28th February 2017- Skiing, Baking, Snowman Building, Swimming, The Qube, La Furuer, Chalet Night

CRANS-MONTANA:

Today EIC Merbella woke up to an amazing sight of a fresh dump of snow. All the groups made it up in the morning to enjoy all the new snow. Due to the bad weather in the afternoon 4 out of the 5 groups went ice skating while the beginner group made it to the golf course to keep practicing on the button lifts.

After warming up with some nutella and hot coco, the kids went on a shopping spree around the wonderful town of Crans-Montana. Once returning to the chalet the campers were able to get cozy for dinner and then watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Hopefully it’ll keep snowing over night and we can look forward to another powder day tomorrow!

 

 

VERBIER: Today we had lots of snow which was very exciting and everyone loved playing in it. The conditions on the slopes were harder then other days but everyone coped very well and are still improving day by day.

We have had another busy day on camp with many exciting activties happening. Lots of people went outside and had a snowman competition. One school made some very yummy cookies which were very successful. Some chose to relax and others chose to go swimming.

In in the evening we got very competitive in the game shows the cube and la fureur. With lots of singing, dancing and having fun with challenging games. The individuals had a lovely relaxing evening with pizza and a movie.

 

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New Summer Day Camps in Verbier, Switzerland

Summer Day Camp Switzerland
New this summer…

A new dimension to our residential summer camps, we now offer full-day camps from 08:00 until 22:00 for children in Verbier looking to get outdoors and be active this summer.


Summer Day Camps

Why joining a Day Camp?
Day camps are a great stepping stone for younger campers, ideal for families living in Verbier or surrounding towns or a great way to have a family holiday in Verbier while giving your teenagers a little space to themselves to make friends and experience everything Verbier has to offer. What better way for your children to spend their days than mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, visiting all the best Swiss tourist spots and making new friends from around the world? Day camps are available to students aged 6-17 years and entail a full day and evening programme of activities in a vibrant international camp environment.
summer day camp activities
What does a typical day look like for a Day Camper?
We offer full-day camps from 08:00 until 22:00. Campers are dropped off at the camp in the mornings ready for language courses and outdoor adventurous activities. The programme includes lunch and dinner, afternoon optional activities, such as: football, basketball, trampolining, treasure hunt, escape rooms, mini golf and an evening programme of social activities, including: quizzes, team building challenges, team games, campfires and much much more.

Is it suited for each age groups?
Day camps are available to students aged 6-17 years. Our campers are split into three different age groups so you can be sure that the activities are designed to suit the age and maturity of your children and we offer a certain amount of flexibility if you would like to have an evening or afternoon together as a family in Verbier during the week. Each evening campers can go home to their chalet or hotel in Verbier to tell you all about their exciting day and to share their experiences with you.

Where can I find more info about the program of activities?
As day campers follow the regular program of international summer camp please click this link to discover the general detailed program.


Price Overview

Minimum length of stay
The international atmosphere at Les Elfes is what makes the camp such a special place. It is a really significant experience for young people to spend time with new friends from around the world.

Summer Day Camp PriceThis is why we request a minimum of 5 days for day campers, in order to ensure the experience and the integration of the day camp children with the Les Elfes residential campers.

Price Package
250 CHF per child / day
from 8h30 to 21h30 (or until 19:00 if prefered).

Included

  • Innovative Day Camp Programs for the children and teenagers aged 7—18 years old
  • Full Day supervision by sports instructors, mountain guides, animation staff, night guards
  • Optional Language Lessons included in the price. Choice of French, English, German, Mandarin or Spanish

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27th February – Skiing, Snowboarding, Cooking Club, Hiking, Music Video, Sledging, and Music Quiz

CRANS MONTANA: Day 2 at Les Elfes Crans Montana with MIC Merbella and they were off to a great start on the slopes starting nice and early. Some of the groups went to a different side of the mountain called Viollete while the beginner group started out at the magic carpet but were able to make it up the button lift later on the day. For lunch 4 out of the 5 groups had lunch on the mountain and were able to enjoy a stunning view with their food. After skiing everyone had some nice hot chocolate to warm them up before heading for sledging. After about 45 minutes of sledging they got tired and we decided to have a snowball fight to end the afternoon. After dinner the campers all got into comfy clothing and even some of them were in pajamas for a music quiz. The campers were able to demonstrate some fantastic dancing, singing, and an excellent knowledge of artists.

