The Marmot Camp is a Summer day camp programme designed exclusively for our youngest campers, aged 3 – 5 years, running on weekday mornings from 9am to 1pm.

A Morning of Adventures

This exciting morning activity programme provides the perfect introduction to camp life, and our experienced and qualified Marmot team are dedicated and passionate about providing the best possible experience for your little ones.

Our strict staff to camper ratio policy means that there is always at least one staff member to every 4 campers, ensuring a high level of supervision and care for each child.

Our Programme

Our programmes are designed specifically to provide children with a fun and positive early learning experience to encourage their development. We offer a varied program of sports, mountain adventures, arts and crafts and baking. With a new activity to enjoy each day, this camp keeps your little ones entertained and learning new skills.

Each activity has been planned with specific goals in mind, for instance, encouraging creativity and self expression through art and play, improving motor skills and coordination, exploring and encouraging awareness of the outside environment nature, and learning to work and play alongside others.

Camp Details

  • 3 to 5 year olds
  • Monday – Friday 9am to 1pm
  • Lunch included
  • Qualified and experienced staff
  • Staff to camper ratio of 1:4

Camp Goals

  • Make new friends
  • Learn in a safe and friendly environment
  • Develop new skills
  • Have lots of fun!

The children will meet with their activity leader at 9am ready to start the morning activity session. The activities will either be based on the grounds of our cosy Swiss chalet or in the surrounding environment. A healthy lunch will be served at the chalet before children leave at 13h.

 

Example Programme One:

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09:00 Scavenger

Hunt

Mountain

Art

Dog

Museum

Camouflage Pond Dipping
12:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:00 Home Time Home Time Home Time Home Time Home Time

 

Example Programme Two:

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09:00 Baking Shelter

building

Labyrinthe Mini Olympics Photo collage
12:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:00 Home Time Home Time Home Time Home Time Home Time
DAY CAMPS (6-14 years)
Monday-Friday 9.00-16.00
DATES PRICES
Camp 1 2nd July – 6th July 2018 CHF 850
Camp 2 9th July – 13th July 2018 CHF 850
Camp 3 16th July – 20th July 2018 CHF 850
Camp 4 23rd July – 27th July 2018 CHF 850
Camp 5 30th July – 3rd August 2018 CHF 850
Camp 6 6th August – 10th August 2018 CHF 850
Camp 7 13th August – 17th August 2018 CHF 850
Camp 8 20th August – 24th August 2018 CHF 850
Two or more weeks (Day Camp) During operational dates CHF 800 / week
One-Week Marmot Camp (3-5 years)
Monday-Friday 9.00-13.00
During operational dates CHF 475

Included in the cost:

  • Activities
  • Language coaching (Language Camp)
  • Nutritious food
  • T shirts
  • Staff ratio 1:8
  • 24/7 Supervision
  • Excursions

Additional Options:

  • Return transfer from Geneva airport
  • Private horse riding lessons
  • Private tennis lessons
  • Private language lessons
  • Paragliding
  • News
  • Video
  • Webcams
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Hike and Scavenger Hunt

Hike and Scavenger Hunt

An opportunity to get out on the mountain in the fresh air, burn some energy and have fun doing it! After some warm up games, campers will set off on an easy mountain trail.

The group will be set a scavenger hunt challenge, and given a cup or bag in which to collect any items along their route. At the end of the route all the items will be shown to the rest of the group and described.

Goals of the session

Mountain Art

Mountain Art

An opportunity to get messy and creative, mountain art is always a favourite! Mountain art sessions vary from painting, paper mache mask making, group art projects and natural sculpture making. In a typical session, campers will get the chance to work individually on their own art such as painting a picture, and also all together to create one big piece of art to which everyone can contribute! Campers are also given an opportunity to explore in the garden or the forest to collect natural items to incorporate within their art.

Goals of the session

Dog Museum

A great attraction for the little ones, the St Bernard Dog Museum is an opportunity to learn about these amazing animals while providing the sensory experiences of being able to meet and pet the dogs. Children can watch the dogs play in the outdoor enclosure, and have an opportunity to meet the dogs and, if they are lucky, also meet the puppies!

Goals of the session

Pond Dipping

Pond Dipping

Our pond dipping trip takes place at the pond up at Croix de Coeur, at the top of Savoleyres. Prepared with nets, trays and magnifying glasses, campers can each have a go at dipping their net into the water to see what sort of freshwater species they can find! The pond is teeming with tadpoles, and some small fish, as well as newts and frogs can be found. Emptying the nets into trays campers have a chance to identify what they have found. The team leader will explain what each creature is, and help them to learn how to identify them, before safely returning them to the pond.

 

Goals of the session

Baking

Baking

Baking can be a great experience for young campers to create their own fairy cakes, cookies or brownies to take home.

Fairy cakes

Everyone will get a chance to see and touch the ingredients in their raw form, and the team leader will explain the recipe step by step. In small groups all the campers will get a chance to combine and mix the ingredients to make the fairy cakes, taking it in turns to help with the recipe and each step. Everyone will help clean up, and play games while the cakes bake.

While the cakes are cooling, children will get a chance to help make the icing and see the different sweets they have to decorate their cakes. Each child will have a go at decorating their own cakes.

Goals of the session

Shelter building

Shelter building

A first experience in survival for the little ones, the Marmots are taught about shelters, and how to make them in the mountains. Everyone, with lots of help from the team leaders, will help to build a shelter to see if it keeps them dry under the ‘rain’!

Marmots also have a go at exploring the different objects that can be found in the forest, and building their very own small natural shelter, to protect a small item such as a rock or a pine cone.

 

Goals of the session

Labyrinthe

Labyrinthe

Our excursion to Labyrinthe Adventures is always a favourite, with plenty of things for the little ones to try and explore while being outside and burning lots of energy!

All our Marmots are supervised at all times and will be taken round the activities appropriate for their age by their team leader to play games and have lots of fun. Remember, there is always at least 1 team leader to every 4 children.

Goals of the session

Mini Olympics

The group is split into their teams or ‘countries’ for the session. The team leader will explain the different games and challenges – every Mini Olympic games is different!

Mini Olympics

 

Goals of the session

 

Fires and Outdoor Cooking / Ages 6-8

Taking place in the mountain forest, campers will be taught about priorities in survival, and the necessities of fire in the context of a survival scenario. Those who are new to fire building in an outdoor environment will be given an introduction to fire building, and why we need fires, as well as understanding the science behind fires, i.e. ‘the fire triangle’.

Fires and Outdoor Cooking AGES 6-8

Campers are taught about the different techniques for fire building, and given the opportunity to build their own fire in teams with supervision of the team leader. Depending on their ability and experience campers will work through the Altitude specific ‘Ranger’ ‘Adventurer’ and ‘Guide’ levels. 

Goal of the session: To understand the importance of fires and how to make them in the outdoors