ADRENALINE CAMP: MULTISPORTS AND MOUNTAINS

Chalet camp, with adapted activities: Multisports, outdoor, workshops and more!

At Camp Adrenaline, we believe that the best adventures begin where nature is wildest. Nestled in the picturesque Gryon region, our camp offers privileged access to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Swiss Alps.




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.

A Cocktail of ADRENALINE Activities for All Tastes

From snow-capped peaks to verdant valleys, every corner of this alpine paradise is an invitation to wonder and adventure.

Whether you’re passionate about team sports, rock climbing, camping, or exploring, our camp has something for everyone. Immerse yourself in a range of thrilling activities, including soccer, volleyball, kayaking, mountain biking, caving, and much more. With the help of our expert guides, you’ll discover the joys of outdoor adventure in a safe and fun environment. On the cottage in Gryon everything is possible!

  • Team Sports: Immerse yourself in the action with games of soccer, volleyball, basketball, and more. Develop your sports skills, strengthen your team spirit and create lasting memories with your camp mates.
  • Mountain Activities: Explore the Swiss mountains with hiking, climbing, mountain biking, and more. Discover breathtaking scenery and challenge yourself in thrilling outdoor adventures.
  • Camping & Exploring: Enjoy an authentic camping experience in the heart of nature. Sit under the stars by an alpine lake, listen to the sounds of the night and create lasting memories around the campfire.
  • Speleology: Explore the mysteries hidden beneath the earth’s surface with our caving tours. Discover fascinating caves, impressive stalactites and stalagmites, and immerse yourself in unforgettable underground adventures.
  • Magical Camping Nights by the Lake: In addition to the normal program on the chalet and elsewhere, for a total immersion in nature, there is nothing like two nights of camping under the stars on the edge of an alpine lake






A group of diverse campers laughing and enjoying outdoor activities at at Young Explorers Club


After football: A varied and action-packed programme

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

At Camp Adrenaline: Multisports & Mountains, we believe in experiential learning and the importance of understanding and preserving our natural environment. That’s why we offer a variety of educational workshops that enrich your outdoor experience:

  • Fauna and Flora Workshops: Learn to recognize local plants and animals, learn about their natural habitats, and understand the importance of biodiversity conservation.
  • Outdoor Survival Techniques: Learn practical skills to survive and thrive in the wild, including building shelters, foraging, and navigating the wild.
  • Preservation of the Environment: Explore the environmental challenges facing the Swiss Alps and find out how you can contribute to the preservation of these precious ecosystems.

These interactive workshops provide a valuable opportunity to learn while having fun, and are designed to inspire a lasting love for nature in our participants of all ages.

A Gamified Camp Experience for More Fun

Team games and action!

  • At Camp Adrenaline: Multisports and Mountains, we like to add a touch of friendly competition to our program to make every activity even more exciting. Here’s how our gamified camp works:
    • Points System: Every activity you complete earns you points for your team. The more you participate and succeed, the more points you accumulate.
    • Exciting Team Games: Immerse yourself in challenging team games where you’ll have to cooperate, communicate, and challenge together to earn valuable points.
    • Awards & Prizes: At the end of the camp, the teams with the highest number of points will be rewarded with exclusive prizes, medals and trophies.

    This friendly competition adds an extra dimension of fun and camaraderie to each activity, creating an atmosphere of contagious enthusiasm and excitement among the participants.











It is comforting to see our child grow up

Our son has been attending summer camp (Milky Way Explorers) for three years and every time he comes back with a new sense of independence and confidence. As parents, it is comforting to see our child grow and develop in this way. Thank you for providing such a life-changing experience.
Pierre Martin , Parent

The best decision

The camp's hiking program (Milky Way Explorers) was the best decision we ever made for our daughter. She has gained valuable leadership skills, teamwork and how to take on challenges. The memories she created and the friends she met will last a lifetime. Thank you for creating a magical experience."
Mana Otaki , Parent

Why not 4 weeks dad?

