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German Summer Camp in Engelberg

Learn German at our Engelberg summer camp for teenagers

Engelberg is a stunning mountain resort in central Switzerland, located just 45 minutes from the vibrant tourist town of Lucerne. The vast forests and majestic mountain peaks make it the ideal location for hiking, mountain biking and other outdoor adventures. With a summertime bobsled run, a cheese-making monastery, a rope park and more, our summer camp in Engelberg is perfect for teenagers.

Age range:
10-17 years old
Opening dates:
Summer 30 June – 03 August 2024

Benefits of a summer camp in Engelberg: 

  • Our German summer camp is situated in the center of Engelberg in Switzerland, in a recently renovated, 12th century Benedictine monastery  
  • Study German in the Swiss Alps 
  • Modern facilities with single and twin bedrooms, spacious classrooms, games areas and excellent indoor and outdoor sports facilities, including tennis courts  
  • Enjoy summer in Engelberg with a varied activity program including trips to Zurich, Lucerne, Lido or Bern 
What's included
Vocabulary
German courses & learning materials
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Accommodation - Residence
Music
Activities & excursions
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Meals
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24/7 supervision
Optional extras
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Private lessons
Travel
Transfers
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Exclusive activities
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Camp information

About our summer camp in Engelberg

Camp facilities

Computer room
Classrooms
Indoor sports center
sports field
Interactive white board
white board
Outdoor space
park
Sports field
sports facilities
Tennis court
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Student lounge
lounge
WiFi
wifi

About the course

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Please note this camp is operated by Alpadia Language Schools

Please refer to their Terms & Conditions

Choose your course package

  • Standard 20 (20 lessons, 15 hours per week)
  • Intensive 25 (25 lessons, 18.45 hours per week)

Lesson length

45 minutes

The lessons and course structure

Our summer camp in Engelberg follows a curriculum that's specifically designed to keep young learners engaged and motivated. This includes topics and activities such as: 

  • Speaking, listening, reading, writing and life skills 
  • Vocabulary and grammar review and practice 
  • Collaborative projects encouraging creativity, time management and leadership skills 

Entry levels

All levels from beginner to advanced

Maximum class size

15 students

Accommodation 

  • Residence 

Meal plan 

  • All meals are included in the package. We can cater for a range of dietary needs including vegetarian, vegan and halal 

Materials and services included 

  • Welcome pack 
  • Assessment test 
  • Course materials  
  • Student ID 
  • Safe storage of students’ passports 
  • Access to Alpadia mobile app 
  • Pocket Money Service 
  • 24-hour supervision 
  • Afternoon and evening activities at the school or in the local area 
  • Excursions to nearby cities and regional tourist attractions 
  • Materials and services 
  • Certificate of attendance 
Accreditation & memberships

This Alpadia Languages school is accredited by the following organisations

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Accreditaion-AVDEP
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Students Accommodation

Student accommodation in Engelberg

Alpadia’s summer camp in Engelberg offers comfortable twin or single bedrooms with shared bathrooms on each floor. Located in a renovated 12th century Benedictine monastery in the center of the village, the rooms are modern, clean and spacious, with a sink and storage space. 

Activities

Engelberg Summer Camp

Students will spend their days at our camp, where they will have classes and meals, before returning to the residence in the evening. 

Daily camp schedule
Breakfast meal
07:00—08:00

Breakfast

Hands-on Experience
08:30—12:30

Classes

Lunch meal
12:30—13:30

Lunch

Sports field
14:00—18:00

Activities or excursions 

Dinner meal
18:30—19:30

Dinner

Music
20:00—22:00

Evening activities

Find a place you can call home
22:30

Lights out

Activities & Excursions

The alpine resort of Engelberg is rich with outdoor and cultural activities. Our fun-packed program includes a variety of things to do and places to see. From alpine scenery to cultural discoveries, from shopping to sightseeing, you will never get bored learning German at our summer camp in Engelberg. 

This is a sample schedule.

Premium activities

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Adrenalin

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Experience heart-racing sensations and exhilarating thrills as you race down the mountain in a bobsled or on a bike. 

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Creative arts

per week

Get creative and make your own drawings, paintings, sculptures and collages during your creative arts afternoons. 

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Tennis

per week

Improve your backhand and serving skills in the home country of tennis legend, Roger Federer.

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FAQS

FAQs

Why should you attend a German summer camp in Engelberg?

Alpadia’s summer camp in Engelberg is the perfect destination for students who want to have an alpine summer adventure whilst also improving their German skills. The high level of fluency in the area allows for the teenagers to immerse themselves in the language, while the stunning mountain scenery encourages outdoor activities and plenty of fun. Your children will truly have the summer of a lifetime.

What are the benefits of a language summer camp for the youth in Engelberg?

There are many benefits that summer camps offer for youths: Alpadia's camps gives students the chance to fully immerse themselves in their chosen language, fostering an environment that encourages fluency. The different social activities on offer enables students to practice their language skills outside of class in a real-life setting, as well as form friendships with other students at the camp and take part in memorable trips. 

Why should you choose Alpadia for attending a German summer camp in Engelberg?

There are many benefits that summer camps offer for youths: Alpadia camps give students the chance to fully immerse themselves in their chosen language, fostering an environment that encourages fluency. The different social activities on offer enables students to practice their language skills outside of class in a real-life setting, as well as form friendships with other students at the camp and take part in memorable trips. 

What kind of German skills can I develop at an Alpadia’s language camp?

When you study at our summer camp in Engelberg, you’ll learn a range of German language skills, from grammar to vocabulary, writing to listening and speaking. These topics are taught using collaborative projects that encourage creativity, time management and leadership skills.

What is the language proficiency level required to attend a German language camp?

How long it takes for students to learn German at our immersive summer camp in Engelberg depends entirely on several factors: this includes the student’s language level to start with and how long they stay. But with our immersive learning approach alongside exposure to host families, your child’s fluency levels will improve.

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