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With other young Swiss Abroad from around the world participants in these camps experience a summer full of breath-taking moments.

Sport and Adventure Camps

With other young Swiss Abroad from around the world participants in this camp experience a summer full of breath-taking excursions, hikes and sporting activities, while making many new friends from around the globe. Over a two-week period, youngsters enjoy a fun-filled atmosphere in their Swiss homeland. A comfortable camp house serves as the base camp, and together we explore the region and Swiss culture. This camp is geared towards young people who would like to engage in sporting activities.

Camp locations and dates:
Schwende (AI) 13 to 26 July 2019
Sainte-Croix (VD) 27 July to 9 August 2019


Swiss Challenge

Over two weeks, participants become acquainted with Switzerland’s diversity, explore the biggest Swiss cities together and experience what it means when four languages meet in one country. The Swiss Challenge is a mix of sightseeing, travelling, mountain hiking, sport and culture.

Camp location and dates:
throughout Switzerland 13 to 26 July 2019


Outdoor Camp

The romance of a campfire, sleeping under the stars and a journey through the Swiss mountain landscape. In the Outdoor Camp, young Swiss Abroad experience an adventure in the magnificent Swiss mountains and learn to live in harmony with nature.

Camp dates:
27 July to 9 August 2019


Politics Camp

In this sporty camp, the group explores the alpine and political landscape of Switzerland and discusses together the history and major issues of Swiss politics. There are workshops, meetings with politicians, hikes, sightseeing, and overnight stays in hostels and on farms. The final weekend sees the group head motivated and inspired to the Congress of the Swiss Abroad in Montreux.

Camp dates:
3 to 18 August 2019



The Youth Service has funds available to support participants with limited financial means:



Organisation of the Swiss Abroad OSA, Youth Service
Alpenstrasse 26, 3006 Bern, Switzerland
Telephone +41 (0)356 61 24, Fax +41 (0)356 61 01, Email:

Details about the offers and the registration form can be found on our website: