14th August – Lake Day, Ropes Course, Rock Climbing and Games!

Today was the first full day for many of our campers here at Les Elfes and so there were a lot of excited children, eager to find out what activities they would be doing today.

They all kicked off this morning with Languages, and settled into their classes nicely. After a BBQ outside in the beautiful sunshine they all set off for their activities. Four our discoveries, they headed into town to have a go at rock climbing and crazy golf followed by a splash around in the outdoor pool. They absolutely loved and had great fun pushing themselves out their comfort zones. Our Explorers headed out of Verbier to the lake and had a go at banana boating, tubing, paddle boarding and some water games. They’ve had a fantastic day and have been making new friends easily. Finally, our oldest group the Pioneers were off into the trees putting a 100% into the ropes course in Sion, zipping around and tackling some tricky obstacles.

Tonight everyone finished off with some competitive games which included singing, dancing and getting active. Overall it’s been a brilliant day on camp!!

12th June – Languages, Ropes Course, Lake Activities, Rock Climbing & Mini Golf

Today was our first full day of activities at camp and it has been very full on! This morning we kicked off with our language courses which all the students enjoyed and were very keen to learn new things!

After languages we had some free time with a competitive game of football and some chilled out table games inside. For lunch we enjoyed a BBQ outside in the sunshine.

This afternoon there were a mixture of activities for our different age groups. Our Discovery group had fun rock climbing and pushed themselves to new limits. They then got competitive at mini golf. The Explores ventured off to the lake and had heaps of fun splashing around, banana boating and had a go on a giant slide. Finally our Pioneers headed off into the mountains and the woods to have a go at the Ropes Course. They absolutely loved zip lining and found a few of the courses quite challenging.

Tonight we had a music game show which involved dancing, singing and going head to head against each other to win a prize. Bring on tomorrow!!

Tuesday 2nd May – Verbier Campus and Zermatt

VERBIER:

It has been a busy active day for all our campers here. On todays agenda was rock climbing and mountain biking which was lots of fun and a new experience for many of our children. They did brilliantly at both activities and worked really hard.  Some of our younger campers also did a treasure hunt around town finding certain places using only parts of pictures. They all managed to complete the challenge so well done to them all!

This afternoon they had the option to bake some yummy cookies or visit the town to do some shopping. Everyone had a lovely afternoon despite the cold weather! Tonights clubs were leadership, mountain biking & journalism which was a success. In leadership we worked on good characteristics of a leader and had an insight to ethical leadership. Our mountain bikers put their classroom based knowledge to work as they set off on the road this evening to enjoy their ride. Our journalists began to put together their article for a magazine which by the end really started to come together.

ZERMATT:

It has been a snowy day here in Zermatt and our students have performed brilliantly in the conditions and really impressed their instructors. The weather cleared after lunch and all students managed to reach the T-bar, meaning the progression has been fantastic!

This afternoon our groups enjoyed some freetime, we took some of the students into the village and some of the students played football for 1 hour before optionals started. Our students signed up for mountain biking set of into the mountains for some intense and tech riding with their instructor, he was very impressed with their progression using their bikes. The leadership¨set of to the escape rooms in Zermatt, they managed to escape by using their leadership skills, listening to each other and learning new communication skills. Meanwhile our journalists were gathering more information for their magazine which is looking fantastic!

After dinner the students gathered their jackets and their their creative sides and we headed to the school for theatre CLUB. Starting off with simple ideas we opened up to new faces and people we did not know very well within the group, we played many ice breaking games and even set a screen. At the hotel the photography class was kicking off with stop motion, These students gathered many photos and start to make their stop motion videos.

Another fantastic day in paradise