April 8 to 12: Camp GE-visIci Rocher – Spring Climbing Camp for Kids and Teens!

April 8 to 12: Camp GE-visIci Rocher – Spring Climbing Camp for Kids and Teens!

Within the GE-visIci program, take part in the « GE-visIci Rocher » Easter vacation climbing camp starting from Geneva.

Join the second edition of this absolutely innovative program and enjoy climbing, meeting other young people and discovering other cultures!

What will you do?

  • Discover the some cliffs surround Geneva
  • Discover the particularities of the rock at each site
  • Acquire technical skills
  • Evolve safely on a school cliff
    • Develop your movement repertory and balance on the rock
    • Learn to « read » your route, find holds and exploit them
    • Climb in top-rope and lead safely
    • Abseil
    • Introduction to multi-pitch climbing (subject to participant’s level)
  • Environmental awareness :
    • Learn to preserve nature and respect the environment,
    • Recognize fauna (especially birds) and flora.
    • Discover edible and medicinal plants.
  • Et en plus de l’escalade et des rappels, des jeux de pistes, des contes, et quelques autres surprises que tu découvriras le moment venu!

As well as climbing and abseiling, there will be treasure hunts, storytelling and a few other surprises for you to discover when the time comes!

Specifics of the GE-visIci program

As the GE-visIci program aims to facilitate integration and learning French through sport in mixed French-Non-French-speaking groups, it will be an opportunity for those learning French to practice it outside a school context. Thanks to the practice, the different games we’ve created and the « core expressions » audios that will be given to you, you’ll find it easier to:

  • communicate in French,
  • express yourself intuitively and simply on GE-visIci Saturdays
  • remember activity-specific vocabulary,
  • document your progress, both in terms of practicing outdoor rock climbing on cliffs and in French through stories or videos.

We’ll be playing a lot of games whose aim, in addition to discovering an activity, will be to make it easier for you to learn French and to talk with your French-speaking friends. You’ll see, it’ll be fun!

Organizational information :

Who are your teachers: Qualified professionals (mountain guides/J+S instructors/pedagogues) in both teaching and sports. They have many years’ experience working with children and young people, and even though we know them well, we require and check Special excerpt form criminal records for all our staff working with minors. Our activities are J+S approved

Technical gear: supplied

Teaching aids: supplied, our approach allows us to adapt to the level of the participant and to individualize the material according to his or her learning needs.

Meeting point: Geneva (generally close to motorway access, accessible by public transport, right & left bank), transport to activity site included.

Dates and times: Monday, April 8th to 12th, 2024, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. all day, back at home for the night.

Destinations: mountains around Geneva (Salève, Jura, Vuache, Haut-Savoyard pre-Alps, etc.), and possibly a via-ferrata. The destination will be decided during the week according to weather conditions (temperature, wind, sunshine, etc.) and communicated to parents.

Financial contribution: 550.-excluding discounts

What are the discounts?

  • If you are eligible for the City of Geneva’s « Commitments to quality camps » program, -CHF 75.- (15.-/d),
  • -20% if you are also enrolled in GE-visIci le Samedi or GE-VisIci weekly climbing classes
  • -10% for effective sponsors
  • -5% enrollement finalized before February 15th
  • -6% sympathising members,
  • Exceptional additional discounts depending on your status and situation (to be specified in « Additional information »).
  • Depending on the funding we receive, an additional discount may be granted after registration..

Special discounts may be granted on a case-by-case basis, depending on the child’s situation. These must be explicitly requested and justified.

Various: In the event of rain or weather incompatible with outdoor activities, we have access to a gym and a private climbing gym to offer an alternative to the planned activity.

As part of the GE-visIci program, we also offer weekly climbing courses and activities focusing on mountain and winter sports every 1st Saturday of the month. Registration for these activities is by semester.

Read more about GE-visIci 2022-23 activities

Like all our sports activities for children and young people, this camp is J+S approved, we commited to the « Quality camp agreement of the City of Geneva ». We are also partners of Espas and apply their recommendations on prevention.

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You can enroll here. If you’re under 16, you’ll need parental consent.

    Your name:

    First name:

    Your native language:

    Your date of birth:

    Your AVS number: (can be found at the back of your insurance card)

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