Lovell Camps is busy in its’ third winter season! It is hard to believe it is almost February, the season is flying by. Although conditions weren’t the best at the beginning of the season, they have picked up now. We have woken up to fresh snow almost each morning for the past couple of weeks.
We had a busy start to the season with our largest groups of individuals ever through out December and into the New Year. Campers from opposite corners of the world brought so much enthusiasm and excitement to the program and left with many special memories and new friendships! We hit the ground running with a packed program including language instruction, swimming, sledding, rock climbing, campfires, igloo and snowman building contests, shopping, movie nights, bowling and a whole lot of other fun camp activities!
The holidays approached us quickly and Christmas celebrations were second to none! Mr. Bill helped Mr. Armando and Ms. Irene prepare a traditional Canadian turkey dinner. Campers were awoken on Christmas morning to find presents and sweets under the tree for each and everyone one of them. The excitement continued through out Christmas day with a scavenger hunt, serious games of “Eat the Box” and the “Pass the Parcel”, a fun afternoon of swimming and finally a classic Christmas movie to end the special day. The holiday celebrations continued into the New Year. We kicked off our disco party with our own fireworks show put on by Mr. Bryce and Mr. Will. Campers then danced the night away! A few individuals were lucky enough to be awake to watch the panoramic firework display from Gstaad. Campers set New Year resolutions and began 2014 on a positive note.
After all the holiday celebrations, we were thrilled to welcome Basel International School back to Lovell Camps! First, we had the grade 6 students, followed by the grade 8 students later in the week. The lodge was packed full of students, teachers and staff. While they were only here for three days each, students had the opportunity to do some pretty amazing activities including; professional skiing/snowboarding instruction, swimming, snowman building contest, campfire with many smores, movie night, disco party and of course, race day! With over 12 categories it was the biggest race at Lovell Camps to date. Students put on a great show testing out their newly learned or improved skills on the mountain. Everyone left after three days exhausted but with big smiles!
Staff are now busy preparing for two large groups coming in February. We are looking forward to welcoming the International School of Copenhagen and a number of groups from the UK in a couple of weeks!