Thursday 31st January – Skii race, skiing, prize-giving, and disco
Wednesday 30th January – Olympic Museum, Lausanne, Skiing, Dine out and Music Quiz
Tuesday 29th January- Skiing, languages or flexi time and Escape Rooms
Monday 28th – Snow!! Skiing, Snowboarding, Languages & Free Time at Camp; Night Sledging.
This morning we all woke to more snow and a very white Verbier. It looks like a winter wonderland outside! After a tasty continental breakfast, all the children wrapped up warm and headed out with their skis and boards. The conditions were great today, lots of beautiful, soft powder to play about in and practice new techniques. The children had a great day out on the slopes! Back at camp we jumped straight into our afternoon activities and language classes. Tonight, those who were up for a fast, exciting and adventurous activity took part in some night sledging. We also had the option to do the “Selfie Challenge” game at camp for those who preferred to stay indoors and play a team game. Tidy room competition followed once everyone was back at camp. Shortly after they all headed to bed to get an early night for another big day of skiing and snowboarding tomorrow.
Sunday 27th – ski day, language classses and sports centre!
Saturday 26th – Lazer Tag, Excursion, Arrival Day, Ski Fit and Movie Night!
Friday 25th January. Ski and Snowboarding, Languages lesson, prize giving and escape room!
Thursday 24th January: Ski Day & Disco Night!!
Wednesday 23th January. SKI, EXCURSION DAY AND DINEOUT!
Today, the day started really cold in Verbier, but kids enjoyed a delicious warm breakfast with homemade porridge. And then, we left Verbier in our minibuses to go to the Chocolate Factory. They saw how Switzerland produce the most popular chocolate here: Callier, and of course, they tasted the amazing flavour of the different kind of chocolates that they have. They bought lots of souvenirs and chocolates in the factory shop and they had a lot of fun. After that, they went to Gruyere Castle, and during the aftermoon they had plenty of time to shop in an amazing mall there. Others decided to stay in Verbier for an awasome and sunny ski day in the slopes.
Around 6, all of them came back to relax and take a shower, to get ready for dine out. They really enjoy going to a restaurant with friends and eating yummy food. Half of the group decided to go to the pizzeria and the other half prefered to eat fresh sushi at Tbar.
Between 8 and 9 we came back to the campus to play some cards and drink tea in the dining room before going to bed. Another fabulous day finished and all of them are know sleeping and recovering for the next exiting day.
Tuesday 22nd January – Skiing, Snowboarding, Flexi Time, Languages & Games Night.
Yet again everyone was awake early and tucking into breakfast, enjoying the chocolate croissants, bacon and eggs and cereal. It’s also another bright sunny day outside meaning the conditions are ideal for our beginners. Some were back at the beginners slope this morning, hoping that after lunch they may be able to progress up the mountain. Their achievements and stories have been great to hear when they returned back to camp. Out intermediate and advanced groups ventured to a different part of the mountain today to explore new, challenging runs. They all had great fun. Flexi time back at camp included games of uno and cards, whilst some took a walk into the town. After languages we all sat down for dinner which was followed by much more fun at the sports centre doing Rock Climbing or at Medran Slope doing sledging. It’s been an exciting, full on day so off to bed we go!!
Over in main camp, students were eager to begin activities after a action packed first day of skiing. On arrival back to camp they were able to recharge their energy with a delicious snack of jam filled doughnuts and a cup of hot chocolate to help warm up. They had the possibilities of ice skating or a range of team games in the sports centre which they all enjoyed thoroughly. We all headed back to camp for dinner and closed out the night with a couple of games bringing out bursts of laughter and joy from everyone involved.
Monday 21st January – Skiing, Snowboarding, Languages, Free Time and Torch Light Walk!
It’s another lovely day here in Verbier and the children were up early eating pancakes and cereal, energising themselves for the day. The instructors were eager to get outside this morning and make the most of the time, teaching all the children how to stop, turn and control their speed. A lot of the children are progressing on the beginners slope whilst others were back up the mountain for another exciting day of fun and adventure.
This afternoon the children relaxed with some hot chocolate and signed up for activities, they could play competition games or go to the village for shopping. Language classes went well in town.
Tonight our star activity was the torch light walk, so we wrapped up in warm clothes and went for a stroll and took in the views of verbier at night!
Friday 18th January. SKIING, SNOWBOARDING, FLEXI TIME AND PRIZEGIVING!
Today most of the kids woke up fast and happy to enjoy a sunny and wonderful day in the slopes, the last one for some of them. They was so hungry this morning and ate lots of scramble eggs, bacon, croissants and cereals to have lot of energy for the all day. It is a great opportunity for them to enjoy the ski day with the old and new friends and to spend funny time with their instructors. After that, they ate a yummy picnic on the mountain to continue skiing in the afternoon.
At 4pm it’s time to come back to the campus to drink hot chocolate and eat snacks, take a shower or relax in the apartments for a bit. Then, some of them had language lessons, other played boardgames and others packed everything to come back home tomorrow morning.
At 19.00 the delicious dinner is served, without forget the dessert! During the evening, they had the Prize Giving. A beautiful and grateful activity to close an incredible holiday for the kids and gave them some prizes for their good days here. An enjoyable and happy night for everyone at camp!
