Summer Camp 2018 - Useful Information
May 2018
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Summer Camp 2018

Dear Parents, 

It is with pleasure that we send you the necessary information in order to organise your child(ren)'s stay with us this coming summer.

Do not hesitate to contact us at concerning any further requests you may have. We look forward to welcoming your child(ren) this summer.

Kind regards from Villars,
Family Méan

Another Successful Summer Camp
We are very happy to inform you our camp is fully booked in most of its sessions. We have limited places left for day students and F session - 28th of July to 10th of August - has a few available boarding spaces.

If any friends or relatives are still interested in registering, please ask them to contact us as soon as possible Ms. Céline Gelli - Director of Admissions - at
New Activities for this Summer Camp 2018
Explore all activities for the Summer Camp 2018
Photo Option
Once again this year, we are happy to offer you the opportunity of a photograph package to capture the special moments and memories of your child`s time with us at La Garenne. Photographs are taken by our resident professional photographer, Philippe Latour - who was a former student at La Garenne.

At the end of the summer stay, you will receive a link to access the pictures of your child(ren) on digital format platform. The price for this option is CHF 400.- for 50 pictures (min. 4 weeks stay) / CHF 250.- for 20 pictures. You may have a look at the work of our photographer on this link.

If you would like this option adding please contact us at:
Europa Park - Limited places available
Alongside the normal afternoon activities, our camp also offers students the chance to participate in exclusive outings. Europa Park (the largest amusement park in Europe) remains our most popular excursion. 

The journey takes the campers just across the border into Germany in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach, for 24 hours of serious fun and relaxation on the roller coasters, games and in shows. The 2 day trip includes a stay in a 5* hotel within the park and gastronomy from all around the world. From 8 years of age. 

Available only for A, B and D sessions (CHF 600.- all inclusive)

If you are interested to register your child(ren), please contact Ms. Céline Gelli - Director Admissions - at
Arrival and Departure Information
At the Airport
If you are sending your child by airplane, please provide us with the travel itinerary and the Unaccompanied Minor payment confirmation to as soon as possible.
We remind you that all arrivals at the airport between 10:00 and 17:00 are free of charge. School transport is available only to students.  Mr. Serafim Leite de Azevedo - school driver - is responsible for meeting all the “UM” (Unaccompanied Minors) and students arriving during the scheduled times mentioned above, as long as their flight details have been sent to the school office prior to arrival.

For students meeting us at the airport, the meeting point will be in front of the Jazz Café, 20 meters on your right after exiting the arrivals hall.
Details for the “UM” (Unaccompanied Minor) forms are as follows: 
La Garenne International School
Ch. des Chavasses 23
CH 1885 Chesières
Tel: +41 (0) 24 495 24 53
Your contact person is: Mr. Serafim Leite de Azevedo (Swiss Passport N°: X1105102)

Mr. Serafim Azevedo
School Driver
For parents meeting us at the airport, the meeting point will be in front of the Jazz Café, 20 meters on your right after exiting the arrivals hall.

Students Arriving With Parents

If you are accompanying your child(ren) directly to school on arrival day, please send the estimated time of your arrival time to as soon as possible.  Students arriving with parents are expected from 10h00 to 17h00.
Due to multiple arrivals scheduled for the same time, you might have to wait for a few minutes before being attended to. Our aim is to provide our families enough time to answer questions and we will do our utmost to welcome you promptly. If you believe your time with us will be longer than usual, please contact Ms Céline Gelli at: a few days prior to your arrival. She will be happy to clarify any of your doubts. We thank you in advance for your understanding.

