 9 and 16 years old! In the months leading up to your trip, we recommend that you participate in physical activity at least once a week if you are not already doing so. Contact us if in doubt, we will be happy to guide you to the best camp.

What equipment should I bring?

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Learning outcomes from this trip:
Our participants gain a variety of skills and knowledge, including:
  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Outdoor Survival & Camping Skills
  • First Aid and Emergency Preparedness
  • Environmental Awareness and Conservation
  • Personal Values and Ethical Decision-Making
  • Cultural understanding and respect for diversity
  • Fitness & Healthy Habits
  • Citizenship and Community Service
  • The ultimate goal is to help our participants become responsible and well-rounded 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 journey 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 surroundings and truly live in the moment. These new places and situations often bring new perspectives and can inspire us to continue seeking out 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 this.

Safety: Is this camp safe?

During each activity, all preventive safety measures are in place and strictly followed. To see all our safety measures and protocols, please visit our dedicated page: SECURITY & 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 frequently asked questions on FAQs.

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