July 31st – Mountain Biking, Trotinetting, Rock Climbing, The Cube & La Fureur
It has been a fun active day for our campers today. We began with languages this morning where everyone is learning lots of new vocabulary and sentences and impressing their teachers.
This afternoon the discovery group had sports day where they enjoyed some mountain biking, tennis and football in Sembracher. The explorer group spent the day mountain biking and trotinetting up the mountain which was a fantastic experience for them all! The pioneers headed to St Triphon to do some climbing which was great fun. They all progressed a lot and learnt some new things about knots and belaying.
This evening our groups took part in different game shows, a music quiz, and the cube which tested their speed, reactions and memory!
30.07.17 – Arrivals, Verbier Hunt, Team Games
27th – Hiking, Rock Climbing, Sports Day, Holi Festival and Dine Out!!
Wednesday 26th July – Sion ropes course, mountain biking and lake day!
We kicked off today with languages at Les Elfes and a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs and toast!
The discoveries spent the afternoon at the ropes course in Sion, testing themselves and for some, overcoming their fear of heights! Everyone worked well together, encouraging those who were more nervous.
The explorers spent the day doing the Les Elfes Olympics! There were three groups, rotating between golf, mountain biking and games on camp! Games on camp included making a national anthem, slip and slide and an army-style assault cause!
The pioneers headed to Lake Geneva today for an action packed afternoon of banana boating, swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding!
In the evening, the whole of camp headed to Verbier’s Cash Bar for a Les Elfes disco with DJ Rich dropping some funky tunes!
Tuesday 25th July – Excursion day & Carnival Night
It has been a really exciting day here for all our campers who have been out on excursion! One group visited the chocolate and cheese factory before having the chance to shop in Vevey, they loved tasting all the different chocolates on offer!
Another group were up early and had a thoroughly enjoyable time site-seeing around Milan with their Italian tour guide. Some others visited the Olympic museum and found out lots more interesting facts about their favourite athlètes. Afterwards they had a cultural visit of Lausanne and did lots of shopping!
This evening was Carnival Night which was fantastic! All the campers took part in different games and stalls to try and win top score before we did a raffle with lots of prizes to be won. The children loved it and it was a great atmosphere.
Monday 24th – Clubs and optionals day
Another brilliant day here with all our campers here in Verbier. Everyday they have so much energy and enthusiasm which is great to see. This morning we had optional activities such as arts & crafts, cooking, leadership, etiquette, first aid, career advice & mountain fitness. Each group got really into it and took a lot from the sessions such as teamwork, communication, life saving skills, manners and creativity.
This evening, the discoveries played ‘la furreur’, a Les Elfes favourite, getting everyone up dancing, singing and doing team building games! We split into two teams of mixed boys and girls and mixed nationalities, making sure all the new campers get to know everyone really well. We saw a competitive streak appear in some unexpected characters, which was great to see!
The explorers played ‘Escape Les Elfes’, requiring brilliant team work and communication. The pioneers had a casino night! Many had never played the game before, so everyone came away feeling really satisfied that they had learnt something new.
All in all, another crazy, fun and busy day at Les Elfes!
Sunday 23rd July – Mt Fort visit, mountain biking & climbing
20th July – Mountain Biking, Sports Day, Rock Climbing & BBQ Night
19th July – Sports Day, Hiking, Ropes Course & Clubs Night
17th July- mountain biking, sports day and ropes course!
Today was a lovely warm, sunny day in Verbier! Campers woke up to a delicious breakfast of homemade croissants and a morning of fun language classes. Lunch was a bbq at Les Elfes, consisting of famous bbq dishes from all over the world!
The discoveries spent the afternoon doing Verbier sports day. Everyone had a go at golf, tennis and football! We split into several groups and had some fun games and competitions!
The explorers went mountain biking by Savoleyres, getting an amazing view of the whole of Verbier! Some even had a go at trottinetting, which for most was a new experience!
The pioneers headed to the ropes course in Sembrancher, which was an exciting and challenging course, testing everyones confidence at heights and team work.
All round, a great day for Les Elfes campers!
16th July – Hiking, BBQ, Volleyball, Climbing, Game Show!
15th July – Languages, International Day, Dine Out
This morning kicked off with our conversational and intensive language courses in which all our students are working hard to learn and improve on a second language. They are doing a fantastic job and our experienced teachers are very impressed.
After a massive international themed buffet for lunch it was time for our campers to start researching their home countries so they could present them to the rest of the group. Everyone had great fun, getting involved and learning some new interesting facts they didn’t already know.
This evening we had a mixture of activities, including a dine out for our explorers. A lovely treat and a great way to finish their first week!
13th July – rock climbing, mini golf, sports day and ropes course!
We kicked off today with languages for all students, with some finally cracking basic conversational phrases in their new languages! The morning was very productive and the teachers were very happy with the progress that their students have made over the past few days.
