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Capturing the imaginations of school children and promoting their development as learners with innovative and inspiring educational opportunities 

OUR MOTIVATION

Children are full of hidden talents. While this indeed applies to all children, the talents of too many children, especially underprivileged children, remain hidden throughout their years as primary-school students. We discover and foster these dormant talents in the spirit of Pestalozzi: with our school camps, follow-up programs, and innovative approaches to teaching. To achieve our goals, we also enlist the dedicated service of leading individuals from science and culture. That's because we're convinced that education is the best way to enable people of all kinds to participate in and contribute to a flourishing society. This is what we strive for day in and day out. And thanks to the generous support of our donors, we continue to make progress.

 

ABOUT US

The Pestalozzi School Camps Foundation was established in August 2019 by Dr. h.c. Henri B. Meier, who held not only senior positions at the World Bank, at Roche and in the healthcare industry, but also has a long-term commitment to education. In addition to the business school at the HSG, Henri B. Meier therefore launched the Pestalozzi School Camps Foundation to give primary school students new access to enable science and art. The foundation is based in Basel and is responsible for the Pestalozzi School Camps, which are carried out in close cooperation with the cantonal education departments.

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DR. DR. H.C. HENRI B. MEIER

Founder

BOARD OF FOUNDATION

BOARD OF FOUNDATION

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DR. JÜRG GLESTI

President of the foundation, since 2019

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KAMILLA SCHATZ

since 2019

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MURIELLE KOHLER

since 2019

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FRANZISKA JUCH

since 2022

REPORTS

FOUNDATION REPORTS (GERMAN ONLY)

Our foundation report is published twice a year with a review of the past school camp season and an outlook on future highlights:

TESTIMONY TO OUR SUCCESS

Children who report finding science significantly more exciting after having attended a school camp: 

42%

Children who report a new and abiding interest in robotics after having attended a school camp: 

45%

Children who report a new and abiding interest in classical music after having attended a school camp: 

30%

Completed school camps since 2018:

60

Camps for

3000

students and instructors

Targeted number of
school camps in 
2025:

17

Camps for

850

students and teachers

Share of classes for which we do not yet have adequate funding: 

40%

DONATE

Your generous support allows us at Pestalozzi School Camps to promote young talents!
We look forward to your donation and wish to thank you for your kindness.

Pestalozzi School Camps Foundation

Basel-Landschaft Cantonal Bank (BLKB)

Barfüsserplatz 3, CH-4051 Basel

Account number: 40-44-0, BIC: BLKBCH22

IBAN: CH4800 7694 3656 3672 001

CONTACT

Interested in learning more about us? We would be delighted to speak with you!

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KAMILLA SCHATZ

Founder and Director of Pestalozzi School Camps

+41 76 452 11 29   

kontakt@pestalozzischulcamps.ch

We would like to thank the following enterprises – as well as many other organizations and private donors who prefer not to be named – for their generous support:

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