Camp Journal

St. Ivo Day One!

29th June 2015

Sunday saw the first group of St. Ivo campers head up to the Alpine Ski Lodge for a night of camping.


Coach 3 pushed themselves through a breezy 4-hour hike up to the campsite where they were grateful to tuck into a tasty BBQ prepared by our chef Adam!


After a heated quiz, that only an impromptu dance off could decide a winner, the group was re-united by the warm fire, oodles of marshmallows ready to toast and a few camp fire sing songs.


Finally to top it all off, one of our campers Ellie had a wonderful day celebrating her 13th birthday camping with all her school buddies. After sharing her cake around, everyone bunked down for a good night’s sleep in the warm alpine wilderness. Up early, they had their breakfast at the campsite, before hiking back down to Camp Suisse HQ, ready in time for their next day of activities.


Coaches 1 and 2 headed to the sunny shores of Lake Geneva to hit the beach and get dragged across the water on the banana boat. With the weather being more akin to the  Cote d’Azur than Camp Suisse the students of coaches 1 and 2 had a great day.


Coach 4 stayed at Camp Suisse and undertook lessons on the climbing wall, the archery range and on the mountain bikes. After the long coach journey out many of the students revelled in the fact they could stay at home and enjoy the scenery. The mountain biking was awesome; more experienced riders really enjoyed the challenging environment whilst some of the less inclined snuck a stop on the swings mid lesson to soak up the summer rays!


Going away as a class is a great social occasion and on Sunday night all sorts of activities took place to keep everyone entertained; 5 a side football, volleyball and good old fashioned chilling