Thursday 10th September 2015 – ropes course, prize giving!

Another great day with great activities! Kids where excited and sad at the same time- ropes course are one on the activities that kids like the most as it is challenging and fun at the same time. But this is also a departure day for all kids which makes us sad as it was such a nice group to work with!

After having lots of fun up in the trees it was time for prize giving – tidy room competition and  challenge winner during their stay in our camp where given Les Elfes  souvenirs for nice memories!

We hope you all had a great time because we sure did! See you all next year!

Wednesday 9th September – Mountain biking, Rock climbing

Another beautiful and sunny day here in Verbier! Kids this morning where quick to wake up and it was such a fun day ahead.

Mountain biking in the morning was refreshing but also challenging. Some kids where very confident while other needed s little guidance on balance and speed. Lunch break was just in time for everyone to relax and get ready for the next activity.

Rock climbing was so much fun! After safety instructors kids started to put on helmets and harness. Braver kids went first and others while waiting played team games and encouraged climbers. Instructors where impressed with their skills and after each time kids where able to go higher and shoe better skills.

All day in fresh air got kids tired, but that didn’t stop them from participating in shopping or swimming during their free time. After dinner kids where ready for some fun in disco!!

Tuesday 8th September 2015 – Hike day!

Weather is just perfect for a long day hike today! Sun is shining bright, but you can feel the autumn freshness in the air.

After putting good shoes on and comfortable clothes everyone was ready for a hike. Good breakfast was a great start to prepare ourselves for a good hiking day. All day long beautiful views, physical challenges, fun and smiles on kids faces! Have to admit – everyone came back tired, but kids had free time to rest before dinner and evening activity!

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!

Friday 4th September 2015 – slide show, music video, prize giving

Beautiful morning here in Verbier started with packing as we have to say goodbye to our group who leave today.

Once kids had packed and taken bags down outside it was time to check out from their rooms. Prize giving started shortly after and everyone was so exited to take a part in it. Tidy room competition, La Fureur and many other challenge winner got rewarded. Finally it was time to watch their own Music Video that kids made couple days before as it was put together and made in one great music clip. Kids where exited to see other teams performing and all the nice pictures from this weeks activities put together in slide show!!

It was pleasure to send this week with you! See you again next year!

Thursday 3rd September 2015 – Ropes course, Salt mines

Exciting morning today in Verbier as it is excursion day!

Salt mine visit in the morning where not only a lot of fun but also very educational for everyone. Kids found out so much new about salt, how people have found it, used it, how necessary it is and they got to try mining! The most exciting part was to drive in the mines with little train, seeing big slat crystals and trying very salty water coming straight out of salt mines.

In the afternoon kids went up to trees like little moneys jumping, zip lining, climbing from tree to tree. Kids helped each other with encouragements and advises and had the best time competing with each other on long zip lines.

For tonight we have prepared something special   -Disco night!

Wednesday 2nd September 2015 – Nature hike, Escape from Les Elfes

Another great day for fun activities!

Escape from Les Elfes was one of the activities where kids had to design and build something to escape from Les Elfes. We are proud to see their effort and creativity!

After morning spent trying to escape, finally after lunch kids went for a hike up on the mountain. Kids had a lot of chances to take picture with this breathtaking view!

After shower it was reflection time, but once kids where finished with dinner it was time for evening activity- Who wants to be a Millionaire?

 

Tuesday 1st of September 2015 – Rock climbing, Egg dropp chalange

Today kids woke up early and where ready for new challenges! While half group went to rock climbing others joined egg drop challenge here in the camp, but after lunch groups swapped.

After sunny and hot week rain have surprised us, but everyone where up for the challenge. Teams who where doing Edd drop competition where excited to build their own nest strong enough for egg not to brake when it falls. Their first assignment was to design what they will build and figure out what kids of materials from the nature can be used. Once that was done it was time to build what was created on the paper before. It took quite a long time as kids had to figure out how to make it safe for the egg. Finlay it was time to try their nests and see what other teams have created. Challenge was on and teams where exited to see eggs flying down.

Meanwhile other half of the group where rock climbing. After safety speech kids where ready to put on harnesses and helmets and try out their skills. Some kids where a bit cautious and where letting other to try out first so wee technique and best ways to get until top. Other when straight to the top showing amazing skills and a good example to others.

Great day full of sports and different challenges! But in the evening kids can expect more fun in our evening activity- Who wants to be a Millionaire?

Sunday 30th August 2015 – Hike day, Prize giving

Weather keeps braining more sun each day! Today seems to be hotter than ever at this time of the year!

Once students where sure to have everything they needed – sunscreen, water bottle, proper shoes and the right mood, everyone was ready for Orienteering challenge on the mountain. Day went well and kids where on time for lunch up in Baratan – a mountain hut with breathtaking view to Petite Combine and other peaks on the opposite side of Verbier. After having lunch students were ready to continue challenge and find all the necessary point in the map to win the game.

