19 July, 2008
The story below is about the different excursions that were set up for the various colour groups.
There are four colour groups and only one camp photographer -- this session Jessie, our camp photographer, was scheduled to be with the Red Group and the photo gallery contains a number of photos from the salt mines in Bex. We will try to get some pictures of other excursions from counsellor and campers and post them at a later date.
It was a lovely day - a great day to get out see something new.
Hope your day has gone well.
Shopping in Vevey
Bex Salt Mines
Shopping in Sion
Montreux Jazz Festival
No formal classes today -- Saturday is Excursion Day at Village Camps, Switzerland -- and we have a great collection of places to go this week.
The Greens (7-9 years old) went to the Labyrinthe Adventure Park and then went to Vevey to have their picnic lunch next to Lake Geneva. Finally they had a chance to do some shopping in the many shops in Vevey.
The Yellows (10-11) started with the open air market in Vevey. They did some shopping in the morning before having lunch on the lake. In the afternoon this group went to the Labyrinthe Adventure Park
The Reds (13-14) had a visit (and tour) of the Salt Mines in Bex (which go back to Roman times). In the afternoon they went to Sion and had their chance to do some shopping
All of these groups were back at our campus in Leysin for dinner and then a number of evening activities.
The Blue group (15-17) visited Bern the capital of Switzerland. They got to see the Bern bear pit, had a tour of the Houses of Parliment, some shopping in the old part of the city and a chance to see the famous Bern clock tower. In the evening they went to the Montreux Jazz Festival and had dinner at either one of the stands at the festival or (most likely) at a fast food restaurant.
18 July, 2008
The first friday of every session at Village Camps, Switzerland is a very special one -- it is called Festival Day. Instead of going by colour groups the whole camp is divided into two teams - the Vikings and the Mohicans.
Classes, of course, fill up the morning but lunch today is not in the dining room but is a great Bar-B-Que and later the Festival Day games begin.
There are all types of activities going on throughout the day - including a fortune teller. (It's really Kay - the counsellor in charge of the cave.)
The story below is about Festival Day and then there are a number of Festival Day pictdures.
Hope you are having a wonderful day
Where there's smoke -- there must be Bar-B-Que
The weatherman was right!! After a somewhat cold and rainy day yesterday the forecast for today was warmer and sunny.
There was lots of fun today -- starting with the traditional Friday Bar-B-Que which is always a favorite with the campers -- it is a chance to sit on ground and eat with your fingers. There were sausages, burgers, veggie burgers, lots of salads including potato and pasta and a crunchy Cole slaw to go along with lettuce, tomato, corn, carrots, and cucumbers and a full selection of condiments.
After lunch, the games started. The camp had been divided into two groups, the Vikings and the Mohicans and there were a number of games between the teams. Piggy-back races, pillow fights, a tug-of-war, leg wrestling, and many others
They did keep score for all of these games -- and, for the second session in a row,
the Mohicans were the winners.