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Our Chalet - Swiss Alps Trip (Adult Applications DUE)

Date:
Wed Aug 15, 12:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Location:
Our Chalet, Switzerland
Category:
Adventurers
 

Summer 2020 - exact date will be chosen by group

A group of girls and adults will travel in the summer of 2020 to the Girl Guide and Girl Scout World Center Our Chalet which is located in the Swiss Alps. The group will participate in one of the center’s established programs which include visits to the woodcarver, Interlaken, Adelboden, and other locations. There will be many opportunities to hike, maybe to a glacier-fed lake for a swim or to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise. Some time is also spent in high adventure activities – a ropes course, zip-lining, orienteering and rock climbing. There will be plenty of interaction with Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from other locales and opportunities to learn about Swiss culture. They do eat a lot of cheese, and they love chocolate!

At the conclusion of the world center 8-day program the group will have the option of extending their time abroad with visits to one or more additional countries. The exact details of the trip will be planned and carried out by the group selected for the trip. Groups in the past have visited Italy, Germany, France, Spain and other parts of Switzerland. The trip can last from 10 days to 3 weeks.

AGES: girls must be 13 to 18 years old at the time of the trip so girls who are currently 11 to 16 years of age are eligible to apply; travelers should have some trip experience outside of their family holidays; each group member should be in good physical condition and enjoy spending time outside doing adventurous activities, especially hiking. 

COST: the trip will range from $3,000 to $4,500 with final cost depending on the exchange rate for the Euro and the itinerary planned by the group.

APPLICATION: all girls who are interested should complete the Adventurers Adventure Application (#2443) and adults should complete the Adult Adventure Application (#2442). Please list two references on your form, but do not ask them to complete any paperwork. The references will be contacted by Adventurers volunteers to provide needed information. All applications should be mailed to:

Amy Swisher
574 Ridge Rd
Fairfield, VA 24435

APPLICATIONS DEADLINES: adult applications must be mailed by August 15, 2018, and girl applications must be mailed by October 1, 2018.

QUESTIONS: Amy Swisher, aklswish@yahoo.com or 540-460-7221