Thursday 17th May Transfer to Zermatt, Excursion & Torchlight Walk
What a busy first day at camp. We began with a hearty breakfast and met with the campers with all of the luggage on the basketball court ready to leave at 08h30. By 08h45 everyone was on the buses, luggage stowed away safely and ready for a big excursion day. Our returning campers transferred directly to Zermatt, had a nice picnic lunch and an afternoon together of team building at the ropes course.
For our new campers it was a nice opportunity to visit a Swiss town called Sion. They had a scenic stroll up to the castle and to visit a quaint chapel before a picnic lunch and an afternoon of lively team-building games to begin building friendships. In the early evening the students arrived at the hotel, checked into their rooms, had a chance to call their parents and to shower… some even squeezed in a football match before dinner.
Dinner was Pad Thai followed by chocolate and Caramel ice creams. In the evening the students let their food digest and took in their new surroundings with the torchlight walk. A beautiful route to the top of a col to get a night-time view of picturesque Zermatt, a nice team picture and an exciting adventure for everyone for their first evening.
Tomorrow we start early for our first day on the slopes and we are all excited to see our beginners progressing on the slopes and learning new skills.