Camp Journal


4th July 2013

Once the happy campers of the Red and Blue groups had enjoyed their now familiar breakfast spread, they split off for their productive mornings of language and sports lessons. Having returned from a diverse mixture of climbing, tennis, basketball and football, the campers chomped through some (or all!) of the wide range of lunch choices (pasta, baked potato with fillings, sandwiches, paninis and hot dogs) in our restaurant before hopping on the coach to Lake Geneva. Blue group camper JP entertained during the half-hour journey speculating on potential pairings for next week’s camp disco.
Upon arrival, the campers got changed and bounded gleefully into the water. Fadi, Ella and others were particularly insistent that their group leaders joined them in the water too. The campers then experienced the day’s main event: banana boating! Against a calm backdrop of snowy mountain peaks and glittering Montreux in the distance, the campers had a thrilling adventure skimming across, through and seemingly under Lake Geneva. Everyone got wet at some point, although some of the less nautically stable campers ended up in the water three or four times! Having made it safely back to shore, the campers either shooted down the water slide or relaxed with an ice cream in the sun. Some returned to the water; Siddiq in particular enjoyed a leisurely splash around.
Once back home, the campers dined on a veritable feast of breaded mushrooms, Thai green curry, and Eton mess. Red and Blue groups’ day concluded with a murder mystery game, in which campers competed in groups to figure out which one of six staff suspects had committed the grisly deed. The tired-out but happy Red group campers swiftly returned to their chalets for bed-time, and many Blue group campers also caught an early night in anticipation of the early start for their trip to Glacier 3000 tomorrow morning.
– Simon, Blue Group Leader