All you need to know
What's the difference between Summer Camps and School Trips?
School Trips - take place all year and last from 1 to 7/8 days. The children/teens come with their teachers or institution. There are several kinds of activities for children with ages above 6 years old, and our monitors stay with them 24 hours a day.
Summer Camps - take place during summer, having a minimum duration of 7 days and maximum of 14 days, with overnight stay and activities included.

How do School Trips work?
Alpine Summer Camp offers activities programs and last school year trips of 1 or more days. The children come with their school/institution along with their teachers, and have one staff team with them 24 hours a day, ensuring the programs success. Programs are designed according with the participants age, number and prefered time of the year. Food, overnight stay, activities insurance and activities are all included in the chosen program.
Note: It's important that parents provide the teachers with all the important information, such as food allergies and specifications, family information (divorce, death of family member, etc) or other detail that you consider necessary for us to know. 

How do Summer Camps work?
When possible, Alpine Summer Camp organizes their participants in different groups, by age. Each group will be accompanied by a team of Alpine Summer Camp Staff, and each team is headed by a coordinator. The teams will be formed by 1 staff member for each 10 participants, and animators, technicians and monitors in charge of boosting activities and guide the participants through their meals, baths, overnight stay, etc.  

Important schedules and visits in Summer Camps
From the time your children enter our space, our biggest concern is their well being. It's based on this objective that we undertake all our efforts and our energies.
ENTRY SCHEDULES IN SUMMER CAMPS: Between 2 and 4 p.m. (if you leave your child at ASC)
CHECK OUT SCHEDULES IN SUMMER CAMPS: up to 2 p.m. (if you pick up your child at ASC).
VISIT SCHEDULES ON PARENTS DAY (only in 14 days programs, on the middle Sunday): Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Important: if your child is attending a 14 days program, there's a "Parents Day" in the middle Sunday. On this day, all guardians must sign a consent for the departure of their children. Children may leave Alpine Summer Camp in the company of anyone other than the parents or guardian, just and only upon written authorization.

What will they learn?
At Alpine Summer Camp we have our very own philosophy and we try to show and pass the cultural values in which we believe to our kids. It's extremely important to continue to implement the values you teach your kids at home and at school when they are outside their known environment.
Following the rules is essential, and as soon as they enter our facilities they will feel how we live at Alpine Summer Camp. We breath professionalism and we know how important it is to have new experiences at these early stages of life. Learning to share, be kind, to overcome their fears is always an important part of our activities.

What should they bring?
So that nothing is missing, we suggest you bring comfortable and practical clothing. 
Trousers
Coat (for the evenings)
Raincoat
Underwear
Pajamas
T-shirts
Fleece Jumpers
Shorts
Swimsuit / swimming shorts (if applied)
Bath and beach towels (beach towel if applied)
Flip-flops
Sneakers
Sleeping bag (if asked to)
Toiletries
Backpack (34 to 45 L)
Boots
Sunscreen
Canteen
Hat
Lanterns 
Ski Camps – all of the above, plus:
Ski jacket
Climbing bottoms
Protection glasses
Sun glasses
Woolly hat, scarves
Ski socks
Waterproof gloves and fleecy gloves
Climbing boots
DO NOT BRING: tobacco/alcohol/drugs.
Important remarks: The ASC advises not to bring valuable objects. The ASC is not to be held responsible by the loss or damage of any valuable objects if they are not handed in to the group coordinator at the start of the program.
ASC recommends you to bring practical and comfortable clothing and the use of sunscreen and hat. You should always identify/tag your belongings.

​Facilities
Alpine Summer Camp provides to all their clients an unique atmosphere. The overnight stay is at Simplon House, our privately owned chalet with more than 100 years of history.
When arriving, participants will be installed in their rooms, being split according with group/school, sex and age. We have rooms with capacity from 2 to 9 participants.

Where and What do they eat?
Our menus are delicious, homemade, freash and allow choice. Alpine Summer Camp is highly concerned about your children meals, encouraging them to eat and try new dishes, if so they wish. In case your child needs specific nutritional care by medical indication, inform us in advance so we can serve your child according to its needs.

Health & Insurance
Alpine Summer Camp Switzerland Accidents Insurance covers all participants in all cases of accidents that may occur during activities, but not in a disease problem (like flu, for example). Therefore, we advise all participants to bring their European Health Card or Insurance Health Card with them. However, if participants own a personal insurance, ours will not be activated, since the personal insurance overcomes ours.
Alpine Summer Camp has a first aid office, open 24h/day. Our monitors are certified with a first aid course, so for superficial and small accidents they take action in place. When something more serious happens, participants are taken to the Medical Clinic at Kandersteg (open 24h/day), and from there, when needed, to Frutigen Hospital (15min by car from Alpine Summer Camp).

How to contact your child
The group leader must give parents a phone number in case they want to contact their son or daughter, but only within especific schedules (6pm to 9pm). In case of emergency, parents can always contact the staff coordinator all time or our offices between 8am and 6pm.

Other information
All valuable goods (camera, phone, money or other items considered valuable) must be handed to the coordinator on the first day of camp, and this person will be responsible for them. In case the participant wishes to keep some of the valuables, Alpine Summer Camp will not be held responsible.
  • We advise that all other objects should be identified, as we are not responsible for any loss or damage.
  • The Program may change. Please note that the activities plan might change due to external factors or the interest of participants (weather, lack of security, delay in transportation, seasonal or eventual points of interest). The team coordinator will be responsible for the changing of the program.
  • Alpine Summer Camp requests you to sign a form that allows us to film and take photos of your child for promotional purposes. If you fail to do so, we will assume that this is authorized.
  • Mobile phones are not allowed during the course of the activities. Thus, the same shall be allowed only between 7 and 9 p.m.
  • It's completely forbidden to bring alcohol, tobacco or drugs.
  • Participants, even if of legal age, are not allowed to smoke during their stay. Alpine Summer Camp is fully non-smoking.
Note: participants who do not comply with the rules will automatically be asked to leave Alpine Summer Camp whitout any refund.

How to book?
School Programs

»» Contact us and check our availability for the requested dates: info@alpinesummercamp.com & +351 262 000 505 / +351 262 000 506
»» Fulfill the reservation form and send it back to us;
»» After we receive your reservation form and give our approval, you can proceed with the 1st payment;
If the reservation is not made according to the above, Alpine Summer Camp Switzerland cannot acknowledge your reservation as final.

Summer Camps
> Contact us and check our availability for the requested dates;
> Fulfill the reservation form and send it back to us, along with the following documents:
   - Copy of ID: Passport or other ID;
   - Copy of Health Card (if applied);
After we receive your reservation form and give you our approval, you can proceed with the 1st payment (half of the total cost of the Summer Camp);
2nd payment may be done at the camp, or before the camp starts (possible discounts or other services - transfers - will be contemplated here).
Important note: If the reservation is not made according to the above, Alpine Summer Camp cannot acknowledge your reservation as final.

Abandonment and Refunds
If you wish to cancel your reservation, you should inform us by writing and agreeing to the following:
> Up until 45 days (inclusive) before the start of the program: full refund.
> Between 45 and 30 days (inclusive) before the start of the program: 50% refund.
> Less than 30 days (inclusive) before the start of the program: no refunds are made.
NOTE: In case you need to quit, you will need to provide a justifiable reason. We will refund you 50% of the booking costs up to a week before the start of the program. After that, we cannot refund any payment made.
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