VSF CAMP 2
"LES CHEVALIERS DU LARZAC"
Horseback riding, Medieval workshops, Sports & Medieval show
Camp 2A: LE REPÈRE DES CHEVALIERS AGE 6-10
Camp 2B: LA CITÉ DES TEMPLIERS AGE 8-13
Theme : "Séjour Médieval"
During the Middle Ages, an Ecuyer (squire) was a knight's apprentice. He would act as the Knight's assistant, while learning the skills necessary to become a knight himself one day.
First Stage: Initiation Period
Time during which campers will learn the techniques of horseback riding and also how to take good care of their pony. Progressively, a bond between the children and the animals will take place... as they learn to know each other during activities.
(Horseback riding sessions: 20 days > 6 x 2 hours, 10 days >3 x 2 hours)
2nd Stage: Horseback Riding Activites
Time during which the children will perfect their horseback riding skills as they will be riding their ponies to play games or to participate in jousting tournaments (wearing Medieval costumes of course!). They will explore the area surrounding the village, they will uncover clues that will lead them to the treasure of the Knights Templar.
3rd Stage: Medieval Workshop
Campers, during that time, will experience the medieval lifestyle making costumes, tools and weapons (leather, stone and wood), they will also draw their personal coat of arms. Choice of activities will be:
- Making of a leather purse
- Illuminated writing: creation and reproduction of a model (a poney within a letter), then painting it with aquarelle or gouache
- Heraldic Workshop : Each child will choose and create his personal coat of arms
- Making a wooden sword: with the help of their camp counselors, each camper will get to make his/her own sword and decorate it with leather strips and with upholstery tacks
- Introduction to sculpting (stone), making a Templar Cross, preparing themselves to simulate a Crusade, following the footsteps of the Knights Templar in order to find their lost treasure!
At the end of the session, each camper will be dubbed KNIGHTS and will receive a Certificate to take back home !
Choice of Field Trips
> Activities will be programmed according to the wishes of the children
and the proposals of the teaching staff.
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