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Red & Blue Groups: Foraging in the Great Outdoors!

27th July 2021

The Reds and Blues had a fantastic day today exploring the grounds around Camp Suisse. They went on a foraging expedition in the morning and managed to find themselves a treasure trove of edible plants out in nature. After what seemed like a long and fruitless (pun intended) search, Marijus managed to find a patch of strawberries large enough to feed the whole group! Other plants like Woodsorrel and Beach leaves were tasted and the campers really enjoyed their culinary experiment.

We also had sports at the football pitch in the afternoon with some superstar performances put in by Maisy’s brick wall defence and Nicolas’s amazing goals. We then played capture the flag which was hotly contested. And some campers decided instead to build a fairy fort which included a kitchen, a mine, defensive areas and of course many houses for the fairies. All in all, a great day was had by our campers in the great outdoors!

– Sam Kelly, Group Leader

Red & Blue Groups: Chocolate Factory!

26th July 2021

Today all of our Red and Blue campers woke up bright and early, as usual, for the most eagerly anticipated excursion of all… The Chocolate Factory! They all fuelled their bellies with breakfast before setting off on our adventure. From the moment we arrived, we were overwhelmed by the amazing aroma of the cocoa beans oozing from the factory.

Our campers’ language skills were put to the test, as they each listened to the tour in their target language. Mia, Gia and Maisy all enjoyed the French version, while Nicolas, Mariia, Mathilde and others followed the tour in English. Finally the moment we had all been waiting for … The taste test! 🍫 All the campers got the opportunity to try out some of the freshly made chocolate before buying some in the souvenir shop.

All in all a fantastic day. Until tomorrow!

– Roisin Kimmins, Group Leader

Red & Blue Groups: Languages, Ultimate Survivor, and Pizza Night!

25th July 2021

Today our campers got ready for the language talent show (which is taking place on Tuesday). They were busy preparing dramas, musicals and one class is even doing the news! I wonder what they’ll come up with next ??! In the afternoon they took on Bear Grills in ‘Ultimate Survivor’; they learned how to build a fire, filter water and even how to make a shelter. Maybe they don’t need their chalets any more ??

Lastly, the campers took a trip to the Caprins Pizzeria, where they indulged in the finest pizza and pasta in the best restaurant in Torgon. WHAT A TREAT !

See you tomorrow for more fabulous updates

– Lauren, Group Leader

Camp Suisse Olympics

24th July 2021

Today was the Olympics, and all campers from Reds right up to Yellows, took part. It all began with an opening ceremony for the ages, replete with chants, dances and even some mock sword fights to entertain the crowd!

After this, the Olympic Torch was lit and the tournament began. Self made flags were waved and face paint proudly shown as we paraded down to the football pitch, where the events took place. Events such as unihoc, three legged football and the tug of war proved popular. Some serious skill was shown by Mathilde and Maria in the three legged football, but they were not to be outdone by Ari’s performance at the water can relay.

After all of the excitement of the day, the closing ceremony was held and the winners were announced. After an unusual tie-breaker of a ‘moo-off’ between Norway and the UK, Norway took third, the UK took first and the winners of the Olympics were Brazil! A great and exciting day was had by all!

– Sam Kelly, Group Leader

Red & Blue Groups: Lake Day!

23rd July 2021

As the courageous campers rose this morning excitement filled Camp Suisse, as the campers prepared to embark on arguably one of the most epic and fun- filled activities Camp suisse has to offer- the wondrous paradise that is… dun dun dun… Villeneuve!

The morning kicked off with the campers embarking on their paddle board expedition on Lake Geneva. Greta took to paddle boarding like a duck to water as she glided across Lake Geneva with no sweat at all. Maisy, Cate, Luka and Leah also took Lake Geneva by storm as they showed the paddle board who was Boss!

After lunch, the campers faced the second challenge of this dreamy day – banana boating! Maria, Mathilde, Mia and Ari rode the waves like pros, as they hardly even fell off, despite the speed boat pulling them along at a record speed.

The day also included lots of super swimming in the picturesque pool, and Spencer even created two new games (which we all had tonnes of fun playing!) and Leo swam better than Michael Phelps in the Olympic final!
All in all a dreamy day with our brilliant campers, that make us proud every second of the day!

– Beatrice Palmer, Group Leader

Red & Blue Groups: Languages & Moving Mountains

22nd July 2021

Bam! and another wondrous day at Camp has whizzed by. The morning was filled with our fabulous campers using their brilliant brains in language classes. On the french side of life Carla, Pierre and Spencer absolutely smashed a wicked rendition of ‘Heads Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ with more energy than Joe Wicks doing ‘PE with Joe’ during the last lockdown. This splendid singing was followed by French vocab, inspired football, which was more nail biting than the England/ Italy football final. Across in the English classes, Victoria, Flavia, Elena, Juan, Maria and Mathilde spoke English more impressively than the Queen and put BBC news to shame on their talent show prep. Equally, the francophone superstars were practising their theatrical masterpiece which is ‘Boucle d’Or et Les Trois Ours’ starring Youssef, Carla and Leo as the Three Bears, Cate and Leah as the narrators, Maisy as Goldilocks, Spencer as Mastermind/ Superstar spur tree and Pierre as the chef, and Will will debut later in the session!

