SKIING: an integral part of individual development is a key focus. Whether a beginner or an advanced skier, the students progress in the sport from the level they are at. The participant receives Certificate for the Level Achieved ( there are 8 levels to be accomplished) signed by the Professional Instructor, and an individualised report if the participant has been outstanding.
SNOWBOARDING: Participant can choose snowboarding as against skiing only if has achieved level 3 in skiing.
All leading to that holistic enrichment which makes for a successful and confident individual.
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LES ELFES PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
During Spring we offer many different courses and clubs, running alongside the ski and adventurous activities programme. Your child participates in focused personality development programs
The Experiential Learning from the PDP programs is focused on the unlocking of innate potential within young people. These dynamic and interactive workshops will enable our students to develop a toolbox of teamwork skills which will help them to build mature lasting relationships with friends and colleagues, create imaginative and complex solutions to problems and focus on their emotional Intelligence using theories and practices from a range of academic scholars in the field of experiential learning. Our courses aim to equip our students to develop a deeper understanding of themselves and to apply that knowledge when leading others and preparing for the world of higher academics & work.
Our leadership course at Les Elfes in spring transcends the logistics of leading a group, the mere mechanics of organising others and focuses on our intentions and our goals and how these affect our attitudes and our actions as leaders. Developing a firm concept for self-worth, fairness, equality, honesty and positive role models is at the forefront of building leaders who can make the best decisions in new situations, who can be adaptable and prepared for any eventuality and have the confidence in their own ability to lead others in unknown terrain.
Resilience through Outdoor Leadership (12+ years)
In a world of high speed wifi, fast food and instant Uber cars to your door our young people today are becoming accustomed to instant results. If an internet page doesn’t open fast enough teenagers will close it and look for something new instead. This short-attention approach to life means often our young people of today are lacking perseverance when the going gets tough. This year we have combined our Leadership course with challenging outdoor experiences so our students can build determination, communications skills and resilience in difficult situations.
Everyday Leadership Skills (8-11 years)
Leadership can be an advanced and complicated topic for our younger campers but each year we are amazed with how well they apply themselves to our Leadership sessions and their mature solutions to the tasks presented to them. This year our focus is all about building real skills which can be applied in everyday situations, tangible leadership techniques to help our youngsters to get a head-start in the competitive world of leadership.
Mountain Biking (14 years+)
Enjoy the exhilaration of gripping the handlebars of a mountain bike and learn how to charge down dirt paths, up steep hills and around challenging obstacles. This technical programme focuses on developing a range of mountain bike techniques on varied terrain. It is an intensive programme for our eldest students with each session building on the difficulty and intensity of the last to develop a confident and well-rounded technique. The course content will include: An introduction to fundamental bike skills, understanding equipment & safety, developing a dynamic body position for riding & leading others in the mountains.
Creative Expression (8-12 years)
Art is a powerful mode of communication through which young ones explore a sense of self and develop and express an understanding of the world around them as they see it. In this program, via creative writing, art, theatre and photography the children are guided to a multi-medium of expression of their concept.
Eco Attitudes & Orienteering (10-13 years)
What better time to start thinking about our relationship with the outdoors and our impact on the natural environment than through our Spring camps filled with adventurous outdoor experiences. Our new Eco Attitudes and Orienteering course is designed to teach students the value of our natural environment, how to navigate and survive using the resources available to them in the mountains and the impact our everyday habits have on the world we live in. Our impact on the environment and our relationships with the natural world have never been more relevant than they are now.
Skill Development Workshops: For spring 2019 campers will have the chance to choose their own evening activities from a range of interactive and engaging clubs. These are:
Design & Build (8-12 years)
In this hands-on club, students are posed a design challenge to create a structure with a purpose. The participants have a limited time to design their product, build it using the materials available and to deliver a pitch explaining why theirs is the best product for the task. It’s interactive, tactile and great for getting our younger campers working together to be creative.
The Print Room (12-15 years)
Continuing from the success of our journalism clubs in previous years The Press Room will include an overview of how big media companies structure their creative process to take abstract ideas and to develop incisive press articles.
In Focus (all ages)
Our photography club this spring is all about perspective photography, stop motion and illusions
Participants choose 2 clubs and in over 3 sessions of each club, they work towards a given goal.
The Apprentice (14-18 years)
An entrepreneurial challenge for our older campers who will work as part of a design team to
develop a product, conduct market research, identify their USPs, develop a television or online
advertisement and deliver a pitch, with a pricing structure, to compete for a place in the market
for their product.
Sports Coaching (all ages)
For those who just cannot get enough of being active whilst at camp our Sports Coaching club
focuses on a different invasion games
Bushcraft, & Emergency First Aid Course (12 years+)
If you were stranded on a deserted island or had to spend a week in the wilderness would you
have the necessary tools to survive and even thrive? This course combines a certified
Emergency 1st Aid course with a combination of survival techniques, shelter construction,
navigating in the wild and most importantly teamwork and managing stressful situations. It helps
the participant build skills such as adaptability, multitasking, thinking on your feet, confidence
FOR THE REPEATING PARTICIPANTS
We want to make the experience of our repeating participant as complete and overwhelming as
their first time at Les Elfes. Thus each year we introduce or change the Personality Development
Courses and Skill Building Workshops and ensure that different learning outcomes and
excursions are offered to them.
CHOICE OF SNOWBOARDING AS AGAINST SKIING: After achieving Level 3 in skiing, the participant may choose to start learning snowboarding.