Alpine Centre, rock climbing and summer camp in Arolla

Duration: 5 Days
From: La Forclaz
To: Arolla - Ferpècle
Languages: français et anglais
Scale: 1 - 18 people
Tour size: 6
Transportation: minibus adrenaline
Cliff climbing, glacial hikes, via-ferrata, community life... This camp is organized by the Adrenaline Mountaineering School during the summer in Arolla, allowing young girls and boys aged between 9 and 13 years old to explore mountain sports & activities


from Monday 4th July to Friday 8th July 2022
from Monday 11th July to Friday 15th July 2022


The camp takes place in the valleys of Arolla and Ferpècle in the commune of Evolène. Our base camp is located in the chalet Dixence, in the village of Arolla. The coaching is provided by UIAGM mountain guides and aspirant mountain guides, motivated by the desire to share their passion.

During 6 days both children and young adolescents will forge strong friendships and learn the value of encouraging each other to their best. Collegiality and respect for others are essential values in the mountains as well as in camp life. 

Beginners as well as the most experienced are welcome. Participants will be introduced to different climbing techniques, rope handling and alpine hiking through organized excursions. Activities and games will take place in the evenings, all in a friendly and safe atmosphere.


Day 1     09:00 am - the camp starts. Introduction to cording techniques and then climbing in a suitable spot for all levels.
Day 2     Hiking on the glacier, and learn the following cording techniques you need to know when hiking a glacier. As well as cutting steps in the ice, how to do a mini rappel into a crevasse, and discover and learn rescue techniques.
Day 3     Via-ferrata, rappel down Ferpècle dam ... this excursion will depend on the conditions!
Day 4     Hiking to a hut, possibly a little walk on a glacier..
Day 5     Further training in rock climbing. Introduction and implementation to first aid in case of an accident. 16:30am end of the course.

         CHF 850 per child  (50% the reservation, balance first day of the camp in cash)

Le prix comprend        
>  Coaching by IFGMA Mountain guides and aspirants.
>  Accommodation in the chalet Ile-de-Paix (room from 2 to 5 kinds) full board. (breakfast, pique-nique for lunch time and dinner).
>  All technical equipment for camp activities.

What our kids thinks about the camp


Our base camp is located in the village of La Forlaz in the chalet Ile-de-Paix. The accommdation consists of a dormitory for 4 people and 6 bedrooms with 2 beds. So that our little ones have energy during the day, we put special emphasis on quality food.
La Forclaz is located at the entrance of the Ferpècle valley and 5 minutes by minibus from the climbing routes and our main activities.
A play area, table tennis, board games will also be made available to them.

In addition to normal and personal equipment, children must bring warm and waterproof clothes, a hat, gloves, sunglasses, a helmet, cap, sunscreen, good mountain shoes, and a good backpack.
We will provide all the technical equipment. However if your child has a harness, climbing shoes, carabiners, or sets of via-ferrata they are more than welcome to bring their own equipment. If it’s possible, we recommend the children to bring their bike.

Climbing sites, activies and travel...
The transportation from the camp to the different sites will be done by minibus, if the site is to be closed we will go by bike for those who had the opportunity to bring one.

Our climbing sites are located for the most part in the valley of Ferpècle and Arolla. These two prestigious sites saw the birth of one of the first and most prestigious mountaineering schools in Switzerland in the years 1960 and 1990. They offer magnificent climbing gardens ranging from beginners to experienced climbers.

Via ferratas are in Evolène and Nax. The choice of via ferrata will be based on the level of each child.
The huts and glacier hikes are in the Arolla region, Aiguilles Rouges hut, Dix hut, Vignettes hut, etc.

We will accompany each child at their own pace of learning. The goal of the course is above all based in the hope for the children to have fun while being active and enjoy the company of other kids in all ages. Particular attention will be paid to the fun aspect of being active and the activities themselves.

Mobile phones or tablets are not allowed during the camp. Parents can reach the children in case of problems through the guides and vice versa. 

The team is

Gilbert Crettaz, guide de montagne UIAGM, responsable du camp.  Tél :  0792210054
Anne-Françoise Rosset, intendante de camp.  Tél : 0792842548
Christelle Marceau, guide UIAGM, responsable des animations.
Marianne Rosset, kitchen

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Important information
  • Coaching by IFGMA Mountain guides and aspirants.
  • Accommodation in the chalet Ile-de-Paix (room for 2 to 5 people) with full board. (breakfast, pique-nique for lunch time and dinner).
  • All technical equipment for camp activities.
  • Pocket money.
  • Cancellation insurance.
  • Repatriation insurance in case of an accident (Rega, Air-Glaciers...)
  • For all confirmed reservations a deposit of 50% is required. Balance must be paid in cash on the first day of the camp. 
  • Refunding terms in the case of a cancellation of the client:  > 90 to 21 days in advance are liable to 50% of the payment  >  less than 20 days in advance are liable to full payment.
  • The mountain guide cannot guarantee total safety in the mountains. The participant accepts the residual risk which remains in the mountains in spite of being accompanied by a judicious professional.
  • ADRENALINE - Bureau des Guides de Verbier
    Rue de Médran 39  -  1936 VERBIER
    Tel. 0041(0)79 205 9595  -  adrenaline(at)

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