SILC Academy

About Us

About us

The Swiss Leadership Camp and Academy, or SILC Academy, is a premier Student Leadership organisation with more than 14 years of experience in the education industry and are proud member of a variety of international school organisations and councils such as the BSME, AAIE, EARCOS, ECIS and NESA.

Our extensive experience and deep understanding of student leadership development uniquely positions us to create the most extraordinary bespoke school field trips.

We work with students from the world’s most prestigious schools to unlock their potential with our school workshops, school camps and field trips throughout the academic year, summer and winter camps in Switzerland and France, and student leadership conferences throughout the world. Our programmes are specially designed using our SILC curricular framework to combine amazing activities and fun games alongside interactive workshops and evaluations, and has proven to be a powerful tool for developing student learning and leadership skills.

The SILC curriculum is a pedagogically aligned syllabus developed over many years by our experienced team of educators in partnership with top private schools around the world.

Our programme integrates learning outcomes in fun group activities and outdoor challenges. As part of the process, students reflect on the experience with the help of our senior trainers, all of whom have extensive experience in the education industry working with young people from cultures around the world.

On-campus student leadership experiences

We can bring our camp experience and many years of expertise to your school for a one- or multi-day series of leadership experiences. Stepping out of the classrooms, students engage in a series of hands-on challenges and activities developing their leadership skills from the comfort and safety of your campus. We are well-versed in making the best of any facilities you have available to offer your students an exciting and varied programme. Request a free bespoke proposal

Student Leadership Conferences

Our one- or two-day leadership conferences bring local and international students together for a fun programme with interactive workshops and team challenges at exclusive locations in major cities around the world. These events are a perfect opportunity for students to meet like-minded people from different cultures and school systems, building lasting relationships and gaining important leadership skills. Learn more

Online Masterclasses

We offer our bite-sized, online leadership masterclasses as an easy yet powerful way to nourish students’ personal development from the comfort and safety of their homes. Offering an entirely personalised learning experience, students choose their own topics and can schedule them any day, any time, with the option to register individually for a one-on-one masterclass, or in a small group. Learn more


SILC Summer Camps

A leadership experience like no other in the beautiful surroundings of the Gstaad Valley where children learn while doing adventurous field trips , amazing outdoor activities, meeting new friends from all over the world and getting out of their comfort zone in order to get to know themselves better. Students learn about varied topics ranging from collaboration to communication and teamwork.


SILC Winter Camps

This unique winter programme combines exciting winter activities with the development of practical leadership skills in the heart of the Swiss mountains. The premium camp is based at their beautiful campus overlooking the Gstaad Valley and includes many amazing winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, ice climbing, snowshoeing, tobogganing and an overnight in the mountain cabin during the glacier expedition while students develop valuable leadership skills by doing!

SILC Creative & Entrepreneurial Summer Camp

A one-of-a-kind creative journey set in the scenic environment of South of France which offers a highly personalised programme to students with or without any creative background. The camp follows a unique educational concept integrating creative and entrepreneurial elements. As such, students explore the journey from generating an idea, putting it into action, understanding how it can contribute to their environment and sharing it with others in powerful, authentic and convincing ways.

SILC Sea & Island Adventure Camp

A wonderful journey across the breathtaking island of Corsica on 45-foot modern catamarans where students wake up at a different location each day with exciting activities and learn about leadership in a unique setting. This special experience welcomes students from all over the world to a sailing experience around Corsica while building friendships for life.

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