Saturday 30th of June Languages, international fest and presentation BBQ in Le Hatey

All the campers woke up at 7:30h and after that they went straight down for breakfast. After a nice breakfast everyone was ready to start their lesson of languages at 9h. They kept improving their skills in English, Spanish, French, German and Mandarin. It was already lunch time so they could enjoy some food and special dishes from different cultures.
Then all the groups were divided in groups by countries and they were working in a presentation for their countries. It was really nice and everyone enjoyed learning more about other cultures and countries.
In the afternoon all the kids signed up for different things, some of them went to town for some shopping while others stayed at camp doing some activities or going for optional courses like tennis, golf and horse riding.
Right after that it was almost dinner time so while some pioneers went for dine out the rest of the kids went for BBQ in the mountains in Le Hatey. We enjoyed a really nice BBQ and some marshmallows in the bonfire. After that Discoveries went back by bus while the Explorers went walking all the way down to Les Elfes.

 

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Friday 29th June 2016 – Excursion Day. UN, Olympic

Excursion Day

The campers awoke nice and early. It was excursion day. A chance for all campers to experience the cities and surrounding areas of Switzerland.

The Discoveries ventured off to the Cailler chocolate factory and grasped the concept of how chocolate is created here in Switzerland and how many tonnes of chocolate is shipped worldwide. The most exciting part was at the end of the tour where the campers got to go chocolate frenzy and purchase all kinds of flavours of chocolate and hopefully buy presents for their families and not just for them selves 😉

Time for the campers to visit the infamous Gruyere cheese factory and smell of the strange smells of cheese and to see what production goes into creating the finest of swiss cheeses. Once the campers had all the aromas of cheeses up their nostrils it was time to clear the variety of smells and visit the town of Gruyere and the remainder of the castle walls.

Explorers set off to Lausanne, to see the Olympic Museum and the history behind the great event over the years, viewing all the old trophies, torches and historical moments.

The Pioneers explored the great city of Geneva the ins and outs of the city and shopped around the small shops and local coffee shops and the hidden secrets of the city. When the campers were all shopped out it was time to have lunch at Jet d’eau. In the afternoon it was time for the campers to learn more about the different politics the world provides. A tour around the UN based in Geneva.

The campers arrived back to camp and enjoyed some flexitime… before dinner and evening activities.

The Discoveries – had a chilled evening and made cookies.

The Explorers – created a music video to All Star Smash Mouth, the campers got very creative and showed all their enthusiasm

The Pioneers – watched a movie and chilled out.

The campers are all in bed, ready for more actitivtes in the evening.

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Thursday 28th of June Optional courses day, flexitime, swimming pool, Olympic games

It was a really nice day. The sun was shining and blue sky.
All the campers woke up full of energy and after a nice breakfast everyone was ready to start their optional courses. We had leadership, watch making, arts, cooking and social ethical. Some of the courses were at camp and others were out but it is sure all the kids really enjoyed it.
After the optional courses all the campers were back at camp where they had time to relax, use their phones and call their family, play some card games and take shower.
Discoveries had an amazing time at the swimming pool where they enjoyed swimming, diving and jumping in the water. Meanwhile some of the explorers and pioneers went to town where they did some shopping and take a milkshake in the best chocolate place in town.
For dinner we had one of the favorites meals, the Mexican food. Everyone really enjoyed the Fajitas and Nachos. It was yummy.
Right after dinner some of the kids that had Leadership during the morning had a presentation together in the cinema room. During this time Discoveries did the funny and creative bin bag fashion show, the Explorers were playing the nice Olympic games and pioneers were doing the challenging game of The Cube, where all kids were trying to show their special skills.

It was a really good but long day for our campers so after the activities and a bit of chill time It was time to go to sleep for everyone.

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Wednesday 27th June – Return from Overnight, Clubs and Pyjama Party

What a fantastic time the campers had in their overnight stays. The campers all returned to camp around 16.00 this afternoon. They were looking very  tired from their activities, kayaking, hiking and fun times….

