Thursday 1st October 2015 – Aqua park, ropes course
Kids where definitely excited for today’s activities! Straight after breakfast they where ready to begin their day.
Ropes course in the morning was just in time to wake everyone up, but later on it was hard to get kids down from he trees. Like little monkeys they where hanging, jumping and zip lining from tree to tree. One on the most exciting parts where the big zip line at the end of course – exciting and scary!
Aqua park was fun as always – bubble baths, big water slides, wave pool, lazy river and so much more – kids definitely had things to do.
Once everyone came back it was time for packing, but in the evening after dinner it was Disco time!
See you all tomorrow for our last day together!
Wednesday 30th September – salt mines, hike
Beautiful sunny day here in Verbier! Perfect for outdoor activities, that is why first thing in the morning kids went hiking.
They were brought a little bit more up the mountain from where they started o hike across to lunch place in Le Hatay. A long the bise it was nice and relaxing walk with beautiful view all along. Kids where exploring flora and fauna, took a quiz about nature around them and learned mountain map reading. But after lunch in the fresh air it was time to continue the day with excursion to Salt mines.
2h long excursion in Sal mines was worth every second. The first excitement started when a little train took all kids inside the mountain for tour to start. After a short introduction of rules everyone continued excursion deeper int he mountain. Not only< kids found out the history of how salt was being discovered and used, but also how necessary it is for human body and even got to try mining themselves.
What a great day it has been! But it is not over just yet. After dinner kids will play Boys vs. Girls where they will have to complete different challenges and show their team work skills.
See you all tomorrow with more exiting news!
Wednesday 23rd September – Aqua park, Ropes course
Aqua park day! Kids are so exited to spend some time on slides and bubble baths.
Day started with good breakfast for everyone, but as soon as it was finished monitors didn’t have to wait for too long until everyone where packed for fun water activities! Once teachers made sure kids had all necessary it was time to leave.
Kids had so much fun – water pirate ship, slides, lazy rivers and many more fun activities. All of that made kids hungry, so when it was lunch time everyone could finally rest, but just for a while as the next activity promised to be great fun as well!
Ropes course made kids challenge themselves and their classmates. They where hanging in tree and jumping from one platform to another like little monkeys. Zip lining were their all time favorite!!
One everyone came back to camp it was time to rest and have a shower after a long day full of fun activities. But day isnt over just yet, there is still time for evening activity- Boys vs. Girls!
Good night and see you all tomorrow with more good new from camp!
Tuesday 22nd September – mountain hike
Mountain hike day!
All kids got excited for today activity and where ready straight after eating good breakfast. Water bottles, proper shoes, comfortable clothes and kids where ready to start! Some groups where singing song a long the way, some where more interested in exploring flora and fauna of this area and guided where there to help with that. Breathtaking view of Petit Combin while hiking across the mountain and lunch in a beautiful are called Le Hatay filled kids day.
Everyone came back still full of energy. After a short brake and shower it was time for some free time activities, but later in the evening La Fureur – Music quiz.
Kids where so excited to play the game – 2 teams competing with each other in many different musical challenges!
See you all tomorrow for more great new from our day!
Monday 21st- arrival day, team games, treasure hunt
Beautiful sunny morning here in Verbier! We are getting ready to welcome new group of students to spend this week with us.
Students arrived just in time for lunch. After quick check in everyone gathered in dinning room for lunch and welcome speech where they got introduced with our rules and expectations for the week. It was time for something more fun after unpacking like treasure hunt and team games in the afternoon.
Straight after lunch kids where ready for some fun! Outdoor activities where just time for such a sunny day! Kids absolutely loves team games and where getting competitive once they where divided in teams, but teams mates encouraged each other all the way thru challenges.
After dinner kids gather to play bin bag fashion show!
Friday 18th September – Prize giving
We are glad to spend such a great week with such great group of kids! We are sad to say goodbye, but we know you will come back next year!
