Holiday activities

Camps organised by EPFL and UniL Equal Opportunities Offices 

Since 2010, the EPFL and UniL Equal Opportunities Offices have been organising holiday activities for the children of employees of both institutions.

These activities are open to girls and boys from 7-9 years old or from 9 to 12 years old (camps at EPFL) and from 9-12 years old (camps at UNIL). Places are limited to 20 kids (10 kids from each institution).

The activities are held from Mondays to Fridays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Meals are taken together and are prepared by a caterer with the label Fourchette verte. Children bring their own morning and afternoon snacks.

The price for the whole week (including lunch, activities and material) is CHF 250.- CHF 215.- for other kids of the same family participating to the same week.

Given the success of these weeks, the places are allocated by draw of a lottery. Priority will be given to children who have not yet participated in a week of activities in 2016, 2017 or 2018.
Terms and Conditions

2019 DATES:

  • July 22 to 26, 2019 – The totem tree – 1 week of games and discoveries inspired by nature: cooperation, harmony and exploration on the program!
    For kids aged 7 to 9. The camp is now fully booked. Registrations are still possible on the waiting list

Previous editions

Information regarding the holiday activities during the summer at UNIL are available HERE

Other camps organised by EPFL and UniL

  • Science Outreach Department, EPFL
    Workshops, courses and camps organized by EPFL’s Science Outreach Department (SPS).
  • CSS Academy, Centre Sport et Santé du Service des Sports UNIL-EPFL
    multiple sport activities by the day for children aged 8 to 12 for children aged 8 to 12 (information)
  • Sports Center, UniL
    Discover laser sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and SUP (Stand Up Paddle).
    Learn the basics of sailing (Laser and HobbieCat) and deepen your knowledge, practice manoeuvres, enjoy the pleasure of sliding on the water. For teens aged 11-18. Information: ou
  • Sports Center, UniL
    Ski camp in Les Diablerets. Only for 7 to 14 year old children, one of whose parents is a member of the UniL/EPFL community (information)

Camps bulle d’Air

Activities for children aged 4 to 10 during school holidays.

These events, organised by the association Bulle d’air, take place in Lausanne. Children are welcomed from 7:45 am to 6:45 pm.

Check out the summer 2019 program.

For EPFL members the offer is CHF 400.- instead of CHF 550.-. Please enter your @epfl email address when registering.

You will find more information on the website

Camps d’entrepreneuriat

  • EPFL Lausanne – Summer Teen Entrepreneurship Day Camp
    How to create an attractive product or service in today’s world? How to find out what users want, do great marketing and sell it for the right price? It’s about starting a for-profit or non-profit company, first by discovering user needs, available technologies and developing solutions. Students learn about business (design, marketing, finances and ethics), technology (hardware, software, apps) and teamwork (collaboration, conflict resolution, negotiation) and present their work at the end of the week.
  • Dare to Entrepreneurship (Oser Entreprendre)
    The camps are designed to inspire young people to become entrepreneurs in the form of a challenge to young people aged 9 to 11 – A one-week summer camp/competition in July giving them the opportunity to realize an idea, to live an entrepreneurial experience.

Lausanne Commune

The Lausanne City Youth and Leisure Office offers activities during the school holidays, ranging from camps in the mountains to daily options.

French-speaking Switzerland

The website of the French Speaking Group for Youth Activities (GRAJ) provides a directory of holiday camps in the French-speaking part of Switzerland.


In many communes, there is a PASSEPORT-VACANCES for youngsters. Children of school age thereby have the opportunity of participating a multitude of activities which usually take place in a day. On the Pro Juventute website you will find information about “Holidays-Passports” in your area.

Other offers

Here is a non-exhaustive list of holiday activities by the day/half day.

Circus workshops:

  • Chavannes-près-Renens (Métro Crochy), offered by the Circus SchoolKids Up;
  • Bercher, offered by the Circus School C’est le Cirque;
  • Ecublens, offered by the Circus School Shanju;

Daily activities and holiday camps organised by ProNatura

Holiday activites by “Les graines de Curieux” in Ecublens

Daily holiday activities in St-Sulpice offered by Ecoline;

“Discovering horses” holiday workshops for children aged 6 to 10 years old, Cery Farm;

English camps offered by the Key English School in Geneva, Vaud and Valais;

Bricks 4 Kidz® holiday activities are an educational and fun way for children to spend their school break with the LEGO® bricks; in St-Sulpice.

Camps and daily activities offered by MJSR

Camps organised by AJN in Nyon

Do not hesitate to tell us about other holiday camps you may have heard of!!!
Many students/secondary school students look for work during the holidays. Here are 2 classified ads websites: & Adosjob