The discoveries played around in the Crans Montana campus, different grass games. The Explorers hiked around the Lake Taney and down again to their start off point. The Pioneers kayaked/biked back to their drop off point and then headed off to the lake for a fun full day banana boating, kayaking, swimming and paddleboarding.

All campers were very tired from their adventures and expeditions, it was time to chill and catch up with their parents on their phones in flexitime.

Tonight’s activities, consisted off pyjama party for the discoveries, clubs for the Explorers and Pioneers. The clubs choices were… Basketball, Volleyball, Baking and Photography…

All the campers are in bed and ready for an epic day tomorrow here in Les Elfes….

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Tuesday 26th June – Mountain Hut

Tuesday morning started off with language lessons. The campus was full of excitement as everyone was looking forward to the overnight mountain hut trips ahead! The children gathered for their group meetings to discuss the planning for the next two days…

Discovery students are going to stay overnight in the beautiful location Crans Montana. Upon arrival at the Les Elfes Mountain Hut, they will explore the forest and find a place to prepare a bonfire and cook marshmallows. After a nice hot evening meal they will design their very own “tribal hats” and sing songs together as the sun goes down.

Explorers are going to hike to one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Located on top of this mountain is the beautiful dark blue lake is surrounded by flower-strewn fields, tall, fragrant fir trees and rocks. Upon arrival at the famous mountin hut, the students will prepare camp fires and sing songs.

Pioneers are heading to the very special lake Geneva for Kyaking and Mountain Biking. As the sunsets the students will arrive at their campsite, they will learn how to put up their tents and cook their very own BBQ food. Les Elfes students will be challanged with the real nature tonight!

 

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Sunday 24th June 2018 – ARRIVALS DAY

ARRIVALS DAY!

A warm welcome to our session 3 campers! All campers arrived safely and ready for their first day of camp. The campers said goodbye to their parents and guardians. It was time for the fun to begin. We have a range of different individuals from all over the world joining us here this week. The children are energetic and ready to go!

The groups headed off to their designated areas, the rules and expectations of the group were stated. Once the meetings had ended it was time for the groups to veer off to play some ice breaks and get to know one another. The groups played lots of name games and team building activities.

The groups stopped for a bite to eat in Les Elfes and after dinner the groups headed back outside to challenge puzzles and games. Its a great chance for the campers to get to know each other and interact with eachother as they will be spending alot of time with one another.

After the games were finished. The campers had a choice of heading to bed after their long journey or to watch the World Cup 2018.

Majority of the campers headed off to bed as they were getting very sleepy.

Stayed tuned for tomorrows adventures.

 

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Saturday 23rd June 2018 – Camping in Crans Montana, Pedalos, Campfire and Pool

What an amazing first session we have had here in Verbier. We have sad our farewells to our leavers and a warm welcome to our new camper for session 2!

All groups headed off to our sister camp in Crans Montana over night – to relax in the pool, take a few pedalos out on the lake, groups games, shopping and a campfire. A nice relaxing day before the week begins and new camper arrive.

Our campers relaxed and gained energy for the following week.

The campers are all in bed and relaxed after an ennergetic afternoon.

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Friday22nd of June. Lake day, bridge swinging, laser tag and prize giving

It was the last day at camp for a lot kids. The end of or 1st session came up.
In the morning everyone woke up full of energy. The weather was amazing; sunny day and blue sky. After a nice and big breakfast the Discoveries and Explorers went to lake Leman to spend the day at the beach where they could enjoy swimming, the banana boat, tubing, paddle board, fun park and water slides. Meanwhile the oldest group, Pioneers went to do bridge swimming in the morning and laser tag in the afternoon.
Around 17th all the campers were back at Les Elfes where they had a nice snack after the long day. After that some kids had to pack their suitcases because the were leaving next day, they could take their phones and they had free time to shower and chill for a while before dinner.
Right after dinner we had the expected prize giving where we met all together and gave different prizes to the campers by groups. Everyone was really excited about it.
Finally it was time for farewell and goodbyes, a lot of our campers were emotional for leaving new friendships but they promised to come next year.

