27th May 2019

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.

Wednesday 8th Aug – Mountain Biking, Ropes Course, Rock Climbing and D-I-S-C-O

Nearing the end of the Session 5 here in Verbier, but still lots of activites and fun for all the campers to have. Languages kicked off the day, and you can really see the progression all the campers have made so far in their language lessons.

After lunch, the Discoveries headed for the ropes course in Aigle. A lovely setting for the youngest group to enjoy climbing up ladders, swinging across ropes and zipping across the trees. Although the smallest group, they showed no fear, as all of the Discoveries had lots of fun in the trees.

Some of the Explorers ventured to rock climbing in Sembrancher, a natural rock, which allows the campers to not just climb on man made climbing walls, but get to experience the real thing. With our guides there to also help as well as the monitors, the campers got to learn how to tie a figure of 8 as well as some of the more Advanced climbers to get to learn how to B-lay another camper. The other half of the Explorers also got to rock climbing as well as mini golf. All of the Explorers showed real potential in climbing and were practically scaling the walls quicker than we could take photos.

The Pioneers went on an adventure up the mountain today, not on foot, but by mountain bikes. All of them ventured up on the gondola and then had to make their way down on the mountain road. All of them gave it a go and were exceedingly good!

The evening was one of those nights that all campers look forward to…THE DISCO!! Leaving straight after dinner, all the campers head to the disco for a bit of a dance. It is really nice to see all the campers getting together and having fun. A great night had by all!


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Bridge swinging and evening clubs

The campers woke up at 7:30 and ate breakfast at around 8:15. One part of The older group left for bridge swinging while the others had an activity where they had to make a path for an egg to land from the first and second floor without breaking. The younger group went rock climbing and to the rope course. After the older group returned and had Pizza for Lunch, the other group went bridge swinging where they had to jump off a platform. After returning, the older group went for a dine out while the. Younger kids had dinner at the camp. Evening clubs took place at 8 and everyone went to bed by 9:30.

20th July – Mountain Biking, Sports Day, Rock Climbing & BBQ Night

Another brilliant day here at camp with some new extreme, adventurous sports for our campers! After languages and a lovely lunch, the Pioneers headed up the mountain for some fast, down hill mountain biking which they loved and found challenging. Those that weren’t so keen had a go at trotinetting. The explorers had a day at camp, having a mixture of basketball, football and volleyball, getting very competitive and for some of them improving their techniques in new sports. Finally, our youngest group went rock climbing and did extremely well and worked together as a good time encouraging each other.

Tonight the explorers and the pioneers enjoyed a relaxing bbq up at La Hatay and then we played a game of predator, followed by a hike down. Our little ones went on a treasure hunt. Bring on Excursion day tomorrow!

16th July – Hiking, BBQ, Volleyball, Climbing, Game Show!

Today was a beautiful day with the sun shining up in the mountains. We enjoyed an amazing BBQ with a stunning view, followed by a hike to the highest point of Verbier, Mont Fort. Our discovery children had fun playing games, having a go at orienteering as well as hiking. Well done to them! The Explorers were off rock climbing after lunch, a great challenge for them and pretty much everyone got to the top! They also got competitive at a game of crazy golf.

Back at camp everyone enjoyed some free time, a chance to hang out with friends, play volleyball, basketball and football as well as trampolining! There were also some optional activities in action with our tennis coaches!

Tonight our youngest group got arty and made some postcards to take home to their family whilst our oldest groups had fun singing, dancing and taking part in some crazy challenges!

29th June – Languages, Rock Climbing, Sports Day, Quiz Night & Games

We kicked off this morning with some more language classes and all the teachers are super impressed with their children’s improvements.

Straight after lunch everyone split off into their age groups to do some exciting activities. The discovery group challenged themselves at our indoor rock climbing wall in Verbier whilst the Explorers had a sports day which involved Golf and indoor and outdoor games. The Pioneers headed to Saxon and also had a go at Rock Climbing, with most of them reaching the top!

For dinner we had a BBQ outdoors and after, again got stuck into more activities. The younger ones had loads of fun getting creative with a Bin Bag Fashion show and the Older groups got competitive during a game show and a quiz!!

