It was a wonderfully sunny day today in the Ardèche with a calming wind - perfect weather for the day's adventures. More campers experienced caving and canyoning, while others worked on their canoeing, sports, arts and crafts and French skills.
When the caving group returned at lunch with improvised mud masks, they swore it made their skin softer! The canyoners spent the whole day jumping and sliding through the Chassezac gorge in high spirits.
Dinner was full of laughs when the daily Secret Friends, a box where campers can anonymously write compliments, were read aloud. This was followed by a rousing game of Blue Meanies, a favorite among campers of all ages. Most of the counselors hid, and the campers had to dash around trying to find them without getting squirted by the water gun of the dreaded Blue Meany! Another great day at Village Camps!
Finally, some more photos! The internet connection is still causing us problems, but where there is a will there is a way, so here is the 2nd batch. A great day was had by all!
Thanks again for your patience.
The VC Ardèche Team
First Name - Jackie
What do your friends call you?
- Jacks, Birchie
Birthday - May 24
Place of birth (country & city):
- Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Place of residence (other than camp): - Corunna, Ontario, Canada
- University of Western Ontario
Major/ minor subjects: - Education
- Basketball, running, canoeing, hiking, reading
Languages spoken: - English
Position at Village Camps for 2008:
- Activities counselor
Have you worked at Village Camps before? - Yes
If yes – where/ how long/ doing what?
- Anzère for two seasons as an outdoor education and activities counselor
If you have worked at another camp, please tell where/ when/ doing what?
-Olympia Sports Camp as a senior staff counselor in Huntsville, Ontario, Canada.
- I am someone who is passionate about the outdoors and passionate about working wth people. I love meeting people from around the world and sharing memorable experiences with them. I believe in life-long learning and I'm excited to begin my classroom teaching career in September.