Camp Journal

Strothoff International School, Day Two

16th June 2016

Rain, rain, go away, come again another day… As forecast, the sky opened for another day at Camp Suisse. However, with many ‘Plan B’s’ up our sleeve our campers boarded the bus and headed to the famous region of Gruyères. First stop was the Maison Cailler factory, home to the world-famous Cailler and Nestle chocolate products. At first you would think it is all about the free chocolate tasting everyone has heard about at the end of the tour… However, the tour of the factory – which illustrates the history and different techniques behind the chocolate making – really was amazing. The tasting at the end of the tour was still pretty good though!

After the Maison Cailler factory, our campers headed to the old medieval town of Gruyères and had a wander through the shops. Our campers took in the ambience of the old village surrounding the mighty historic castle. There will be a few Swiss Army knives making their way back across the border on Friday, safely tucked away in Mr B’s rucksack for the time being, of course.

After too much chocolate, our campers really needed a run around… A sports session in the sports hall after dinner was the perfect way to round off another great, albeit wet, day at Camp Suisse.

However, we can report that the sun was shining on Wednesday morning, so we plan on taking full advantage of the weather whilst we can!

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