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Alpadia Engelberg Summer Camp

Address: Benediktinerkloster 5, 6390 Engelberg, Switzerland

Description Alpadia Engelberg Summer Camp

  • Age of participants: 10 to 17 years
  • Location: commune Engelberg, canton Obwalden, Switzerland
  • Learning languages: English, German
  • Dates: July, August
  • Duration: 1 to 5 weeks
  • Accommodation: residence.

Alpadia Engelberg (Summer Camp Alpadia Engelberg) - a prestigious institution for children and adolescents, located in Switzerland in the commune Engelberg. It is part of the extensive international network Alpadia Language Schools, which has offices in Switzerland, Germany, England, France. The school has accreditations and membership in prestigious organizations:

  • Private School Register (TPSR)
  • Federation of Swiss Private Schools
  • Association of Private Schools of Canton Vaud (AVDEP)
  • Quality mark from the Tourism Association
  • The World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confederation (WYSETC)
  • Association of Language and Tourism Organizations (ALTO)
  • Swedish National Board of Student Aid (CSN).

The camp offers quality courses in English and German, accompanied by active extra-curricular activities. Children and teenagers learn in a comfortable and cozy environment and feel at home, find here like-minded people and new friends. The campus is located in the very center of Engelberg and occupies a unique building of the monastery of the XII century - it has everything for a comfortable life and study.

Summer camp is ideal for children and teenagers who want to improve their English or German skills, relax, make new friends and get a lot of pleasant experiences!

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Alpadia Engelberg Summer Camp

Program name
28.06.2020 -01.08.2020
from 2 690 CHF / 2 weeks

English language + leisure & activities

  • Age: 10 to 17 years
  • Duration: 1 to 5 weeks
  • Level: any, from beginner.
  • The program is designed for children and adolescents from any country in the world with any level of language skills, starting from elementary. Duration is determined according to the need and can be 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 weeks. Three different types of courses are available:

  • Standard. 20 lessons per week, three hours a day in small groups.
  • Intensive. 25 lessons per week, bias on the development of communication skills and various group projects.
  • Standard + Private (standard with individual lessons). 20 group sessions + 5 individual sessions per week (45 minutes each). Accent on complex topics and issues, individual help and support.
  • Lessons are held in small groups, which allows paying maximum attention to each student and explaining all the issues that cause difficulties. Classes are built around the main sections of linguistics:

  • Grammar and vocabulary
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Letter
  • Oral speech.
  • Particular attention is paid to the skills of communication and communication, the ability to correctly use the language in everyday life. Fast and high-quality progress is facilitated by a unique system of full immersion - children constantly practice English not only in class, but also during extracurricular activities. Teachers have exceptionally high level of qualification and are able to find an individual approach to each child, help to discover and develop their talents. The timetable is made in such a way that children can study and rest. Lessons usually take place from morn till lunchtime from Monday to Friday, and the afternoons are devoted to sports, creativity, and in the evenings various events are organized on the campus. Excursions are usually held on Saturday (half day) and Sunday (full day). In each lesson, time is allocated for discussing current affairs and events, which further expands the horizons and communication skills.

    In general, thanks to the high quality of the programs and the professionalism of the teachers, the level of the language rises and the most important communication skills, interactions in everyday life in the English-speaking society develop.

    The cost of participation in the summer camp (English + rest and activities):

    1) Standard course (20 lessons per week):

  • 1 week = 1405CHF
  • 2 weeks = 2510CHF
  • 3 weeks = 3660CHF
  • 4 weeks = 4820CHF
  • 5 weeks = 6025CHF
  • 2) Intensive course (25 lessons per week):

  • 1 week = 1495CHF
  • 2 weeks = 2660CHF
  • 3 weeks = 3900CHF
  • 4 weeks = 5100CHF
  • 5 weeks = 6375CHF
  • 3) The course "Standard + individual lessons": the price consists of the cost of a standard course + 300CHF for every 5 individual lessons.

    28.06.2020 -01.08.2020
    from 2 690 CHF / 2 weeks

    German language + leisure & activities

  • Age: 10 to 17 years
  • Duration: 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 weeks
  • Level: any, from beginner.
  • The summer camp with the German language is designed for children aged 10 to 17 years with any level of knowledge. Participants on arrival at the camp undergo a test to determine the level and are assigned to the appropriate groups. The length of the course depends on the needs and preferences: you can fully learn and relax for 1 week, or you can enjoy a summer adventure lasting a whole month. Children - both in the camp, and during events and field trips - are always under supervision, employees 100% guarantee security. Teaching German is conducted at an exceptional level: all teachers are highly qualified and have extensive experience working with foreign students and children. There are three courses offered:

    1. Standard:

  • 3 hours of lessons per day
  • 20 lessons per week
  • Small in number groups
  • 2. Intensive:

  • 25 lessons per week
  • Active development of communication skills
  • Complex group projects
  • 3. Integrated "Standard course + Individual lessons":

  • 20 lessons per week in a group
  • 5 lessons 1 on 1 with the teacher
  • Maximum support and assistance on complex issues
  • Individualized system of skills development.
  • Training is conducted in small groups, which allows you to devote a lot of time to each student and explain many difficult topics and questions (you can also choose a course with additional individual lessons, which greatly expands opportunities). Classes are conducted according to a special methodology and include the main sections of linguistics + special modules:

  • Grammar, vocabulary
  • Written speech
  • Oral speech
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Active communication and communication skills
  • Language in everyday life
  • German for special purposes.
  • Rapid progress is achieved, among other things, by a system of full language immersion - children communicate around the clock in German: in class, and during events, excursions. Classes are held in the morning hours (from Monday to Friday), after-dinner and evening time is devoted to extra-curricular activities, sports, creativity, on weekends there are guided tours and trips. In the classroom, the children discuss the current affairs, the places they visited, share their impressions of what they saw - this helps them to build their speech correctly and clearly state their thoughts.

