Top tips to prepare your programme
Be bright and early!
Programme bookings open at 10am on 1 October for Winter and on 1 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 156 activities on offer, this should be pretty easy, from our summer international campfire to our snow and ice glacier workshop, the sky is the limit, literally. You can even book a paragliding flight! And if you need any help deciding you can always ask.
Right programme, right time.
Depending when you visit, our programme activities and availability can change.
If you would like to try skiing or snowboarding, it’s best to visit during December, January or February. If you want to try hiking or rock climbing, then 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 of our activities includes a Physical Difficulty category, ranging from ‘very low’ to ‘very high’. The scale is based on the average fitness and ability of most of our guests 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 groups' 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 take plenty of time to just rest. It can be pretty intense at the Permanent Mini Jamboree so make sure you look after yourself and your group. 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.