Frequently Asked Questions by Parents

Who are the teachers taking care of my child?

The directors and managers of the camp are employed as full-time teachers at Le Rosey and are actively involved in the community life of our prestigious boarding school. Counsellors and teachers, who are selected for their skills, maturity, sense of authority and ethical behaviour, are keen to share their knowledge, sporting and artistic passions with their students. The majority come from Europe.

What kind of supervision is there in the boarding house?

The camp counts with a Director, a Head of Sports and a Head of Boarding. Counsellors and teachers live on the floor with the students. The aim is to create a family atmosphere, to ensure the wellbeing of each child and to have a permanent presence to maintain order and security.

Will someone be at the airport to welcome my child?

If you are travelling with your child, we are unable to offer you joint transportation. The Rolle campus is easily accessible by car or train, just 30 minutes from the airport. A Rosey desk is situated in the Arrivals area at Geneva Airport. Children travelling alone are met by our staff and driven to camp. Transfers to and from Le Rosey are included in the camp fee as long as they take place on the official dates of start and end for camp. Outside these dates, the transport will be charged to the student (around CHF 150). No transportation is organized from/to Zürich Airport.

Will someone take my child to the airport to return home?

At the end of camp, students are accompanied back to the airport in time for their return flights on the official departure dates. Outside of these dates the same rates as above are applicable.

Can someone reserve or change my child’s plane tickets?

No plane reservation, flight changes or visa applications can be made by the school during your child’s stay with us.

Is there accommodation for parents?

Parents who wish to find accommodation close to our campus when they leave/pick up their children will find plenty of quality hotels in Geneva or Lausanne. Parents are responsible for making their own reservations.

What is the main language used at the camp?

English is the official language of the Winter Camps.

What can I do if my child has health issues?

Parents are requested to provide a medical certificate for their child at the time of enrolment. Please make sure to include any important medical information we need to be aware of, such as allergies or medication. Le Rosey Winter Camps is not responsible for any missing information or health concerns ensuing as a result.

 

Healthcare professionals are available 24/24 on campus. They are qualified to give first aid and deal with minor ailments. They are in regular contact with local doctors, will set up medical appointments and ensure that the children take their medication. Any prescribed medication is kept and administered by the nurse; self-medication is not allowed.

 

Our staff is vigilant with regard to the school rules on the personal hygiene of each child such as taking a shower daily, brushing teeth and wearing appropriate clothing. Anti-bacterial hand gel is available in dining rooms.

What kind of Medical Insurance does my child need?

Accident insurance is included in the price of the camp. Medical costs relating to sickness are not included; these are paid using the pocket money provided. We strongly recommend that parents take out medical insurance in order to cover re-imbursement.

What are the rooms like?

All our rooms are spacious twins with ensuite bathrooms. A mini-safe is provided per student. All bedding and towels are provided. Students can decorate the room to their taste and bring photos.

Are rooms mixed by age or gender?

Boys and girls sleep in separate buildings. However sports and activities are mixed.

Is sharing a room with a friend possible?

No problem, as long as they are the same age and, of course, boys and girls don’t share! Just give the name of the roommate request on the enrolment form and we will do our best. If no special request is provided, we will organize the rooms’ occupancy the very last days before camp starts, and make sure that each room is occupied by 2 different nationalities/cultures to make sure an intercultural exchange can happen.

Can I visit my child during the camp?

Please note that no visits are allowed during the week time. As there is only one weekend during the camp, children are required to remain at the camp and enjoy the over-night alpine excursion.

What kind of food is there at the camp?

International inspiration meals are served as a buffet style, with Mexican or Thai cuisine proposed as well. Meals are prepared by our own chefs who pay meticulous attention to quality, presentation and flavour to produce healthy, balanced menus. Vegetarian menus are also offered. Any meals on the menu containing pork will carry an indication. Attendance at all meals is compulsory. Children and teachers share tables. If your child has a food allergy, it has to be mentioned in the medical form upon enrolment.

What clothes does my child need to bring?

We will email you a list of clothes and things we advise you to bring. There is no uniform during the camp.

Is there laundry service?

Dirty laundry is collected from the rooms, washed, ironed and returned to the rooms once per week.

All clothes must be labelled before the start of camp. We will send you personalized labels or you may use your own if you have them. Dry cleaning service is not provided during the camps.

How is pocket money given to my child?

Pocket money has been sent to the camp in advance. Children will be able to withdraw small sums of pocket money, 2 or 3 times per week, from the person in charge.

Expenses such as medical fees in case of illness, personal expenses (UM services, stamps, phone calls, shopping, excess baggage, etc.) and the transport to/from Geneva airport outside the camps’ official start and end dates are paid from the remaining pocket money.

Any amount still outstanding from the camp fees on the child’s account may also be settled from the child’s pocket money. The sum of CHF 150 from the pocket money is held until the last day in case of any unforeseen expenses. The remaining balance of pocket money is given to the child upon departure. If you wish to leave extra pocket money with the Direction, please note that only cash in Swiss Francs is allowed.

Can my child use a mobile phone?

Mobile phones are allowed, but their use is restricted to specific times during the day: after lunch, before dinner and just before bedtime, strictly following the rules given by the Camp Director. For the rest of the day, and at night, phones must remain in the student’s personal safes. Repeated abuse of our phone policy will result in confiscation of the device.

Is there internet access during the camp?

Wi-Fi is available during the camp, strictly following the rules given by the Camp Director.