 

VERBIER: We have had great reports back from the mountain today with all our campers putting in 100% effort in their skiing and snowboarding. Our beginners are progressing quickly, with natural talent and are hopefully heading up to the mountain tomorrow on day 3. They are all super excited. Our more experienced groups covered a lot of ground today and explored some new areas, keeping them on their toes and really pushing their comfort zones.

Back at camp, as it was such a lovely day, one of our options was a afternoon hike up the mountain to take in the views and get some more fresh air. There are some tired legs tonight! We also had a cooking club at Les Elfes and all our groups made some scrummy cookies which we had tonight for desert. Whilst some others chose to relax at camp a lot also opted for a swim at the local sports centre which went down a treat after a long day skiing and boarding.

Tonight after diner we had two activities under way. All our school groups participated in a very fun energetic music video which we can’t wait to edit and watch at the end of the week. Our Individuals on the other hand headed into town and put their brains to the test in the Escape Rooms. They all did very well and some even managed to escape in 60minutes. Well done to them!!

Sunday 26th Febuary – Ski Fit, Skiing, Snowboarding, Crans Hunt, Bowling

CRANS MONTANA: Last night we welcomed MIC Merbella to Les Elfes Crans Montana, and what a first day it has been today! Ski fit took place first thing, followed by the groups heading for their first morning skiing and snowboarding 🏂 🎿 One group of beginners headed to the learner slope, whilst the others ventured up the mountain!

It was a beautiful bluebird day, and all the campers were raring to go! Back to Les Elfes for lunch out on the terrace, followed by some more skiing and also a chance to watch the final of the slalom World Cup.

This afternoon the campers ventured out to get to know the town and this evening a bit of fun with bowling 🎳

VERBIER CAMPUS:

It has been a super sunday here in Verbier with our new groups absolutely smashing it on their skis. For many it was their first time and they all tried so hard to pick it up. There was lots of positive energy and all the instructors were very impressed.

This afternoon everyone had the option to visit the village or stay and relax on camp playing games. Many were very tired after the first day but everyone arrived back at camp with an extremely positive attitude. We all had a lovely time walking and having a look round. This evening it was ice skating night at the rink. Everyone enjoyed skating around and having races with each other! After some hot chocolate it was time for bed to get some much needed rest ready for another big day tomorrow.

Saturday 25th February – Skiing, bowling, excursion, arrival day

It has been a busy start to the weekend here in Verbier with lots of our campers departing. It has been such a good week and all the schools and individuals have mixed brilliantly. There was lots of sad goodbyes this morning but lots of excitement about seeing each other again next year.

Our remaining campers had the option to ski or go bowling. It was a lovely sunny day out on the mountain and the small group enjoyed whizzing around. Bowling was lots of fun and was a close match with some high scores! One school visited the chocolate factory and then onto Lausanne to do some shopping and see the sights.

This afternoon we have had many arrivals and it is brilliant to see so many smiley faces excited to get out skiing. We ski fitted everyone with the correct equipment and then walked into the village to have a look around. Many campers are tired from the long day travelling so it was an early night or a movie to relax and get ready for a busy day tomorrow.

24th February – Final Day, Skiing, Snowboarding, Village and Prize Giving!!

Today was many of our campers last day out on the mountain so everyone was keen to make the most of their day and were ready and raring to go. The conditions were a lot tougher as we have finally had some snow after a week of glorious weather. The visibility wasn’t great but everyone was amazing, paying attention and still wanting to learn more from their instructors on their final day. This week has been an outstanding week for all the staff at Les Elfes as everyone has integrated well, with school groups mixing well with our individuals. There has been some strong friendships formed and we hope they all stay in touch and come back next year!