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Thursday 21st June 2018 – Rock Climbing, High Ropes, Golf and Lake Day

ACTIVITY DAY

The longest day of the year hit us here in the Swiss alps, the weather here in Verbier was exceptional. The morning programme started with the students last days of languages.

Once the language courses had finished it was time to return to campus to grab some lunch and gain some energy for the activities for the afternoon.

It was time for the groups to jet off to their meetings to find out what activities they were taking part in.

The discoveries were spilt into two groups one group aimed high this afternoon and conquered their fears by climbing to the top of the climbing wall. Working as a team to reach their goal as skill-fully and quickly as possible, navigating up the wall finding the quickest path. The other half took on the challenge of mini golf and completing the course in as few pars as possible. This tested their target practise and puzzles.

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The Explorers jetted off to the high ropes here in Verbier. This would test their fear of heights and balance to see if they had what it takes to complete the set courses. All campers took on the challenge and completed it in record times. The explorers jumped off the tower of doom, where each level had a different jump height. All explorers loved this activity and were challenging the staff to races around the courses.

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The Pioneers headed off to Lake Geneva for a day of paddle boarding, banana boating, swimming and many more water sports. All campers had a fantastic time zooming around the lake on the banana boat, all campers fell off the banana boat and this created an amazing atmosphere as the challenge was to try to stop the banana inflatable from tipping. The paddle boarding, kayaking was great fun the campers played tag, world domination and water polo.

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All campers returned to camp for some chill time before a relaxed evening of activities. The pioneers headed off to dine out to taste swiss cuisine.

The discoveries had La Furer evening and infamous Les Elfes evening. Different challenges, quizzes and dance offs. The discoveries were very hyper during the evening activity and this showed in their support for their teams.

The explorers had a campfire evening, roasting bananas, parachute games and tent dismantling.

The campers are all in bed for a final day of camp as some of our campers are leaving on the weekend 🙁

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Wednesday 20th – Languages, DISCO, Sports Day, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking

The morning started with the sun shining over the top of the mountains. The campers had a long day ahead of them, the campers all headed off to their language courses.

Once languages was finished the students headed back to camp to start their afternoon programme and grab a quick bite to eat.

The discoveries had a very proactive day planned. The campers had sports day which consisted of basketball, football and volleyball. The campers were spilt into teams and headed off to their designated sports. In each of the sports the coaches/monitors ran through how to work as a team and the technique of each sport. Different balance skills, agility and how to defend, different skills to help their endurance whilst playing. The discoveries had great fun learning and playing these sports.

The explorers headed off to a different range of sports. More of individual sports i.e rock climbing and mini golf.
The explorers were pushed to their limits of heights within rock climbing and navigated their way up the rock wall as skillfully as they could, some students were set challenges of being blindfolded and races to see who was the overall champion. The minigolf test the campers ability to aline their golf ball to hit the specific hole and try to beat their peers.

The pioneers headed off to one of Les Elfes owned cabins at the top of the mountain for lunch, where you can view sights of Verbier and sister resort of La Tzoumaz. The Pioneers ate lunch and were divided into two groups. The more confident bikers headed off towards Ruinettes to collect their trottinettes and to head down the mountain at great speeds. The more easy going campers headed down a nice easy dirt track with their mountain bikes towards Les Elfes campus.

After the fun was had. It was time to return to the classrooms and head off to languages but this time the campers headed out into the Village of Verbier and surrounding areas of the campus, to learn the basic conversation they would need to use whilst learning their chosen language. Some groups headed off to local coffee shops, supermarkets. Whilst some campers stayed at Les Elfes to learn football in an alternative language. The students found this very interesting as majority of our campers are visual learners and grasped the dialect and vocabulary very quickly.

