Camp Journal

Glacier & Dracula for the Yellows!

10th August 2018

What. A. Day. Probably the longest day in Camp Suisse of this session.

A very early morning start with breakfast at 6:15 am for the Yellows (and Greens). A total bus drive of 90 minutes to get down from the mountain, across the valley, and up the mountain on the other side to visit Glacier 3000.

Off the bus and three chairlifts later, the campers started with some excellent sledging down the snow slope. The bumps and falls only made this more fun! Then the campers went ‘walking the dogs’ – but these weren’t ordinary dogs, but trained huskies. By the looks of it, it wasn’t really clear whether the campers were walking the huskies, or the other way around. In any case, it was good fun!

Lunch break at 3000m of altitude provided some spectacular views, and so did the walk on the hanging bridge. This was then followed by a ride on the world’s highest alpine coast ride, which created some good excitement and adrenaline rushes.

Once back at camp, shower was followed by dinner, and then the evening activity: Dracula! A treasure hunt in the forrest at night, where the campers were surrounded by vampires and werewolves, and had to use their team building skills to collect the materials to banish Dracula, who had been haunting Torgon. A lot of rain and a few thunderbolts really set the scene. Everybody was exceptionally wet from the rain, but it was completely worth it.

Bart, Group Leader