Brillantmont Summer Course


The Brillantmont summer course is for boys and girls aged 10-16 and students come from around 30 different countries. Students choose to stay between 2 to 6 weeks. The programme is not a fixed block. This means that if a student stays for 6 weeks, he or she will study something new each week and will join new activities and excursions.

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Key Features


Excursions, Languages, Sports


10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16


Saturday 6th July - Saturday 17th August 2024


2 to 6 weeks


Price = CHF 2'700.- per week (minimum 2 weeks)


French or English


Av. Charles-Secrétan 16, 1005 Lausanne

Camp overview

The Brillantmont summer course has been running for nearly forty years. It is extremely popular and many students return year after year. For some, it is their first time away from home ; for others, it is a way of getting to know Brillantmont before commencing the school year in September. Doing excursions and activities all together is a very important part of the Brillantmont experience, helping build friendships from all over the world and feeling at home.

Family owned and run since 1882 , during the school year Brillantmont welcomes students aged 13-18 (Grades 8-12) to follow a challenging curriculum, with small classes, innovative learning, providing students with 21st Century skills to thrive in a rapidly changing world. Numerous extra-curricular activities provide opportunities for growth and development, in a supportive, inclusive home from home. The US and British programmes enable 100% entrance to universities worldwide.


Students choose to study French or English. On arrival, students are tested in their chosen language and put into the appropriate class. The average class size is 12 students, so there is a lot of teacher contact.

The language classes take place in the mornings from 09h00 to 12h15, with a 15 minute break in the middle. In the first period, the student focuses on grammar and language structure, whereas, in the second period, with a different teacher, the focus is more on communication and oral fluency.


In the afternoons, you can choose from our exciting programmes, which take place every afternoon (except Wednesdays):

BM Move – our most popular programme. Enjoy a wide variety of sports on campus or by the lake, which may include paddle, banana boat, tennis, trampoline, basketball, soccer, volleyball and more.

BM Tennis Ace – 2 afternoons of advanced tennis skills (not suitable for beginners) & 2 afternoons of BM Move
Our professional coach will help you refine your skills to take your game to the next level.

BM Code – 2 afternoons of Coding and Robotics (taught in English) & 2 afternoons of BM Move
Enter the world of computer programming and logical problem solving and build your own take-home robot.

BM Create – 2 afternoons of Creative Arts (taught in English) & 2 afternoons of BM Move
Develop your creative skills using oils, photography, sculpture and crafts as well as learning about art and design.

** BM Create and BM Code are only available during weeks 1-4.


Campus life is busy and in the evenings we may go off campus to do an activity like trampoline, bowling, indoor climbing or laser game. If we stay on campus, we may organise a sport’s tournament, a cooking session, an arts and crafts session, a talent show, a treasure hunt and many more fun activities. The highlight of the week is our Friday disco, where the rhythm takes over!


On Wednesday afternoons you’ll go out on an excursion with your class and your teacher, putting your language skills to good use. We want you to discover our exciting region and gain understanding into Swiss culture and traditions. Our visits include – the Cailler chocolate factory, Chillon castle, the Olympic Museum, a science workshop at Lausanne University, an oil press, the photo museum and more.

Saturday is departure / arrival day. If you’re not traveling, we organise an excursion in the Lausanne area. Maybe we’ll go to Chaplin’s World museum to discover Charlie Chaplin’s films; maybe we‘ll go to Lausanne Aquarium; maybe we’ll go further afield to visit Berne, the Swiss capital, or Geneva.  On Sundays, a whole school excursion takes place  and may include: a lakeside park to do watersports; mountain tree climbing circuit; caves in Vallorbe; underground salt mines in Bex; Aquaparc water park; a walking adventure hunt, mountain karting in Morgins, a hike on the Moléson mountain.  We know you’ll have a great time!

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