30th June 2012
I woke up yesterday morning to the upbeat aura that was surrounding camp and with the glorious sunshine lighting up the mountains; we were eagerly anticipating the arrival of the first International Session of Summer of 2012. All over the world there were 117 campers also preparing themselves for either their first ever summer camp or to return to us after a fantastic trip last year. I accompanied several other members of staff early Saturday morning to our arrivals desk in Geneva airport to be the first friendly faces to welcome and greet our campers. Shortly after their arrival our campers begun the beautiful journey up the mountain to Torgon where, upon arrival, they took a look at all the super facilities we have onsite and finally met with the other campers.
Rosie, Toria and Jon were among other staff to welcome campers and parents alike to Camp Suisse. They played games and organised activities with the campers on the tennis courts and football pitch. At 6.30pm, when almost everyone had settled in, dinner was served – succulent chicken chasseur with potato wedges or vegetable paella with our fabulous unlimited salad bar was on the menu. Our campers especially enjoyed waffles and ice-cream for dessert.
After dinner, each Colour Group gathered to welcome and introduce themselves to the other campers of their own age and to meet all the Group Leaders. There are five colour groups at Camp Suisse:
Red campers are aged 7-9
Blue campers are aged 10-11
Green campers are aged 12-13
White campers are aged 14
Yellow campers are aged 15-17
On Saturday evening the campers played ‘getting to know each other games’ where they forged friendships and found out more about their fellow campers. After a lively day of travel and socialising, bedtime for the campers shortly followed. All campers and staff are now looking forward to all the excitement and adventure to come.
Nicky – Group Leader