In the evening it was time to dress to impress and through some shapes out onto the dance floor. We had a variety of music. Hindi to Russian and even some slow dance songs.

All in all the students had another amazing day here at Les Elfes. All campers are worn out and are now in bed recharging their energy for another fun filled day.

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Tuesday 19th June 2018 – Excursion Day

Excursion Day

The campers woke up with bounds of energy, as they had a very long exciting day ahead of them. All groups headed off to their individual meetings points to discuss the days plan of action.

The discoveries were all set to venture of to the Charlie Chaplin museum. In the museum the campers learnt all about the silent movie era and how this changed the face of comedy in the vision of television and movies.

After their visit to Charlie Chaplin the campers travelled onwards to Montruex the city of jazz and international cultures to visit the Lake Geneva also know as Lac Leman. The discoveries took a short walk to their lunch spot and sat with Freddie Mercury and enjoyed their lunch with a view. With a quick stop of to Chateau de Chillion for a quick ice cream break.

The Explorers ventured off to the Cailler chocolate factory and grasped the concept of how chocolate is created here in Switzerland and how many tonnes of chocolate is shipped worldwide. The most exciting part was at the end of the tour where the campers got to go chocolate frenzy and purchase all kinds of flavours of chocolate and hopefully buy presents for their families and not just for them selves 😉

 

After lunch it was time to…… SMILE and say CHEEEEEEESEEEE 🙂

Time for the campers to visit the infamous Gruyere cheese factory and smell of the strange smells of cheese and to see what production goes into creating the finest of swiss cheeses. Once the campers had all the aromas of cheeses up their nostrils it was time to clear the variety of smells and visit the town of Gruyere and the remainder of the castle walls.

The Pioneers explored the great city of Geneva the ins and outs of the city and shopped around the small shops and local coffee shops and the hidden secrets of the city. When the campers were all shopped out it was time to have lunch at Jet d’eau. In the afternoon it was time for the campers to learn more about the different politics the world provides. A tour around the UN based in Geneva.

A small group of campers who have been to Les Elfes a numerous amount of years took a trip to Annecy in France.
Annecy is an alpine town in southeastern France, where Lake Annecy feeds into the Thiou River. It’s known for its Vieille Ville (old town), with cobbled streets, winding canals and pastel-colored houses. Overlooking the city, the medieval Château d’Annecy, once home to the Counts of Geneva, contains a museum with regional artifacts such as Alpine furniture and religious art, plus a natural history exhibit.

All groups headed back to Campus in Verbier to relax after a long day shopping and food tasing.

Evening Activites

All the groups had a relaxed evening programme planned.

The discoveries created a small fire and toasted some delicious marsh mellows and bananas and played some quiet grass games before heading to bed.

The explorers had a pyjama move night. Time to regain their energy for another jam packed day in the mountains.

The pioneers are big supporters of the World Cup 2018. The pioneers were very patriotic and supported their home countries in the Russia VS Egypt football game.

Time for their bed. All campers in bed ready for another full day of life here in the mountains of Verbier

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Monday 18th June – Ropes course, sports day and rock climbing

Today was another action packed day, filled with languages as normal, a ropes course in Verbier for the Discoveries, Sports day for the Explorers and rock climbing in Mauvoisin for the Pioneers! What more could you want on a sunny day in the Alps?

Languages were lots of fun, with the mandarin speakers doing role play and french speakers learning some complex linguistic phrases.

After languages, the Discoveries headed to Le Hatey for a delicious bbq lunch. They headed to the ropes course afterwards, for an afternoon full of pushing their limits and using their team work skills to encourage each other to make it to the finish line.

The explorers had a crazy afternoon, alternating between tennis, basketball, football and some serious volleyball competitions at Les Elfes! An amazing day all round, really enjoyed by all!!

 

The Pioneers have also had a brilliant day, starting off with a challenging rock climbing wall in Mauvoisin and then a chilled out evening cooking their own food on the bbq and relaxing watching the sun set.

