2018 Camps.

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Best investment we could have made

"The travelling summer camp in Graubünden was the best investment we could have made for our child's summer. Not only did they come back with new skills and confidence on a bike, but they also came back with hearts full of unforgettable memories and lifelong friendships. Attentive and knowledgeable instructors made the trip possible, and the breathtaking scenery provided the perfect backdrop for our child's personal growth. We are truly grateful for the experience and the positive impact she had on our child. Thank you for giving them the gift of adventure and self-discovery.
Mana Blaga , Parent 2020

As parents,

As parents, sending our child to the Swiss bike trip camp was a decision we will never regret. Not only did they come back physically stronger and more confident on a bike, but they also came back with a new sense of independence and maturity. The memories and friendships formed at the camp will stay with them for the rest of their lives. We are truly grateful to the experienced and supportive instructors who guided our child on this incredible journey. Thank you for giving them the gift of adventure and self-discovery.
Jake et Caroline Luc , Parents 2020

The perfect escape from monotony

The Swiss bike travel camp was the perfect escape from the monotony of everyday life. The breathtaking views and thrilling rides tested my mettle, but the sense of freedom and independence I gained was priceless. Instructors and other campers were not only knowledgeable and supportive, but also welcoming and inclusive. I returned home with a renewed sense of purpose and a heart full of unforgettable memories. Thank you for giving me the gift of adventure and self-discovery
Ioanne Melchior , 2020 Participant

I'm not a cyclist

I've never considered myself a cyclist, but the bike Camp in Graubünden in 2022 proved to me how much fun bike trips can be. The beautiful scenery and itineraries were not only physically demanding but also mentally uplifting. The sense of accomplishment I felt after each outing was indescribable. But what made the experience truly special was the supportive and inclusive community of the camp. I made lifelong friends and memories that I will cherish forever. Thank you for showing me the power of determination and teamwork.
Jake Hu , Participant 2020

Looking for a safe and transformative summer experience.

Our son has always been a shy and introverted child, but the summer climbing camp in Greece turned him into a confident and adventurous young man. He made lasting friendships, stepped out of his comfort zone, and discovered a passion for climbing that we could never have imagined. The staff were patient, kind and always made sure our son felt supported and encouraged. We are eternally grateful for the life-changing experience at this camp and highly recommend him to any parent looking for a safe and transformative summer experience for their child."
Paul González , Parent 2020

Our daughter has always been an active child

"Our daughter has always been an active and adventurous child, but the climbing summer camp in Greece exceeded all our expectations. She learned a lot about the sport, pushed herself to new heights and discovered a deep love for the great outdoors. The staff were incredibly stimulating and created a safe and supportive environment where all children could thrive. Watching our daughter grow and flourish in this camp was one of the proudest moments of our lives. If you're looking for an unforgettable summer experience for your child, look no further than this amazing climbing camp in Greece."
Martha de Luc , Parent 2020

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 2019

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 2018

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 2018

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 Monitor 16 years old - 2019

I felt lost

"I felt lost and unsure of my future before leaving for the trip to Mont Blanc, but afterwards I came back feeling refreshed, invigorated and ready to face the world. The staff were excellent, the scenery was breathtaking and the memories I made will stay with me forever."
Anais Richet , Participant 2019

I found acceptance

"Who would have thought it would be around Mont Blanc where I found acceptance, friendship and a sense of belonging. The staff were amazing, creating a safe and inclusive environment for everyone. The journey was difficult, but it brought the group together in a way I didn't expect. I'm so grateful for this experience."
Felix Garcia , Participant 2019

I also learned a lot about myself

Hiking around Mont Blanc this summer was truly a life-changing experience. Not only did I learn a lot about hiking, but I also learned a lot about myself. I came back from the trip feeling more confident, empowered and grateful for the incredible memories I created."
Sophie Lopez , Participant 2019

My son was in good hands

"As a parent, it was such a relief to know that my son was in good hands at this backpacker summer camp. The staff was well trained and always prioritized the safety of children. The trips were challenging, but also so much fun, and I was able to see my son's growth as he accomplished each one."
Patrick Roy , Parent 2019

Explore new challenges in a fun, safe and caring environment

"My son had an unforgettable time at this backpacker summer camp (Around Mont Blanc)! The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful, and the scenery was breathtaking. He learned a lot about nature and gained a new appreciation for the great outdoors."
Marie-Claire Rousseau , Parent 2019

Everything was amazing!

Young Explorers Club is a life-changing experience that will change your world for the better! I was surprised at how quickly I made friends and learned that getting out of your comfort zone has many benefits. I want to thank the instructors for taking care of me and giving me an extremely fun experience! At YEC, I learned how to make lemonade from lemons and see the bright side of things. (Plus, I learned a lot of outdoor skills.) I made so many new friends while getting closer to friends I already knew. Everything was amazing!
Stella - Participante 2018

It's so cool to be able to meet new friends.

I loved my two experiences with the club! It's so cool to be able to meet new friends without the pressures of technology, explore a beautiful new site, and feel part of a community. The camp made me enjoy small moments with people who matter. It made me realize how valuable it is to take time away from the unimportant issues that bother me at home. At home, I worry too much about doing well in school and I don't spend enough time doing what makes me happy. Being at the Young Explorers Club reminds me that it's so much more valuable to be happy than to focus on the end result or worry about succeeding.
Lorenzo - Participant 2018

I was a little scared at the beginning of the bike but...

