What is the Interlaken Summer Experience?

The Interlaken Summer Experience, sponsored by the International Baptist Convention, is a popular event offering daily Bible studies, worship times, seminars and activities for all age groups. Leaders from around the world come to Interlaken to preach, teach, lead music and worship.

The surrounding area - one of the most beautiful in Switzerland - offers a wide variety of recreational activities (www.interlaken.ch).

The program starts with conference registration from 3pm onwards on Saturday, 5 July (Alpenstrasse 23), the first meeting is at 7pm (same location). The conference concludes on Thursday, 10 July, around 12:30.

 

The conference booklet is now available here.  Please note: conference participants will receive a printed copy of this at registration in Interlaken.

 

MAP online / MAP to print

 

Promotional information for download:

Interlaken on a Budget

Flyer  (A5 size)

Interlaken on Your Own (a practical guide to your week in Interlaken: food, sightseeing, activities)

Video (to download this video, click here)

 

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Online registration is available by clicking here.

For more information about prices, scroll to the end.

 

SCHEDULE

Saturday
15:00-18:45  Registration
19:00 Opening Worship Service
Sunday-Wednesday mornings:
09:00-10:00      Early Morning Seminar
10:15-11:15      Late Morning Seminar
11:30-12:30      Morning Worship
Sunday-Wednesday evenings:
19:00-20:30   Evening Worship
Thursday morning:
09:30-10:15      Early Morning Seminar
10:30-11:15      Late Morning Seminar
11:30-12:30      Closing Worship Service
 

Something for everyone...

The conference offers three separate tracks for adults, youth and children.

Adults

Mornings begin at 9.00 with seminars until 11.15, followed by worship and Bible study, from 11.30 - 12.30 (except Thursday when we will begin at 9.30: see schedule above). The afternoons are free and the day concludes with a worship service at 19.00. 

Here are some of the seminar topics:

Parenting Teens; Counseling in the Church; Book of Revelation; Book of 1 John; Joy in the Bible; Dealing with Relational Conflict; Christian History; Practicing Joyful Disciplines; Worship (music); Creative Worship (drama); Integrating Faith in Life Work & Play…and more!

For more detailed information on these topics and the seminar leaders, please click here.

Participants select two seminars which they attend each day throughout the week.

 

Singles

Dorm rooms (4 beds) have been reserved at the Backpackers Hostel across the street from the conference center (www.villa.ch). This option includes a daily breakfast and there is a kitchen facility for preparing other meals yourself. Singles who wish to stay with this group must register early to make sure their accommodations are confirmed. The DEADLINE is June 15, 2014.

Youth (EUROVENTURE)

Euroventure attracts large numbers of youth each year at its popular site in Grindelwald. The youth program is packed with Bible study, worship, small group sharing time, recreation and much more! Youth registration fees & online registration are separate from family registrations.  Fees depend on the number of youth in a family attending Euroventure and include camp registration, food and lodging for each student. The earlier you register, the lower the cost! Go to the youth website by clicking on the graphic to right and click here to register online.

Euroventure (Teen):  €260 (before 1 May)/€280 (before 1 June)/€300 (before 1 July)/€320 (after 1 July)

There is a €20 discount per child if you register siblings.

Euroventure (Adult Sponsor): Only €200

 

Any questions, contact our Camp Coordinator, Jan Horak: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Children

Children enjoy a biblically-based program that is designed especially for Interlaken. Led by a team of trained volunteers, the children´s program provides Bible learning, music, recreation, excellent care and activities for children from infants through age 11. Children with special needs are very welcome. The children's program takes place during all adult sessions (mornings & evenings).

 

 

 

 

Where is Interlaken?

Interlaken is a resort city that, as its name suggests, is situated between two lakes in the midst of the Jungfrau region of the Swiss Alps. It is approx. 60 kilometres (30 minutes) south-east of Bern, Switzerland. Train service to Interlaken from both Bern and Zurich is excellent and includes a direct service from Zurich airport.

Accommodations

The International Baptist Convention regrets that it is unable to book accommodations for you. However, as a resort city, Interlaken has a wide variety of housing available (hotels, apartments, chalets and camp sites). Individuals and families should make their own arrangements, unless one person in the church you attend is designated as Interlaken coordinator. Housing arrangements should be made early because facilities in Interlaken and nearby villages fill up quickly. Local tourist bureaus mail brochures to IBC churches listing all available housing in the area, as does the website (www.interlaken.ch). Churches have also received from the IBC office a brochure providing information on lower cost accommodation options. The conference location is Alpenstrasse 23 (school buildings) and Alpenstrasse 45 (Artos Hotel) on the east side of Interlaken. If you do not have access to an IBC church and need assistance, please contact:

Tourist Office Interlaken
Höhenweg 37, CH-3800 Interlaken, Switzerland
Phone: +41 (0)33 826 5300
Fax: +41 (0)33 826 5375
(Outside Switzerland drop the “0”)
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: www.interlakentourism.ch

Registration

Registration Fees for Interlaken Summer Experience:

‘Early Bird’ = before 1 May
€ 195 Family ‘Early Bird’ / € 215 Family before 1 June /
€ 235 before 5 July / € 250 on-site
100 Individual ‘Early Bird’ / € 120 Individual before 1 June / € 140 before 5 July / € 150 on-site
€ 330 Single ‘Early Bird’ with accommodation* / € 350 Single with accommodation*
before 1 June  / € 370 before 5 July / € 380 on-site

* accommodation is for singles in a shared 4 bed dorm with bathroom in the youth hostel, Backpackers Villa (www.villa.ch), check in Saturday, check out Thursday. Breakfast is included, kitchen is available for preparing others meals yourself.

Euroventure (Teen):  €260 (before 1 May)/€280 (before 1 June)/€300 (before 5 July)/€320 on-site

There is a €20 discount per child if you register siblings.

Euroventure (Adult Sponsor): Only €200

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED BUT YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO: ADMIN(@)IBC-CHURCHES.ORG OR COMING TO REGISTRATION AT THE SCHOOL BUILDING (SEE MAP AT TOP OF PAGE) FROM 15:00 TO 18:45 ON SATURDAY, 5 JULY.