Sylvie DUCAS, Headmistress and Guillaume BECUE, Head of Prefleuri International Alpine School Camp: “From all ages, here everyone will find their happiness!”


Prefleuri International Alpine School was founded in 1948 = 70 years of experience!

During the summer of 1948, Prefleuri welcomed its first pupils, a group of Belgium girls discovering the beauty of our mountains.

With time, this unique holiday camp grew into a renowned International school. In growing, Prefleuri has adapted to the evolutions of society, yet has maintained the authenticity of its atmosphere, and its homely environment has nurtured an acute sense of children’s needs.

Prefleuri is located in a traditional Swiss chalet surrounded by 2 acres of natural playground. Prefleuri is 2km away from Villars-sur-Ollon, an authentic ski resort with an altitude of 1300m. School works all year around, Camps are welcome kids during Summer and Winter seasons.

- What language or languages do you speak in the camp?

During the summer camp our team, like the children, is international.The « official » languages at Prefleuri are English and French.

- Please tell us about your programs…

We have various camps programs:

- Kindergarten camps for kids from 3 to 4 years old;

- Discovery and starter camps for kids from 5 to 7 years old;

- Sports and adventure camps for kids from 8 to 12 years old.

Every programs are adapted by the age.

We also propose themed weeks: Cooking, Traveler’s, Animal’s, Catamaran, Discover Switzerland. Classes are held Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 12:00 from 6 years old. We offer French, English as foreign language classes as well as tutoring.

Morning - 3 hours of language courses in English, French or Individual Tutoring.

Afternoon – Sports represent an important part of our activities: from tennis to horse riding, to martial arts or rock climbing. Mountain biking & kayaking, there are too many to mention, each day represents a new adventure. We always make sure we enjoy the best of our beautiful surroundings, which sometimes involve the comfort of our mountain refuge in the forest, as well as banana boat trips on lake Geneva, or simply visiting some of the exciting amusement parks of the region.

Evening – It would not be a complete day without a full evening of fun. From laser game nights to themed shows or our famous weekly buffet. Creating wonderful memories until the end of the day.

- Give us 10 reasons - why children and their parents would like your camp?

1. Strenghts of Prefleuri;

2. Exceptionnal surrounding;

3. Clean air – healthy and safe environment;

4. Caring family and international atmosphere;

5. High Academic Standard;

6. Bilingual programmes – Rich curriculum;

7. Small class sizes – Advanced ski programs;

8. Holistic approach;

9. Bespoke education;

10. Exclusive relationship with student’s family.

- How night sleep is organized in the camp?

Bedrooms are attributed by gender, age and nationality. There are 4 to 6 beds in a bedroom. Every evening, before lights out, your child has a quiet time to read or chat with the other children in his room.

Our team lives in the chalet with the children. The children are always supervised, all day and night long. Each child knows where to find the person specially delegated to look after him – or her.

- What about medical support in the camp?

A resident, qualified paramedic is responsible for administering ongoing treatments, taking temperatures, contact with the local doctors. In the resort there are three general practitioners. In the event of a major incident, your child is transferred to the emergency service of the paediatric hospital in Aigle (10kms). In such cases we are immediately and constantly in contact with the parents.

- Is visa needed for Switzerland?

Some nationalities need a visa to enter Switzerland. We will help you through the formalities and answer all your questions.

All our team is dedicated to insure each camper has a memorable experience!

Please come and visit us to see our approach in practice.

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