After breakfast kids went to rooms to pack their bags and check out. Once it was done everyone gather for prize giving. Tidy room competition, different awards for week long challenges and finally slide show with all the photos from activities that got students exited and remember all the fun times throughout the week!
See you all next year!
Thursday 17th September – Hike, bridge swinging, ropes course
Today a little rain has surprised us, but that didn’t stop students to enjoy today’s amazing activities!
One them was trottinetting up in the mountains near Verbier! Kids had so much fun that they wanted to go again in the afternoon. Other fun activity was bridge swinging – a lot of adrenaline and such a good feeling once you have done it to prove yourself not be scared of short free fall and high. A lot of students did it more than once.
Ropes was fun as always – students like moneys zip-lining from three to three and competing with each other on who will complete certain course faster.
During free time everyone had chance to go shopping or relax in the camp, but evening everyone spent Le Hatay making campfire and cooking marshmallows, torchlight walk on the way back.
Wednesday 16th September – Archery, Mountain biking, Via Ferrata
Fun day here in Verbier! Great outdoor activities and good weather to complete the day!
A group of kids went to Archery. All as one said it was great experience and fun for everyone. Students had to find their targets hidden in woods and fields. Some kids showed great map reading skills and found targets without problem, for some it was a bit harder to hit the target, but after a short practice every managed to get necessary points and finish the assignment successfully.
Meanwhile other groups went mountain biking up in the mountains near Verbier. After safety speech everyone put on their helmets and made sure they have the right bikes. For warm-up everyone rode to Medran and after took gondola up to begging of their fun adventure.
Other group had so much fun in Via Ferrata. Students where brave to climb up the cliff and proved to be not only fiscally but also mental strong – they helped and encouraged each other.
Design & Build and Cooking clubs in the evening was a lot of fun and everyone got involved and tried to make the best cheese cake! Yummeee!
Tuesda15th September – Mountain biking, Via Ferrata, Team Games, Trottinetts
Morning started early in Les Elfes camp! Students couldn’t sleep for too long as today promised to be full of great outdoor activities!
4 different groups did 4 different activities in the morning and swapped in the afternoon. Mountain biking was one of the most challenging activities of the day, but everyone handled it very well and managed to surprise instructors with their skills and safe riding and good advises to others.
Team games where good challenge for everyone who thought it wouldn’t be as challenging. Strong team work and clear communication work where keys to success.
Via Ferrata was another great challenge of today! It wasn’t easy, but students showed great climbing skills and where not afraid of high. Beautiful view was the prize for everyone once reaching the top. We are so proud of you all!
Trottinetting was so much fun! Most of kids haven’t done it before, but after trying they didn’t wanted to finish.
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See you all tomorrow for more great stories!
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!!
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?
Monday 31st August 2015 – Arrival day, Olympic games
Another sunny morning here in Verbier- perfect day to welcome our new school group!
Students arrived just in time for lunch. After checking in their rooms they enjoy lunch, but after introduction speech where monitors explained rules of the cam it was time for little bit more fun – Olympic games! It such a great weather it would be shame not to do outdoor activities! All kids enjoyed that a lot and where counting points of their team to keep themselves on top of each challenge.
After refreshing shower some kids where ready for some optional activities in the afternoon, but fun wasn’t over just yet.
Straight after dinner kids started gather outside for La Fureur -Music Quiz. Kids got divided in to two groups and had to compete for the loudest singing, entertaining dance moves and much more.
See you all tomorrow for more challenges!
Friday 28th August 2015 – Lake day, Prize giving
Another sunny day in Verbier! Perfect weather for day near on the lake banana boating and tubing! Kids where full of energy this morning and ready for fun!
One by one kids started to get on banana boat and tubes, some found more interesting to paddle board or water ski. But there was definitely something for everyone.
After returning back to camp kids had to pack as everyone is leaving tomorrow. But fun wasn’t over just yet! After some quick last shopping it was time for dinner and prize giving! All kids gathered in the big Les Elfes chalet and the monitors put on a show for them. Various awards were given for the competitions and activities that took place during the week, like the tidiest room, the sports tournaments and the clubs competitions. A star camper was awarded the highest prize for best representing the core Les Elfes values.
