Why visit KISC
Permanent Mini Jamboree experience
Live the Dream!
The Founder of Scouting, Lord Baden-Powell, dreamed of one place, where Scouts can meet, live in peace and learn from each other.
Only 13 years after the first scout camp on Brownsea Island, the first international event took place: the first World Scout Jamboree. At the Jamboree's closing ceremony, B.P. said that he dreams of one place in the world, where this “Jamboree” feeling - feeling of world brotherhood, peace and international friendship - would happen all year long. His Dream came true in 1923 when Kandersteg International Scout Centre was founded.
Meet the world in the Alps!
Give your camp a great international flavour and squeeze a year of travelling and meeting people from different countries into one simple visit to KISC.
The international atmosphere created by our guests and staff from all over the world is a great ground to learn about other cultures, overcome the prejudices and respect values of others, so everyone leaving KISC can become an active promoter of peace and diversity in their communities.
Nature and Adventure
Staying at KISC means being close to nature and mountains.
Adventurous outdoor activities are very accessible in Switzerland, and the Alpine setting is an important and unique part of Swiss culture. KISC’s location offers endless possibilities for adventurous and environmental activities, nature discoveries and trips around Swiss attractions.
KISC is a place where Scouting happens every day, where we enable young people to learn, develop and become citizens of the World.
At the World Scout Centre there is the renewal of the Scout Promise, essentially to 'create a better world' in everyone’s own community back home. For those who didn’t experience Scouting and are coming to stay at the Centre, we want to show the contribution of Scouting to the world.
It is our dream that every scout would have once in their life a chance to visit KISC!
We know that, for many of our guests, travelling to Switzerland can be financially difficult. Therefore, we try to keep at least the price of our services on a breakdown level.
What values we hold in high regard?
What can you expect from KISC?
- Memories and friends for life
- Breathtaking alpine scenery
- Service Excellence based on Scout Centre service standards according to our values and principles
- Hard working, helpful and highly motivated international team of volunteer Staff who always do their best
- Wide range of self-guided or guided activities and programme advice
What KISC expects from you?
- To follow your Scout Promise & Law
- To inform us of any problems during your stay
- To respect other Groups and our volunteer staff
- To help staff with cleaning the facilities you use as we are a Scout Centre where we help each other
- To positively represent Scouting, your country and KISC when in the village and travelling in Switzerland