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Le Camp is an independent non-profit organisation placed under the surveillance of the Swiss Confederation.

logo UCJGThe Foundation's aim is to encourage, promote and facilitate community and associative life, particularly among young people. This is a means of training for learning respect for others, dialogue, exchanges, openness and tolerance, as these values contribute greatly to the promotion of solidarity and democracy. Thus, differences of any kind become sources of personal enrichment.

 

It was created by the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA).

The Foundation Board is composed of 13 volunteer members. Five have been elected to the Advisory Bureau in addition to Le Camp's Director.

Le Camp's team of professionals collaborates with seasonal employees and volunteers during times of need.

You can find out more information about Le Camp Foundation by downloading the files below. Please do not hesitate to Contact us for any additional information.

Les Amis du Camp (Friends of Le Camp)

All donors and people interested in the life of the Foundation belong to our Friends of Le Camp. Become a Friend of Le Camp:

  • to receive regular information about our organisation, annual report, programme, etc.
  • to participate in meetings, conferences, and special events ...
  • to financially support Le Camp if you so wish ...
  • to help or volunteer with our organisation ...

You can join Friends of Le Camp simply by making a donation or by filling out the form on our Contact page to express your interest.

History of Le Camp

Explore 100 years of the Camp’s history through a few commemorative photos and the attached PDF file (254 kb) in French.

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Make a donation or charitable legacy

To ensure lifelong preservation of its heritage, expand guest accommodation, and increase the quality of comfort to meet modern standards, Le Camp Foundation pursues a continuous investment policy in order to maintain and improve its infrastructure.

Although it has a solid basis, the operation of Le Camp does not enable it to release all the financial resources required for these renovations. Le Camp Foundation is therefore appealing to generous sponsors from companies, institutions, and private donors to meet these needs.

Support Le Camp with a donation:

  • CCP 25-13999-0
  • IBAN CH47 0900 0000 2501 3999 0

Support Le Camp as part of your last wishes:

Why not mention Le Camp Foundation in your will, with, for example, the following text: “I would like to bequeath the amount of CHF XXX to Le Camp Foundation of Vaumarcus”?

It’s a means of investing in the future of an organisation that is close to your heart. All donations received will be fully invested in the renovation, maintenance, and improvement of Le Camp's infrastructure.

Le Camp's latest news

  • Covid-19 : Le Camp is OPEN

    Covid-19 : Le Camp is OPEN

    The Camp is open again and complies with all the protection recommendations in front of Covid-19.

    The reception is back to its usual opening hours and we are at your disposal:

    • Phone : +41 32 836 26 36
    • E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    We look forward to welcoming you ... see you soon!

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  • La Fondation Le Camp is recruiting for the summer season

    La Fondation Le Camp is recruiting for the summer season

    We are looking for staff for several sectors: cleaning and housekeeping or service and kitchen help.

    Cleaning and housekeeping

    Your profile

    You are available immediately, and during the summer period (until October), mainly on Fridays and Sundays all day. Possibility of working on other occasions depending on demand.

    Ideally, you live in the region and have a car.

    Motivated and smiling, you are flexible and committed.

    Tasks :

    • Cleaning of the houses after the departure of our groups
    • Cleaning of the rooms and the main building
    • Occasional laundry duties

     

    Serving and helping in the kitchen

    Your profile:

    You are available immediately, during the week and/or at weekends, for the summer season from May to October.

    Motivated and smiling, you are flexible and committed.

    Ideally, you live in the region and already have experience in service.

    Tasks :

    • Service for groups (breakfast, lunch, evening)
    • Service at banquets (companies, weddings)
    • Setting up at banquets
    • Tidying up at banquets
    • Kitchen help
    • Preparation of lunches (picnics)
    • Washing up and cleaning the kitchen

     

    We offer you positions in a natural and friendly environment in a great team.

    If you meet the criteria, we look forward to receiving your application for either position!

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  • First wedding of the year 2022

    First wedding of the year 2022

    The wedding season is underway at Le Camp Foundation!

    At the beginning of April, in mixed weather, we hosted the first wedding of the season. What a joy!

    This wedding had a special flavour indeed, as it was the first wedding without health restrictions for a long time.

    No masks, no need to scan sanitary passes or check distances in our rooms. Just the joy of seeing our guests enjoy their day with their guests, and savour their moment.

    First wedding, and not the last!

    We are delighted to welcome many couples who have chosen to marry or celebrate their love on our premises. Whether it is for a simple aperitif, a ceremony or a wedding from A to Z, our facilities offer many possibilities.

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  • Tasting meal 2022

    Tasting meal 2022

    On 23 April, enjoy a multitude of flavours in Vaumarcus

    The Fondation Le Camp is pleased to invite you to discover the latest additions to its menu.

    In our rooms in Vaumarcus, start with a home-made aperitif and a tasting of wines from our partner winemakers from 5:30 pm.

    Then, at 7pm, sit down at the table and discover our suggestions for starters. Four different dishes, served on two plates, ranging from salmon carpaccio to our Chef Thierry Loubet's homemade pate en croûte.

    This will be followed by the presentation of four main courses, served as a buffet. Different meats and their accompaniments as well as a vegetarian proposal will delight your taste buds.

    Finally, to end on a sweet note, you will be able to taste several desserts from our menu, but also the magnificent proposals of our pastry partners.

    The tasting meal is available on registration only. Do not hesitate to contact us until 13 April 2022 on 032/836 26 36 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We look forward to receiving your registration.

