Hiking the Swiss Alps

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Two weeks in Switzerland. One World Center. Mountains galore to hike. Several pots of fondue. And plenty of friendships to be had and memories to be made.

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About the Trip

Take the Swiss Hiking Challenge with your fellow Girl Scouts! This once-in-a-lifetime experience will be full of adventure, challenge, nature, new friends and LOTS of fun! The trip will include a week-long visit to Our Chalet, the WAGGGS World Centre, where you’ll hike some of the most popular trails in the area, rock climb, learn about the Swiss culture and make new friends from around the world. Before the week at Our Chalet, Girl Scouts will be sightseeing in other TBD cities in Switzerland.

Where You Go

Adelboden, Switzerland

What to Know

An appreciation of mountain hiking and time in the great outdoors is a must.

An interview is required to complete your application process. We will reach out to you if you are a final candidate.

The Dates

June 24 - July 7, 2022

What to Bring

A packing list will be developed by the girls after acceptance.

A valid passport with an expiration date no less than 6 months past the day or your departure from Switzerland.

The Cost

Program Fee: $2,750 (The actual program fee for this Destination is $3,500, but all girls who participate will receive a $750 scholarship, through a generous gift from the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund.)

Program Fee includes: all meals, accommodations, tours, and round-trip airfare to Switzerland from Chicago.

Program Fee does not include airfare to Chicago. You will have to provide your own transportation to and from Chicago.

A $400 non-refundable deposit is due upon acceptance.

Download Application Forms
Destinations Application Worksheet
Contact Information

Ashley Christensen, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
achristensen@girlscoutsgcnwi.org
(312) 912-6322