Top tips to prepare your programme
Be bright and early!
Programme bookings open at 10 am on 1st October for Winter and 1st March for summer.
It’s normal for our activities to fill up very fast, so it’s good to think about your programme early and come up with a plan B, just in case. With over 100+ activities on offer, this should be pretty easy. From our summer international campfire to our Bunderspitz & Three Valleys Combo Hike, the sky is the limit, literally. You can even book a paragliding flight! And if you need any help deciding, you can always ask. However, please keep in mind that our staff needs to be trained to deliver safe and fun activities, so the guided activities will only be available from the 27th of June until the 27th of August during Summer and from the 26th of December until the 24th of February during Winter.
Right programme, right time.
Depending on when you visit, our programme activities and availability can change.
If you would like to try skiing or snowboarding, it’s best to visit in December, January or February. If you want to try hiking or rock climbing, June, July, August, or September are best. We’re more likely to have programme availability at the start and end of Winter and Summer. Whereas if you visit around August 1st (our busiest period), demand for accommodation, programme and catering are especially high. We also offer some limited programme during Spring and Autumn, but it’s best to get in touch with us about that before you book.
A programme for all ages
From Cubs to Rover Scouts — we’ve got something for everyone.
All of our programme can be filtered by a ‘minimum age limit’, from 5 years and up, so if you choose our Kander Challenge or Lötschenpass Hike, you can be confident that it’s right for your age group. These age limits are really important for the safety of everyone in your group, which is why we also ask that a responsible adult (aged 18+) is also available to accompany each of your activities.
Choosing the right difficulty level
When you are 1,200 meters above sea level, activities can feel a bit more challenging.
That's why all our activities include a Physical Difficulty category, ranging from 'very low' to 'very high'. The scale is based on most of our guests' average fitness and ability and will reflect how challenging you may find an activity. For example, the Allmenalp Via Ferrata is considered very high, and our Winter International Campfire is very low. We really recommend using this when planning your group's programme.
Take it easy.
Plan rest days into your programme and take breaks.
When you’re not hiking up mountains, making new friends, or stepping outside your comfort zone, we also recommend you rest. It can be pretty intense at the Permanent Mini Jamboree, so make sure you look after yourself and your group, and take time just to rest. Whether it’s a day spent relaxing by the local swimming pool, chilling on the campsite or trying to achieve a KISC badge, you don’t have to travel far or climb high to make the most of your experience.