Tuesday 12th of June. Chocolate and cheese factory, shopping in Vevey, baking, “La Fureur” and optional games
Today everyone woke up full of energy and so excited about the day. The weather was really good during the morning.
So after a nice breakfast everyone was ready for the excursion day. All the campers divided by groups (discoveries, explorers and pioneers) visited the chocolate and cheese factory and did shopping in Vevey.
After that all kids were back to Le Elfes then, they had time to shower and relax for a bit. Afterwards it was dinner time, this night it was the turn of Mexican food and “Fajitas”.
Right after dinner every group had different evening activities.
Discoveries had a baking course were they prepared a really nice eggless and gluten free cookies. Explorers enjoyed all together our famous game “La Fureur” were they could show their skills at dancing and singing. Pioneers were playing optional games as pool, table tennis and foosball and others were watching a movie in the cinema room.
When the activities were finished all the kids went to their bedroom and after the tidy room competition everyone went to sleep!
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26th of March skiing, snowboarding, sports center, village, music video
It has been a sunny day in Verbier with lots of snow up in the slopes. One beginners are progressing well and all of our campers are mixing and making new friends. It has been so nice to see them smiling even through difficult conditions and for the older kids to be taking care of the younger kids and making the camp a real family atmosphere.
In the afternoon, the campers choose between three different activities: sports center, visit to the village or playing games at the main campus. They had their usual snacks and hot chocolate before going for their chosen activity.
After dinner the students mixed up and worked in teams to create an amazing music video which they can take home with them as a souvenir to remember their week at camp and their new friends here.
Tomorrow the students will wake up for their third day of skiing or snowboarding too keep practicing and improving their skills.
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Wednesday 31st Jan, excursion day
Another great day just ended at les Elfes international. Once again we had such an awesome weather here in Verbier. The kids were so happy to go to excursions today that is wasnt hard at all to make them get out of bed. After having a good beakfast with croissants and the belly full our little fellas were ready to get in the bus and head to their various excursions.
They had three posibilities today :
- The Charlie Chaplin museum, with picnic and shopping in the afternoon
- Visit of Bern and Einstein museum with some free time during the afternoon
- Visit of the Chocolate and the Cheese factory and once again some free time to do shopping
They all came back around 6pm and we let them some time to rest a bit and have a shower before dinner.
After a good dinner we started the evening activities, the kids abolsutely loved it, especially the Fashion Show and the casino night!!
See you tomorrow everyone
Friday 8th December Skiing, Ski Race, Cookie Baking, Dance Party & Prize Giving
Monday 4th December – Skiing/ Verbier Hunt/ Music Video
New Arrivals for Winter 2017
The start of the Winter season has begun with not only the arrival of a massive dump of snow but also the arrival of our first school from Spain!
A busy afternoon of ski fitting and settling into campus for our campers, followed by a walk into town. All campers are energetic ready to get on the slope, so much so they were all asking if they could go skiing tonight! After having a yummy dinner, the campers unpacked and then it was time for movie night. A quiet night to relax before the jam packed week of skiing and animation activites during the afternoon and evening!
It’s going to be an amazing first week at Les Elfes Verbier!
Monday 4th September – Rock Climbing, Team Games and Music Video
July 31st – Mountain Biking, Trotinetting, Rock Climbing, The Cube & La Fureur
It has been a fun active day for our campers today. We began with languages this morning where everyone is learning lots of new vocabulary and sentences and impressing their teachers.
This afternoon the discovery group had sports day where they enjoyed some mountain biking, tennis and football in Sembracher. The explorer group spent the day mountain biking and trotinetting up the mountain which was a fantastic experience for them all! The pioneers headed to St Triphon to do some climbing which was great fun. They all progressed a lot and learnt some new things about knots and belaying.
This evening our groups took part in different game shows, a music quiz, and the cube which tested their speed, reactions and memory!
Monday 29th – BBQ, Aqua park, prize giving and disco
Tuesday 2nd May – Verbier Campus and Zermatt
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.
