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Nature & Adventure in the Alps: Youth Summer Camp - June/July 2024
June 30-July 6, 2024


Nature & Adventure in the Alps: Youth Summer Camp – June/July 2024

Calling all young adventurers! Join us this summer for a youth summer camp in the beautiful Italian Alps. This is a sleep-away camp for kids (recommend ages 8 to 13 years old) in the Val di Rhemes, near to the border of France and Italy area led by our favorite nature and hiking guides. Parents are welcome to drop off children and go on their own adventure or stay nearby in the beautiful Val d’Aosta region.

The camp will focus on outdoor experiences and activities in close contact with nature. The kids will learn about plants, animals, stars, stones, rivers and glaciers. They will make new friends coming from different parts of the world, and practice English and Italian in a very organic way. They will hike, run, swim and explore all while enjoying incredibly beautiful sceneries and learning about what living in the mountains means to those who have made it a life choice.



*Please click on each day to view daily itinerary.


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DAY 1 - Sunday, June 30th: Arrival

Today participants will arrive at the hotel, check in, and enjoy an easy hike to get acquainted with the rest of the group. Sleep at Hotel Grande Rousse

DAY 2 - Monday, July 1: Activities & Hiking

This morning will include an excursion with activities targeted at helping the kids socialize, lunch at a mountain hut, and afternoon games focused on the natural features of the National Park. Sleep at Hotel Grande Rousse

DAY 3 - Tuesday, July 2: Hike & Wildlife Watching

Today the group will enjoy a hike and wildlife watching, with a picnic lunch. Sleep at Hotel Grande Rousse

DAY 4 - Wednesday, July 3: Park Ranger Visit & Raft/Tree House Building

Today the children will meet and learn from a National Park Ranger, followed by lunch at a mountain hut, and later building of a raft or tree house. Sleep at Hotel Grande Rousse

DAY 5 - Thursday, July 4: Rock Climbing & Wilderness Games

This morning will be filled with easy rock climbing for all levels, followed by a picnic lunch. In the afternoon, the children will enjoy playing team games where they hide and defend various objects in the woods. Sleep at Hotel Grande Rousse

DAY 6 - Friday, July 5: Hiking & Hut Camping

Today will be the group's last full day together. Weather permitting, we will do a mountain hike and stay overnight in one of the refuge huts. Sleep at refuge hut (weather permitting)

DAY 7 - Saturday, July 6: Hike & Farewell Lunch

This morning we will hike back to our lodging where we will meet our families to all enjoy a farewell lunch together.


Trip Details:
6 nights at the Hotel Grande Rousse, Rhemes-Notre-Dame (Italy)
Total 6 nights – 7 days


Nearby accommodations are available for families wanting to remain in the area. Additional assistance is available for families/parents wanting to plan their own trip during this time.

$USD per person (12 minimum)
This camp is ideal for curious, positive, and outdoor loving kids, aged from 8 to 13 years old and is limited to 25 participants.

What is included in the trip

  • All meals (full board) for 6 night/7 days
  • Shared accommodation with two or three single beds and common bathrooms. Kids will need to bring a sleeping bag and pillow cover
  • Breakfast and lunches in the mountain hut will be served buffet style and dinners will be plated and served at the table
  • The services of 2 full time, very experienced nature guides, plus 1 full-time language teacher and trip coordinator (staff/kids ratio 1:8)
  • Daily language instruction
  • Local expert instructors when needed for sports activities, climbing instruction, park ranger, etc
  • All activities, materials, and entry fees
  • Travel insurance and medical coverage is included for each US participant. A policy will be sent for each participant after final payment is made

What is not included

  • International airfare from and to the Switzerland and Italy
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for drivers and guides
  • Travel and Cancellation insurance (please ask us for more info)