Spring camp, first day skiing
Beautiful sunshine on the slopes of verbier. As the students woke up and got themselves ready for skiing our chef were preparing the breakfast. After some time the students came downstairs and started eating breakfast.
What a superb morning it was, the instructors were ready and waiting for their new students. The students were collected by our buses and taken to the slopes. Up, up, up they went to reach 2000 meters above sea level. Once the students had reached the top of the slopes, they begun their morning warm ups, lots of games, running, jumping and much more.
For some students it was their first time on the slopes, with skis, ski boots, and poles. Such a big achievement indeed!
The instructors were very impressed with the students first day progression, they were all quick at learning and picking up their newly learnt skills. Turning, stopping and breaking using the skis is not an easy task on the first day but somehow theses students managed to push ahead and get it done.
After a long day of skiing the students came back to les elfes for a shower and to change their clothes. Then we go them into smaller groups and started our leadership team games. We played spiders web, mine fields, pipes and blind basket ball. It was a fantastic afternoon and the students really enjoyed their time.
After dinner we sent the students to Ice Skating. Many of the students tried ice skating for the first time and they did great. What a wonderful evening they had together on the ice. We played music, danced, laughed and really had a blast!
January 22nd 2017 – Skiing, Snowboarding, Snow Games & Ice Skating
25th December – Christmas Day, Skiing, Snowboarding, Prize Giving, Ice Skating
4th April – Skiing, Snowboarding, Games, Shopping, Music Video and Ice Skating.
14th February – Skiing, Snowboarding, Ice Skating & Music Quiz
Today started once again with the students impressing our instructors with some excellent effort on the slopes. Although the conditions in the morning weren’t ideal, with thick fog making visibility poor, the skiers and snowboarders powered through and eventually caught some lovely sun later in the afternoon.
After rewinding with some snacks and scrumptious hot chocolate, students chose to spend their afternoon either exploring Verbier Village, swimming in the nearby sports center, or venturing outside for some snow activities. The heavy snowfall in the last few days provided the perfect snowy playground for the campers to either race each others in sledges, or to take part in a massive snow ball fight!!
After dinner, some of the campers had a blast at the ice-rink, either practicing their figure skating skills or playing a ice-hockey match. The students that stayed at campus had an equally exciting evening, where they got to show off their singing, dancing and music knowledge at the famous Les Elfes Music Quiz. A huge party ensued after our Latino campers shared their funky dance moves and music with the rest of the group.
January 24th – Skiing, Snowboarding, Arrival Day, Excursion & Ice Skating
Skiing, Snowboarding, Bern, Geneva and Ice skating!
Today was brilliant, everyone had a fantastic time on the mountains improving their skiing and snowboarding skills. Groups enjoyed an excursion to Bern visiting the parliament building and the National History Museum in Geneva. To end the evening off we all had an enjoyable time on the ice rink, skating and playing ice hockey!
Monday 7th September 2015 – Arrival day, Team games, Ice skating
We are excited to welcome another great group to our camp! It is a beautiful day for some outdoor activities.
After arriving, checking in to the rooms and having some time to unpack kids where ready for lunch -after a long way they where hungry. Kids where introduced with camp rules and after welcome speech it was time for some fun! Kids absolutely loved team games and where working really well together! In the afternoon everyone went to Ice skating – time to play games on the ice! After putting on helmets and ice skates kids when to ice with no fear and started to show their skills. For some it was a bit harder, but there was a big support team and friends who could teach how to ice skate properly!
Great fun today, but it is just the first day! See you all tomorrow with more exciting news!
Canoe expedition, return from the mountain hut, high ropes and Ice skating
Today our Discoveries went to the high ropes course. For many it was their first time and the took to it like a duck to water. One young girl just kept talking and talking about whizzing through the trees on zip lines and clambering up nets. The monitors commented that it was the best session they had personally done with discoveries. Tonight’s activity sees them combine with the explorers to make a music video so we look forward to seeing the finished artical!
The Explorers finished of their wet paddle up the lake to the pick up place then continued day in the aqua park flying up and down the shoots, bobbing up and down in the wave pool or just floating around in the lazy river. This evening they have combined with the discoveries to create a music video. We look forward to the finished article guys!!
The Pioneers had a soggy hike down the mountain from the mountain hut. Not all in vain the wet weather had the fish biting and they caught 3 fish for the monitors dinner 🙂 Then they hopped in the busses to return to camp. Once they’d showered and had a bit of lunch they went ice skating and took part in optional activities well the ones that weren’t rained off! Tonight they are doing a lip dub over a music video again it should produce some interesting results.
Tomorrow is our international day and I can’t wait to see what they produce!!