20th January – First Day, Ski Fitting, Free Time, Language & Quiz Night
This morning everyone was up bright and early, excited to go out skiing. After eating a lovely breakfast all the students headed down stairs to be ski fitted. For some it was their first time skiing or snowboarding but they did so well and have already learnt a lot. For those that already had experience, they were straight up the mountain practicing their parallel turns. It’s been a lovely sunny day in Verbier so perfect conditions for everyone! This afternoon the children signed up for activities, such as swimming, shopping or relaxing, whilst others had languages in town. Tonight we finished the evening off with a Quiz night which went down well and got quite competitive!!
Thursday 17th January – Skiing, Snowboarding, Free Time & DISCO!!
This morning, after a delicious breakfast all the children headed out with their instructors for another fantastic day of skiing. The snow rolled in around lunch time making the conditions hard but everyone tried super hard and perservered. They have achieved so much since they have been here and are all poud of their progress. Back at camp they signed up for activities in their free time, most of them chosing to dine out or shop for some last minute presents for home. Tonight, we partied the night away at the disco which they all loved. No one wanted to leave.
Wednesday 16th January. EXCURSION DAY, SKI, FLEXI TIME AND SCAPE ROOMS!
Today, the day started different at camp because most of the students had an excursion day. They went to the Chocolate Factory to see how Switzerland produce the most popular chocolate here: Callier, and of course, to taste the amazing flavour of the different kind of chocolates that they have. They bought lots of souvenirs and chocolates in the factory shop. After that, they went to Gruyere Castle, and during the aftermoon they had plenty of time to shopping in an amazing mall there. Others decided to stay in Verbier for and awasome and sunny ski day in the slopes.
Arround 5 all of them came back to relax in their appartments before the dinner was served, a delish turkey, with brocooli sauce and cheesy potatoes and a brownie for dessert.
Between 8 and 9 most of them went to the Scape Rooms, to enjoy this incredible game in the town center. Tired, happy and already thinking about tomorrow our students are now sleeping and recharging themselves for the next day!
Tuesday 15th January. Skiing, Languages, Free Time, Sports Centre!
14th January – Skiing, Languages & Camp; Dine Out
This morning everyone was up and getting ready for a day on slopes in the snow. After a delicious breakfast, the children met their enthusiastic ski instructors downstairs. Up on the mountain the experienced children have been learning to carve, whilst others have been improving their parallel turns and pole planting. Our beginner snowboarders had great fun learning new skills such as turning and stopping.
Back at camp this afternoon some students opted for a good rest, some ventured off to languages whereas others went shopping in town. Tonight alot of children stayed to take part in Quiz Night and a few went for dine out, fondue and pizza in town. They loved it!
Sunday 13th January. SKI, FLEXI TIME AND LA FUREUR!
Today the day started really cold and snowy here in Verbier. The kids needed a full energetic breakfast to go up the mountain to enjoy the new fresh layer of snow that felt during the night and all day. This afternoon, when all of them came back they had a yummy snack and hot chocolate and then they chose between relax at camp, go to the village to do some shopping or had language lessons at Verbier Language School.
After the dinner in the main campus, with cheese burgers and fries, most of our students were playing a fun competition game call La Fureur. About 9.30 all came back to their appartments, tired, happy and already thinking about tomorrow. Our students are now sleeping and recharging themselves for the next day!
Saturday 12th – Lazer Tag, Shopping, Montreux, Arrival Day & Movie Night
Today we surprised all the students with a well deserved lie in. After a lazy morning and full with pancakes the children all jumped onto our buses and headed down the valley for a game of lazer tag. All the children loved it and got very competitive, running around and shooting each other! Back at camp we prepared for our arrival day, welcoming students to our campus, giving them a tour of the village and ski fitting them ready for their first day on the mountain tomorrow.
Tonight, we had a movie and chilled out with the children, some opted to hang out in their apartments whilst others unpacked and played cards. Everyone is very excited to ski tomorrow!
Wednesday 9th. Excursion day, skiing, dine out and quiz night
Today the day started really early here at the camp: some of our students went on excursion in Geneva and Bern and some went up the mountain to enjoy the new fresh layer of snow that fell during the night and all day. This afternoon for most of them the choice was between….. Tonight a big group went on dine out in a typical swiss restaurant or for an italian meal in town, meanwhile most of our students were playing a fun quiz or a casino game (obviously without money!) to try the thrill of the gamble. Tired, happy and already thinking about tomorrow our students are now sleeping and recharging themselves for the next day!
Thursday 10th January. SKI RACE, SKI, FLEXI TIME AND DISCO NIGHT!
After three days of snowy weather, today the sun rised up, and we enjoyed a beautiful day in Les Elfes. The kids woke up with an energetic breakfast with bacon, scramble eggs, bread and cereals to be ready for the Ski Race competition. Today they had the opportunity to show all that they learnt this week and their skills skiing and snowboarding. After the Ski Race they took the lunch in the mountain to restart with more ski lessons until afternoon.
At 16.00 they all came back to the campus, to take a relaxing shower and a recovery snack, with a yummy hot chocolate. For one group it’s time for language lessons, for other group it’s time to enjoy a bit of free time. They chose between go to the Village to do some shopping or to dine out with the new friends from the campus, but also they can stay in the campus playing some board games or chilling.
Between 18 and 19 they took the dinner, and then the night activity started. The kids went to Etolie Disco in Verbier to listen music and dance. The kids are satisfied and waiting for another incredible day.