Program

A stunning scenic rail journey from Zurich will have the entire Contingent arriving into Kandersteg on the afternoon of Sunday 26th June. Our time in KISC is carefully planned to provide maximum fun, friendship and adventure – as well as giving everyone time to relax and explore as well.

After a rest day on Monday 27th to recover and acclimatise in the village of Kandersteg, our ten-day program will swing into action. Each participant will have their own personalised itinerary that will contain some great activities, plenty of chances to meet new mates from across Australia and the world, and lots of opportunities for fun and adventure.

Our ten day program is structured and will each have (already included in your price paid):

  • 4 Core Days: share these experience as a group with your patrol or your troop. These will showcase the best of some iconic Swiss cities and well as activities that both picturesque and exciting. Use the chance to relax and sight-see, or push yourself with challenges and competition with mates – its up to you.
  • 4 Preference Days: chance to customise your itinerary and control the scale of your adventure. Plenty of time spent up and around the Alps out of the valley floor, with the chance for glacier crossings, snow fields, rock-climbing and more depending on your choices. These days are structured into categories:
    • Two Day: an overnight adventure to a mountain hut. Range of difficulty from the more scenic and accessible to the tougher glacier crossing and snowfields.
    • Day Up: a day up in the mountains around Kandersteg – with hiking, rock-climbing or both.
    • Onsite: choose some of the KISC challenge activities to have a crack at.
  • 2 Free Days: two days to recharge the batteries and chill with your mates on the campsite or in town. We have plenty of suggestions on how to spend your time, or you can add on some optional extra activities if you wish.

For the nights you are not in a mountain hut, KISC evening activities will be running each night – a great chance to have some fun and socialise with international neighbour. Each Troop will also have a common area and fire-barrel to chill with.

The ten days will feature the best of KISC’s three main themes: High Adventure, Eco Experiences and International Friendship. Throw in the Core Days with activities around the country and iconic cities thrown in as well, and you have an incredible Swiss experience!

KISC’s trained volunteer staff of Scouts from around the world runs most of the activities at the Centre – others are self-guided or run by professional contractors. So while you’re enjoying the scenery, you can also learn about Scouting in another country.

Subject to availability, our program team will be craft your individual itinerary so that you get a diverse experience across the program themes.