The discoveries headed to the rock climbing wall in Verbier to learn how to tie ropes and climb like a pro! Everyone got involved and even helped those who were slighty more apprehensive to climb. After climbing, we all had an icecream (or two…) and then went to the mini golf course for a competition. The Chinese students ended up winning, with several hole-in-one’s flying around!
The explorers had sports day today! They split into 3 groups, the first group heading to play golf at the driving range. We saw some excellent hits, and some not so excellent hits! The second group went to play tennis at the courts in Verbier. Everyone managed to nail the forehand and backhand, so the coach Rob was very impressed! The last group started off with basketball and football at Les Elfes, with a few tournaments going on. Everone seemed to get really competetive with huge smiles and laughs all round, which is the kind of attitude we love at Les Elfes!
The pioneers spent the day at the ropes course in Sion. Everyone tried at least the beginners ropes course, which was great! Some even tried to show off by going upside down on the ropes!!
Dinner was scrumtious tonight! We had mexican fajitas, with all the trimmings, followed by our patissier’s famous pinapple cake!
12th July – Lake Day, Ropes Course, Optionals, Clubs Night
Today all our students woke up after a night camping out in different places around Switzerland. There was no time to chill as they were straight into activities, some hiking whilst our Pioneers were off kayaking. Once at the lake they had a go at banana boating, paddle boarding and the giant inflatable obstacle course in the water. The Explorers and Discoveries today had a go at the ropes course, a mixture of zip wires and challenges up in the trees which they loved!
Tonight, there were plenty of activities on offer for all our children to get involved in. There were lots of baking clubs, where they made smoothies, brownies and cupcakes. There was also a photography club where they had a go at making a stop motion video. Finally there was a design and build activity, an exciting challenge for our younger students in which they had to create a robot out of scrap materials!
10th July – Languages, Aqua Park, Rock Climbing, Crazy Golf and Labrynth
Today was most peoples first proper day on camp so there were some very excited children and new friends being made. They started their day with their language classes, a variety of French, English, Spanish and Mandarin followed by lunch at camp.
After this everyone split into their groups to head off for their activities for the day. Our youngest group the discoveries were off on a Labyrinth adventure where they had to try and get through a maze and had a go on all the fast slides and rides. Our Explorers were very excited about their trip to the Aqua Park where they enjoyed the afternoon splashing around, whizzing down slides and relaxing on the lazy river. Finally, our Pioneers challenged themselves at some rock climbing which we were very impressed with and also had a go at the crazy gold which got very competitive!
All in all a great day! Bring on camping tomorrow.
Sunday 9th July – Excursion, Arrival day, verbier hunt & team building games
8th July – Departure Day, Hiking, Movie Night
It’s been a sad day at camp having to say goodbye to a lot of our amazing campers who have spent at least 2 weeks with us here at Les Elfes. We’ve made some fantastic memories with them and hopefully they will all return next year.
Howver, for our existing students, they were off out this morning for a hike in Verbier, taking in the stunning scenery and enjoying a picnic lunch up the mountain. Back at camp we played some basketball and football whilst welcoming some new campers!
Tonight we chilled out with a few exciting games and a movie in our cinema room!!
July 7th 2017 – Lake day, bridge swinging and prize giving!
Thursday 6th July – hiking, mountain biking and bbq at le hatey!
We kicked off today with another morning of language lessons and scr ummy breakfast of home-made pain au raisin! Everyone was sad to say goodbye to their teachers at the end of the class, as this was their final lesson of the session.
This afternoon consisted of a bbq lunch at the Baratan, which is a beautiful setting overlooking Verbier! After lunch the discoveries ventured down the mountain on a 3 hour trek, looking out for typical insects and birds of Switzerland and of course, singing some (slightly out of tune) woodland chants!
The explorers spent the afternoon rock climbing at Sembrancher, testing their own limits and helping each other to finish the harder walls. Everyone got stuck in and supported each other throughout the afternoon, even encouraging some to climb that had never climbed before!
The pioneers had a fun afternoon mountain biking back from the lunch spot. Some managed to master some tricks on their bikes, like skids (safe skids!) and step jumps. Most of the pioneers have now reached level 2 of their mountain biking certificate, which is fantastic after only two weeks of practice!
This evening the explorers and pioneers headed to le hatey for a delicious dinner, bonfire and fun camp games! They headed back to les elfes as the sun set with their head torches, and then straight into bed, preparing for another amazing day tomorrow at Lake Geneva!
Wednesday 7th July – Ropes, water sports, sports day, disco
It has been a superb Wednesday here in Verbier with all of our campers getting involved with lots of activities. The younger Discoveries enjoyed a challenging day at Sion ropes course but had a great time swing through the trees on the different elements. The explorers took part in various sports such as tennis, football and mountain biking which they loved. Our Pioneers spent a lovely day at the lake taking part in all the water sports and activities!
This evening we all partied the night away at our local disco with DJ Massive and the kids had a fantastic time dancing and singing along!