Altitude promotes an environment of mutual respect, fun, enjoyment and learning. We believe that every child has an equal right to have a fantastic time with us and for that reason our staff always keep a close eye on any teasing or bullying or any other anti-social behaviour that may affect another campers experience with us.
These situations are very rare on our camps and pre-season staff training covers the subject of how to look out for any signs of bullying. However, please tell your children that if this does happen then they should inform any member of our staff immediately. Altitude has rules in place in regard to any child who is deliberately spoiling another camper’s experience. If we believe any behaviour is detrimental to the summer camp spirit then we will contact the parent or guardian to decide on further action.
Altitude fully reserve all rights to send any child home at the parent/guardians’ expense should we perceive their behaviour’s to be inappropriate. Such behaviour’s include, but are not limited to: drinking of alcohol, threatening behaviour towards staff, students or anyone else, use of illegal drugs, smoking, entering of rooms used by the opposite sex, leaving the chalet at night time after lights out and bullying.
All our staff members have been checked through the Criminal Records Bureau, hold a valid first aid certificate and have at least two references and recommendations to work with us on our camps. In fact the majority of our staff are employed year round for Altitude and have a proven track record in safety and professionalism.
Altitude is happy for you to contact us throughout the camp – especially if it is a matter of importance, or if you simply wish to hear how your child is adapting to camp life.
Our in house Bank is used to house all important documents and money. On arrival campers must deposit all funds into this bank – please advise your child about this prior to their arrival. On a daily basis staff will open the bank to allow for students to have a regular fund of pocket money. Should you wish to deposit funds directly into our bank this can also be arranged. We recommend a weekly allowance of no more than 100 CHF.
Homesickness & Illness
If your child becomes homesick or ill, a camp director will contact you so we can work together to resolve the situation.
All electronic equipment is handed in to camp staff at the beginning of the camp. Children then have access to these during the free time each day (16h-18h30) This is to ensure the children fully participate in activities and also to reduce the risk of these items being lost.