Our learning is really different! Our teachers love to teach and will take you on a great journey of discovery. Our students create amazing paintings, produce business plans, discuss environmental issues or dissect a heart. We encourage you to keep pushing your boundaries. If you are 15 + you can even choose the subjects you wish to study. Choose from 11 different options including Art, Sciences, Economics, English, Mathematics, Presentations & interviews, Social studies or Theory of Knowledge (ToK). We write your individual timetable around your choices.
Get to know Switzerland as well as Europe!!!
We are the only summer camp where you can live and enjoy Switzerland as well as visit Paris (France) and Stuttgart (Germany) during the weekends. Our trips and activities are truly amazing. After your lessons you will enjoy hiking, visit a cheese and chocolate factory, go swimming, kayaking & canoeing, play golf, ride horses, or go paragliding. During weekends you will go on full day trips these include trip to Paris, Stuttgart, Geneva, Strasburg, Lausanne, Bern or Basel....all with friends from all over the world :).
New exclusive summer camp
New exclusive academic camp. Enjoy the lakes, rivers and the breathtaking beauty of Switzerland and taste the wonderful Swiss cheese and chocolate. Academic Camp Switzerland is located at the Collège et Lycée Saint-Charles in the small and safe town of Porrentruy. Collège et Lycée Saint-Charles sits at the foot of a magnificient castle. The campus has the main school building with modern classrooms, boarding accommodation, a beautiful chapel, a cinema and a sports complex.
Our teaching methodology is based around CLIL: Content and Language Integrated Learning. You study the content of academic subjects and at the same time, improve your English language skills.
EXPLORATION CLASSES age 12 to 14
Our Explorers study a range of academic subjects in classes of up to ten students. You will study English, mathematics, sciences, social studies and art with us. The medium of instruction is English and there are 30 hours of study a week. Explorers learn valuable study skills to help them in their academic careers and are introduced to different ways of learning which includes attending our weekly lecture.
We integrate content (academic subject matter) and language development following the IB MYP’s liberal approach to learning. Discovery and exploration are more highly valued than simply learning what is taught. We want you to develop your competence in the communicative use of English as an international language whether you are a native or non-native speaker of English.
ENGAGEMENT CLASSES age 15 to 18
We offer Engagers a good range of academic subjects to choose from. You study in classes of up to ten students and there are 30 hours of study a week. You have four 75-minute lessons per day, attend advisory sessions and assemblies.
You are also introduced to different ways of learning by attending our weekly lecture. You choose the subjects you want to study prior to arrival, and we write your individual timetable around these choices. We offer the following subjects: •Academic French •Art • Biology • Chemistry • Economics, business & entrepreneurship • English • Essay writing • Mathematics • Physics • Presentations & interviews • Social studies • Theory of Knowledge (ToK)
...and how will your day look like?
14.30 Activities and trips
20.00 Free time, sports and activities
You will participate in our exciting and vibrant leisure programme to develop your leadership skills, try new things, become more confident and make friends from all over the world.
Explore European cities through cultural visits to Zurich, Paris, Stuttgart and Geneva. You can experience the local culture and get those all important souvenirs!
Embrace activities the area has to offer including paragliding, kayaking, horse-riding, hiking, swimming, football, tennis and loads more. We will challenge you and make sure you have lots of fun.
Experience something different with our exciting fox trails, a visit to the beautiful Rhine Falls and enjoy some of some of the finest chocolate and cheese Switzerland has to offer.
Porrentruy is in the Swiss Jura region and is situated in the Northwest of Switzerland close to the French border. The official language is French.
Collège et Lycée Saint-Charles sits at the foot of a magnificient castle. The campus has the main school building with modern classrooms, boarding accommodation, a beautiful chapel, a cinema and a sports complex (including tennis courts, basketball court, playground and a sports hall).
Academic Camp Switzerland Collège et Lycée Saint-Charles
The school offers a variety of comfortable bedrooms. Girls and boys are accommodated on different floors.
Girls stay in spacious double and single bedrooms. There are some double rooms with private showers and toilets but most bedrooms are with shared toilets and showers. Showers and toilets are individual cubicles with doors that can be locked to give you privacy.
Boys stay in triple and double rooms All the rooms have washbasins. Showers and toilets are shared and they have individual cubicles that can be locked.
You can use the cosy common rooms with a small kitchen where you can meet with your friends or have a snack.
Work for us
Academic Camp Switzerland is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects its staff to share this commitment.
In the summer we employ a team of teachers who are qualified to teach their subjects and have experience in teaching A-Level, the IB, Advanced Placement and ESL.
As well as experience we are looking for teachers that have enthusiasm and a love for their subjects. We like our teachers to make content interesting and the lessons will be a mixture of theory and practical work.
We also look for enthusiastic camp counsellors. We employ active young people who are comfortable leading groups of students for a range of activities and trips. You must be flexible and have a few activity ideas up your sleeve!
Staff can work from one to six weeks with us in Switzerland. Teachers can work one to four teaching blocks a week and there is the opportunity to take part in additional counsellor work. We offer competitive rates of pay.