Cooltour – Better than Holidays

Cooltour is a summer camp for children and young people with and without disabilities between the ages of 10 and 19. Over the span of eight days, they experience a varied programme that meets their needs. The focus is on shared experiences, fun and living together. They attend a variety of courses - from spray painting and street dance to cooking - and realise that people with and without disabilities actually have more in common than separates them.

The inclusive holiday camp began in 2009 in cooperation with national and regional partners from the youth, cultural, health and social sectors. Since then, around 80 children and young people with and without disabilities have taken part in the summer camp every year. In an informal setting, they learn to act in a self-determined, independent and responsible manner and realise the added value that diversity and inclusion bring.

Three qualitative studies by the Lucerne School of Social Work (HSLU) were able to show that Cooltour participation has positive long-term effects on the children's and youth’s social, as well as personal skills, tolerance and self-determination. The positive feedback from the participants and their parents, also makes it clear what an important and formative influence Cooltour has.

Cooltour is listed in the action plan of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as a good practice example from the field of leisure. Furthermore, the project was awarded the „PrixPrintemps“ in 2016 and on top of that received the audience award at the ceremony.

 

Registration Cooltour 2022

Camping with friends for a week, making new friendships and acquaintances and enjoying the summer together. The inclusive summer camp Cooltour by Blindspot has everything what a successful holiday experience needs. Put together your own week from a wide range of courses. All this and much more awaits you during the Cooltour.

Our inclusive summer camp will be held from July 15 to 22, 2022. Registration will open from Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 12:00 and can be done via the registration form or telephone.

Note: If you don't find your registration confirmation in your email inbox, check your SPAM folder.

Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen und Instruktionen

Your registration is binding.

The number of participants for the summer holiday camp Cooltour is limited to 85.

Our prices are based on your means:

CHF 410.- for families with a reduced budget

CHF 460.- for families with medium income

CHF 510.- for families with a good financial situation

In June 2022, you will receive a final decision on which week's course you can attend (based on your priorities) and what exactly the programme on Saturday (day course) will look like for you.

At the same time, you will receive detailed information and an invoice, which must be paid before the camp. All information and the invoice will be sent exclusively via the e-mail address provided. If this should be a problem, please contact us by phone.

During the summer camp - film, picture and sound recordings may be made, which Blindspot is allowed to use for the website and other communication media in compliance with data protection laws. If you do not agree to this, please inform us in writing or by e-mail.

Cooltour is only possible thanks to the valuable support of our partners and supporters. The data of participants with disabilities will be forwarded and treated confidentially for the purpose of billing with our main partner, Plusport Behindertensport Schweiz.

You can put together your own personal week. When you register, you can choose and prioritise your preferences from a wide and exciting range of weekly and daily courses. We will then do our best to ensure that all your wishes are taken into account as much as possible.

Choose a weekly course for your very own Cooltour week:
 

Streetdance
Dance the hottest moves from the world champion from Germany. Together you will create a choreography, where your own steps and creativity have a place!

 

Cooking with fire
Do you like being in nature and love hearty and homemade food? Then cooking in and over open fire is the right thing for you. Cook new recipes every day in the pizza oven and over open fire.

 

Skating
Doesn't matter if you tried it once or not – together with professionals you discover the coolest tricks and spots in Bern so that you can make skateboarding a part of your lifestyle.

 

Streetart / Lettering
The world is a canvas! With Swiss professionals of the street art scene you can give free rein to your creativity and spray your own graffiti in Bern.
A new component of this course is lettering: the letters follow your movement. Discover the latest lettering techniques and create your own lettering. 
 

Acting
Hollywood comes to Bern! Learn from swiss actors how you can let stories and scenes appear on stage. The stage is yours!

 

D'Wäut verändere (Changing the world)
Our Earth is our legacy and we take responsibility for it. The movement Fridays for Future comes to Cooltour. Immerse yourself in the world of climate activists for 4 days and take action yourself.

 

Mini PopUp
Become a host! Be part of the Mini PopUp of the Cooltour 22 directly on the Aare. Fun and sun while serving guests are already pre-programmed.

Choose a day course and make your experience a little more special:

 

Streetracket, table tennis and Co
Are rackets and balls your passion? Then this course is perfect for you. Learn the newest table tennis tricks from a professional. During the camp you can use them directly and triumph as a round robin master.

 

Outdoor-adventures
Into the wilderness! Make fire without a lighter and build an action-charged ropeway in the forests of Bern. An unforgettable adventure is guaranteed.

 

Social Media
Why do the pictures and videos from professional always look so good on Instagram or TikTok? Here, you can dive down into the world of social media and receive exclusive advice from a professional.

 

Wellness
Just chill out with homemade face masks and scrubs. With the help of various shiatsu, yoga and massages you can then completely relax - just wonderful!

 

Party
You love parties and are interested in the details? Create drinks and operate a DJ setup, this and much more you can discover in this course - and apply it directly at an internal party. 
 

This day will be relaxing. Sleep in, have a leisurely breakfast and then go to the hot tub, play a game together or just enjoy the day. It's up to you and you're sure to find someone to have a good time with among your new friends.

For the curious and those at home: Visit us - and experience a diverse and inclusive group.

On Wednesday July 20 2022 from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm there will be a burger day by the Cooltour cooking team. Enjoy a burger straight from the newly restored vintage food truck from Provisorium46 and Fabrique28.

You have to organize your journey yourself and is not included in the camp fee. However, with the complete camp documents, it is possible to coordinate with each other to organize a joint journey.

Every registration triggers costs for us. For cancellations within the official registration period (until May 30th) 50% of the camp costs will be charged, for cancellations after the registration period as well as no-shows we have to charge 100% of the camp costs.

Short-term cancellations due to illness or accident will be charged at 80%. Please inform yourself if you are privately insured and send us the medical certificate.

The insurance is the responsibility of the participants.

Registration will open on Saturday, March 12, 2022, starting at 12.00 pm. The registration form will be posted on this registration page.


Please note that if the registration cannot be completed, one or some fields are not filled in correctly. In this case, you can simply click on the 'Back Button' and see where information is missing or entered incorrectly.


The confirmation mail may end up in spam. Therefore, we also recommend that you check your spam folder when you have completed your registration.

We will also be taking registrations by telephone phone for people with high support needs. We ask that you keep the lines free for these people and register using the registration form.

Sponsors & Partners

We would like to thank our sponsors and partners for their support of the Cooltour inclusion project:

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