School Camps - Fully Booked for 2024
Our international team of volunteers welcomes you for a week of fun, adventure and learning.
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.
What can your school expect?
KISC provides accommodation and meals in the Alps with a large site for your teachers to run their programme of choice
If you're not sure where to start, we have 3 common themes we suggest you can build your programmes from.
- High Adventure
- Eco Adventure
- International Friendship
Below we outline a bit more about the goals of each theme below.
Your camp can focus on building confidence and communication and team working skills. They give students the chance to learn to lead and discover their true potential.
Your camp can 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.
Your camp can focus on International Friendship and culture. They encourage students to explore and develop their interest in other cultures and ways of life and peaceful communication between people. Your students will develop communication and teamwork skills as well as form friendships as a class.
What do we offer?
We will build around your needs.
Our standard offers include fully catered camps. Each camp is centred around the school's needs, so the accommodation and catering are adjusted to what suits your school best. You will need to run your own programme led by your teachers or external facilitators.
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
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 whole team are volunteers from around the world, usually from 20+ countries.
Which age groups will enjoy it the most?
Generally ages 12-18
We can suggest programmes for ages 5-25, but most of our standard programmes and adventure activities are best suited to ages 12 and up.
How do we do meals?
You will eat together in our dining hall.
The centre's dining hall seats 60 people in one sitting and can serve maximum 100 people per meal in school camp season. 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 for a school group, 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). February is the only time that we can offer guided Programme but teachers are still required to supervise the class.
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. There are discounted trains for groups larger than 10, these can be booked through BLS.
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 meal or activities you'd like. Our accommodation starts from CHF25.50 per student and meals are outlined in the meals tab. We offer discounts for schools that bring more than 30 learners.
We prefer a learner/educator ratio of 10:1.