 

 

All in all, another fab day at Les Elfes!

 

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Sunday 17th June 2018 – Mountain Biking, Orienteering, Trottinetting

Sun shining through the peaks of the mountains. Birds chirping. The smell of suncream in the air.

The day started with all students waking up a little later – so that they could reenergize from their previous days hiking and camping.

Discoveries: Mountain Biking
The discoveries were all sized with the appropriate bike sizes and their session started. The skills that the discoveries learnt were: control of their balance, learning the different techniques or up hill and down hill and a few games to gain confidence whilst in control of their bike.

In the afternoon, the discoveries took on the challenge of orienteering around Les Elfes and trying to solve puzzles around the building.

Explorers: Orienteering and Stone Painting
The explorers went exploring around Verbiers mountainous areas, creating portraits of their monitors out of natural resources i.e; grass, stones and sticks.
In the mean time the explorers ventured off in small groups to hand print a rock in the middle of the field. All different colours to contrast the beautiful surroundings and make their mark in the swiss mountains.

Some of the kids got a little carried away and the monitors got attacked with painty hands.

In the afternoon the Explorers took on the challenge of mountain biking, the groups were divded by levels beginners, intermediates and experts.
The more confident bikers headed up the mountain to take on the mountain trails, the not as confident individuals went for a cycle to the supermarket and bought an ice cream and soaked up the sun in Verbier Village.

Pioneers: Trottenetting

The pioneers – went for the more scary route of hurtling down the mountain at great speeds on 4×4 scooters. Which is great fun and really gets the blood pumping. The campers had a great time doing this and kept asking for another round on the mountain.

 

 

In the afternoon for all campers it was time to chill and reflect on their day. Optionals afternoon was great fun, horse riding, paraglyding and golf.

Evening for all:

We had new arrivals arriving all day – so all the groups spilt into their designated groups and took part in getting to know you games and ice breakers.

 

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Saturday 16th June 2018 – Mountain Hut Overnight

As the sunlight started to fill the sky and reveal the wonderful mountain surroundings the children started to open their eyes, stretch and smile. A large breakfast was prepared for our little elfes as today they will need to be ready for the activites ahead.

Discovery students heading off the the ropes course followed by the afternoon at the lake.

Explorers played capture the flag, team games and hiked back down to the Valais floor.

Pioneers challenged bannana boating on lake geneva, paddle boarding and more kayaking.

All students have now returned to the verbier campus safe and sound. The atmosphere is very different, the students seem more settled and confident with one another. Perfect!

 

Friday 15th June 2018 – Mountain Hut Overnight Stay

Friday morning started off with langauge lessons. The campus was full of excitement as everyone was looking forward to the overnight mountain hut trips ahead! The children gathered for their group meetings to discuss the planning for the next two days…

Discovery students are going to stay overnight in the beautiful location Crans Montana. Upon arrival at the Les Elfes Mountain Hut, they will explore the forest and find a place to prepare a bonfire and cook marshmallows. After a nice hot evening meal they will design their very own “tribal hats” and sing songs together as the sun goes down.

Explorers are going to hike to one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Located on top of this mountain is the beautiful dark blue lake is surrounded by flower-strewn fields, tall, fragrant fir trees and rocks. Upon arrival at the famous mountin hut, the students will prepare camp fires and sing songs.

Pioneers are heading to the very special lake Geneva for Kyaking and Mountain Biking. As the sunsets the students will arrive at their campsite, they will learn how to put up their tents and cook their very own BBQ food. Les Elfes students will be challanged with the real nature tonight!

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Thursday 14th June 2018 Cooking, Art, Leadership

Options Morning

What a marvellous day today, sun was shining birds in the skies and all happy faces around camp.

