On Monday 21st July, 3/4 A,B,C and D hopped on 2 buses and made our way to Lady Northcote Camp just past Bachus Marsh. Luckily for us, the bus drive from school was quite short.
When we arrived at camp, we were taken on a tour by Andrea, one of the staff members. We were so excited to see the big grounds and where we would we doing our activities.
We at lunch and then found out who was in our cabin. We dropped our luggage off in our cabins which were in one of three lodges – Allawah Lodge, Towrie Lodge or Wakakeita Cottage. We then came running back down the hill to find out our activity groups and which activity we would be doing first!
There were six activity group and we completed two activities on the first day and four on the second. The activities we all completed were the Giant Swing, Flying Fox, Orienteering, Initiatives, Archery and Hut Building.
One the first night, we were very tired so after a delicious dinner of pasta (with our choice of sauce!) we watched the movie Wall:E and then made our way through the cold air to our cabins for bed. Some of us stayed up very late talking!
On the second night after another delicious dinner of Chicken Schnitzel and vegetables, we held our “Red Faces” performances, which are a tradition at our camps. The audience were treated to some high quality acts that included dances, singing and acting. Our judging panel did a great job and Officer Eldridge refused to reveal his scores so we didn’t find out the winners of Red Faces until Monday at Assembly.
On our final day at camp, each activity group went on a “Toon Challenge” which was like a massive scavenger hunt around the whole camp. One or two teachers or parents accompanied each group and in addition to finding items to collect as we followed the map, we had to completed challenges at certain points and even create a team song! We had so much fun doing the Toon Challenge – it was unlike anything we’d done before!
**Photos to be added soon!
We’d like to thank all of the wonderful students who had a great time on camp, participated wonderfully and behaved beautifully.
We’d also like to thank the parents that joined us on camp – Jodie, Sal, Wayne, Richard and Natalie – for giving up their own personal time as they made our experience so much more special.
What was your favourite camp activity? Why? What surprised you about going to camp?