First full day at Camp !
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The campers awoke to a beautiful day on Monday morning.
A full day of exciting activities lay ahead for all the campers. The French group headed off to the ropes course first thing. After being outfitted with harnesses and helmets they enjoyed a morning of climbing amongst the trees. Even those who were a little anxious were soon walking across beams, through webs of rope and flying around on ziplines.
After the ropes course, the French group walked into Vallon Pont D’Arc to enjoy a unique experience of small town Southern France. Following a little bit of bargain hunting and promenading the group returned to camp for another delicious dinner.
The activity groups split the day mountain biking and canoeing. The sunny weather made for a spectacular time on the river, as campers learned or relearned all the strokes needed to keep a canoe going in a straight line. The lesson also left time to overturn boats and splash around in rapids.
Mountain biking sessions included a review of all the basics followed by a thrilling ride around the local area, featuring some challenging uphill and downhill sections.
After dinner the whole camp joined in a rousing game of “Stix”. This game had campers running and rolling around the field with their faces painted pink, white and black. Laughter could be heard ringing around the gorge walls as the pink, white and black teams tried their hardest to outrun and outthink each other.
Exhausted campers headed to bed excited to start the fun all over again tomorrow.
It is Sunday, Arrivals Day here in the Ardèche. This is it, a fun summer is about to start. After a week of training,the counsellors are ready and itching to meet the new arrivals.
Today, 32 campers from as far as Mexico to Moscow will move into our tent village. The programme board paints an exciting picture: We will have some great adventures on and in the river, in local caves and canyons, on high ropes and mountainbikes, exploring the French language and culture, and making new friends from all around the world.
All this makes me want to be a camper again.
First day of Session 1!
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Welcome to Village Camps Ardèche!
Camp starts on Sunday, 29 June so be sure to come back and enjoy our section of Campers Corner. Throughout the summer you'll find lots of photos, stories, schedules, news and generally everything you need to know about camp life. This will, of course, include seeing your children and their friends having the time of their life that always goes along with a Village Camps experience.
We look forward to welcoming new campers as well as veteran campers to the Ardèche the summer. And we certainly hope that you'll make a stop at Campers Corner France part of your daily routine.