I loved the people, the views, the experience, the monitors - basically everything! I was a little scared at the beginning of the bike but I can tell you that it is not a problem, I was so amazed by all this. Towards the end, I had no words to describe the pleasure I was having! And the people are amazing. I wish the people in the "real world" were more like the people in the camp. But, I realize that the Young Explorers Club is a collection of very special people from the real world, who come together every year and become a family forever. Many of my best relationships have been with people at the Club.
Paul - Participant 2018

Explore new challenges in a fun, safe and caring environment

This camp helps children overcome their fears and explore new challenges in a fun, safe and caring environment. The best part is really that our son was so hesitant to go to camp and had a very negative experience at other summer camps. The YEC changed all that. Raising children in today's high-tech and social media-driven world is a real challenge. The Young Explorers Club allows our child to be themselves, make friends and have fun in a safe and stimulating environment. It's a real break with city life where our children grow up too fast. His camp experience had an incredible impact on his self-confidence and willingness to be himself!
Pauline Blanchet , Parent 2018

His self-esteem and independence have increased tremendously.

It is interesting to note that there is no shortage of technology and the discovery that the great outdoors are a wonderful place. YEC was an amazing experience for my kids! My son conquered his fear of heights and continued to spend more time outdoors. My shy, quiet and reserved daughter was loudly singing camp songs, laughing and showing me the field when I picked her up. His self-esteem and independence have increased tremendously. They can't wait to go back next summer! Also: So impressed with the inclusive environment for the LGBTQ+ parent and camper population. We were very pleasantly surprised and impressed. Especially with staff and camper introductions, including preferred pronouns.
Estella Moulin , Parent 2018

Great strategies to help kids feel comfortable and overcome challenges.

Because our children have anxiety or social problems, we were worried about how they would do or if they would stay all week. The camp had great strategies to help the children feel comfortable and overcome challenges. Everything went well and we are very grateful parents! It makes me happy to see my kids come back from camp with a newly acquired skill and lots of stories about his adventures. Last year, they learned to play guitar at camp. This year, they conquered the difficult rock face in the middle. The advisors are all very positive and supportive; It's a great place to gain self-confidence!
Xavier Chapdelaine , Parent 2018

She enjoyed the activities she participated in that she would never have if she were at home.

My child is not the most athletic or outdoor child. I love how this camp allows him to disconnect from social media and enjoy the outdoors. When she comes home from camp, she wishes she could go back and it's nice to hear how much she enjoyed her time at camp and all the activities she participated in that she would never have if she were at home. The staff was very supportive and helpful in guiding the children in developing their wilderness skills. There is a great sense of belonging, acceptance, tradition and camaraderie.
Jacques Toussaint , Parent 2018

It's the best investment in our child we've made over the years.

BEST part of our daughter's summer!!! My daughter has already participated twice and every year when we pick her up, she is so excited to tell us about her time at camp. Every aspect is above expectations and we can't talk better about the YEC team. Guillem (Wham!) does a great job and guides the whole process. Impressive. It's such a great experience. As a parent of a teenager, I can only recommend him more. It's the best investment in our child we've made over the years.
Héléna Dupont , Parent 2018

Truly exceptional.

My son loved his experience with the club. He met new friends from across the country and had new experiences, from rafting to hiking to mountain biking without his parents. Being outside with great instructors and kids and doing new things renewed and strengthened confidence. It was a very healthy experience in building independence. He and his friends are already planning the YEC trip they want to take next year. In addition, I am amazed at the organization of the club and the excellence and rigor of your communication. I also appreciated Guillem's attention to detail and responsiveness on all travel arrangements. Truly exceptional.
Jean Ansermet - Parent 2018

He was exhausted, happy and full of funny stories.

What an incredible adventure for our son. He was exhausted, happy and full of funny stories when we picked him up. He even told us that he would spend less time on his phone in the future (we'll see...). He is excited to take another trip with the club next year and also wants to continue learning rafting. What was most valuable to him was getting into nature with peers, forging relationships without media, working with the group toward a common goal, stretching to do things he wouldn't otherwise do, and finding inner strength. We are so happy that he was able to do this adventure!
Isabelle Piccart - Parent 2018

We can't recommend it enough!

While an outdoor experience wasn't our daughter's first choice, she came home thrilled with her trip. Not only has she been able to see a beautiful part of the country and make good friends, but she has learned that she is much stronger than she thought, both physically and mentally. She learned new skills (cooking, pitching tents in the rain, etc.), perseverance, and how being clumsy can help you get through almost anything. We wanted it to have a fun and technology-free experience, and with the Young Explorers club definitely delivered. We can't recommend it enough!
Farzanah Gangjee - Parent 2018

She feels like she's made friends for life

Young Explorers Club has been an incredible, challenging and life-changing adventure! What was so precious was the community and our daughter's realization that she is stronger than she thought. She feels like she's made lifelong friends and can't wait to travel with them again. It's a magical place, the Young Explorers Club. Everything you imagine in a camp experience. Our daughter was reluctant to get away from mom and dad for several weeks. Now she can't wait to go back. Lots of new friends, new experiences and, most importantly, a new sense of independence. In addition, the camp is run like a finely tuned machine - non-stop activities, lots of structure, encouragement and advice.
Anne Odile - Parent 2018

It was the best combination of children.

We searched the web and found Young Explorers Club. At first the camp seemed too extreme but we liked the age of the instructors and the ratio of children to instructors. The focus on community and good behaviour was essential. Young Explorers Club exceeded our expectations. It was an experience we had to push our child to sign up for, but he came back so optimistic, grounded, happier than we've seen in years and incredibly confident. He said, "It was the best combination of kids. An experience that changed my life and shook my world! Our son has learned that he CAN take care of himself, and despite the obstacles, he can overcome them and feel really good about himself.
Clara Potterat - Lausanne , Parent 2018

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