The weekend programme at Salem International Summer School
Excursions from kayaking to alpine hiking
The Salem International Summer School offers Weekend Excursions designed to suit every taste. Students leave campus on Friday afternoon. Groups are made up of no more than 16 students and are accompanied by at least two members of staff . All groups return on Sunday afternoon and then gather to exchange stories at a barbeque in Spetzgart.
This physically demanding excursion involves five to six hours of hiking each day. The Austrian alps region is reached by school bus in about two hours. After the drive, together with experienced tour guides, students will head for the mountain tops. On the second day, the hiking tour passes through beautiful alpine scenery offering fascinating panoramic views of the mountain range. After each day hiking an Alpine Association mountain hut offers the perfect opportunity to rest and relax and enjoy spending time together.
Enjoy the varied landscape of the Lake Constance region, and visiting various towns and attractions, on this fun cycling trip. You will sleep in a hostel.
Enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Constance (Bodensee) and a cultural visit to the historical university town of Konstanz, staying overnight in a youth hostel.
Have fun spending time on Lake Constance with our experienced guide whilst enjoying the beautiful scenery from your kayak. You will sleep in tents and enjoy kayak tours to various destinations on the lake. Must be a confident, capable swimmer, not afraid to swim in the lake.
Students who attend the Rock Climbing Afternoon Activity in week 1 can now 'rise up' to a real Rock Climbing experience at the weekend. Accompanied by experienced and specially trained experts, students will have the opportunity to use their newly acquired skills in more challenging surroundings. They will sleepover in a hut, enjoying the evenings eating, relaxing and playing games together.
Students who took part in the Sailing Afternoon Activity in week 1 have the opportunity to experience Lake Constance from a sailor's perspective teaming up for fun days out onboard our cutter or in the jolly boats. Based for the weekend at the school harbour, they will spend their nautical evenings cooking, swimming, and playing games in and near the water. After their nights sleeping in the ship's galley or on under the stars on the harbour decking, students will return to join their ‘mates’at the barbecue in Spetzgart.