Food and Safety at Institut Montana Zugerberg’s Summer Sessions

This summer, 10 to 15-year-olds from all parts of the world will be coming to our campus to partake in our yearly summer sessions. One of the sides to a summer camp that is often not mentioned and yet so crucial, is the food and safety aspects that the students receive.


29 April 2019

“We ensure that our students are fully cared for and part of this means properly informing them about safety aspects and emergency procedures at the very beginning of the camp,” Ernö Gaspar, our Health and Safety Officer & Head of Hospitality & Infrastructure, states. “This also includes an evacuation exercise that gives all participants the knowledge on how to behave in the case of an emergency. Thanks to the volunteers of the Zugerberg fire department and our Lifetec One emergency system, our campus is fully equipped to provide immediate assistance should the case arise. Lifetec One are emergency cases which are freely accessible and provide a direct connection to a rescue service when a case is opened. We are equipped to handle anything – from a food allergy reaction all the way to cardiac arrest. After all, safety is a must!” 

Ernö Gaspar also understands the importance of a well-balanced diet especially because, for humans in general, organs and tissues need proper nutrition to work effectively – which then enables students to focus on the more important parts of the camp, such as improving a new language skill and partaking in the various activities. Without good nutrition, a body is more prone to disease, infection, fatigue and poor performance. This is especially risky for a child as a poor diet makes them run the risk of growth and developmental problems as well as poor academic performance, not to mention having bad eating habits that can persist for the rest of their lives.  

“The food and nutritional requirements we meet and offer to our students are always well-thought out and planned. We ensure that healthy food is on selection which is especially important for a child’s development. Our team prepares and cooks meals in accordance to the nutritional pyramid to ensure that children get everything they need. We also take into account personal dietary requirements such as allergies and intolerances which we make sure is also confirmed by their doctor. Even if a child is vegetarian or vegan – we make sure to meet their requirements. The well-being of our students is our top priority. When they are feeling good and having fun – we can also feel good and proud that we are a part of the child’s happiness.” 

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