School Camps

Our international team of volunteers welcomes you for a week of fun, adventure and learning. Fully booked for 2023, enquire now for 2024.


Why are school camps important?

Camps give children a chance to learn through non-formal education.

School camps at KISC contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full potential. Our mission is to bring young people of the world together in an alpine environment, raise awareness over sustainability and global issues, and empower young people in the creation of a better world.  

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What can your school expect?

Each school camp has its own goal and mission tailored to your school's needs.

If you're not sure where to start, we have 3 common themes we build our programmes from. 

They are:

  • High Adventure
  • Eco Adventure
  • International Friendship

Below we outline a bit more about the goals of each theme below. 

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High Adventure

These camps focus on building confidence and communication and team working skills. They give students the chance to learn to lead and discover their true potential.

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Eco Adventure

These camps focus on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by exploring our unique alpine environment while educating your students about current environmental issues. They aim to encourage your students to take action and leave the world a little better than they found it.

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International Friendship

These camps focus on International Friendship and culture. They encourage students to explore and develop their interest in other cultures and ways of life. Your students will develop communication and teamwork skills as well as form friendships as a class.

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What do we offer?

We will build around your needs.

Our standard offers include fully catered educational camps. Each camp is centred around the school's needs, so the programme, accommodation and catering are adjusted to what suits your school best. 

What facilities are available?

Make yourself at home.

  • Dormitory-style rooms with bunk beds
  • The sole use of the rooms for your school group
  • Shared bathroom facilities
  • Free Wifi
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Lockers to store valuables
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Common Rooms
  • Coffee Bar
  • Football pitch & volleyball court
  • Outdoor shelters
  • Recycling Centre
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Who are our staff?

We have a team of international volunteers who are here to serve.

Our catering and housekeeping teams are here to make sure your bellies are full, and you're comfortable during your stay. Our programme guides are fully trained to get your students safely through our programme while having the most exciting adventures. We also work with specialist guides where needed. 

Which age groups will enjoy it the most?

Generally ages 12-18

We have programmes for ages 5-25, but most of our standard programmes and adventure activities are best suited to ages 12 and up. 

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How do we do meals?

You will eat together in our dining hall.

The centre's dining hall seats 100 people in one sitting and can serve 300 people per meal. Meals are served 'canteen' style, with a set main dish and a soup or dessert.

We do our best to cater for students with dietary requirements. We can cater for the most common dietary requirements, such as Vegetarians, Vegans, Gluten, Lactose, Dairy and Nut-free diets. Students with other special diets can specify their requirements when booking meals. We do our best to cater for the different requirements. We prepare all the meals in the same kitchen, so we can not guarantee that the meals are 100% allergen-free. 

When are we open?

We are open to guests 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

For the best experience, we recommend booking for February, May or September. We are open year-round and take requests outside of these months on a case-by-case basis (School bookings are not available in July and August). 

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School Camps

Where is KISC and how can you get here?

KISC is situated in the picturesque village of Kandersteg

The train will bring you as far as Kandersteg Train Station, and there is a bus once every hour which drops you at the entrance to KISC. 

Wagetiweg 7

3718 Kandersteg


How much do our camps cost?

We will provide a quote based on your specific needs.

The pricing will vary based on how many nights you stay and what programme activities you'd like. Our 5-day camps start from CHF 300- per student.

We prefer a learner/educator ratio of 10:1. Therefore, one educator for every ten learners may attend the camp free of charge.

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School Camps

What's the next step?

We're here to help you choose which programme will be best for your students.

Our Reception volunteers are here to help! They can be contacted via email at or by phone at +41 33 675 82 82

Daily Reception Opening Hours:
08:15-12:00 and 14:00-17:30