Summer holidays sorted, with summer camp Swiss-style

They’ve been doing it in the USA for years, but now Yorkshire families are catching on to the idea of residential Summer Camps and judging by the feedback from the children who attend International Camp Suisse, it’s the hottest holiday ticket available this summer.

Inspired by the fabulous surroundings and wealth of activities and cultural opportunities in the Swiss Alps when the ski season ends, International Camp Suisse is a purpose built centre in Torgon, close to Geneva and its headquarters based in Bradford.

Julie Tyler, founder of Camp Suisse, said: “The much longed-for school summer holiday is great in theory.

“But for many students and parents it can be really difficult to strike the right balance. Few working parents are able to dedicate six weeks or more to keeping their children entertained and occupied whilst juggling work commitments. And kids miss their friends and the variety of things to do during term time.”

The Camp offers children and teenagers aged from 7 to 17 the chance to enjoy a wide range of sports and outdoor pursuits, as well as cultural activities and language classes.

And it’s not just Yorkshire families who are discovering the International Camp Suisse experience. This summer the camp will welcome children from around the globe – marking the milestone of campers of 70 different nationalities with an impressive programme of activities that make the most of the spectacular Swiss alpine environment including abseiling, archery, tennis, river rafting, lake kayaking, quizzes, camp fire games, language classes and cultural visits.

Campers are looked after by Camp Suisse’s skilled, experienced team many of whom return year after year for a season in Torgon.

The summer camps runs from June 30 to August 10. Minimum stay is for one week with rotating programme of activities every two weeks.

Jet2 and easyJet have regular flights to Geneva from Leeds Bradford International Airport. For further information visit and