Today was options day; the students had a choice of different activities to take part in.
The first option was swiss watch clinic where the students learnt all about building the perfect swiss watch and the components that goes into such an artisitic piece of work.
The second option was leadership programme where the campers had a qualified leadership trainer come in to discuss the importance of being a successful leader, and how to work within a team in the work place, school or everyday life. The children were very intrested in this programme as their energy and enthusiasm showed within this activitiy.
Final option was the cooking class where the students learnt the basics of creating the fluffiest muffins and the crunchiest cookies. The students excelled in this as it was a small treat for them to take home and have a snack later on in the day.

Once lunch was served – it was time to return to Leadership programme and for new courses to start. The alternative courses the campers had a choice of were Etiquette and First Aid/Fitness. In etiquette the campers learnt how to behave around the table and to set up the tables in the correct way. The coach explained that there is a certain way to set up the table and a way to behave whilst hosting a dinner.
First aid and fitness – was ran by an external trainer that has alot of experience in this industry the children learnt about the importance of being on a mountain and knowing what to do able to do if they are ever in a situation that involves first aid. Their fitness was based on their hiking ability and different fitness techniques dotted all over the Verbier mountain areas.

After options day was languages for the afternoon – it was a slight change in times as the options were in the morning.

Once languages was complete it was time for the campers to crack on with their dinner evening activities. The explorers and discoveires headed up to Le Hatey mountain hut for a BBQ and some games – once all their energy was burned off it was time for the explorers to enjoy a slow casual walk down the mountain back to campus and for the discoveries to jump back in the bus and return to camp.

 

 

Pioneers had a crazy evening with leadership games within basket ball and pizza making.

All campers are in bed and ready for a full day of camping and hiking tomorrow

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Wednesday 13th June 2018 – Carnival, Sports & Fashion Show, Escape Rooms, Casino & Dine Out

CARNIVAL DAY

Attention to all parents/guardians: Les Elfes have recently started a SNAP CHAT account – you can follow a live stream of the campers activities and events through this social media app.

All you have to do is search leselfes in the search bar and you can view what your daughter/son is up to at our camp here in verbier 🙂

The day started with a slight fog in the air but this wasn’t going to stop our campers from taking on the day in their first activity which was languages.

Once languages was over it was time for some optional activities; horse riding, golf and many many more exciting opportunities for them to experience here in Verbier.

Carnival Afternoon

This is the special kind of day to celebrate processions, music, dancing, and the use of masquerade. All campers were handed a piece for each event they participated in and they would be scored out of 100 depending on their points they gained from the events. Some events included; facepaint, photobooth and tin can mayhem.

The music, popcorn and mocktails were flowing, lots of energy from the all the campers the atmosphere was excellent every station had some different to offer the campers. We ended the carnival on a high with a tombola where the students had a chance to win a grand prize.

Once the glorious carnival had ended – the campers were treated with some snacks to regain their energy. It was time to head over to the sports centre.
Discoveries conquered the climbing wall, hitting their fear of heights on the head with some great encouragement from their leaders and peers.

The Explorers and Pioneers were taken to the basket ball and football areas. The groups focused on team work, quick initiative and agility within these two sports.

The monitors challenged the Explorers to a game of crab football this game lets all abilities join in and its great fun for all ages. The Pioneers got stuck in with a full blown basketball game this was very intense and the teams were very competitive.

It was time to chill for all groups – reenergise their batteries and head in to town for a browse and some souvenir shopping.

For dinner we had pasta party – a very in famous meal with some delicious sauces and toppings.

After dinner the evening activities were in full swing.  The discoveries had an activity to get creative with bin bags and strut their stuff down the cat walk.

Half of the explorers set off to the escape rooms – to test their ability on puzzles and problem solving, this was very tense as the groups finally freed themselves in the last couple of minutes.

The other half of the explorers and some of the pioneers took part in casino night – challenging the monitors and trying to double their winnings on many different stations around the les elfes campus.

The other half of the pioneers took a venture into town to a local restaurant where they treated themselves with local swiss food and culture.

All in all the students had an amazing full action packed day. All in bed now and ready for tomorrows activities. What will be in the schedule for our campers tomorrow?

