Take Your Scouts to Kandersteg in 2015

kandersteg2015The natural beauty of Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland, along with the fellowship of a mini world jamboree awaits you and your Scouts in Kandersteg next summer.

I’ve successfully provided the opportunity for my Scouts to take advantage this incredible experience (see the videos of our 2014 trip here), and I’d like to host your group in 2015!

To do just that I’ve tentatively secured accommodations in Kandersteg at the Villa Foree, a hostel directly adjacent to the Scout Center visited by Scouts from all over the world, for two weeks during late June and early July of 2015.

To make this idea viable a minimum number of participants must make a commitment to attend by October 1st 2014. Your group may be of any size, but a total of at least 50 participants for each week (and a maximum of sixty) are required. If we haven’t reached this minimum by October 1, 2014 we may not be able to make this happen.

Week One June 20 – June 27
Week Two June 27 – July 4

Groups arrive at Kandersteg Saturday afternoon and
depart the following Saturday morning.

COSTS

Your group will be responsible for arranging and paying for travel to Zurich International Airport where you’ll be met by motorcoach and transported to Kandersteg.

Accommodations, all meals, and round trip transportation between Zurich International Airport and Kandersteg constitute a fixed price of $550.00 per person.

I will work with you to choose a schedule that best suits your group  (see the sample schedule on this page). The choices you make will determine total ground costs, the sample schedule adds $700.00 per person to the fixed ground costs of $550.00 for a total of $1250.00 per person exclusive of airfare.

I’ve designed a seven-day trip, but your group may extend their stay or arrive and depart on different days than those I specified (based on availability) if you wish. Note that customizing these arrangements will likely result in additional cost for your group.

WHY A HOSTED TRIP?

It’s no secret that anyone willing to take the time to make the arrangements required can administer this sort of thing, so why a hosted trip?

  • A hosted trip means you and your group can focus on the adventure rather than worrying about logistics.
  • Switzerland is an expensive destination for any traveler. Aggregating a larger number of participants leverages the economies of scale otherwise unavailable to smaller groups individually.
  • A hosted trip allows your group to take advantage of our knowledge and experience. We know our way around, and how to balance a schedule so you won’t be run off your feet while taking in the best that the area has to offer.

WHO MAY ATTEND?

Boy Scouts, Venturers, or other participants are welcomed. The recommended minimum age of participants is 13.  Oversight of participants and full responsibility for their actions rests with the adults accompanying your group. Each group is expected to manage their observation of applicable Scouting policies and secure the permissions required from parents, and their Scouting organization.

Groups of any size (up to the maximum of 60 participants occupying the Villa at once) can be accommodated on a first-come-first-served basis.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

Email your phone number if you are interested in discussing this further and I’ll give you a call (let me know what time would be best).

Your task is to assemble a group and make a commitment to participate no later than October 1st, 2014.

If the minimum number of participants is reached contracts will be distributed and an initial deposit of $300.00 per person will be collected by October 20th.

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