This afternoon we had some last minute shopping for gifts as well as a lot of packing and playing games. Tonight we finished the week off with our prize giving. The instructors were all in work presenting their medals and special prizes as well as the animation staff giving out their star camper awards. To top it off we watched a lovely slideshow of all our amazing photos taken throughout the week and then the music video which had been edited and was very funny! We hope you all have a safe journey home and for those that are staying next week…bring it on!!

23rd February – Skiing, Snowboarding, Baking & Disco

We’ve had a brilliant day here with lot’s going on here in Verbier. This morning kicked off with our ski race where all the children competed down a slalom to see who could get the quickest time. After they were treated to a BBQ in the sunshine. All our children have progressed massively this week, and will fin out what ski level they are tomorrow as well as the race results! Who will win that all important gold medal??

This afternoon there was no time for rest as our activities at camp took place with baking, arts and crafts and wii games. Some students also went into town or chose to go for a swim. Tonight we had cheese fondue a Swiss speciality. Straight after we jumped into the buses and headed into town for our Disco. We had great fun with non stop dancing and there were some great moves! Tonight we have some very tired children so time for bed here!

Wednesday 22nd February – Skiing, Arts & Crafts, Swimming, Music Quiz and Can You beat the Cube!

Today has been a fantastic day all round, the weather has been beautiful, the skiing great and everyones enthusiam on top form. All our groups are now on the mountain discovering their new found talent for skiing or snowboarding! All the instructors have been really impressed with the campers attitude and willingness to learn which is fantastic. Elsewhere some of our individuals had the opportunity to go to Aosta, Italy on excursion. They visited the castle before heading to around the lovely town and grab an ice cream!

This afternoon we had different activities on offer such as swimming, arts and crafts and spaghetti towers which was a huge success. This evening half the groups took part in a music gameshow with lots of dancing, singing and games while the rest enjoyed a competitive version of the Cube. Both went down really well and everyone enjoyed taking part which is amazing!

 

21st February – Skiing, Snowboarding, Swimming, Baking and Games Night!!

There has been some great skiing and snowboarding today with all our students making excellent progress, challenging themselves on black, red and blue runs. Our instructors are proud of their development and are quick learners. There has also been a few funny falls which all the children are laughing about back at camp over some well deserved hot chocolate and cake.

This afternoon a lot of our groups decided to stay at les elfes for a chilled out afternoon of baking yummy cookies, swimming and relaxing in the, jacuzzi whilst others took a walk into town to check out the shops and the local creperie’s,

Tonight we have battled it out in a music quiz and an active game show, head to head against each other in fun challenges and competitions. Everyone was amazing and took part in everything with a positive attitude. It’s now time for bed as there are a lot of tired bodies.

Monday 20th February – Skiing, torchlight walk & music video

It has been a lovely sunny day here in Verbier with our groups settling in brilliantly and learning lots on the mountain with their instructors. Our campers on the beginner slope were really keen and improved massively so tomorrow they will get the opportunity to head up to the mountain. Lots of our experienced skiers had a super time exploring new parts of the mountain and trying out new tricks!

This afternoon the majority of camp headed out for a torchlight walk, some up the mountain to watch the sunset and others to visit the old town. Some of our other campers popped into the village for a crepe and a milkshake in the sunshine.

This evening everyone took part in the music video which was hilarious with some great dance moves. We look forward to seeing the final product on Friday.

  

Sunday 19th February- Skiing, Swimming, Games, Verbier Hunt and Ice Skating

We have had a very busy day on camp today with many different activties going on. Skiing went well for everyone and the weather was lovely. For some of our campers it was their first time on the slopes and we can’t wait to see them progress throughout the week. Everyone is coping very well being away from home and being organised throughout the day.

During the afternoon we had many activties going on. Swimming, games and Verbier hunt they were all very successful. Lots of us buying lovely souvernirs for our families back home.

This evening we all went ice skating then came back and relaxed with some hot chocolate and headed to bed to get an early night ready for a busy day tomorrow.

Smiles all round at camp today.

18th February – Departure Day, Excursion, Skiing, Arrival Day, Movie Night

Today has been a super busy day at Les Elfes with plenty of arrivals and sadly many departures. At camp we have been busy ski fitting all our new schools and individuals for their first day on the mountain tomorrow. Our school from Dubai are very excited, as some of them have never seen snow before! After a busy day travelling most of our children are now in bed or enjoying a chilled out evening watching a movie.

