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Daily News 17th July
Even thought it started out a little bit rainy and cold ... it turned out to be another great day at Village Camps.
We changed to the rainy day schedule in the morning, so unfortunately all our pool excursions were cancelled, as well as the hike in the Jura and the day trip to Signal de Bougy. Those groups, the sevens and the nines, went instead to the Natural History Museum in Geneva, visiting the two-headed turtle and all the dinosaurs.
The four year olds also went in the afternoon, spending their time on the scavenger hunt that we had prepared from previous years. One of our special activities that was not interrupted was the boomerang construction on the lower basketball pitch. That activity is always a big hit with the kids, as they build and paint the boomerangs, but as soon as it comes to throwing them, and specifically getting them to come back, things become a little.
The most hectic activity today was without a doubt the Senior trip to Bowling at Gland, there were three groups who went and they took over the entire place! They had a great time however, as the pictures on our website will testify.
Our on campus activities were also a bit crazy today- not only because we had some groups who were scheduled to go on excursions stay on campus, but also because with Special day tomorrow, it was our last chance to perfect the games, dances, songs, and costumes for the parents tomorrow.
See you tomorrow!!
Counsellor profile - Fish
This is Tanya’s fifth summer at Village Camps.
Affectionately known as ‘Fish’ by all the campers, Tanya the swim specialist for Day Camp.
She speaks English, German French and Spanish, and just finished her teacher training for primary school.
Tanya hopes to be teaching in September, but also enjoys reading, swimming, camping and canoeing.
She loves traveling and hopes to teach on every continent.
Photo Gallery 17th July - Slideshow
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Daily Photos 17th July
Changed to the rainy day schedule ...
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Daily News 16th July
Campers are trying to squeeze in as much fun as possible before it ends!
Only two more days left of this session...
The four year olds went up to Signal de Bougy, where as well as going to visit the mini zoo and the fantastic playground, they went to the baker and baked their own loaves of brioche bread! (we got a sample here in the office and it is really delicious!)
The fives and the sevens took refuge from the heat at Nyon Pool, where they apparently spent every available second in the water, and the eights went this afternoon with a Senior group- they were doubly fortunate as our groups who go in the afternoon get ice-creams for snack.
After a slight schedule change SB2 went to sailing this afternoon in Divonne, and the remaining Senior group went Bowling in Gland.
Our on-campus specialists were also eager to take advantage of the weather, and many of them moved their classes outside, so we had parachute games and dancing going on all around us today, as well as all the preparations for Special Day!
Counsellor profile - Erin
This is Erin’s first summer at Village Camps.
She claims to be having an amazing time!
Erin is one of our swimming specialists and has come all the way from Toronto to work with us this summer.
While she is not at the pool working at the pool as a lifeguard, she listens to a lot of music, especially Yanni or any classic jazz, and likes wake boarding, dirt biking, running, and snowboarding.
Photo Gallery 16th July - Slideshow
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Daily Photos 16th July
Only two days left of this session...
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Daily News 15th July
Another great day here at Village Camps !
The weather was fantastic again after the rainy weekend, and all our activities and excursions were in full swing.
The six year olds took advantage of the sunny weather and calm lake and took the boat from Coppet port to Nyon, where they played in the small playground by the port before coming bak to camp for lunch.
The Nine year olds and two senior groups were the lucky ones that went to the pool this morning, they had a relaxing few hours by the pool, swimming and sunbathing. The nine year olds actually ended up having the best schedule of the day, after the pool in the morning they came back to camp to have lunch, which today was pizza, and then went on to the bowling in Gland where they spent the afternoon giving their counselors a lesson in the art of bowling!
The sevens spent the afternoon in Trelex forest, chasing bears and building small huts for the fairies, and three senior groups got to spend the entire day in Signal de Bougy. In the morning they did the rope obstacle course or Minigolf, followed by a pic-nic lunch outside by the playground.
With all of these excursions camp seemed a little quite today, but that silence was deceptive as all our campers were busy putting their finishing touches to Special Day Costumes, painting plates in pottery, or having a great time running wild on our sports pitches!
Counsellor profile - Jura
This is Jura’s first summer at Village Camps.
He comes from Uzbekistan and speaks Russian, as well as English and French, fluently.
Jura is a huge hit with the children, whom he enjoys working with, as well as being popular with all our other staff.
He enjoys reading, traveling, and chess, and when doing sports prefers biking and playing soccer.
Photo Gallery 15th July - Slideshow
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Daily Photos 15th July
All our activities and excursions were in full swing...
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Daily News 14th July
Second Week of Starts Off Wet
Unfortunately the second week of Village Camps started off a bit wetter than last week, in fact like all of Geneva it was absolutely soaking for most of the morning, but did clear up in the afternoon.
Thankfully our program wasn’t too disturbed by the rain, most of the groups who were supposed to go swimming were able to go to the indoor pool at Varembet, in Geneva.
SB1 and 2, went instead to the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, which has been one of our rainy-day schedule activities for many years, and like always the campers found it very enjoyable. Unfortunately we had to cancel the trip to Signal de Bougy, so instead the 8 year olds spent the morning on campus and went bowling in the afternoon.
The weather meant that all morning our indoor activities were full of campers, and all the specialists; dance, drama, arts and crafts, music, as well as the two gym specialists, really had their hands full, it was quite the start to the week for them! In arts and crafts preparations for the special day costumes are well under way, the theme this session is The Circus, and groups of all ages are busy preparing their clown feet and animal masks.
In dance and drama they are going over the rehearsals for the performance that the campers do for the parents- judging by what I have seen so far it really is going to be fantastic, and we urge as many parents as possible to come along and spend the afternoon at camp.
The weather for Friday, as well as the rest of the week, is supposed to be fine, so we hope to see you then!
Counsellor profile - Robbie
This is Robbie’s first summer at Village Camps.
He has come from Ireland to work with us this summer, he speaks French, English and Gaelic, and got married just before camp started.
Robbie enjoys snowboarding, kayaking, climbing and traveling, and prior to coming to camp had worked as a sea kayak guide in New Zealand, Alaska, and California.
This session he is working with the older campers as group leader for SB2.