Packing List &
Other Frequently Asked Questions
What should we pack?
- Passport/paperwork to cross international borders (if applicable).
- Pen and Notebook
- Towel(s) for the pool and shower
- Toiletries including sunscreen
- Sport and hiking shoes
- Rain gear
- Clothes for cold weather
- Clothes for warm weather. Modest clothing is expected!
- A jacket or coat
- Camera (cell phones are held by adults during the week)
- Bedding (a sleeping bag is best or sheets and a blanket)
- Modest one-piece bathing suit if you wish to swim. (T-shirts are not allowed in the pool.) Swimming trunks are allowed. (No Speedos)
- Extra spending money at parents’ discretion. There are several stores for snacks, souvenirs. Plan on spending some on some free time activities.
- Snacks to share
- Flip-Flops for showers and swimming
- 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, Mini-Golf, etc. The ropes course costs 30€, indoor swimming is free. Canyoning is 120€. We only offer this for students ages 15 and above. Bouldering costs 9-15 CHF (age dependent) plus 4-6 CHF for shoes (size dependent). Mini-Golf cost 6-9 CHF (age dependent) per game. Tobogganing costs 3.50-5.50 (age dependent) per trip with multiple-trip packages available. 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 Friday at 11:00.
Where is the camp?
Euroventure is held at the Downtown Lodge (DTL) in Grindelwald, Switzerland. The Downtown Lodge is a youth hostel which we completely rent out for the week of camp. DTL is a village of 5 lodges, mostly with large group rooms. Three of the lodges are equipped with kitchens, and Euroventure has a volunteer team who cooks all the meals for the camp. DTL is in the heart of Grindelwald with breath-taking views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. It is a great location for our afternoon choice rec time.
How do we get there?
Downtown Lodge, Dorfstrasse 152, CH-3818 Grindelwald
By car: Via Bern or Lucerne on the A8 to Interlaken. Take the exit Wilderswil and follow the road up to Grindelwald.
By train: There are regular connections to Interlaken-Ost (East). From there, take the train to Grindelwald (a 35-minute train ride) The Downtown Lodge is a 5-minute walk from the train station. Walk into town 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. Buses 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 canyoning/rafting should be signed up and paid for prior to camp. Prices for choice recreation including miniature golf, tobogganing, bouldering, and ice skating vary. If your student is traveling by bus, additional EUR may be needed for lunch.