For our existing individuals, today they were back out on the mountain and had a trip to Mont Fort, a great challenge for the children. For one of our schools, they were off on an excursion to Le Chateau before heading to Geneva and the airport. They had a great day getting to see a different side to Switzerland!

February 17th – Skiing, escape rooms, dine out, prize giving

It has been an interesting day here in Verbier with all our campers making the most of their last day on the mountain. The weather has been a real mix from beautiful sunshine to lots of snow! Most of our groups enjoyed skiing around different slopes with some visiting Mt Fort as well. Everyone has worked super hard this week and has been determined to carry on even though we had lots of tired legs. A big well done to everyone from all the instructors and monitors here in Verbier.

This afternoon we had lots going on with our discovery group attempting to get out of the escape rooms. They did really well and although they didnt quite make it they displayed great team work and dedication! Back at camp we had lots of games while some chose to wander into town to buy some souveniers. Tonight some of our explorers went on dine out to the restaurant Chez Martin and had a really lovely meal. We celebrated the end of a brilliant week with Prize giving this evening. Our monitors and instructors took the opportunity to thank and congratulate their groups by awarding medals and prizes.

It has been a super week and we are looking forward to meeting our new arrivals tomorrow!

 

 

 

16th February – Ski Race, BBQ, Village & Town

VERBIER

This morning everyone on camp was excited for our ski race and BBQ up the mountian. After a week of learning new skills they went up against each other in a timed slalom race. We will find out the results tomorrow and who won the medals. After this everyone enjoyed a fantastic BBQ in the beautiful sunshine and for some of the groups they enjoyed a trip up to the very highest point to Mont Fort. A great day for some fab pictures.

Back at camp most people wanted to chill as they are tired from a busy week. Others chose to head into town to buy souvenirs for family and friends and treated themselves to a few snacks from the shops.

Tonight we had a great time at our Disco. Everyone was up on the dance floor having fun and busting out some crazy moves! Bed time now, ready for another busy day tomorrow.

15th February – Excursion Day, Skiing and Snowboarding

VERBIER

It was excursion day today for our indidual campers and one group headed off to visit the UN and shopping in Geneva. They had a brilliant day, and found the United Nations very interesting and of course loved the shopping in Geneva. Our other group explored a different area of Switzerland, a fantastic experience for them and they had the chance to visit the Chocolate Factory (Yum), the cheese factory and then also hit the shops in Vevey.

Back in Verbier everyone else was back out on the mountain and had some challenging runs to overcome.

Tonight we had a very energetic muisic game show and all the school groups got very competitive and it went down very well! We also had a mini prize giving for our chinese group as they are sadly leaving tomorrow after a fantastic 2 weeks! We will miss them.

14th February – Skiing, Snowboarding, Snow Tubing, Torchlight Walk, Bowling, Town & Swimming

CRANS MONTANA: Day 3 on the slopes with our school from Dubai, and yet another beautiful bluebird day here in Crans Montana! Some of the groups ventured up to the glacier today and enjoyed the views, and others ventured to the baby snowpark to have some fun on the jumps.

After skiing, the campers went snow tubing, which was as always enjoyed by all the campers whizzing and swirling down the slope! This evening was a venture out to the bowling alley, the best score of the night being 142! 🎳

 

VERBIER: The sun was out yet again today with beautiful blue skies and hot temperatures. Our beginners who have been Learning down the mountain went up for the first time today and they did amazing!! They were so happy with their achievements and it’s great to see so many children with massive smiles on their faces. Our more Advanced groups had the chance to explore new areas of the mountain today, keeping them on their toes.

Back at camp, again there were plenty of activities going on. A lot of our children opted for swimming, a time to splash around with their friends and relax in the hot tub. Others had the chance to do some souviner shopping in town whilst the rest chilled out at camp.

Tonight a lot of our children went on a Torch Light walk, a great way to see Verbier by night, lite up by flaming torches. Back at camp we had the Qube and a Bin Bag Fashion show.

