Camp Journal

‘Au revoir’ and ‘Bonjour’!

29th July 2011

In true Camp Suisse style session 2 drew to a close with a lively and successful, final evening Disco followed by the departure of those campers leaving after their stay.

Despite the lack of sunshine for the past 2 weeks, the activity team continued to lead mountain biking, archery and rafting.  All campers had the opportunity to test their nerves on a daring river raft down white water rapids that culminated in everyone plunging from the rocks and into the water!

There was also a new addition to the mountain bike trail as the advanced cyclists took a new route back from Plan de Croix.  There was no chance of staying clean as the route traversed down the hillside, testing the campers’ balance as rocks had to be avoided and changes in surface negotiated.  

Unfortunately the planned camping trip had to be called off at the final hour due to a thunder storm looming over the camp site.  Despite this, the Green, White and Yellow groups hiked around the mountains circling Torgon to a roaring camp fire and a BBQ feast courtesy of the Activity and Kitchen teams.  Although the fun of camping out was slightly hampered by the weather, the hike proved to be a great success with everyone feeling a sense of achievement at the end of the day.

The competitive flare of the campers shone through on both Olympic and Mission Days as teams battled it out to win the prestige fame of champions! Brazil took the Gold on Olympics day, beating eleven other countries in challenges such as Tug of War, Egg and Spoon and Water Carry.  It was a closely fought battle on Mission day, also which required a dance off between Team Alpha and Team Delta at the Disco in order to decide the final winners, Team Alpha. 


On the final evening the award for princess of camp was awarded to Diana for her bubbly approach to everything and her willingness to always help others.  Our King of Camp this session was awarded to Ioannis, fondly known to campers and staff as John, who showed great enthusiasm during his four week stay and an outgoing personality that will be missed by everyone at Camp Suisse.  




As we look forward to welcoming a fresh set of campers for Session 3, we are also sad to say goodbye to the campers who are leaving us.

It has been a great two weeks and we hope you have enjoyed it just as much as we have.  Although we are now a smaller family for the final fortnight, everyone is raring to go for another two weeks of excitement and fun!

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