Holiday Activities for the Kids of EPFL-UNIL Employees

CAMPS AT EPFL (4-9 years old)
(new offer since summer 2020, terms and conditions)

Playful and creative explorations indoors and in Nature for children ages 4 -9

As you may know “Polykids / Unimômes” classes on campus will be closed, with a final class 2P running in 2020-21. In this context, the EPFL presidency has asked us to enhance alternative childcare offers for parents at EPFL, especially during holidays.

In collaboration with the UNIL Equality Office and in partnership with our long-standing external provider, l’écoline, we are therefore pleased to offer you the following service.


  • October 18 to 22 (still 4 places)
  • October 25 to 29 (still 3 places).
    From 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Programme preview and other useful information.

Registrations (for this edition we welcome kids schooled from 2P)

Children will be offered a week combining observation and creativity to discover nature and be inspired by it for artistic and creative activities.
For this, several immersive outings in the forest, by the lake, etc… are planned. They will be accompanied by numerous creative, artistic and playful indoor activities. (see example programme attached).

Care will be provided by the staff of l’écoline, qualified in the field of childhood and recognised by the OAJE.
Max 24 children. Registrations are only valid for children already attending school from 1P.

The price for the whole week (including lunch, activities and material) is CHF 350.-


  • These activities are open to girls and boys from 4-9 years old.
  • Places are limited to 24 kids (approx. 12 kids from each institution).
  • The activities are held from Mondays to Fridays from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.
  • Meals are taken together and are prepared by a caterer with the label Fourchette verte. Children bring their own morning and afternoon snacks.
  • Given the success of these weeks, we cannot promise that the camps will not be fully booked, we will make the best so that most of the children will have a spot to at least one week.


  • July 2021: 4 weeks from 5 to 9; 12 to 16; 19 to 23; 26 to 30
  • Easter 2021: 2 weeks from April 6 to 10 & April 12-16.04.21)
  • February 2021: 1 week from 22 to 26 February 2021


October 2020

  • Week 1: from 12 to 16 October 2020
  • Week 2: from 19 to 23 October 2020

July 2020

  • Week 1: from 6 to 10 July 2020 (fully booked)
  • Week 2: from 13 to 17 July 2020 (fully booked)
  • Week3: from 20 to 24 July 2020 (2 more places)
  • Week 4: from 27 to 31 July 2020 (fully booked)

August 2020

  • Week1 : from 3 to 7 August 2020 (5 more places)
  • Week 2 : from 10 to 14 August 2020 (fully booked)

A “special exam period in August” offer for EPFL parents is ready and announced here.

Archives from previous years