16th August 2012
Despite having a crack team of domestic staff present throughout the season it’s amazing the wear and tear that over 700 youngsters can have on our centre; dust and dirt has a way of hiding itself in all those nooks and crannies. That’s why we keep a handful of dedicated staff behind for a whole week after camp to deep clean the whole centre; and when we say deep clean we mean you could eat your dinner of practically any surface.
Much to everyone’s delight today is the last day, very shortly the mop buckets will be drained, the brushes put away and a giant sigh of relief will spread across the valley.
To give you a summary of what’s been going this week, Group Leader Nat has written us a nice poem entitled, rather fittingly, ‘Clean up Week’:
Clean up week, no campers around
The centre’s so quiet there’s hardly a sound
Only the staff are here to stay
It’s time to pack those memories away
In the kitchen scrubbing the knives
Remember all those delicious pies
The activity store is completely bare
You’ll find no arrows or footballs there
And if you look in the climbing wall
You won’t see anyone there at all
In the corner there’s a mop
Let’s clean the stairs bottom to top
Music playing and plenty of sun
Who knew cleaning could be this much fun
The end of the week is drawing near
The time to leave is nearly here
Now the centre’s really clean
And what a great summer it has been
Farewell Torgon for another year
We’ll soon be back, never you fear!