Today was a new and exciting day in camp, a day full of learning!
Campers woke up early, ate breakfast and had the usual group meeting. The campers were told the schedule for the day and were designated into the following groups – leadership, etiquette and web identity, first aid, arts, cooking & theatre , career and fitness.
In leadership the children learnt lots of facts about teamwork and played many games involving critical thinking and concentrating on working as a group. They also went to the escape rooms in teams of seven or eight and had a really exciting time trying to get out of the room in under 60 minutes. They also did a scavenger hut, testing there team work and group knowledge!
The first aiders learnt how to use CPR and to tie bandages and slings and many more interesting facts about giving first aid to an individual. They did lots of practical exercises and after the course had finished, they really felt like they learnt something new and could even help in a first aid situation if needs be.
The etiquette and web identity group learnt about the safety online using social media and were asked questions of what they think is the right or wrong thing to do whilst using networks such as Facebook, Instagram etc. For etiquette, they were taught table manners and how to set a table correctly for a formal dinner occasion. It was a very worthwhile and informative day for sure!
For arts and cooking, they went down to le chable, did lots of painting of nature ( animals, sunsets and planets ) . They also made some cookies and decorated them creatively. The theatre group also had a great time testing there acting skills and playing lots of acting games.
Fitness group went up the mountain with one of our staff members (Eddie) and did a workout with beautiful scenery and also participated in a yoga session. It was very relaxing and some great photos were taken to show the stunning views.
In the evening, discoveries played boys VS girls, involving lots of games and competition. Explorers played La fureur, a song competition with lots of sing offs, dancing etc. Pioneers went on a peaceful night walk around the old town of Verbier. They used maps and compasses to guide themselves backt to les elfes. After a long day, campers went to bed, ready for what is in store for tomorrow!