I wanted to sincerely thank the organizers of the Young Explorers for another great year John and Noor and for the first time for Anna who has just turned 11. I enjoy the careful planning of activities and the excitement of my children every day to share their experiences. The counselors were amazing, a dedicated group who connected with the campers and showed their caring. My kids made friends and had the opportunity to try new things. Everything went perfectly. It was a safe and well organized place, with attentive and attentive staff. Even as parents living far away in another country, we have always been reassured that our children are safe and having fun. My kids' only complaint was "Why not 4 weeks dad?"
John Sapp , Parent

One of the best decisions

"Going on this backpacking trip was one of the best decisions I've ever made. The staff were amazing and the trip changed my life. I came back inspired, empowered and filled with a sense of adventure. I'm so grateful for this summer camp and the memories I created on the trail."
Thomas Martin , Participant Moniteur 16 ans



Registration Form:

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

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Dates

The camp takes place in several independent sessions of 1 week. Find below


the FAMILY / GROUP DISCOUNTS.


Price 1 week: Swiss participant: 790CHF**. International participant: 1210CHF**.

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: 28.07.24 – 03.08.24

Session 5: 04.08.24 – 10.08.24

Session 6: 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 20% 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 20% 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.

Program for participation in a 2-week session (Program is subject to change):

Day 1: Arrival & Reception

  • Participants arrive at the camp and are greeted by the coaching team.
  • Orientation and installation in the dwellings.
  • Presentation of the camp rules and upcoming activities.

Day 2: Orientation Day and Team Building Activities

  • Orientation session on mountain safety and basic rules.
  • Team building activities to build team spirit and create bonds between participants.
  • First football session to assess the level of the players and start working on technical skills.

Day 3: Mountain Hiking and Educational Workshops

  • Guided hike in the surroundings of Gryon to discover the beauty of the alpine landscapes.
  • Educational workshops on local flora and fauna, led by environmental experts.
  • Free evening to relax and socialize.

Day 4: Rock Climbing & Astronomy Evening

  • Rock climbing session with experienced instructors.
  • Preparation for the astronomy evening with a presentation on stars and constellations.
  • Observing the night sky with telescopes and astronomy guides.

Day 5: Football and Kayaking on the Lake

  • Second football session to improve technical and tactical skills.
  • Afternoon kayaking on the lake to enjoy the calm waters and spectacular views.
  • Free evening to rest or participate in optional activities.

Day 6: Camping Day & Campfire

  • Depart for a two-day camping trip by the lake.
  • Setting up tents and setting up camp.
  • Evening around the campfire with songs, stories and toasted marshmallows.

Day 7: Mountain Hiking & Cave Exploration

  • Hike in the mountains to discover breathtaking panoramas.
  • Exploring underground caves with specialized guides.
  • Return to camp for a relaxing evening around the campfire.

Day 8: Return to Camp & Mountain Biking

  • Return to base camp after the camping trip.
  • Mountain biking session on the alpine trails for an extra dose of adrenaline.
  • Free evening to relax and recover from the day.

Day 9: Free Day and Optional Activities

  • Free day for participants to choose from a variety of optional activities such as climbing, mountain biking, hiking or resting.
  • Educational workshops on environmental preservation and sustainability.
  • Outdoor movie night with inspiring films about mountain adventure.

Day 10: Caving and Gala Evening

  • Caving excursion to explore the underground caves of the area.
  • Return to the camp to prepare for the gala evening.
  • Gala evening with a special dinner, award ceremonies for outstanding performances and a dance party.

Day 11: Rest & Relaxation Day

  • Rest day to allow participants to rest and rejuvenate.
  • Optional activities such as yoga, meditation, or swimming in the lake.
  • Free time to explore Gryon village and do some shopping.

Day 12: Football Tournament & BBQ

  • Friendly football tournament between the teams of the camp.
  • Outdoor barbecue to celebrate the end of the tournament and shared moments.
  • Relaxing evening with board games and campfire talks.

Day 13: Free Activities and Farewell

  • Last day to enjoy free activities before departure.
  • Time to exchange addresses and memories with new friends.
  • Closing evening with a farewell speech and thanks to the management team.

Day 14: Departure and Goodbye

  • Departure of the participants after breakfast.
  • An emotional goodbye and promises to meet again for new adventures.
  • End of Camp Adrenaline: Multisports and Mountains, with unforgettable memories to take home.
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.
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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