Age range: 11-17

Dates: 1-14/7, 15-28/7 & 28/7-11/8/2024

Language of instruction: Main language is English-

Program: “Leadership experience & personal development”

Price: From CHF 6000/2-week boarding program

Founded in 1903, Collège Champittet is a prestigious private school in the Lake Geneva area. The Swiss International Leadership Camp & Academy, or SILC Academy, is a leadership institute of note, specializing in the best leadership programs and exciting summer camps to develop students’ professional and personal skills. The Champittet & SILC Summer Leadership Camp enhances students’ learning and personal development in a fun and inspiring way. The program combines fantastic games, unique outdoor activities and excursions with entertaining team challenges and leadership workshops in a beautiful and safe Swiss environment. All activities are guided by a team of senior trainers and professional mountain guides, making for an unforgettable experience at stunning locations lake and mountain in the Swiss Alps!



  • Boarding common room
  • Café
  • Canteen
  • Sports pitches
  • Tennis courts
  • Running track
  • Gym
  • Chapel


The boarding house is divided into residential floors with boys and girls sleep on separate floors. Camp staff live in their own apartments on each of these floors, so support is always within easy reach. All students have a comfortable bed and desk space. Some rooms have breathtaking views of Lake Geneva. Rooms are already warm and homely when each student arrives


The students are invited, encouraged, and challenged to develop their leadership skills throughout all activities, expeditions, and games. 

Every day students participate in a short workshop introducing an important leadership skill. They then practice that skill throughout the day’s activities and games as part of an experiential learning process in the Swiss outdoors.

All workshops are highly interactive, are delivered by educational experts, and include dynamic presentations, games, and team reflection. So, no dull classroom moments, but learning while doing!

The students learn to take responsibility, reflect, and evaluate for themselves. Senior trainers work around the clock to share feedback on what was learned and how to apply those skills and competencies both at camp and in daily life camp back home.

Leadership modules include:

  • Goal Setting
  • Making Choices
  • Constructive routines
  • Reflection and Evaluation
  • First Aid Training
  • Communicate & Connect
  • Etiquette & savoir vivre
  • Present & Convince
  • Ballroom & Latin dance
  • Conflict & Reconnect
  • Talent Development
  • Mountain safety
  • Teamwork
  • Well-being & Healthy Habits

English is the main language at camp, and students are encouraged to use it. They also speak French, as well as many other languages



  • Glacier expedition and overnight stay at our mountain base
  • Ice climbing
  • Nature & Mountain Hike including first aid in the mountains
  • Rock Climbing
  • High Ropes Course
  • Canyoning
  • The Boat Game: build a boat with your team and set sail!
  • Water sports day including banana boats, stand up paddling (SUP) and motorboat
  • Sports day
  • Bridge swing 
  • Karaoke and Disco Night
  • Karting
  • Dance workshop
  • Fun excursions

The campus of Collège Champittet is located in Pully, Lausanne, a beautiful setting by the shores of Lake Geneva. It is a safe and stimulating environment just steps from the Olympic Museum, and not far from the center of Lausanne.

The 40.000m2 campus provides students with an ideal environment combining sports, nature, activities and culture

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