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Joyful impressions from the current youth camp in the Fieschertal valley

22 July 2022

With its various summer and winter camps, SwissCommunity, the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad, enables young Swiss Abroad to get to know their country of origin better. After an interruption of two years, the beloved camps finally take place again. First impressions from Fieschertal show the adventurous and fun-loving group of young people at the "Sport and leisure" camp.

Sport and leisure, 9 - 22 July 2022, Fieschertal (VS)

The first summer camp in 2022 took over 40 young people to Fieschertal in the Valais. On a first hike, the young Swiss Abroad were able to get to know each other, enjoy the view and even walk on a suspension bridge. They also actively tried various sports and played fun games. 

The International Food Day is a traditional block in the camp. All participants bring something to eat from home and then taste each other's food. This year there was even live telephone support from a mother in Chile during the preparation - sometimes it just has to be done by the experts! The young people presented their local specialities with great joy and commitment and went on a taste tour around the world.

Another tour took the young Swiss Abroad to the breathtaking Aletsch Glacier. They were impressed by the landscape, the nature and the fauna in the surroundings. The unfamiliar high altitude air was also well felt by some.

A night outdoors offered a bit of cooling: the young people could spend the night outside if they liked, in a tent or under the night sky, which is almost a bit closer in the Fieschertal valley. But first the tricky tent had to be set up.