    Do not hesitate to consult the complete menu (PDF) or our information flyer (PDF).

    The entire team of the Camp Foundation looks forward to welcoming you on 23 April!

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  • Wood cutting at the Camp

    Wood cutting at the Camp

    Forest maintenance before the arrival of the high season

    This week, the loggers and the forestry service carried out a major wood cut in the neighbouring forest belonging to the Camp Foundation.

    Some old and damaged trees were in danger of collapsing. It was therefore important, for safety reasons, to carry out this work.

    In addition to removing potentially dangerous trees, it will also allow new growth and plantations to have more space and resources to develop.

    Some of the cut wood will be chipped, and will be used on the floor of some of the play areas on the site. Another part will be used as firewood in our houses, especially in the Zwingli house. We can say that we produce our own resources.

    This work was carried out during the low season, so as not to disturb our guests and to allow everyone to be safe outside the Camp. In particular, pedestrian access to the forest was prohibited.

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  •  Neuchâtel Tourist Card: unique in Switzerland!

    Neuchâtel Tourist Card: unique in Switzerland!

    From 1 night onwards, visit the Neuchâtel region for free.

    This card offers you many advantages, including free public transport in the canton.

    As a partner accommodation, your stay at La Fondation Le Camp entitles you to the Neuchâtel Tourist Card. Indeed, from one night spent with us, you will receive a multitude of free benefits:

    • Public transport
    • Museums
    • Daily bike rental
    • Cruise on the lakes of Neuchâtel and Les Brenets
    • Ride on the Buttes-La Robella chairlift

    How does it work?

    When you arrive, ask for your Tourist Card and those of the participants at the reception. It is best to inform us in advance to save time. We will also be happy to send you your card before your stay, so that you can use it on the day of your arrival. The Tourist Card is dated and stamped by our establishment. It is valid for the duration of your stay.

    This is another good reason to stay at the Camp!

    For a list of benefits (PDF) and more information: www.j3l.ch

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  • Christmas Market 2021

    Christmas Market 2021

    Our Christmas market was held on 11 and 12 December in our facilities in Vaumarcus.

    During this edition, more than twenty exhibitors presented their work and products to some 300 visitors. The Fondation Le Camp was pleased to welcome these people despite the sanitary conditions.

    Our local artisans presented a variety of handmade products to a warm and local clientele. From chocolates, liqueurs and craft beers, the food section offered a wide choice of quality gifts or treats to take home. The same goes for the wooden products, which ranged from pens and dishes to vases and hand-carved decorations. Other handicrafts such as pottery, jewellery, leather bags or Fimo decorations completed the offer. A wide range of quality products was on offer to customers over the two days.

    As far as the organisation is concerned, the low number of visitors due to the snow and the sanitary restrictions means that we will have to increase our communication for next year, but we are nevertheless delighted with this edition.

    The Christmas atmosphere reigned at the Christmas Market and at La Fondation Le Camp during the whole weekend and we are already looking forward to the next edition!

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  • Christmas Market

    Christmas Market

    On 11 and 12 December 2021, "La Fondation Le Camp" is organising its local Christmas and craft market

    For this occasion, we are still looking for exhibitors interested in having a stand at our covered market. For more information, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    The market will be accessible to people with a COVID Certificate, but it is still a great opportunity to meet in a friendly atmosphere.

    After several years without a Christmas market, "La Fondation Le Camp" is delighted to organise this event again. With the aim of offering a sales space to local craftsmen, the market is also a great opportunity to meet up around the end of the year and share a moment of conviviality. As mentioned, it will take place on 11 and 12 December 2021 in the premises of La Fondation Le Camp in Vaumarcus, and will offer stalls of local and artisanal products as well as small catering.

    The market will be accessible on presentation of the COVID-19 certificate and an identity document (for people aged 16 and over). Once inside, it will not be necessary to wear a mask.

    We look forward to seeing you all there to celebrate the magic of Christmas!

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  • Mandatory sanitary pass at the Camp Foundation

    Mandatory sanitary pass at the Camp Foundation

    As of Monday, September 13, 2021, a sanitary pass will be mandatory throughout Switzerland - including at the Fondation Le Camp - for all restaurant guests.

    Following the health measures announced by the Federal Council on Wednesday 8 September, the Fondation Le Camp is obliged to check the sanitary passes of its guests.

    The guests of Le Camp Foundation affected by this measure are:

    • Guests aged 16 or over who have a pension with us,
    • Guests aged 16 or over who have rented a room in our main building (includes: Charles Béguin, René Guisan, La Gourmande, La Trait d'Union, La Relax),
    • Guests aged 16 or over attending a festive meal hosted by us in the main building or in La Rotonde.

    These guests must:

    • Present a valid health pass which will be scanned by our staff and an identity card on arrival at the Camp Foundation and then on entry to the main building / la Rotonde for the additional checks which will take place during the week. Please keep both of these items available.

    If the sanitary passes are not valid, the persons concerned will not be able to enter the rented rooms/boarding rooms/party dining rooms and will have to stay outside on our terrace or covered gallery.

    The test sites available in the canton of Neuchâtel are listed here.

    The following are exempt from presenting a sanitary pass:

    • Guests under 16 years of age,
    • Self-catering guests who do not rent a room in the main building nor have board (but they are not allowed to enter the main building and must continue to respect the rules of their camp).

    We thank you for your understanding and remain at your disposal for further information.

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