French riviera – Teen summer camp – Mercantour

Forget about wifi or 3G, this is true initiatory journey through time and space.

The children will experience a great adventure in the heart of the Mercantour National Park. Hiking in a wild and preserved nature.

From refuge to refuge and from one valley to another, far from the hustle and bustle of the seaside, experience nature rythms, live another way of life.

We will discover unique landscapes with summits culminating at 3000m and many lakes of altitude.

We will have the chance to observe and photograph animals in their wild environment: raptors, herds of chamois, whistling marmots, ibexes and surely traces of wolf …

And finally, the climax of the region, we will visit the Vallée des Merveilles and meet the famous 5000yo wizard.

We will go to the depths of this site, in the archaeological areas prohibited to the public or only the authorized guides can enter.

Our Philosophy

By giving children the tools to better understand themselves, they develop problem solving skills, independence, confidence, and strength of character.

By teaching children how to live and work in a community, they learn to manage themselves in complex social situations, put others’ needs before their own, and to work with other strong individuals from all over the France and the world.

By helping children value the earth, they become stewards of the natural world and, in turn, value the efforts made by themselves and others to preserve, protect and appreciate the immeasurable gifts of the outdoor world.

And, by imbuing these actions with a deep sense of wonder, children grow to see and appreciate the beauty, magic, and possibility within themselves, others and the world.

Grounded in our mission, our philosophy for the last seven years has been to provide a quality, safe experience for children in the outdoors.  As youth development professionals, we teach life skills that are necessary for the creation of healthy, productive adults.

What is a National Park?

It is a territory whose landscape, ecological and cultural quality deserve to be preserved. The protection of this heritage is a matter of national legitimacy. Wildlife Professionals are involved in management, observation, monitoring and information.

The camp is supervised by:

– Guides of Middle Mountain, Mountaineering BEES

Accommodation and Catering

  • Accommodation:         YES - 4 nights in a refuge
  • Catering:                       Full board

Do not hesitate to contact us if you want details of the stages in terms of distance, climb and the shelters in which we will be hosted.

Schedule & Bus Transfers

Caring about the environement, we organize transfers by bus and train on Lignes d’Azur or using our 9 seating Van.

About a third of our campers arrive by car with parents, other family members, or friends.  Other campers fly into Nice Côte d'azur Airport.  Staff members meet children at the airport, help them collect their luggage, and take them to chartered buses or vans for the trip to camp.

Departure: Nice Airport to Saint Martin Vésubie

  • Time:                               Meeting on Monday 7:20 am
  • Place of departure:  Terminal 1 Airport - Nice
  • Transportation:          BUS

Return: St Dalmas de Tende Nice Ville

  • Schedule:                       Arrival at 16H41
  • Return location:         Nice Ville Railway Station
  • Transportation:          TRAIN

Note that, using public network, we will not be able to wait for latecomers: do not be late!

Practical infos

You can find all these informations in the Inscription file you can download here


Available departures

Unfortunately, no places are available on this tour at the moment