Today the reds and blues went to the Glacier 3000!
After an early breakfast aqnd a long bus ride we arrived on the glacier. We first started with a guided tour which was followed by sledging and finally the alpine rollercoaster! We even ate lunch at the top and did a quick tour of the gift shop before heading to the swimming pool. Here the campers could swim, make bracelets at base camp, go to the shop or chill on the grass. After making our way back to camp, we had a lovely dinner followed by movie night and hot chocolate, yum!
The sun rose bright and shining today for the most epic day at Camp Suisse: glacier day !!! After a short night and a solid breakfast, our campers embarked on their exciting journey. Needless to say everyone sang their heart out in the bus on the way to the glacier. The campers then took a cable car, all the way up to the 3000 metres high glacier. Being surrounded by snow in mid-July is always an amazing experience, especially for some of the campers who had never seen snow in their lives! After an epic snow fight, the campers went sledging and rode on the world’s highest rollercoaster!
The kids could then admire the breath-taking view, while having lunch.
It was then time to head down to Villeneuve, where our campers spent a blissful afternoon at the swimming pool by the lake Geneva. Everyone tried to jump from the diving board at least once (and rewarded themselves with ice cream and sweets afterwards). The ride back to camp was as cheerful as the morning ride, although our campers were quite tired after such an exciting day.
5:30 only means one thing at Camp Suisse: shower hour! Our campers can enjoy a well-deserved shower, call their parents, chill in the ping-pong room or buy fizzy drinks at the Kiddy’s bar. Dinner was quite exotic – chicken thai curry and chocolate cake. Everyone then settled on a beanbag in the TV Room and enjoyed a cosy movie night, watching the Hunger Games while drinking homemade hot chocolate. Finally it was bedtime for all the kids, who were pretty exhausted after such a fun day.
Every year we work hard to see if there is any way we can improve the Camp Suisse experience. This year is no different and we’re delighted to announce that the 2014 activity programme will now include full day excursions. Previously our excursions have all been afternoon-only but thanks to the hard work of the Camp Suisse team we have been able to revise things a little so that excursion days will now begin straight after breakfast (rather than lunchtime). This means more time for our international campers to explore Switzerland, spend longer with the husky dogs, see more of the medieval towns and add a few more minutes to the chocolate factory tour! This year’s excursion days include:
Glacier day – Alpine roller coaster and husky dog sledding (followed by afternoon in the pool on Lake Geneva)
Gruyeres day – explore the medieval town and enjoy tours of the Gruyères cheese factory and the Cailler chocolate factory
Adventure Park (High-ropes course) and Adventure Labyrinth
Banana boating on Lake Geneva / Aquaparc water park followed by a trip to the newly re-opened and improved International Olympic Museum in Lausanne
And, of course, all of these are in addition to our fantastic in-resort activities including hiking, camping, mountain biking, orienteering, survival craft, archery, rock climbing, indoor climbing and a range of different sports.
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