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The Youth Service introduces a new camp

23.01.2020 – Youth Service

Besides the popular sport and recreational camps and the variety of the Swiss Challenge, the Youth Service is offering a new camp in 2020 for those who would like to improve their German or French.

New: language, sport and culture

This summer, the Youth Service is organising a new language, sport and culture camp in two of Switzerland’s national languages – French and German. During the week, the participants will attend French or German lessons in the mornings given by specialist teachers. In the afternoons and at the weekends, they will play sport and discover Switzerland together. To round it all off, on the final weekend they will take part in the 98th Congress of the Swiss Abroad in Lugano.

Camp locations and camp date:

  • Bern (BE) and Lugano (TO) 8 to 23 August 2020
  • Age group for 16 to 25-year-olds

Sport and recreational camps

With young Swiss Abroad from all over the world, the participants in our sport and recreational camps experience a summer full of breathtaking excursions, hikes and sporting activities, and make new international friendships. The young people taking part enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of their homeland for two weeks. Base camp is in a comfortable lodge, from which to discover the region and Swiss culture together. These camps are for young people who enjoy sport.

Camp locations and camp dates:

  • Château d’Œx (VD) 11 to 24 July 2020
  • Fiesch (VS) 25 July to 7 August 2020
  • Age group for 15 to 18-year-olds

Swiss Challenge

During the two-week Swiss Challenge, the participants get to know the great diversity of Switzerland, explore the largest Swiss cities and find out what it means when four languages meet in one country. The Swiss Challenge is a mix of sightseeing, travel, mountain hikes, sport and culture.

Camp location and camp date:

  • Whole of Switzerland 11 to 24 July 2020
  • Age group for 15 to 18-year-olds

More detailed information on the offers and on how to register is available on our website: > Youth offers

Youth Service of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA), Alpenstrasse 26, 3006 Bern, Switzerland, Telephone +41 31 356 61 24, Fax +41 31 356 61 01, Email: