A great tradition of ICC is our excursion day. We crossed the border from Herefordshire and England into Wales, arriving at an activity centre and cafe on grassy river banks near the historic town of Brecon, within the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Thankfully for many, the record-breaking British temperatures of recent days cooled off – but there was still plenty of sunshine as national groups took part over the morning and afternoon in our fun, active, team-building activities, of canoeing, climbing, and raft building.
In the afternoon those who wanted a little less physical exertion, and a little more culture, were only a short river path walk away from taking some time to explore the town of Brecon.
Everyone returned to camp, cheery, perhaps a little tired, to enjoy the tradition of a British barbecue on the terrace. For many, this was followed by a sociable drink at RNC’s on-site bar, maybe enjoying some conversation outside in the cool clear evening, or in the warmth and comfort of our accommodation block lounges.
The day ended with everyone having seen a little more of the UK, learning about their own abilities, and about each other from all across of Europe and beyond!