Aryaman is one of our returning campers this year and its his third time at Les Elfes. Its always a pleasure to have him at camp. He has kept us all enticed with his magic tricks. Aryaman is Asia’s youngest magician and he has won the National Child Award also. He was given his prize by none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
This year he was an intern at Les Elfes and we got proof that he is indeed a hard worker. He left us all flabbergasted with his awesome magic tricks. He also keeps us entertained with his antics and leaves us in fits of laughter.
Its nearing the end of Les Elfes spring camp 2019 and its already making us sad. Today was crazy fun and personally one of my favourite days. We went bridge swinging today and it was a lifetime experience. The thought of jumping of a cliff and swinging from a harness attached to the bridge seems daunting at first but actually is a lot fun. It was also very cold today as it had rained the previous day.
we also went to the sports centre and played tennis and badminton. One of the coolest things we did today was the egg drop challenge. We were basically given some materials and had to protect the egg in some way when it was dropped from the second floor. It was a lot of fun to see the cool inventions people came out and 2 teams actually managed to survive.
After dinner today we had games and they were definitely the highlight of the day. The older and younger kids had separate sets of games. They were more music, movie and dance related. We had dance-offs, guess the movie and song too. It was a really awesome day in all…
VISIT TO CHOCOLATE AND CHEESE FACTORY, SHOPPING AND VISIT TO MILAN!!
Today is a day each and every camper looks forward to. Today we visited the cailler chocolate factory and then the cheese factory. We also got to shop for a while after our visit to the chocolate and cheese factory too. The chocolate factory was definitely the highlight. We were shown the whole process of how the chocolate was made. Then we even got to taste the different variety of chocolates that cailler makes. We could even shop for chocolates after that. Then after the cheese factory we got some time to shop in Vevey.
The returning campers got to visit Milan which was a treat. It was a 3 hour long journey and we visited San Siro which is the biggest stadium in Milan and has hosted some of the most legendary football matches. Later we were left free to shop and went on a shopping spree. It was a really fun day in all.
After dinner we had our club activities. For that we had to do a presentation on inspirational leaders and whom that particular team admired the most.
ROPE COURSE, ROCK CLIMBING, BRIDGE SWINGING, TENNIS AND CLUBS
Today was a fun day. The groups had been separated today and did different activities. The campers below 13 spent the morning playing tennis and then came back and played a few games. After lunch they went for bridge swinging. Bridge swinging is one of the most interesting activities at Les Elfes. We are suspended from a bridge and can swing.
The older campers went for a ropes course situated 2 hours away from Verbier. It was challenging but a lot of fun. We had a picnic lunch and then we did rock climbing .We had a bit of free time so we had a football match. After coming back we had some free time and could go shopping too. After dinner we had our club activities like baking in which we made chocolate cheesecake. We also had magic , bushcraft and the apprentice as club options today.
It was awesome day today.The morning started with the olympic games. The olympic games are a series of games that the campers take part in in teams. The campers are divided into groups and have to come up with innovative team names and logos. They were all twists on common games like volleyball, rock-paper-stone and kabaddi. It was a really fun morning.
We had a barbeque for lunch which was yumm. Later in the afternoon we went for a long scenic hike through Verbier. In the evening we had our chosen club activities. Dinner was followed by the shoot for the Les Elfes music video. It was a lot of fun creating the video and everyone had a gala time filming it. It was a really fun day but tiring too.
Yesterday was one of the most interesting days . We got to visit the United Nations headquarters in Geneva . It was a really educational experience for everyone as they have been learning about the UN and its functions . There was also a option of going for a watch making workshop . It was challenging but also fun . It was really interesting as watches are a speciality in Switzerland .
Returning campers got the opportunity to visit Bern the capital of Switzerland . There they visited Albert Einstein house which has been turned into a museum . Later they got to shop and explore the city of Bern . On returning back to Verbier we had dinner and then our evening clubs . One of the clubs was magic , held by Aryaman Agarwal our very own in-house magician . In one of the other club they baked cookies . There was also a new addition to the clubs called the apprentice . In it we were supposed to create a new product and sell it to the investors. It was a really fun day in all.
It was the last day of skiing and we had the races yesterday . It was a half day for us and everyone was sad . The highlights of the day were the ski races .
Coming to Verbier was a long and tiring journey . We even got some time to shop in Zermatt . Dinner was followed by the talent show which we had practiced for the previous day . The talent show left everyone in fits of laughter . Aryaman Agarwal , Asia’s youngest magician left everyone flabbergasted with his amazing magic tricks . There were many other interesting perfomances by other campers .The talent show is yet to be continued . It was a lovely day as usual .
It was the last full day of skiing . Today most of the groups went to the glacier paradise and skied into Italy. It was a unique experience, challenging but a lot of fun. By now everyone is upset to have to leave zermatt tomorrow.
We had our usual club activities at 5. Mountain biking was a lot of fun and it was very challenging also. For leadership we were divided into groups and went for different activities. In the evening we have talent show practice which we have all been eagerly anticipating!
