FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Flowers Outdoor

Q: What Kind of food do you offer the students?

A:The camp provides a balanced and varied menu that respects cultural differences. We organise a barbecue outside at least once a week. The camp has its own Chef that prepares meals with fresh goods of the day and from the region.

Q: What is the main language taught?

Students do not have language classes as such, but English is the main language used in all the activities. Activities are based on learning experiences and English language is then taught through exercise and conversation games and activities.

Q: Is the boarding mixed?

A: We accept boys and girls, but they room in different houses on the campus. Activities are mixed and if necessary the students are separated by age groups.

Q: Who is responsible for transporting students to and from the airport?

A: On arrival at the airport, students are welcomed by JFK staff and then transferred to Saanen by bus.

Q: Do I need a visa to enter Switzerland?

A: Students from some countries must hold visas to enter Switzerland. For more information about visa requirements please contact us at: swissoutdoorcamp@jfk.ch Please allow at least 2 weeks for the visa procedure in your country.

Q: What items should I take with me?

A: We will send you a list of items we recommend you to bring once you have applied. You will receive all the information together in a Welcome Pack.

Q: To which airport we should arrive?

A: Saanen is 2 hours away from the Geneva airport, therefore the most convenient airport to arrive. We have a pick-up service only from the Geneva airport.

Q: How long do you recommend the students to stay?

A: We recommend 2 weeks. Well, it's an Alpine mountain summer adventure camp. It takes that long to unwind, get in shape, and do something that makes this mountain summer camp experience one to remember.

Q: How do I apply to work for the JFK Swiss Outdoor Camp?

A: Please visit our employment page here for the job descriptions, requirements and how to apply.

Kit in the river
Trees outside
Nice forest


Outdoor learning is all about Nature. You learn with demonstration and evidence. Touching and seeing is all it is about.


Adventure is the move that thrives us now in this world. Crossing a river will never be the same after this summer.

Team Building

Team work will teach us how to work in a group, how to tolerate others and how to build self esteem.

"Children are born naturalists. They explore the world with all of their senses, experiment in the environment, and communicate their discoveries to those around them."

The Audubon Nature Preschool