Today we welcomed our last session of the summer 2018. With over 30 new campers from 15 different nationalities and some students from our previous session, we started our day at 8:30am. Campers arrived throughout the day, but for those who were here from the early morning, we had a wonderful trip to La Chaux for the Fete de Famile. Fete de Famile is a festival that happens once every year, a family festival. The kids got to do many different activities with live music, food and games. Campers also got the oppotunity to go to a circus, whos acrobats were kids, it was part of the festival.
While some campers were at the festival, staff was getting ready to recieve the new arrivals. Children started arriving at Les Elfes from a very early time until 21:00. The kids got the chance to go for a visit to town and bought some snacks and souveniers from verbier, while getting to know each other. Meanwhile in camp, campers kept arriving and getting a warm welcome from kids and staff. Some of the kids were exploring and making use of our internet room, football pitch, games room, etc..
Smiles and laughter struck Verbier when the majority of campers arrived and at 18:30 they got together at the football pitch for the welcome speech. Sandy, the resort manager, explained what was going to happen during the two weeks, after giving them a warm welcome. They got to know all the staff and got all the information needed to start with their wonderful experience at Les Elfes.
After the welcome speech, at dinner time, the kids were helping themselfs with some pasta and meatballs while getting to know all the interesting cultures that had arrived to Les Elfes.
Later that day we played some team building games, for the kids to get to know the staff and each other better. Campers were exited and having fun, creating new memories and friendships that will last forever.
First day in camp is always exiting, but it is also difficult sometimes for the kids. New places, new faces can sometimes be scary and going home might seem like the best way to deal with it, but when they start making friends and living the Les Elfes expereince, nothing can erase the smile from their faces.