Frequently Asked Questions

What should we pack?

 

 

Packing List:

Ÿ Passport/paperwork to cross international borders (if applicable).

Ÿ Bible

Ÿ Pen and Notebook

Ÿ Towel(s) for the pool and shower

Ÿ Toiletries

Ÿ Sport and hiking shoes

Ÿ Rain gear

Ÿ Clothes for cold weather

Ÿ Clothes for warm weather

Ÿ A jacket or coat

Ÿ Camera

Ÿ Bedding (sheets or sleeping-bag)

Ÿ Modest one-piece bathing suit if you wish to swim. (T-shirts are not allowed in the pool.) Swimming

trunks are allowed. (No Speedos)

Ÿ Extra spending money at parents’ discretion. There are several stores for snacks, souvenirs. Plan on

spending some on some free time activities.

Ÿ Snacks to share

Ÿ Flip-Flops for showers and swimming

Ÿ As few electronics as possible.

What recreational activities are offered during camp?

Grindelwald offers a variety of recreational activities: Shopping, Hiking, Tobogganing, Swimming, Ice Skating etc.

The ropes course costs 30 Euro, indoor swimming is free.

White Water Rafting is 120 Euro. We only offer this for students ages 15 and above.

There are new activities each year and the prices will vary.

What time does camp actually begin and end?

Please note that Registration will not begin until Saturday 12pm in Grindelwald. Camp will officially begin at 4 p.m.

Camp ends Thursday at noon.

Where is the camp?

Euroventure is held at theDowntown Lodge (DTL) in Grindelwald, Switzerland.  It is a special kind of hostel, which differs clearly from hotels.

DTL is a village of 5 lodges. Three completely equipped lodges with a total of 185 beds are rented as group houses. In the two other lodges there are a total of 92 beds. Right in the heart of Grindelwald, DTL is the right accommodation for groups of up to 290 persons, just five minutes from the train station and mountain railways. The Lodge is the best starting point for hiking areas of the breath-taking landscape around the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Right around the corner, you will find many restaurants and shops.

In the summer there are many things to discover in Grindelwald: hiking, biking, swimming, etc.

How do we get there?

By car: Via Bern or Lucerne on the highway no. 8 to Interlaken. Take the exit Wilderswil and follow the road up to Grindelwald.

By train: There are regular connections to Interlaken East. From there another 35 minute train ride and you will arrive in Grindelwald. The Downtown Lodge is a 5 minute walk from the train station. Walk until you see a sign for Euroventure or the Downtown Lodge on the right side of the road. It is behind the Mini-Golf course.

By bus: Groups arriving by bus will have to load and unload about 100 Meters up the street from the Downtown-Lodge at the Kongress-Saal parking-lot. Busses are not allowed to stop on the main road directly in front the camp.

If you are going to arrive later or much earlier, please inform us about your arrival time. Camp registration begins at noon on Saturday.

How much spending money should I send?

Everything is included for the week so your student should have no expenses.  There are several stores near the camp for snacks and souvenirs.  The ropes course and white water rafting should be signed up and paid for prior to camp.  Prices for choice recreation including miniature golf, toboganning, and ice skating vary.

If your student is traveling by bus, additional EUR may be needed for lunch.