    Thanks to the high professionalism of employees and quality programs, progress in language is noticeable even after a short week course. The camp participants get a lot of pleasant impressions, gain strength and get new friends from all over the world!

    The cost of the summer camp ("German + rest and activities"):

    1) Standard:

  • 1 week = 1405CHF
  • 2 weeks = 2510CHF
  • 3 weeks = 3660CHF
  • 4 weeks = 4820CHF
  • 5 weeks = 6025CHF
  • 2) Intensive:

  • 1 week = 1495CHF
  • 2 weeks = 2660CHF
  • 3 weeks = 3900CHF
  • 4 weeks = 5100CHF
  • 5 weeks = 6375CHF
  • 3) Comprehensive (standard + individual lessons): the cost of the standard course + 300CHF for individual lessons per week (5 lessons).

    Accommodation and food

    Students are accommodated in the rooms located in the same building as the classrooms. The premises are very spacious and comfortable: the students live in single or double rooms with the necessary set of furniture, appliances and a washbasin. The bathrooms are shared and are located on each floor.

    Meals are arranged on the principle of a full board, different diets and special plans are available.

    Events Alpadia Engelberg Summer Camp

    Various activities and excursions make your stay in the camp interesting and fascinating, help you to spend your summer vacations fun and useful. There are two types of extracurricular activity:

    • Standard
    • Additional.

    Standard is included in the basic price of the course and contains sports, creative and cultural events, the possibility of active language practice in an entertaining pastime with their peers and new friends. Available sports:

    • Basketball
    • Badminton
    • Football
    • Swimming
    • Volleyball
    • Mini golf
    • Floorball
    • Ping pong.


    • Swiss Transport Museum
    • Zurich Zoo in Zurich (Zürich Zoologischer Garten)
    • Berne
    • Lucerne
    • Interlaken
    • Adventure Park Engelberg
    • Toboggan-route at Brunni
    • Dairy.


    • Welcome party
    • Sports
    • Night of film screenings
    • B-B-Q
    • Disco
    • Shopping.

    Additional, except for the above items, includes unique classes, held three times a week - these types are not included in the basic cost and are paid separately. Types of activity "Premium +":

    • "Adrenaline" (active sports)
    • "Creativity" (art, visual means and techniques)
    • "Tennis"
    • "Language +" (individual support, setting and solving goals and objectives in accordance with the needs).

    Cost of additional activity (per week):

    • Adrenaline = 200CHF
    • Creativity = 120CHF
    • "Tennis" = 200CHF
    • "Language +" = 540CHF.


    • One of the campuses of the prestigious educational network
    • Accreditation of specialized organizations and authorities
    • Quality courses in English and German
    • Highly qualified teachers and staff
    • Saturated leisure, rest and excursions
    • Comfortable accommodation
    • Engelberg is a beautiful resort town in the Swiss Alps.

    Equipment Alpadia Engelberg Summer Camp

    The institution occupies a unique building of the monastery of the 12th century, completely restored and restored and under special protection of the state. The building is equipped with the latest technology: all modern communications, Internet and television, cleaning and air-conditioning systems have been installed. Campus includes:

    • Spacious classes for classes
    • Playing areas and common living rooms
    • Audiences for independent work
    • Indoor sports hall
    • Playgrounds for football, volleyball, basketball
    • Tennis courts
    • Residence.

    Term dates and fees

    Classes are held in June, July and August, lasting from 1 to 5 weeks. Beginning of classes: check-in is on Sunday, departure on Saturday.

    Tuition (with accommodation and meals):


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    The cost of individual lessons: from 300CHF / 5 lessons.

    Additional charges:

    • Registration fee = 110CHF
    • Deposit confirming the place on the course
    • Service Fee
    • Examination Boards
    • Deposit for tuition
    • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
    • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
    • Air tickets in both directions
    • Transfer in both directions (collective transfer to / from Zurich airport = 190CHF, individual = 590CHF)
    • Compulsory medical insurance
    • Personal pocket expenses
    • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
    • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

    Extra fees:

    • Transfer (one way) 110 CHF
    • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 110 CHF
    • Study materials
    • Visa fees
    • Medical insurance
    • Flight tickets

    Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

    • Age: 10 to 18 years
    • Level of language proficiency: any, starting from elementary.


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    Recommendations on when to apply

    Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
    - we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
    - there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
    - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
    - some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
    - some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
    - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
    - for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

    - recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
    - the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
    - for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
    - for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
    - MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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