Our Chalet, Switzerland - Aug 10
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Date: Sat Aug 10, 7:00 AM CST - Sun Aug 18, 6:00 PM CST
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Girl Member Price: $3,750; Adult Member Price: $3,750
Location: Adelboden, Switzerland
Registration Closes Mar 25, 2024

Grades 8-12: Join Girl Scouts River Valleys for the adventure of a lifetime at Our Chalet in Switzerland! On this trip, you'll participate in a variety of outdoor activities and see the sights of the beautiful Swiss Alps. You'll go ziplining, see a Swiss castle, and ride a cable car among the mountains- all while making friends from around the world!

Registrants will meet monthly prior to travel to get to know each other and prepare for international travel.

How to Register:

  • Girl Scouts registration is first-come, first-serve. We are unable to keep a waitlist for this program.  
  • Girl Scouts must be entering 8th grade in August 2024 in order to participate; and Girl Scouts who are graduating in Spring of 2024 may also participate.

  • Adults may register and attend with their Girl Scout, but adults are not required in order for their Girl Scout to attend.


  • Round trip airfare
  • Transportation to and from Our Chalet
  • Travel insurance
  • Lodging
  • All meals at Our Chalet
  • Excursions included on itinerary

Itinerary (subject to change):
Day 1: 

  • Travel overnight to Switzerland

Day 2: 

  • Arrive at Our Chalet
  • Opening ceremony and pinning ceremony

Day 3: 

  • Cross one of Europe's longest suspension bridges
  • Walk along the river to Frutigen
  • Take on the climbing tower challenge

Day 4:

  • Explore the Spiez harbor and enjoy panoramic views of mountains
  • Take a boat ride on Lake Thun
  • Visit a 12th-century castle on the shores of Lake Thun

Day 5: 

  • Visit Adelboden Adventure Park which boasts high-adventure thrills like zip lines and high ropes courses.
  • Get competitive on the Adelboden games trail
  • Free time to visit Adelboden village

Day 6:

  • Hike to Switzerland's second highest waterfall, then ride in a gondola to the alp, with beautiful scenic views
  • Continue on a hike around the alp with a picnic lunch
  • Visit to the cheesemaker before descending on the gondola

Day 7:

  • Free day!

Day 8:

  • Leave Our Chalet and depart for home

Payment details: This event has a minimum deposit. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Payment schedule is as follows: 

  • 6/1/23: total due - $1,000

  • 10/1/23: total due - $1700

  • 1/1/24: total due - $2400

  • 5/1/24: total due - $3750

If you are planning to pay using program credits, please pay the minimum deposit with a credit card and select Program Credits as a payment type. Paper credits should be mailed to our St. Paul Service Center office. To submit Electronic Program Credits, visit volunteers.girlscoutsrv.org/program-credit-redemption-form/.

Cancellations: The deposit from your cancelled event cannot be transferred, nor refunded. To receive a refund, less the non-transferable/non-refundable deposit, we must receive your cancellation notice by the posted cancellation deadline (May 1, 2024). To cancel your registration, submit the Events & Camp Cancellation Form.

Your Questions: If you have questions, please contact us online, by email (girlscouts@girlscoutsrv.org), or by phone (800-845-0787).