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Swiss Challenge 2022

Sixteen days in Switzerland: the Swiss Challenge is the ideal camp for young people who want to discover their home country in all its diversity, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and surrounded by other young people from all over the world.

Twenty-four young Swiss Abroad will discover different Swiss cities, learn what it means to be in a country where four languages meet and get to know Swiss culture.

On the last weekend, they will attend the 98th Congress of the Swiss Abroad in Lugano, which will focus on the challenges of democracy and feature a number of interesting speakers.

Date From Saturday 6 August 2022 to Sunday 21 August 2022
Place All of Switzerland
Age group 15 to 18 years old
Number of participants max. 24 participants
Accommodation Youth hostels, camping
Price CHF 1,490.00 (incl. accommodation, meals, Swiss Travel Pass, activities)
Registration from Monday 10 January 2022, 14:00 (Swiss time) until 15 March 2022
Please note The participants will meet at Zurich main station and start their journey through Switzerland. Details will be communicated after registration.


Our camps allow young Swiss Abroad to get to know Switzerland. Given the current situation with the global pandemic, more work and planning are now needed to ensure all attendees have a healthy experience.

We urge you to read the “Holiday camp Covid-19 information” document carefully before completing the registration form.

Please note that you must specify a contact person during registration who will pick your child up at the camp location within 6 hours in case of a possible termination of the camp participation (especially due to a possible quarantine/isolation, etc.) and will be responsible for the further custody, care and possible initiation of medical care, as well as for the later safe and legal departure of your child. The contact person understands the requirements and health risks associated with their role as a contact person if your child is potentially or actually infected with Covid-19.

The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA), SwissCommunity, reserves the right to apply any escalated measures that are ordered by the federal government/canton/Federal Office for Sport (BASPO), also at short notice, and implement them in the camps.

If you have any questions, you can contact us either by telephone or email during business hours, from Monday to Friday.

General Terms and conditions: Please read our general terms and conditions carefully.

Reduction of fees

The Youth Service has funding to provide need-based support to participants. The application form can be found on the web page Reduction of fees.

Become a leader

We are looking for motivated leaders for our camps for young Swiss Abroad. All information is available on the web page Become a leader.

Point of contact:

Fabienne Stocker

Fabienne Stocker

Collaborator Youth Department
+41 31 356 61 25