- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Provided By: Private School
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: Two Weeks, Four Weeks
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Academic
- Sub-Categories: French, German, Multi-Sports
- Selective: No
- Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
- Minimum Cost: > $3,000
- Career Clusters: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
- Credit Awarded: No
The Summer Camp is a combination of language classes or digital skills lessons and various free time activities. In the mornings participants learn German English or French or immerse themselves in the digital skills world with robotics and programming courses. In the afternoon they can look forward to an enriching programme according to their interests all in the breathtaking scenery of the Swiss Alps.
Your Morning Course Language tuition in English, German and French or Robotics & Programming.
The course takes place in the morning.
German, English, French - or simply international?
The best way to learn a language is to hear and speak it daily. Standard teaching, as practised in most schools, often does not exhaust the full learning potential of the students. The language course classes are very small and homogeneous so that all participants learn at the right level in and about the topics that interest them. The German, English and French courses take place every morning before the activities. Which language you choose is up to you and must be specified when you register. All language levels are welcome and will be divided into different groups according to their level.
Do you want to learn the basics, improve grammar, refine your language style, learn for your final exams or work on your own strengths and weaknesses? We offer different groups for the various performance levels of our students. Our qualified teachers are native speakers and arrange the lessons in small groups tailoring them according to their needs.
German grammar is quite complicated for non-native speakers. Depending on their level of proficiency, we teach the basics of the language, deepen their knowledge with practical topics, practice writing and speaking in small groups and prepare participants for more complicated tasks such as interpreting German literature for German language diplomas in their respective schools.
Our various French courses are equally suitable for beginners and advanced students. They are designed according to the level of the participants. While the beginners’ course teaches the basics, the advanced courses aim to expand vocabulary, encourage students to speak the language and gain their first experiences with literary texts.
2-Digital Skills — Robotics & Programming
You can choose from three course options:
1.Build your own digital game with Python or Scratch: ?“Easily pick up a powerful and fast computer language”
Students are introduced to computer programming using one of the most popular professional programming languages on the market. Python is easy to pick up, whether a student is a first-time programmer or experienced with other languages. For younger students, we will start with MIT’s Scratch to allow students to more easily assemble blocks of code.
2. Digital storytelling ?“Create your own digital story or advocacy video”
In this course, students acquire real world hands-on experience in producing digital movies using their camera and computer. Explore the art and technology of digital filmmaking, including special effects using state-of-the-art video editing software, culminating in your own digital story or advocacy video for an issue you are passionate about.
3. Adventures in robotics with Arduino: ?“Build and program your own robot!”
Robots have an increasing presence in our daily lives. Whether a student is interested in digital intelligence or is a fan of Star War’s R2-D2, this course will allow him/?her to build a robot and then learn hands-on robotic programming with ?“Arduino”, a very popular robot programming language.
Your Afternoon Programme Film Acting & Performance , Milan Academy Football Camp, Sports & Activities or Golf Training .
One afternoon programme per camp.
1-Action! Film & Performance
Who doesn’t know him? Gian Franco Tordi (Ocean’s Twelve and other Hollywood productions as well as Lyceum Alpinum alumnus) will return to his old home for a few weeks this summer and will take over the direction of the film workshop at our holiday camp. So, while you perfect your skills in one of the three available foreign languages in the mornings, you will learn everything about theatre, film and acting in the afternoons – from a real professional!
Here are some examples of the course contents:
Acting warm-up exercises (body & mind)Stage presence vs acting in front of the cameraCamera settings and acting techniques (facial expressions)Cooperation with the director on stagePublic speakingImprovisationComedic expressionShoot and take home your own short film
The course is held mainly in English.
2-Goal! – Milan Academy Football Camp
Every day during the two-week camp, the coaches will host approximately 18 training sessions for junior players of every level. The highly-trained professional coaches, with years of experience, from Milan Academy Junior Camp will take all of the students, both boys and girls, through their state-of-the-art, technical training sessions on the pitch. All participants will develop new skills, hone existing talents and learn real team values. Here are a few of the skills and activities that players will practise every day as a group during the camp:
Controlling the ball and body orientationPassing and receivingCoordination skills and drillsFeints and dribblingAccuracy and power in shootingIndividual tactics and team playCognitive exercisesSmall-sided gamesTechnical challengesPlaying games and tournamentsLearn by having fun
3-Sports & Activities
Participants will be doing different types of sport on the campus and in the Engadine valley.
The activities could include:
Rope parkForest experienceBowling and climbingArchery parkourSwimming and SailingRiver RaftingExcursionsSports on the campusMini Olympic gamesMartial Arts
4-Hole in one! – Golf Training
Participants who book our golf programme can expect a 3-hour training session every day in a small group of up to 10 players. A well-maintained 18-hole golf course is within walking distance of the school and offers a breathtaking view of the Swiss Alps. All levels of ability are welcome here – from absolute beginners to players with handicaps. Qualified Swiss PGA Pros from Golf Engadin St. Moritz give the training sessions at the Summer Camp. These are individually adapted to the performance level. The offer is aimed at kids between the ages of 10 and 16.