 

Monday 13th Feb – Skiing, Shopping, Torchlight walk

CRANS MONTANA: Second day on the slopes for our school from Dubai and all the groups, even the beginners made it up the mountain, which is an amazing effort on just the second day skiing! All the instructors are really impressed with the quick pace of the campers and hopefully this enthusiasm will continue throughout the rest of the week! As it was a lovely bluebird day, the campers had a nice picnic on the terrace which was enjoyed by all!

After skiing, the campers had a chance to do a bit of shopping and this evening was a lovely torchlight walk around the lake.

               

VERBIER

Today has been super hot and sunny and the children have all enjoyed themselves out on the mountain. They were very eager this morning, with their ski gear on ready to go! Our beginners on Les Esserts are doing fantastic and they can now control their turns and will hopefully progress up to the blue slops tomorrow afternoon. Our intermediate and high level skiers and snowboarders covered a lot of ground, following their instructors, working on parallel turns and carving.

This afternoon we had plenty of activities on offer to keep up with our energetic groups. We had sledging, swimming and snowman building for our school groups and our individuals had languages and sledging, whizzing down and having fun!

This evening our school groups all joined together to take part in a music video whilst the individuals got stuck in with some cooking and the brain puzzling escape rooms.

Sunday 12th Febuary 2017 – Skiing, Snowboarding, Village Visits & Ice Skating

CRANS MONTANA: First day on the slopes for our school from Dubai, and what a lovely first day it was! The sun was shining and everyone was whizzing around the mountain! Our beginner group enjoyed the magic carpet and are already progressing quickly to the drag lift tomorrow which is great to see.

After skiing the campers thoroughly enjoyed sledging, even as the sun started to go down! This evening they had fun competing against one another in the music quiz, then off for an early night ready for another big day on the slopes tomorrow.

            

VERBIER: There was a lot of excitement this morning in the camp with many of the campers waking up early knowing it was the first day heading up the mountain for many of them.
Today for some of our campers it meant learning some amazing new skills either skiing or snowboarding and for some campers it means fine tuning some skills from previous years or weeks at Les Elfes.

This afternoon everyone enjoyed some snacks and hot chocolate to relax after the big day on the mountain before most of the campers headed into the village for a spot of shopping at the local supermarket and souvenir shop before heading back to Les Elfes for dinner.
After dinner all the campers headed over to the ice skating rink for some skating and a fun hockey match and relaxed with some hot chocolate before heading off to bed and their chalets. Our school from Dubai and the UK stayed behind and competed in a new activity called the Qube, a fast paced, challenging game. They all loved it!

 

Saturday 11th February- Arrival day

What a beautiful day in verbier!!

Today we have had a very busy day with lots of arrivals from all around the world. We are all settling in very well and making friends already. We had ski fitting so we are all prepared and ready to go skiing straight away in the morning. We also had a nice relaxing movie and games night.

Friday Feb 10th 2017- Skiing, Escape Rooms, Departures & Prize Giving

CRANS MONTANA: Final day on the slopes with our amazing school from Dubai! The ski race had to be postponed to the afternoon due to the strong winds, but all the campers managed to still do brilliantly, going super fast down the boarder cross!

This afternoons prize giving was lovely, giving out lots of prizes and medals which meant lots of happy campers!  All the kids are packed ready for their journey home to Dubai tomorrow!

              

 

VERBIER: Today was another amazing day here at Les Elfes the sun was shining and everyone was super excited to get out on the mountain to enjoy for some there last day here on the slopes.
Today for some of our campers it was only a half day skiing before heading back to Les Elfes for lunch and then departing whilst the rest of the campers enjoyed the rest of the afternoon skiing and snowboarding around the mountain with their new friends and instructors.
This afternoon some of our campers went to the Escape Rooms here in Verbier whilst others went to the village for some last minuet special gifts.
Tonight was a awesome night of celebration of all the campers, the staff and the instructors celebrating all of their accomplishments from the week but it also meant a sad goodbye for some as tomorrow we have a number of departures.
Everyone is off to bed now to catch some sleep for the big day tomorrow.