11 August, 2008
Everything is back in the swing again -- English and French classes had their first lesson this morning and the teachers had a chance to see how well the placement tests worked. Tennis camp started this afternoon -- who knows, maybe there is a future Wimbledon champion in the group. The club activities also started off with a roar -- the sports club was scheduled for the gym and lots of games, the adventure club was busy with "team building" activities, and the dance club was meeting with "Dancing Lisa" in the Grand Salon. We have a total of 127 campers this session.
In the afternoon the Red group had a "Murder Mystery" to solve. The campers are given the "plot" and a number of counsellors are suspects -- by careful questioning the campers try to determine the guilty person. The Reds went ice skating in the evening.
The Greens & Yellows played the game of "Blue Meanies" in the evening after an afternoon of varied activities -- swimming, archery, a tour of Leysin, etc. In Blue Meanies a number of counsellors are hiding and the campers have to find them and get them to sign a piece of paper. Another group of counsellors are dressed in outlandish costumes and try to stop the campers from collecting the signatures.
Busy morning today -- the campers in language camps were off to different classrooms. Placement tests yesterday gave an indication of levels needed. Could be some changes made after today when the teachers can work with small groups of campers. Language camp is, once again, the largest group at Village Camps Switzerland - there are 42 campers enrolled in the English programme and 26 enrolled in French.
The tennis programme has only an afternoon group this session. This group consists of some campers who are also enrolled in a language programme - there are 19 taking English/Tennis and 7 taking French/Tennis. There are also 6 campers enrolled in tennis only. The tennis camp goes to the courts right after lunch - and there are enough of them to have a bus take them to the centre.
There are 37 campers enrolled in the Multi-Activity programme -
divided among the Dance Club (6), the Sports Club (12), and the Outdoor Adventure Club (19).
The Junior Camp (a very special camp for young campers) has 18 enrolled. These campers are housed in a separate wing of the camp building and have the same grouup of counsellors throughout the day.
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