Camp Journal

A visit to the Chocolate Factory!

3rd August 2020

After a peaceful night sleep for the reds and blues, campers awoke to a cooler day in the mountains. After a speedy breakfast, we got on the coach where the campers were on the edges of their seats for the journey to the much awaited Cailler Chocolate Factory. First was a tour of the factory, learning all about the history of chocolate and the Cailler brand which gave us a lot of food for thought. Bjorn in particular found it super interesting. The icing on the cake was when campers got to sample some of the different chocolates. Joachim and Charles were on top of the world when enjoying the intriguing and delicious flavours. After a quick stop in the gift shop, we then headed to the picturesque town of Gruyère. Sadly it was raining cats and dogs there, which only happens once in a blue moon but we found a lovely sheltered area for a spot of lunch. Campers were itching to make their way around the souvenir shops so we ventured out into the rain to explore. Despite the weather, Lei lei was in his element searching through all the fascinating Swiss gifts. It continued to raining buckets so we jumped back on the coach to camp for a quick climbing session before shower hour. Although she was nervous yesterday, Ariela took to it like a duck to water when climbing today and made it all the way to the top with ease. Samuel also felt at home with the climbing wall and was flying to the top in no time at all. A tasty dinner of pizza and chips awaited the hungry campers before an exciting evening of sports to finish off a fantastic day.