After lunch, the awesome afternoon saw our joyous juniors tackle the ‘Moving Mountains’ activity, showcasing their incredible team work skills. Our incredible day campers Alya, Amal and Ayah fitted in like ducks to water, with their terrific team work. Meanwhile, Mia, Javier and Alice excelled in the land raft challenge.

All in all, another incredible day with our utterly fabulous campers of whom we are all very proud!

– Beatrice Palmer, Group Leader

Red & Blue Groups: Glacier Day!

21st July 2021

Today the Reds and Blues managed to make it up to Glacier 3000. This exhilarating excursion brought us up to an altitude if 3000m (hence the name)! Campers had an early start this morning to make use of this jam-packed day.

Once we arrived up onto the glacier, we began with husky-sledding. Campers zipped around on a sledge entirely powered by huskies! After this, they got to meet the friendly dogs 1-on-1 and Kate particularly enjoyed the snuggles. We then went sledding ourselves down hills on the snow. After a few crash landings from Bertran and Flavia, and some impressive dexterity from Spencer, we settled down and had a well-deserved lunch. Next on the agenda was the world’s highest alpine coaster! An amazing ride that sent campers thundering down the mountain and having a fun and wild ride! And now, this evening is the famous Camp Suisse barbecue, sure to fill hungry bellies from today’s excitement.

– Sam Kelly, Group Leader

Red & Blue Groups: Languages, Climbing and More!

20th July 2021

Today started of with our marvelous bilingual campers taking the challenge of learning a new language! Some of them even had a 5 minute Irish language lesson as they were so interested in one of our English teachers being able to speak it, what motivated students!

The second half of the day took part in the climbing wall where we had our very own spider man Bertran Pages Barba and Nicolas Guallart García|. We then took on the challenge of 5 a side football where our very own Cristiano Ronaldo as Spencer Beck scored the winning goal for the black team!

Before dinner we ended with a very competitive game of capture the flag where all our Usain Bolts came alive speeding past each other to try and get to the other teams side, to as you guessed it CAPTURE THE FLAG, it’s safe to say they all really like grabbing the win!

Lastly are campers emulated the talents of the world famous drummer Eric Singer of KISS as they drummed to their hearts content at Camps suisee most famous musical event JUNK YARD BAND!
see you all tomorrow for more exciting updates!
– Lauren, Group Leader

Red & Blue Groups: Labyrinth Adventure Park!

19th July 2021

Today the Reds and Blues went to Labyrinth Adventure! This is an exciting theme park, filled with many rides and games. The campers really enjoyed being able to go off on their own and explore it. There was something for everyone including a 10m high slide, which Maria particularly enjoyed! Spencer also enjoyed the rocking Pirate Ship, that thrilled many of our campers.

Of course, there was also the main attraction – the labyrinth itself! A twisting, confusing maze that required great path finding to navigate. Raya, Lucretia and Kate managed it, however, and made it safely out to the other side! Everyone also enjoyed the beautiful sun which made sunbathing also a popular activity. All in all, a great day was had by all and we all enjoyed the Labyrinth Adventure Park!

– Sam Kelly, Group Leader

Red & Blue Groups: Languages & Archery

18th July 2021

Bonjour, bonjour, bonjour bonjour to the first dreamy day of session Two. Camp suisse was buzzing with energy as our fabulous new campers and equally fabulous veteran campers jumped out of bed ready for a fun filled day of games and being real life robin hoods in archery!

The marvellous morning involved our lingua-star campers flaunting and strutting their stuff in the language tests! They really put the bon in jour and the guten in tag! I think Maisy, Kate and Leah may have been speaking French in their sleep!

Lunch saw the campers enjoy some phenomenal hot dogs followed by the delicious delicacies of the Camp Suisse tuck shop.

After lunch, our fabulous campers strutted their stuff to the football pitch before become real life Robin Hoods and Little Johns as they put the bulls in eye. Awesome Ari and splendid Spencer really embodied the true heart and soul of Robin hood as they made archery look as easy peasy as a lemon squeezy, whilst Leo made frisbee golf an Olympic sport and Mia, Juan, Javier and Youssef smashed splat out of the park. Meanwhile, Mathilde, Maria and Nicolas made such an amazing effort at speaking English today and smashed It!

Very proud of our fabulous campers again today and very excited for session with these absolute iconic Legends !!!!

– Beatrice Palmer, Group Leader