Camp Journal

Day Two – Ecole International de Genève!

2nd June 2015

Bringing ShelterBox to life 

When Camp Suisse was asked to design an activity day that really gave the students of Year 6 LGB an experiential learning experience of ShelterBox  and what it was all about, we jumped at the opportunity with both feet!

Divided up into six groups, the students learnt a variety of new skills throughout the day as well as participating in many team challenges at the same time; making fires, cooking on trangias, setting up camp using tarps and tents, building shelters using only natural resources, crossing rivers, developing navigation skills using maps and compasses as well as learning about a whole range of local flora and fauna along the way.

Bringing the reality of what ShelterBox and natural disasters are all about, in a great fun and controlled environment, resulted in a really amazing day for everyone involved.  It is safe to say the students learnt many new skills and now feel more connected with the ShelterBox charity they are supporting and the Camp Suisse staff really enjoyed sharing their knowledge of the outdoors and the local area with such an enthusiastic group.

After such a long day in the Torgon sun, 6A and 6B continued the non-stop fun with a variety of team building games after dinner whilst 6C and 6D enjoyed a DVD and some down time.

Wednesday the fun continues with 6A and 6B heading off the glacier and the Roman Ruins in Martigny, whilst 6C and 6D will be mountain biking through the woods and playing sports.
Stay tuned for more updates!!!



Tags: Confidence Survival Skills Team Work