A dry day today but quite a strong wind … 3 campers already left and tomorrow is the big departure day …
The golfers finished their competition which was won by Carlos and enjoyed by all. It has been perfect weather for golf……not too hot for sure and little rain! Some days a strong wind which adds an extra challenge. The pros gave out prizes and said their farewells.
The riders again enjoyed a trek across the beach and this time no one got wet or fell….what progress they have all made! A few horses decided to lie down and scrub themselves in the sand but they were kind enough not to throw our young riders off! A thanks and some souvenirs from the riding teachers and a fond farewell to the horses.
A special kangaroo court with all the staff on trial for various misdemeanours …punishments were dished out by the campers who got their revenge after 3 weeks! I was busy at the airport so avoided the court as the camp director usually gets the worst punishment!
The annual campers v staff soccer game was narrowly won by the staff and a very close game.
Time to pack those bags and clear the rooms – or maybe I should say throw all the clothes (clean and dirty) in the suitcases!
The buses left at 18.30 for Cork and our special last evening supper and awards night. We had the big upstairs room to ourselves and after eating a nice meal we cleared back the tables and enjoyed a 15 minute compilation of the camp highlights in video form by Damien.
Awards were made and certificates along with a CD of the video and many photos will be mailed to all campers. We then ended with a short disco and a chance to dance or relax. Back to camp ready for some early departures.
See you next year in Ireland or at one of the other VC venues. A great and happy group of campers from many countries and all told a successful programme.
Thanks to all staff for their hard work.
David, Cork Camp Director