21 August, 2008
At Village Camps, Switzerland, the world is our campus and to celebrate the diversity in our population (campers, counsellors, teachers, and staff) one day each session is designated as International Day. The Spotlight story below is about this day -- a favorite of everyone at camp.
There are two photo galleries again today -- the main gallery has pictures of the various skits and songs performed by the campers and also a number of pctures taken at the High Ropes Course in Aigle.
The second photo gallery has pictures of food prepared by the campers -- and representative of the area in which they live. I'm sure that many of you parents wold be surprised at how much fun the campers had working in the kitchen.
It's nice to be important but more important to be nice!!
Today was International Day and a chance to highlight all the different countries and cultures that are represented at camp. Last week the campers had a chance to choose the country they would like to work with. It could be their home country OR one that they would like to learn about.
Over the past several days the campers have been busy preparing skits, signs, and authentic cuisine from various countries and regions such as Australia, Latin America, Russia, the USA and Canada, Arab Nations, Switzerland, and Italy. The Junior Camp - the Greens - picked their usual location -- GREENland. The camp dining room and (adjacent) Grand Salon were set up with a table for each country (or region) with a selection of food representative of that country -- all prepared by the campers and counselors.
The campers’ cooking skills were very impressive. The tastes of all the different types of food was something worth experiencing. After dinner, the skits and dances had everyone engaged and laughing. With so many nationalities represented, the results were very colourful, very loud and very entertaining!