After the prizes where given out and the monitors made their speeches everybody headed down to the cinema room to get their sports and languages certificates and watch the videos and slideshows the staff had prepared for them.
Now everybody is saying goodbye and getting ready to got bed, not forgetting exchanging contacts and a few tearful goodbyes … or rather – `till next time`!
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See you all soon!
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.
Wednesday 26th August 2015 – Languages, Fun Planet, Bowling
Another beautiful day here in Verbier started with language classes, but kids were more exited about going to Fun planet after lunch which promised to be great fun!
Straight after languages and lunch kids were ready for adventure! Their afternoon started with Lase Tag which is team activity where players attempt to score points by tagging targets, typically with a special targeting device. After instructions kids were ready to play! They got divided in 2 teams and fallow instruction exactly as given by supervisor. Once they got inside the play room the game could begin! Kids were running around the place try to avoid being tagged and try to tag as many players from other team as possible.
Laser game took a lot of energy away, but days wasn’t over just yet. A nice dinner and then time for Bowling! It was as competitive as always and all the children had a great time!
Tuesday 25th August 2015 – Excursion to Chamonix
Beautiful day here in Verbier! For some kids it started with horse riding lessons straight after breakfast but day continued with excursion from everyone.
Excursion promised to be exiting as it was in France, Chamonix – one of the oldest ski resorts in French, beautiful town with great sightseeing’s mostly because of majestic Mt Blanc- north side of Chamonix. Excursion day is always lot of fun – seeing new places, experiencing breathtaking views and of course buying a few souvenirs to take home! The tour started by taking the steep gondola ride up to Aguille du Midi. The gondola still holds the record for the highest vertical ascent in the world going all the way up to 3800 meters high. After that the headed down to the beautiful traditional village for a cultural visit. The highlight was definitely visiting the magical Ice Palace on the Mont Blanc Glacier, before their own stroll around shops in town.
A very long but equally fun day!
Sunday 23rd August 2015 – International day!
Morning started with nice walk to Language school for today lessons in which students started to prepare for International day. They were working in groups present country they are coming from or the one which language they have been studying for the past few weeks. Ideas were flowing and once kids had agreed on concept they started to prepare presentations.
After coming back from languages kids were joining international feast – trying all different kinds of foods from different countries all over the world. Eclairs, racklette, shrimps and many more – everyone could find something new for their taste.
Full of Ideas kids started to make posters for their presentations- England, Russia, Monaco, Japan, Australia were the countries to present.
Finally it was time for presentations to begging! Groups one by one came forward to present their country. They all explained interesting facts, made accessories in their flag colours, printed out picture to illustrate a better idea of where they are coming from! Great and fun full day here at the camp!
After nice dinner kids started to get ready for Ice Skating in Sports Center. Ice Hockey, games, photo sessions- kids were enjoying the end of the day!
Thursday 20th August 2015 – Excursion!
Beautiful morning here in Verbier! After nice breakfast sun was shining bright just in time for group photo when all kids gather together for this great memory of the session! Great day for great excursions!
Two different destinations of choice. Most of students chose to spend day in Aosta, Italy. Beautiful city lying between two rivers and surrounded by majestic mountains. A lot of monuments, historical buildings and nice walks through city center. After taking pictures in old town everyone had a nice pic-nic lunch enjoying the views.
Other students had opportunity to visit Chocolate factory. After a great guided fairy-tail like excursion through factor. Kids got to experience everything about chocolate from who it was discovered, used, evolved during time until nowadays. The most exciting part was at the end of tour when students got to try every chocolate possible and eat as much as they wanted. After chocolate tasting everyone had chance to buy their favorite ones for family and friends.
Everyone came back to camp just in time for dinner and enjoyed Mexican party with fajitas and tortillas with different sauces and fillings.
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