Swiss Summer Adventure Challenging and Inspiring

  • Academic Summer Camp for 9-17 year olds
  • Go paragliding and kayaking, visit cheese and chocolate factories, spend a day in Bern, Geneva or Zurich
  • Live in the picturesque castle town of Porrentruy near Basel
  • Study at Collège & Lycée Saint-Charles established in 1897
  • Make friends from all over the world
  • Experienced and encouraging teachers and leaders




We are now taking bookings for 2021: risk-free.

Enjoy peace of mind by booking with summer course provider with experience in running COVID-secure courses. In order to help families to make decisions about next summer and book with confidence, we are introducing interim terms and conditions for any new bookings made between Monday 1st September 2020 and 15th January 2021.
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Not a normal summer but still an opportunity for an amazing experience…

Wow what a year 2020 has been so far. The whole world came to a halt in March and we all went into lockdown. What a shock to the system. Everything we knew came to a stop – no meeting friends, no going to work or school, no international travel. Our big global world suddenly became small and we all had to stay at home.
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Academic Summer @home

Academic Summer @home - fantastic online summer camp for students aged 7-17 with quality academic learning & innovative online leisure programme.
Specialist courses: Get Ready for MedicineEngineeringComputer ScienceIELTS and TOEFL online.
We run from 21st June to 21st August 2020


ACADEMIC TUTOR ONLINE - quality online academic tuition

The current situation limits access to education, that is why we would like to drive your attention to Academic Tutor Online our sister company that offers high quality, professional online tutoring to meet the needs of anyone and everyone where-ever in the world you are.

With over 20 years of experience they understand the needs of remote learners and match them to their perfect tutor who will understand, engage and inspire them to help them to achieve their goals. Read more information from their students or find more on www.academictutoronline.co.uk


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. 

age 9 to 11

Our young adventurers study: English, mathematics, sciences, social studies and arts. Lessons, trips and activities all fit around a weekly theme bringing everything to life.
Adventurers' lessons are cross curricular. This means that students in a history lesson may also be developing their skills in dramadesign technology and geography. What is really great about this approach is that it allows students to put their learning into practice and to use their strengths in one area to support themselves and others in an area they are less confident in.

AGE 15-17

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) 

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.

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Leadership pod 

Activities and trips



Free time, sports and activities


Be a leader Activities - Trips

We want you to have an unforgettable summer bursting with fun, adventure and equipping you skills that will stick with you for life. This is why our Be a Leader programme is filled with original trips and fun-filled, challenging and thought provoking activities. We will show you Switzerland as you've never seen it before as well as taking you to the top tourist must sees.  
Every activity, trip, game and adventure will tie into your Be a Leader project so the final result will be inspired by your real life experience. Whether you are a natural born leader or someone that prefers to support the team in the background we will develop your skill set to help you reach your Personal Best. We will work together to discover and develop your communication, negotiation, communication and presentation skills, so at the end in your pod group you are happy, confident and undertaking tasks you never thought yourself capable of. The cherry on the cake? You will receive an accredited CPD qualification to show the world your achievements.

Would you like to know what trips are planned during the weeks you want to join us? Contact us on info@academiccamp.org for detailed schedule.

Our excursions will enable you to see the beautiful country that is Switzerland - we will take you the Bern, Zurich, Geneva, Lausanne, Gruyere, Rhine Falls, Fribourg, Biel and Neuchatal. No trip to Switzerland would be complete without tasting the local delicacies so we will take you to a chocolate and a cheese factory. Enjoy hikes and foreging in the spectacular Swiss mountains and we’ll even make a well deserved pie with the fruits of your labour.
In addition to our amazing excursions we will enjoy challenges and games both on and off campus where you will compete within your pod for the ultimate result - Pod champions!. Push yourself to your comfortable limit in Challenge by Choice - an afternoon of fear or opportunity, learn to  cook to perfection in Masterchef, try water balloon volleyball or create the perfect water balloon launcher in  Ultimate Everything. Kick start your perfect university application by participating in our afternoon of volunteering - what can you do to make the world a better place?  Brush up on your orienteering skills and why not try out horse-riding .  We are convinced that you will leave Academic Camp Switzerland with more skills, interests and knowledge that you thought possible to acquire in 2 or 4 weeks.  Are you as excited as we are?


Location & Accommodation

Academic Camp Switzerland is located at Collège et Lycée Saint-Charles in the small and safe town of Porrentruy - one hour from Basel.

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.

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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.

Please contact us for more information: info@academiccamp.org