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A sweeping scene of Swiss mountains, glacial waterfalls and never-ending hiking trails, Switzerland is the definition of rural beauty. And where better to experience it all than KISC? As the home of international friendship, this Mini Jamboree is full of Scouting spirit and camp camaraderie. Spend your days hiking, biking and river rafting, then lap up the KISC life at night with Scout groups from around the world at the International Campfire. Ultimately, a Scout trip to Switzerland is as soul-warming as it is adventurous.
We’re thrilled to see groups are as keen as ever to get back to KISC and it’s no surprise that availability for 2022 is now extremely limited and groups are already planning ahead for 2023 and even 2024. Due to KISC’s own Centenary events taking place in 2023 we are unable to offer our usual ‘summer set departure’ programme, however groups can still enjoy a completely tailor-made trip to KISC in 2023 and we are already helping groups put some amazing plans in place.
Fear not, our ever-popular summer set departure trips will be back as normal in 2024 – so let’s get planning!
Our ‘summer set departure’ programmes are a 10-day trip travelling by coach giving you plenty of time to explore all that KISC and the surrounding areas has to offer. Of course, you can opt to create your own completely tailor-made trip which allows you to choose to travel by air, rail or coach and for your preferred duration.
Here is an idea of how a 10-day coach trip to KISC could look.
Depart by coach and overnight ferry crossing
Arrive at KISC for a tour of the site and time to explore the surrounding area
Evening at leisure in KISC
Set off on a 3-hour hike up 1,800m to the Alpine Cheesery
Descend back down to camp and enjoy an afternoon of abseiling
Enjoy a light trail around the grounds
Gondola ride from Kandersteg village to Lake Oeschinensee, where you can swim in the shadows of the mountains
Go mountain biking around Kandersteg or attempt to beat the crate stacking record at camp
Evening of food and music with Scouts and Explorers from around the world
Visit Jungfraujoch via the highest mountain railway in Europe for stunning summit views
Spend the afternoon hiking the Eiger Trail
Evening at leisure at KISC
Travel to Adelboden for a morning hike or cable car ride to the stunning Engstilgen Falls
Visit the Cholerenschlucht Gorge for its impressible waterfall
Return to KISC for a chilled evening by the campfire
Visit the Trummelbach Falls and stand behind the thundering glacier waterfalls
Traditional Swiss evening of yodelling and fondue
Take the Tschentenalp cable car for spectacular views of the Bernese Oberland
Return to Adelboden village and spend the rest of the day at leisure
Depart by coach and ferry back home
In much of July and August 2022, groups will enjoy our exclusive Venture Abroad campsite, with tents up and ready for your arrival and catering equipment provided for you.
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer our exclusive campsite in 2023 (only!) due to KISC’s own planned events, therefore groups have the option of providing their own camping equipment or opting for indoor accommodation.
Venture Abroad’s service will return to normal in summer 2024 with the exclusive campsite returning with all tents and catering equipment included in your trip.
Kandersteg is a must for any scout troop – amazing activities, a historic site and all set within the beautiful backdrop of Switzerland. Mr Mark Urban, 1st Margaret’s Scouts KISC
Travel in safe hands
The safety of all our groups is of paramount importance to us. Venture Abroad has rigorous safety checks in place and its own Safety Management Policy.