Camp Journal

Operation clean-up is almost over

21st August 2011

Well, that’s it. 3 months after the arrival of our first members of staff in May, the week of intense cleaning performed by our elite members of staff is now drawing to a close.

Hands have been dirtied, floors scrubbed and plenty of sheen applied. The floors have been mopped using the tears from our lovely members of staff who are all-too reluctant to wave goodbye to Torgon. (It is worth mentioning that the floors have also been mopped using proper cleaning products!)

It’s with a heavy heart that we’re packing up the last remaining things from our centre here. 2011 will go down as a landmark year for Camp Suisse because of the introduction of our third session, yet instead of saying goodbye, we’re saying “See you soon!” We know how quickly the next 9 months will pass before we can once again be re-united with our lovely centre here at Torgon.

The remaining staff helping get the centre spick and span have been demonstrating their versatility at the end of the season. Activity leaders have become artists of the highest calibre, Group Leaders have been scrubbing, Kitchen staff have the kitchen looking pristine, whilst all other members of staff have been performing all those other bits and pieces that inevitably escape our attention until the very end of season!

The final message must be one of thanks though. From the very first school groups, through the THREE international groups right up until the arrival of the mighty T&DFC, it’s no exaggeration to say that we couldn’t run without each and every one of you. So a huge thank you from the heart to you all, and we hope to see you all soon!

The musical group, ‘The Streets’ once sang “Dry your eyes mate” and this message is particularly appropriate to the staff here who are crying their hearts out at the thought of leaving Torgon. One thing is for certain though, the tears will be replaced by smiles once the prospect of a return to camp looms ever closer!

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