Camp Journal

St. Ivo – Day 5

27th June 2012

Coach 1

After a rainy day and a great night’s sleep in our Alpine Outpost we woke up to sunshine and got ready to squelch through the mud back to camp! Practically running down the mountain, we were all keen to get back to camp and on the bus to…Aquaparc!
We spent the afternoon fearlessly throwing ourselves down the flumes. Whilst some of were twirling and swirling our way down the Vortex others dropped down kamikaze, hardly even touching the sides. We sunbathed round the lazy river and made a splash in the wave pool. After begging our Group Leaders to let us stay longer it was finally time to make our way back up the mountain to Torgon so as not to miss dinner!
After a relaxing evening of hot chocolate and a dvd it was time for bed. All looking forward to the early start and the glacier tomorrow!


Coach 2

After a filling breakfast, one half of Coach 2 headed to the mountain bike helmet store to get kitted out for a morning following some awesome trails in the beautiful woods surrounding Torgon. Some of us had never mountain biked before but had lots of fun learning about the biking – the best positions to be in on different terrains, the front and rear brakes, and how to cycle safely in the mountains. A well deserved lunch was held on the decking in the sunshine: tasty sandwiches, fruit, a cereal bar and a juicy ice-lolly. We hopped on the bus in the afternoon, swapping with the other half of Coach 2, to try our hands at a bit of outdoor rock climbing at Collombey crag in the valley bottom. Everyone made it to the top with encouragement from the rest of the group, even Miss Winchester and Alice, a Sixth Former, showed off their skills and reached the highest point!  

Back to camp for soup, chicken pie, potatoes, salad and scrumptious Eton Mess. Then, after some free time, an enthusiastic music quiz was held for Coaches 2 and 3. The results will be amalgamated with those from Coach 1, which was held on Monday, then announced tomorrow at breakfast! I am looking forward to a busy day tomorrow, when Coach 1 and Coach 2 will be heading to the Glacier and Villeneuve Pool! Check out tomorrow’s blog to find out more…


Coach 3

What a way to start your morning than a 6am breakfast call! However, spirits were high as today was the much awaited GLACIER DAY!  Coach 3 were kitted out and ready to hit the road by 6:45 to make it to the cable cars up to the glacier. Once there, the kids and staff all enjoyed a ride on the husky dog sleds before climbing to the amazing Glacier 3000 view point for some scenic views and interesting glacier facts from activity leaders Rosie and Calum. As if the day couldn’t get more exciting, the coach then made its way to Villeneuve swimming pool; much fun was had jumping from 7m diving boards and plaing games on the beach! Finally, for some evening entertainment the kids took part in a very competitive music quiz testing their knowledge on music from the Rolling Stones to Justin Beiber. The coach 3 kids didn’t need to be told to go to bed twice after a tiring day, bring on the banana boating at the beach tomorrow!