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!
Today the green and yellow groups headed further up the mountain to our alpine outpost, the camping site! To get there all the group were faced with a challenging hike which included, rocky paths, downhill slopes and obstacles to overcome! All campers got stuck and and before long we were arriving a little tired, but very happy! Once everyone was settled into their new home for the night we all took part playing traditional camping games such as sardines and various card games!It wasn’t long before we lit the BBQ and campers were tucking into delicious hot dogs and burgers, yummy! It the perfect treat for everyone after a long day!
However…..the day hike wasn’t enough for some of the campers who opted to take part in our night walk to the Swiss/French border and hiked right into France! This was definitely a first for most of our campers and it was great to see how excited everyone got! Another great day had by all!
Today was the reds and blues camping adventure!
Of course we needed to get their first so we started set off on our hike at around 10:30! After about an hour of hiking to Plan de Croix we had a long break and a snack – next stop the top! The scenery of the mountains was fantastic and everyone had plenty of fun singing songs and chants to keep us going! We eventually got to the alpine outpost at 15:00.The campers played a lot of ping pong whilst waiting for dinner, then we all had a table football tournament! A well deserved dinner of sausages and hamburgers was next on the agenda, yummy! Time for a few camping songs before bedtime, everyone needs their rest as tomorrow it’s the hike back down the mountain!