Wood cutting at the Camp
Forest maintenance before the arrival of the high season
This week, the loggers and the forestry service carried out a major wood cut in the neighbouring forest belonging to the Camp Foundation.
Some old and damaged trees were in danger of collapsing. It was therefore important, for safety reasons, to carry out this work.
In addition to removing potentially dangerous trees, it will also allow new growth and plantations to have more space and resources to develop.
Some of the cut wood will be chipped, and will be used on the floor of some of the play areas on the site. Another part will be used as firewood in our houses, especially in the Zwingli house. We can say that we produce our own resources.
This work was carried out during the low season, so as not to disturb our guests and to allow everyone to be safe outside the Camp. In particular, pedestrian access to the forest was prohibited.
Neuchâtel Tourist Card: unique in Switzerland!
From 1 night onwards, visit the Neuchâtel region for free.
This card offers you many advantages, including free public transport in the canton.
As a partner accommodation, your stay at La Fondation Le Camp entitles you to the Neuchâtel Tourist Card. Indeed, from one night spent with us, you will receive a multitude of free benefits:
- Public transport
- Daily bike rental
- Cruise on the lakes of Neuchâtel and Les Brenets
- Ride on the Buttes-La Robella chairlift
How does it work?
When you arrive, ask for your Tourist Card and those of the participants at the reception. It is best to inform us in advance to save time. We will also be happy to send you your card before your stay, so that you can use it on the day of your arrival. The Tourist Card is dated and stamped by our establishment. It is valid for the duration of your stay.
This is another good reason to stay at the Camp!
Christmas Market 2021
Our Christmas market was held on 11 and 12 December in our facilities in Vaumarcus.
During this edition, more than twenty exhibitors presented their work and products to some 300 visitors. The Fondation Le Camp was pleased to welcome these people despite the sanitary conditions.
Our local artisans presented a variety of handmade products to a warm and local clientele. From chocolates, liqueurs and craft beers, the food section offered a wide choice of quality gifts or treats to take home. The same goes for the wooden products, which ranged from pens and dishes to vases and hand-carved decorations. Other handicrafts such as pottery, jewellery, leather bags or Fimo decorations completed the offer. A wide range of quality products was on offer to customers over the two days.
As far as the organisation is concerned, the low number of visitors due to the snow and the sanitary restrictions means that we will have to increase our communication for next year, but we are nevertheless delighted with this edition.
The Christmas atmosphere reigned at the Christmas Market and at La Fondation Le Camp during the whole weekend and we are already looking forward to the next edition!
On 11 and 12 December 2021, "La Fondation Le Camp" is organising its local Christmas and craft market
For this occasion, we are still looking for exhibitors interested in having a stand at our covered market. For more information, please contact us at
The market will be accessible to people with a COVID Certificate, but it is still a great opportunity to meet in a friendly atmosphere.
After several years without a Christmas market, "La Fondation Le Camp" is delighted to organise this event again. With the aim of offering a sales space to local craftsmen, the market is also a great opportunity to meet up around the end of the year and share a moment of conviviality. As mentioned, it will take place on 11 and 12 December 2021 in the premises of La Fondation Le Camp in Vaumarcus, and will offer stalls of local and artisanal products as well as small catering.
The market will be accessible on presentation of the COVID-19 certificate and an identity document (for people aged 16 and over). Once inside, it will not be necessary to wear a mask.
We look forward to seeing you all there to celebrate the magic of Christmas!
Mandatory sanitary pass at the Camp Foundation
As of Monday, September 13, 2021, a sanitary pass will be mandatory throughout Switzerland - including at the Fondation Le Camp - for all restaurant guests.
Following the health measures announced by the Federal Council on Wednesday 8 September, the Fondation Le Camp is obliged to check the sanitary passes of its guests.
The guests of Le Camp Foundation affected by this measure are:
- Guests aged 16 or over who have a pension with us,
- Guests aged 16 or over who have rented a room in our main building (includes: Charles Béguin, René Guisan, La Gourmande, La Trait d'Union, La Relax),
- Guests aged 16 or over attending a festive meal hosted by us in the main building or in La Rotonde.
These guests must:
- Present a valid health pass which will be scanned by our staff and an identity card on arrival at the Camp Foundation and then on entry to the main building / la Rotonde for the additional checks which will take place during the week. Please keep both of these items available.
If the sanitary passes are not valid, the persons concerned will not be able to enter the rented rooms/boarding rooms/party dining rooms and will have to stay outside on our terrace or covered gallery.
The test sites available in the canton of Neuchâtel are listed here.
The following are exempt from presenting a sanitary pass:
- Guests under 16 years of age,
- Self-catering guests who do not rent a room in the main building nor have board (but they are not allowed to enter the main building and must continue to respect the rules of their camp).
We thank you for your understanding and remain at your disposal for further information.