After coming back to camp it was time for quick sower and prize giving where winner where announced.

Another goodbye, we we are sure to see you all next year!

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Thursday 27th August 2015 – Mountain biking

Beautiful day here in Verbier!

Morning as usual started with language classes in which students told their teacher all about last night, how much fun they had in Laser Tag and bowling.

But today we had another great activity in plan –  BBQ up on the mountain where you could see far above the usual and  take some breathtaking photos.

It begin with a training session on the bikes practicing new techniques and learning new skills before departing on an epic journey across to the other side of the mountain abut later it was time for biking down to Verbier center and back to camp.

In the afternoon kids had option to either rest in the camp or choose activity. Half of kids though that it would be great idea to go swimming and spend afternoon relaxing in jacuzzi.

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Welcome Session 4… over 50 different nationalities!

Summer Camp Session 4 just started…
Very good mix this session!

We are very happy to welcome over 50 different nationalities at the campus!

In the past, we have heard from many campers that they have found lifelong friendships and have built international networks for their future… For sure this session will be a good one…
Some of the countries represented: India, Russia, Hong Kong, Spain, Switzerland, USA, UAE, Hungary, Italy, Brazil, Singapore, Kazasthan, Belgium, Greece, Mexico, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Bahrain, Romania, UK, Nigeria…

International Day will be exciting!

First Mountain Biking Adventure of the Summer !

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Welcome Summer,

Welcome first campers,

Welcome Summer Camp Session 1!


The camp opened last 7th of June! Campers from all over the world are already enjoying mountain and lake Sports!
The explorers group took off to the mountain to enjoy a full afternoons worth of Trottinetting and mountain biking, For some this was a brand new experience but the explorers had great enthusiasm and the monitors were really impressed with their participation.
Here are some pictures of this first (but not least) Mountain Biking Adventure of the Summer!

Summer Special Events

During Summer, Verbier and surroundings will host many great events. Those events will be the time for great special excursions with our campers.

This is a quick overview we would like to share with you:

From 5th to 20th of July
Montreux Jazz Festival

SmallThe 47th Montreux Jazz Festival will take place from the 5th of July to the 20th of July across the lake.
Kids will visit this magical place during an excursion to Montreux and enjoy the music and food in a great atmosphere.

Founded by Claude Nobs in 1967, over the years the Montreux Jazz Festival has become an unmissable event for music fans in Switzerland and around the world. Its stages have been graced by all of music’s greats, from Miles Davis to Ray Charles and from David Bowie to Prince.

More infos: www.montreuxjazz.com

 

From 19th of July to 4th of August
Verbier Classic Festival

Classic-SmallThe Verbier Festival brings together the greatest musical talents in Verbier. Since 20 years, the Verbier Festival has built up a reputation for quality, youth and frenetic artistic activity. 17 days of music with a line-up of exceptional soloists.

Every morning kids will be able to watch the training of the best musicians in the world playing Beethoven, Schumann, Schubert, Mozart, Bach and so much more.

Complete program (download link)
More infos: www.verbierfestival.com

1st of August
Swiss National Day

Web-SNDThe day was chosen because August 1st 1291 was the date on which three Alpine cantons swore the oath of confederation, an act which later came to be regarded as the foundation of Switzerland.

Verbier will celebrate this alliance with a display of fireworks, bonfires. Children used to carry lighted paper lanterns roam the streets at night.

Public and private buildings are decorated with national, cantonal, and community flags, and the bakers produce special bread rolls with a small Swiss flag on top.

More infos: www.myswitzerland.com/en/swiss-national-day-august-1st.html

From 16th of August to 25th of August
Jumping International Verbier

Horse-VerbierJust in front of Les Elfes Campus! From 16th to 25th of August on the parking of the Sport Center.

3 stars International Jumping.

This horse jumping show, featuring some of Switzerland’s and Europe’s greatest riders, offers outstanding entertainment for experts and novices alike.

The spectacular senery and frendly atmosphere of the village combine to create a unique experience : a glimpse of true equestrian magic !

More infos: www.verbier-cso.com

Cow fights

CowTo discover the “queens of the mountains” – the famous Hérens cows – the famous rituals known as inalpes (leading the cows up to the alpine pastures) and désalpes (leading them down again) are truly magical traditional experiences.

Cow fighting is a traditional Swiss event, mostly in Valais, in which a cow fights another cow. Each year, the Swiss canton of Valais hosts a series of cow fights known as combats de reines (“queen fights”), which began in the 1920s and has drawn as many as 50,000 spectators in a year.

The winner is called La Reine des Reines (“the queen of queens”) and increases dramatically in value. At the end of the year, a grand final is held in Martigny, where the six best from seven districts do battle in six weight categories.