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.
Wednesday 22nd February – Skiing, Arts & Crafts, Swimming, Music Quiz and Can You beat the Cube!
Monday 20th February – Skiing, torchlight walk & music video
Sunday 19th February- Skiing, Swimming, Games, Verbier Hunt and Ice Skating
February 17th – Skiing, escape rooms, dine out, prize giving
Saturday 11th February- Arrival day
Crans Montana – 8th Feb – Skiing, snow tubing and Crans vs Montana indoor game
Monday 6th February – Arrivals, skiing, sledging, baking, music video and Escape Rooms
Saturday 4th February – Arrivals, skiing, Verbier hunt & chilled night
Friday 3rd February – skiing, ice-skating, departures, cabin Mt Fort & Escape Rooms
Thursday 2nd January – Skiing, ski race, BBQ, prize giving & disco!
Wednesday 1st February – Skiing, excursion day, torchlight walk & La Fureur
The 1st of February has been and gone here at camp and what a brilliant day we have all had. A beautiful sunny morning and the camp was busy and full of excitement. Many of our individual campers and groups headed off for their excursions across Switzerland. Some visited the Olympic Musuem and Cailler chocolate factory, while others went to Lausanne and the Charlie Chaplin museum. Everyone had a brilliant day and enjoyed sight-seeing and shopping as well!
Our skiers also had a superb day and made some serious improvement with their instructors. They were all extremely positive and willing to learn. Our more advanced skiers rode around exploring different parts of the mountain and focused on improving their technique.
On return to camp everyone enjoyed some snacks and hot chocolate before getting ready for afternoon activities. Some took the opportunity to go out on a torchlight walk and hiked up the mountain to enjoy a beautiful view of Verbier village and ventured back with torches to guide the way! The rest of our campers enjoyed playing games or headed into town for a milkshake.
This evening everyone took part in a music game show called La Fureur. There was lots of dancing, singing & games which went down brilliantly. Everyone was super enthusiastic and involved.
Tuesday 31st January – Skiing, problem solving, swimming, games & clubs night
It has been an exciting day here at camp and everyone has had a busy and exciting time. Some of our new campers have learn’t to snow plow and stop and have been testing out the button lift. Our other campers enjoyed some snow up the mountain! It was very exciting and everyone did fantastic in the conditions. Fingers crossed for more snow!
This afternoon we had lots of optional activities on offer. One group visited the pool and had fun splashing around while another group took part in some problem solving games. The rest of our campers played on the Wii, in the games room or made some bracelets.
After a traditional Swiss dinner of raclette we had clubs night. As part of our club night tonight we had a Harry Potter themed yoga session which went down a treat! We also had healthy eating group who did fruit carving while another group baked some yummy cookies. We also had some arts & crafts and design & build where they made bridges. It was a great day and everyone is looking forward to skiing or excursions!
Friday 20th January – Departures, skiing, village, prize giving
It has been a beautiful sunny day here in Verbier and all our campers had a super day skiing around the mountain. The snowboarders have seriously improved and have been working on drills to improve their balance and posture. The skiers have also enjoyed learning new tricks to add to their performance.
We had one school sadly depart after lunch, it has been a wonderful week with excellent skiing and lots of fun activities in the afternoon and evenings. Some of our individuals chilled out playing in the games room while some ventured into the village to enjoy a milkshake and a crepe!
Tonight we have prize giving to award our star campers, the tidiest rooms and announce the all important race results. All our instructors have been super impressed this week and are looking forward to congratulate their groups tonight.
January 18th 2017- Skiing, Snowboarding & Excursion Day
17th January – Skiing, Snowboarding, Swimming, Sledging and Who Wants to be a Millionaire!
Monday 16th January – Skiing, sledging, swimming, music video & dine out
Today has been a brilliant day and we are all happy to welcome our new school here at Les Elfes. Upon arrival it was time for lunch before meeting their new instructors and heading up the mountain. They are all experienced skiers and boarders but it is the first time in Verbier for most. Everyone was super positive about their day back at camp and loved skiing in the fresh powder! Our existing groups had a blast today as conditions were great and they are all impressing the instructors with their dedication to learning.
This afternoon we had lots of activities on offer, sledging, baking, swimming and games. The sledgers had an awesome time riding down the mountain on bum boards, the bakers made some delicious cookies and our swimmers splashed around playing some games in the water. The atmosphere has been brilliant all evening, filming our very own music video. The campers were split into groups and came up with their own choreographies to their piece of music. We had some great clips and we are all looking forward to seeing the finished edit at prize giving. Elsewhere our individual campers spent their evening enjoying a meal in town. The italian restaurant was lovely and it was a nice experience for them to dine out together.
Sunday 15th January – Skiing, sledging, games & ice skating!
Saturday 14th Jan – Skiing, Snowboarding & Aquatic park.
Friday 13th January – SKiing, arrivals, excursion & prize giving
This morning started off with a bang! Everyone was eager to get downstairs to put their boots on and get out skiing and snowboarding on the fresh snow. We have had heaps of snow during the night which continued into today so a powder day for everyone! All our campers persevered through many snow storms and were determined to stay out even in tough conditions. Some groups enjoyed a quick hot chocolate on mountain before carrying on.
Due to the hard conditions today many campers were extremely tired so opted to stay and relax at camp or headed to the village. We also welcomed a new group from China this evening who had spent their first day visiting Chateau de Chillion. They are all excited to be here and are ready to be ski fitted and get a good nights sleep after a long journey!
Also this evening we had our prize giving for our individuals and school from Dubai. It was a chance for our monitors and instructors to thank and congratulate the campers for such a wonderful week.
Thursday 12th January – Skiing, race day, swimming, baking & disco!