SUMMIT WINTER CAMP
December 14th – 21st 2019
and March 28th – April 4th 2020
A week specially for Bible-School students from various English speaking European Torchbearer Centres, to either finish off their stay in Europe in a unique way or spend a fun week during their mid term break!
(This camp will be in English only)
What to expect
Standing on a SUMMIT allows you to look back on the trails and obstacles you’ve hiked and climbed to reach that mountain top, but it also opens up new perspectives and lets you see beyond! In a similar way, with this week we want to give you a chance to look back, reflect and nail down things God has been teaching you during bible school. We also want this time to help you „SUMMIT“ up and let all the learned lessons impact your life back home! Don’t worry, you’re not coming back to school here, we will only plan on shorter interactive devotional times with lots of room for sharing and discussion.
This camp is going to be a fun relaxing time with lots of opportunities for outdoor activities in the beautiful Engadin valley, including down-hill and cross-country skiing, ski touring (mainly in the March camp), sledding, snow-shoeing or going sight seeing in the charming historical villages in the area! You may not be able to physically stand on an actual summit during one of these winter camps, but you will certainly look at many peaks as we are all surrounded by them!
Besides all the activities, you also get another opportunity to enjoy great fellowship in an international setting along with students from other Torchbearers Bible School centres, and you will be able to exchange your experiences and encourage each other!
We will always have breakfast and dinner together as a group, as well as the devotional/worship times. Other than that, you will be free all day to do whatever you like and we will provide lunch bags for everybody! Mostly we’ll be splitting up in 3-4 small groups to go on different ventures, all according to your interest. Here is the link to the nearby Ski resort in Scuol, only 20min away from our place.
During the December camps all the mentioned activities should be possible. At the end of March however, it is possible that some activities may be limited right around Lavin, depending on the snow that’s left down in the valley. Skiing will still be well possible in Scuol, as the resort is open until end of April. There is always the option of visiting the upper Engadin valley as well with the world famous area around St.Moritz! There the snow holds up much longer and it takes about 45min to get there. Prices are listed further down.
Here you can find more details about the accommodation.
Luke & Eva Brunner
- Camp hosts
- Born 1974 and 1975 and living in Lavin now for 20 years
- Parents of three daughters
- Luke is self-employed as a Guitar Builder
- Eva is a Paediatric nurse, working as medical secretary and for a school office from home
- Together they studied at Capernwray Harbour Bible School in 1999-2000
- Both have been involved in youth ministry for many years
- Luke loves craftsmanship, adventure and too many other things
- Eva loves reading, walks with good friends and being creative
- Camp Assistant
- Born 1998 in central Germany
- volountiered at Tauernhof Austria in 2018/19
- works currently at Brunner Guitars with Luke and Chris
- Loves climbing, hiking and driving cars 😉
- Camp Assistant
- Born 1984 in South Africa
- Studied Theology and Business Project Management
- Aircraft Sales Professional and Pilot for small planes
- Currently working with Luke at Brunner Guitars
- Loves running and the great outdoors
SUMMIT Camp 1 – December:
Start: Saturday Dec.14th, 6pm with dinner, arrival possible after 2pm in the afternoon
End: Saturday Dec. 21th, in the morning 11am
SUMMIT Camp 2 – March:
Start: Saturday March 28th, 6pm with dinner, arrival possible after 2pm in the afternoon
End: Saturday April 4th, in the morning 11am
What to bring
Clothes for all winter weather conditions, good winter shoes, winter sports equipment if relevant and available, drinking bottle, small comfortable backpack
(The more detailed packing list you will receive after registration)
Insurance is the responsibility of the participant
Accommodation and Meals: CHF 250.- (€220.-) including tourist tax
Additional optional costs:
-See here prices for Skiing Passes in Scuol and here for rental gear
The 15min train ride will be included for only CHF 1.- more!
-Renting equipment for skiing, cross country skiing or snow shoeing may vary from CHF20-80.- a day. Here’s a link to rental equipment prices
-Entrance ticket for the historical castle Schloss Tarasp: CHF 25.-
-Possible extra train rides: CHF 20-60.- (usually we‘ll try to travel with cars and vans)
–Indoor Swimming Pool in Zernez CHF9.-
–Indoor Wellness Pool in Scuol inluding Sauna CHF29.-
-Using sleds in Lavin will be free and there’s plenty of nice walks and hikes in the area you can do without using extra money!
We will get back to you with further detailed informations as soon as possible after receiving your application. Please don’t hesitate to send us an email or call us if you have any further questions before submitting the application.