Thursday 22nd June –

A fun filled day for all our campers with lots of activities to get stuck into. Our discoveries headed off to Sion to do an exciting ropes course. They found it quite challenging but also really enjoyable as well. This evening they had a game show of boys v girls, it was very loud and competitive and super fun for our youngest campers!

Our explorers did some rock climbing and tested their skills at a parkour vitta. It was a very active day for them all so it was nice to chill out and have an ice cream afterwards. This evening they all ate out at a lovely Italian restaurant with some tasty pizza & pasta.

The pioneers had a mix day today doing some tennis and golf as well as some mountain biking which was great fun. They also went into town tonight to enjoy some Italian food.

Its the last day tomorrow for most campers so they are definately going to make the most of hanging out with new friends and taking part in the final activities.

23rd May – Verbier

This morning the children were full of energy and super excited about a whole day of activities. All the groups are taking it in turn to have a go at each activity on offer so it has been a busy day.

Some of our children were off on an adventurous hike into the woods of Verbier and up the mountain. The views were stunning and the group returned to camp very hungry. Our other groups had the chance to visit the local farm, try some local cheeses and say hello to the Cows. Our other two activities included Rock Climbing and an Egg Drop Challenge.

It has been a fantastic day and after a lot of Fun and Games it is off to bed to get ready for their last morning in Verbier!!

22nd May – Rock Climbing, Hiking, Farm Visit and Quiz Night

Today we welcomed a new school to our camp in Verbier! We were straight into action on arrival, checking in the children and having a well deserved lunch. After this the children were split into groups where they met to find out what exciting activities they’d be doing for the rest of the day. One group were off rock climbing in the village which they loved and welcomed the challenge. Two of the groups ventured off to visit a local farm and had the pleasure of meeting all the animals and their young. The last group headed off on a hike, taking in the beautiful views of Verbier.

Tonight after dinner we had a variety of activities. Two groups got competitive during our music game show, dancing, singing and joining in with funny games. Our other three groups put their brains into gear as they took part in our Who Wants To Be a Millionaire Quiz. After a long day it was time for bed, as we have another action packed day tomorrow!!!

Tuesday 29th September 2015 – rock climbing, games

Hello everyone! Another great day ahead of us!

After a great breakfast everyone was ready for activities! While half of kids went rock climbing others gathered for teachers led activity – marshmallow challenge. Kids had so much fun building tower and competing which team will have the strongest, highest and prettiest tower. But everyone was waiting for finale when each team actual got to try their tower, mmmm yummeee!

Meanwhile other group of kids went rock climbing to a real climbing wall down in Sembrancher, just 20 min drive with the bus and everyone was on place for some physical activities. After safety instructions from guides kids put on helmets and harnesses and where ready for challenge. Some needed help with instruction, some with encouragement, but others went straight up showing great climbing techniques. We are so proud of you all!

Once everyone was back in camp it was time to shower and have little bit of free time with activities on camp site, but after dinner is was time for Who wants to be a Millionaire! Kids where enthusiastic and showed great knowledge about a lot of different subjects. Team work played a big role in figuring out the correct answer! Great job winners!

See you all tomorrow with more great news from our campers!

 

Tuesday 18th August 2015 – Mountain biking, Rock climbing and Mini golf

It was an exciting morning for kids as they all joined for group photo of this session! Straight after it was time for language lessons where they learn something new every day! Talking with their classmates in foreign language lets them improve their skills and communicate much more easily.

After Language classes and a nice meal the kids were ready for today’s activities!

Our youngest group went Rock climbing. After putting their climbing gear – harness and helmet everyone got ready to climb the training wall. After the instructors gave them a safety speech and instructions the kids started on the beginner wall and then progressed on to the more challenging ones. Some kids showed great skills and climbing techniques while others overcome their fears and made themselves proud! While some kids were climbing other had time to play mini golf just next to climbing wall and of course cheer for their friends up high on the wall!

Oldest kids had much challenging activity- mountain biking! With excitement everyone went down the mountain back to village center.

After active day outside kids were ready to relax and enjoy their time shopping with friends.