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
Wednesday April 5th 2017 – Skiing, Snowboarding, Swimming, Village Visits , Games at Camp & Disco
Sunday 02.04.17- Skiing, Snowboarding,Games, Swimming, Baking,Town, Music Video, Ice Skating
Saturday 1st April – Arrivals, Verbier Hunt, skiing, Torchlight Walk
Monday 27th March – Skiing, town, & Music Video
Saturday 26th March – Skiing, baking, town & ice skating
It has been a wonderful first day for our new arrivals as they settle into camp. This morning they met their instructors for the first time and were introduced to the rest of their ski or snowboard group. Everyone new to skiing went along to the beginner slope where they practiced putting skis on and off. Afterwards it was time to learn how to stop and do snow plow. The more experienced riders explored Verbier mountain and practiced improving their technique.
Everyone had a really fun day and returned to camp with smiley faces and lots of stories. This afternoon one school headed into Verbier town to have a look round while another group baked some delicious cookies! This evening we all went to the ice rink to do some skating and ice hockey before having a cup of hot chocolate back at Les Elfes.
Everyone is super excited to head back out tomorrow.
Crans – Montana. Sunday, 26th March.
We have all had an amazing first day skiing with all are new campers in Crans Montana. Everyone was woken up at 7.30 am to enjoy a filling breakfast and to get ready for the first day of skiing. All the new campers where split into 5 ski groups with 2 beginner groups. The beginner groups went to the magic carpet, where they learnt how to snow plow with some managing to parallel turn by the end of the day, whilst the other three intermediate ski groups explored the rest mountain and started to improve their individual ski technique ; even though the weather conditions where slightly foggy today all the ski groups managed amazingly well.
After skiing everyone came back for snacks and hot chocolate. This afternoons activity was Bin bag fashion show where all the campers split into 4 groups and made a costume based on the theme animal kingdom, we had a killer mouse, Tarzan, sausage dog and a narwhale. Following on from this we had a delicious dinner and then went bowling, which all the kids enjoyed with many of them getting strikes. Everyone can not wait for Skiing tomorrow.
Friday March 24 2017 – Skiing, Snowboarding, Excursion, Prize Giving and Departures.
Monday 6th March – Skiing, swimming, snow games, baking & Music Video
It has been a wonderful snowy day here in Verbier with all our groups coping really well in the conditions. Everyone has been positive all day and really impressed their instructors. Even in the varied conditions our campers are picking up turns and improving their technique massively.
This afternoon has been lots of fun with many of our campers visiting the pool while some chose to play outside and build snowmen and igloos. They were amazing and the group are excited to carry on tomorrow. The rest of the groups worked together and made some delicious cookies.
This evening everyone took part in music video and got really into it. We had some great fancy dress costumes and some crazy choreographies! We are looking forward to all watching it at prize giving on Thursday. The snow continues to fall so tomorrow is going to be a brilliant day for everyone here at Les Elfes!
Sunday March 5th 2017 – Skiing, Snowboarding & Ice Skating
1st March 2017 – Skiing, excursion day, sledging, Music quiz and torchlight walk
Can’t believe its March already and what a beautiful start to the month with more fresh powder! Our individuals and one school ventured off this morning on excursion, to the cheese factory, Nestle and Vevey to do some shopping. They were excited to have the opportunity to look round Switzerland and do some sight-seeing.
The rest of camp were on the mountain practicing their turns and improving their technical side. They all had a super time and are loving being up the mountain whizzing round. This afternoon we had sledging on offer now the snow has arrived and we had such a good time. For many it was their first time and really enjoyed sliding down the mountain. A few of our campers opted to put their feet up and watch a movie.
This evening we ran one competitive gameshow and one music quiz which got really intense and had lots of laughs. At the same time one school went out on a torchlight walk and saw Verbier by night.
Sunday 26th Febuary – Ski Fit, Skiing, Snowboarding, Crans Hunt, Bowling
Saturday 25th February – Skiing, bowling, excursion, arrival day
It has been a busy start to the weekend here in Verbier with lots of our campers departing. It has been such a good week and all the schools and individuals have mixed brilliantly. There was lots of sad goodbyes this morning but lots of excitement about seeing each other again next year.
Our remaining campers had the option to ski or go bowling. It was a lovely sunny day out on the mountain and the small group enjoyed whizzing around. Bowling was lots of fun and was a close match with some high scores! One school visited the chocolate factory and then onto Lausanne to do some shopping and see the sights.
This afternoon we have had many arrivals and it is brilliant to see so many smiley faces excited to get out skiing. We ski fitted everyone with the correct equipment and then walked into the village to have a look around. Many campers are tired from the long day travelling so it was an early night or a movie to relax and get ready for a busy day tomorrow.