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Session Two – Day Twelve – Yellows and Greens

We left very excited this morning to indulge in tons of world famous Swiss chocolate at Callier chocolate factory! We enjoyed our side on the bus through the beautiful countryside. In the chocolate factory we learned about the origins of chocolate from the Aztecs to the Swiss revolution of chocolate! During the tour we got to taste freshly made chocolate and buy loads to take home, yummy!
We then went to Gruyère for a lovely lunch in the medieval town! We then strolled down the streets and bought souvenirs. 
It was then time to head back to camp for a very busy evening! Firstly, everyone packed their belongings ready for departures tomorrow. Next it was time for racooning, a great Camp Suisse traditional which consists paying to throw yoghurt, water and beans over their favourite Camp Suisse staff! This year all the proceeds go to our charity, The Chloe Mansfield Fund.
Everyone then got dressed up for the ultimate night at Camp, the prom! The theme tonight was Alice in Wonderland. All the staff had spent all day preparing their costumes and decorating the centre into the ultimate wonderland! It was a very memorable night for all the campers, who all exchanged phone numbers and hope to stay in touch!It’s been a wonderful two weeks, we’ll miss you all!

Session Two – Day Ten – Reds and Blues

Today was a very exciting day for the red and blue groups as they were heading off to the Callier chocolate factory and Gruyère old town! Upon our arrival we split everyone into two groups and excitedly started our interactive tour of the factory! The exhibit was really useful and taught us all about how chocolate is made and where the ingredients come from! The kids were very excited and they said they were so shocked that they actually enjoyed factual information because it was about chocolate!After the main exhibits the kids moved on to the most popular section, the taste testing! Everyone was allowed to try each piece once! It was a very yummy starter for our packed lunches!

Next it was time to hit the gift shop where most bought gifts to take home or for the journey back to camp. Finally, to complete our time at Callier we all took part in an interactive quiz summarising everything we’d learnt! Tensions were high as the kids competed for the number one spot!
Next stop on our agenda, Gruyère! We all took a stroll through the beautiful old town and walked by the castle to the park where we set up base camp! Everyone had fun playing in the park and running around!
It was a brilliant day out, so good we didn’t want it to end!