Dinner time can quickly and after a nice meal it was finally time for quiz for older kids: Are you smarter than your monitor? and Bib Bag Fashion Show for our youngest group. Both Discovery and Pioneers had a lot of fun competing, comparing and trying their best to win!

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Team games, rock climbing ice skating, Tennis, Golf and horse riding

Today was the first day all of our new groups got to know each other. We had a fun filled day starting with the language courses in the morning followed by ….

The Discoveries and Explorers – Took part in many team games and problem solving challenges set out by the monitors. Some got caught up in the spiders web while others avoided falling into shark infested custard!

The Pioneers – went to the rock climbing wall in verbier this afternoon. Some were flying up it and some of the others found this quite challenging but the monitors and guides in charge said they were proud of everyone for putting in a big effort so well done guys!

This evening saw all the groups take to the ice rink. Again everyone had a great time and lots I smiling faces sliding around the ice, some standing and some sitting on the ice 🙂

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Rock climbing, mini golf, tennis, swimming, golf and mountain biking were all done today!

Today we had all groups in their language lessons first thing. They used this time to prepare their international presentations. After lunch they all took turns presenting facts about their country’s to the other campers. Then they broke up into the three groups for the afternoons activities.

Discovery – This afternoon the discovery kids had a sports day where the went to the outdoor pool and played beach volleyball

Explorer – This afternoon the explorers went to play some mini golf

Pioneers – After their presentations the pioneers went to do some rock climbing

All the groups went up to le Hattay. This is a BBQ spot we use halfway up the mountain in the forest. They had a nice BBQ our chefs provided and a lovely walk back as the sun set.

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Rock Climbing, Labyrinth,Tennis, Golf, Mountain Biking, Languages, Lakes and Rope course

 

 

 

Another beautiful and sunny day up here in the Swiss Alps!

All campers started their day with various language courses in the morning. After their morning of learning they split into their groups for more fun activities.

 

Discovery –  After lunch they got into the vans and headed off to the Labyrinth Adventure Park for a few hours. If that was not enough activity, some of them were able to fit in some golf, tennis, and or horse riding to complete the day.

 

Explorers – This group spent the afternoon testing their climbing skills on the climbing wall. After a few hours on the wall, some of the campers were also able to fit in their other activities to round out their day.

 

Pioneers – After a fun day on the ropes course (see photos below) yesterday, they spent the day in Verbier doing various activities of tennis, golf, and mountain biking.

 

All 3 groups were together for their evening activities and dinner. The group hiked for an hour up the mountain for a festive BBQ checking out the mountain views along the way. A few games were played around the dinner area before hiking down right before sunset.

Tomorrow is full of cultural visits across 3 cities – Geneva, Vevey, and Lausanne. We are looking forward to seeing what they discover!

 

 

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Rock Climbing, High Ropes Course, Canadian Canoe Expedition cont…

All of our campers had a fantastic night camping under the stars!

When the groups returned some of our campers had their optional activities. Which saw our first horse riders and golf players getting stuck into their coaching. The Tennis coach said he is very pleased with the progress of the students he has seen two days running, Do we have the next Roger Federer on camp??

Discovery – Our young campers packed up the tents this morning after an exciting night under the stars. I think they were thankful it didn’t rain though. Once all the equipment was rounded up they had a treasure hunt on the campus. After lunch they went rock climbing on a local wall. This really did challenge their nerves, but they were all very successful and had a great time. This evening they have all teamed up against one another for a bin bag fashion show.

Explorers – They all had a fun night staying high up in the mountain hut. This morning they had a final explore around the lake and surrounding area before heading down through the beautiful forest to the awaiting vans ready to take them on their next adventure…  A high ropes course. This tested the skills and balance our campers have hopping around in the tree tops. Later we persuaded them to come out of the trees for food and to return to camp.

Pioneers – They continued their expedition along the lake searching for a suitable place for lunch. They soon got back out. Whilst paddling along they learned about lake formation and played games. They had a short transfer from the pick up point to a beech where they went banana boating for the rest of the afternoon.

The Pioneers and Explorers mixed groups for a music game this evening. It was nice seeing them all get along with new people to interact with.

Tomorrow brings our language lessons, a sports day, more high ropes and an afternoon at the lake side….

 

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