Health Insurance - IMPORTANT !
According to Swiss Law each student must have insurance covering illness and accidents.
An insurance certificate and insurance card must be provided to the school prior to the start of the camp (a copy should be sent to or on the arrival day at the latest. Any fees associated with medication will be charged to the students.
We remind parents to give your child(ren) the code or key of the suitcase(s) and to label each suitcase, clearly with the child's name.
Phone Calls and Internet Access 
At check-in, all electronic devices (such as telephone, iPad, iPhone, iPod and tablets) are to be handed to the staff member attending to you. Please make sure the name of your child(ren) is written on the device as well as on each cable, charger or additional accessories. IT department needs all administrator rights in order to connect to the internet and other school regulations, please make sure to inform the office for the passcode of the devices.
During telephone times mentioned below, you will be able to contact your children either on the school line at +41 (0) 24 495 24 53 or by using the electronic devices (iPad, iPhone, mobile phone, etc.) using the voice call services (Skype, WeChat, WhatsApp, FaceTime, Viber). To avoid additional costs related to “Data roaming”, please be sure to set the telephones by turning off this option. This is the parents’ responsibility.
We will always ensure the children speak with their families. If the school line is busy, please phone back later.  If you are unreachable during hours below, let us know in advance and we will organize another time for you to speak with your child(ren).
Finally, if you plan to talk with your children on “Skype, WeChat, WhatsApp  Facetime, Viber” please ensure they know their username and password. To avoid connection difficulties, inform the school office of these details. 
Sundays and Wednesdays are the official days to call your child(ren), at the following specific Swiss times
Sunday 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th July & 5th August 2018 : From 09h30 to 11h00
Wednesday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th July & 1st, 8th August 2018: From 13h30 to 15h00
Language Classes and Private Lessons 
Students will be provided with all the necessary equipment for their language classes apart from a pencil case, which we suggest they bring themselves.
For organisational reasons, students who will attend additional private lessons will not be allowed to make any changes or cancellations upon arrival at school.
Pocket Money 
The recommended amount of pocket money has already been charged to the parents’ invoice. We will make sure each child receives it in instalments during the stay. If you wish to leave additional money, you will be able to do so on arrival day.
For campers participating on the Europa Park trip, an amount of (euro)  50.- has also been included.
For students celebrating their birthday during the camp, do not hesitate to let us know if you wish us to organise a special celebration (cake, gift, drink, etc.). If this is the case, we thank you in advance for providing us with an additional amount of CHF 150.-
For the safety of our campers, we ask that ALL medication as well as any vitamins are handed in to the school as soon as you arrive.

Please be sure all medication is in its original packages and clearly marked with your child’s name, as well as instructions in English or French. 
Head Lice
Prior to the start of the camp, we ask that you check your child(ren) carefully for head lice. Please inform the school if lice are found and if a treatment is already underway. All children will be checked again upon arrival and treated if necessary.
The summer season can be chilly in the mountains so we kindly ask you to carefully follow the clothing list (do not forget some warm clothes).

In addition to the clothing list, at the end of the camp session we will organise WhiteNeon and Hawaiian parties, please make sure to add some clothes related to, Hawaiian style,  white clothes and an old t-shirt for the Neon party (Neon painting can leave marks on the clothes even after washing them).

Thank you for marking/labelling all items of clothing (including shoes, tennis racket, swimming towels, backpacks, underwear, etc.) with resistant labels.
Each label should have the first name of the child followed by the two first letters of the family name (example: John SM. for John Smith).
Download the Clothing List
Weekly Programme
Find the Summer Camp Week Schedule including the variety of activities organised by age group.
Download the Weekly Programme
Expected Behaviour
We have every confidence that your child will have a wonderful experience at summer camp. All our staff are approachable and friendly and there is always someone for your child to talk to if they are worried about anything. 

To make sure that everyone has a positive experience here at La Garenne, we encourage all the children to keep our simple rules of courtesy and respect.
  • If you have any worries/questions, do not hesitate to speak to one of the 60 members of the staff.
  • Only speak in French or English.
  • Greet everyone with good morning, or good afternoon.
  • Show respect for other people and their property.
  • Behave responsibly at all times and listen carefully to instructions from Staff.

Unacceptable behaviour such as violence, bullying, theft or inappropriate swear words will be dealt with by the School Director. Parents will be informed if such behaviour is considered to compromise the comfort and safety of other pupils.
Additional information on our school programmes
If you have additional questions or require further information regarding our academic school year, we kindly ask you to contact us before arrival at the camp to organise an appointment with the Director of Admissions.
Weekend Information
As the summer camp period is short, we prefer to limit the number of family visits during the children’s stay. They need to adapt to their new environment and the daily programmes are intense. However, if you wish to visit your child(ren) please contact the school office 4 days in advance, to allow us to plan. Thank you for your understanding.
Charity Projects
La Garenne actively supports the following organisations: "Sparadrap" (recreational room for hospitalised children at Aigle Hospital), "Make a Wish" ( and "AClem" Foundation (

Throughout the year, the students and the staff organise events and challenges to raise funds for the different organisations:
During the summer, if they wish so, campers are also welcome to contribute to the charity projects of La Garenne. For any question, do not hesitate to contact Ms. Céline Gelli at
Who's who during the Summer Camp 2018

Grégory & Céline Méan
Assistant Director / Head of Pastoral
Céline GELLI
Director of Admissions
Danielle OLIVER
Head of Academics
Academic Assistant
Stéphanie MELCHIOR
School Secretary
David de DEYN
Summer Camp Coordinator
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