Yesterday was the fourth day of skiing. Most skiers have been rapidly improving and have overcome different obstacles. It was also a half day yesterday so we got time to come back and relax for a few hours.
At 5 we all went for our respective club activities. For leadership we were taken for the tent building activity or for escape rooms. people in creative expressions also joined in for escape rooms. After dinner we had the torchlight walk. It was a one of a kind experience and everybody climbed up a mountain and then came down with fire torches in pairs. This is an activity everybody looks forward to!
It was the third day of skiing. It was a lot of fun. The beginners have been picking up really well and the advance skiers had the opportunity to go to the glacier paradise and ski into Italy.
After the skiing we were free for a while and went out shopping or to play football. In the afternoon we were busy with our respective club activities . For leadership we had a tent making activity with blindfolds. Mountain biking as usual was a lot of fun.
For dinner we had three options. We could go out for cheese fondue, get pizza delivery and watch a movie or have thai food and watch a movie. it was a lot of fun and a change for all of us.
Monday, 15th of April. Skiing, snowboarding, flexi time and torchlight walk!
The kids were eager to get on the slopes before it all melts in this warm spring. It was a sunny day with great visibility, so improvements in technique could still be made with their fantastic instructors!
Once they came back from their lessons, they chose between do some shopping at the village, do rock climbing at the Sport Center or stay at the campus relaxing and playing boardgames. Another group went to study languages during the afternoon.
After a dinner of delicious rice, veggies and turkey, some of them got their jackets on and went on a torchlight walk up the mountain. Those who stayed at camp watched a movie until it was time for bed.
Thursday, 11th of April: ski race, skiing, snowboarding, free time and Disco!
Most of our individuals woke up today excited because is Race day, the day when they can show all of their skills and their strong competition to win the gold medal. After lunch, they had fun skiing or snowboarding a bit more before come back to the camp.
After a delicious snack and hot chocolate, they recovered themselves of this cold and foggy day and then they chose between bake some cookies or go shopping.
At night, they enjoyed one of the best nights, with all of our kids from the main campus, it’s disco night at Etoile Rouge!
This morning everyone woke up at the usual time. Most went on excursion and a few went skiing. Those on excursion went to the Olympic Museum and had some time to do some shopping too.
When they got back from excursion it was nearly dinner time. They had an hour or so to relax and then dinner was served. Straight after they went to the Escape Rooms and enjoyed every second cracking codes.
Once they got back, they chatted and hung out until it was time to simmer down and go to sleep.
This morning was a lot brighter and the children had loads of fun skiing and snowboarding through heaps of powder and learning how to parallel turn.
This afternoon back at camp there were plenty of activitities on offer, including shopping, playing games and snowman building. Some of the students had languages in the village. Tonight after a delicious dinner the children had the option to either sledge or take part in our casino night which involved a friendly game of poker, uno, jungle speed and cards.
Wednesday 27th March: Great day on the slopes, Torchlight walk, Quiz and Escape Room!
Our students enjoyed another lovely day skiing and snowboarding in Verbier.
They gave their best on the mountain but still have some energy for the afternoon activities. Some played football, others watched a movie and while the rest of them prefered to play jungle speed and other table games. Two of our kids decided to try paragliding, flying from the top of the mountain and enjoying the amazing views.
In the evening, our students could chose between a Torchlight walk in the village, a Quiz Night or the Escape Room!
After a well deserved night of sleep, the individuals were up bright and early, eager to begin their trips up the mountain. Some seasoned professionals and others complete beginners, everyone was looking forward to getting started.
The individuals arrived back to camp in the afternoon after a long day in the sun and had their energy boosted with a nice snack of indian cheese toasts accompanied with hot chocolate. Later on, individuals moved on to taking part on optional activities including baking and going to the village to do a bit of shopping.
To wrap up the first day, they headed to the sports center where they participated in games ranging from dodgeball to football which they all seemed to love as they were able to bond with the other schools. Every single one of the individuals had a big smile on their face when they came back to camp after an awesome evening doing even more sport.
Wednesday 27th February. Skiing, snowboarding, flexi time and Scape Rooms!
Another sunny day today, lovely weather here in Verbier for our Medran kids. All of them enjoyed their fourth day on the slopes, improving their skills massively. After a tasty lunch up on the mountain, they came back to camp to drink a hot chocolate and eat some delicious snacks. After a warm shower they had plenty of time to choose a fun activity like going to the park, shopping or just relaxing and playing games at camp before the dinner started. At 7pm they had yummy Mexican dinner and then, all of them had fun with one of our Star evening activities: The Escape Rooms!
Before 10pm it’s time to bursh their teeth, put their pyjamas on and dream of the following day on the slopes.
Sunday 17th – Ski day, arrival day and sports centre for Medran Campus!
We have been blessed with another beautifully sunny day here in Verbier. For those already on camp, it was another great day of skiing, and another tasty lunch on the mountain. After skiing, as the skiers came back and got ready for activities at the main campus, another school arrived at Medran to begin their Verbier adventure. The students who had just arrived unpacked, and had dinner at Medran Campus, whilst the others stayed at the main campus for their dinner. This evening we went to the sport centre for games and activities.