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Tuesday 12th of June. Chocolate and cheese factory, shopping in Vevey, baking, “La Fureur” and optional games

Today everyone woke up full of energy and so excited about the day. The weather was really good during the morning.
So after a nice breakfast everyone was ready for the excursion day. All the campers divided by groups (discoveries, explorers and pioneers) visited the chocolate and cheese factory and did shopping in Vevey.
After that all kids were back to Le Elfes then, they had time to shower and relax for a bit. Afterwards it was dinner time, this night it was the turn of Mexican food and “Fajitas”.
Right after dinner every group had different evening activities.
Discoveries had a baking course were they prepared a really nice eggless and gluten free cookies. Explorers enjoyed all together our famous game “La Fureur” were they could show their skills at dancing and singing. Pioneers were playing optional games as pool, table tennis and foosball and others were watching a movie in the cinema room.
When the activities were finished all the kids went to their bedroom and after the tidy room competition everyone went to sleep!

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Monday 11th June – Summer Session 1 Day 2 – Olympic Games, Mountain Biking and Ropes Course

Bonjour, Hola, Morgen, Hello: The day started with language courses. A small test was set for the campers to check their ability and knowledge of their chosen language. Once the language courses had finished it was time to return to camp to relax and chill before an afternoon of intense activites.

Discoveries:

The discoveries took part in LES ELFES OLYMPIC GAMES where they are divided into different teams to compete against each other. The groups have to create a team uniform, opening ceremony and a team chant.

The afternoon was a great success with lots of team spirit and encouragement from all participants and monitors.

The results of the games will be announced on the last day of camp.

To keep with the team spirit and energetic activities the discoveries were placed into teams; team boys and team girls they had to complete different challenges against each other. Alot of noise was heard from all over campus from the campers.

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Explorers:

The lessons were not over yet for our EXPLORERS as it was time to spruce up on their mountain bike ability and to learn new skills on the wheels.

The groups were spilt into three groups: Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced. Whilst the beginners learnt new skills and balancing techniques the advanced groups ventured up the mountain to experience new found terrain.

All groups had alot of fun big smiles from ear to ear for their new passion of the sport.

Evening activity consisted of our LES ELFES version of the tv show THE CUBE where the group was spilt into groups to compete for the overall champion, the campers will hear the results on the last day of camp.

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Pioneers:

Heights, challenges and balance was key for the Pioneers afternoon activity: The activity the Pioneers took part in was the ropes course, set in a small forest in Aigle. From easy to difficult courses this would really test their fear of heights or who was the fastest around the courses. In the trees there is different challenges and quests for the pioneers to face: working as a team and finding their own strengths whilst hanging 10ft in the air.

After the ropes course was finished with the group ventured back to Verbier for some chill time. Evening activity the group was dropped off at Le Hatey a small mountain hut where the group relaxed around the campfire, sang songs, ate dinner and told stories. The pioneers also had dinner up in the woods. After this the campers walked down back to the village of Verbier and headed straight for bed.

 

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All in all, all campers and staff had an amazing day and it is now time to relax and get ready for a full day of excursions tomorrow.

Sunday 10th June, First Summer Camp of 2018 – Welcome Campers

What a crazy start to the summer – We welcomed our first groups of the summer sessions.

The campers have travelled far and wide over the course of the day – so we took a stroll into the nearby village of ‘Verbier’ and endured a quest to find landmarks across the resort. The campers met with locals and tested their skills of team building to find each clue before heading back to camp

Having different students from all over the globe it is interesting for the students to get to know each other over the duration of their stay. We started with icebreakers and name games for the staff and students to get to know each other. These games – tested their skills of social, team work and new experiences.

Having finished `ICE BREAKERS` and the groups are slowly merging together. It was a time for bite to eat and regain their energy for the evening activites.
In the evening the campers worked together to complete team tasks and structured games to increase their team work.

Sun sets ‘ – kids heads down for a fresh day tomorrow here in Verbier.

 

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