Well Year 9 Camp wasn’t always this dramatic, but it sure was a lot of fun! For a hardworking group of students this camp served as an opportunity to bond together through challenging and enjoyable activities, away from the normal school environment.
Arriving at Yarramundi bright eyed and bushy tailed on the first day, our intrepid group dove into a range of team building and problem solving tasks; achieving success with persistence, patience, and a whole lot of laughs. After fuelling up with lunch, we then split off and ventured into the bush surroundings for a nerve wrenching expedition into a cave maze bunker, had some fun with archery, and up the high ropes course in the glow of the setting sun.
That night after a tense round of music trivia, and some unusual interpretative dances to the Lion King theme song, we headed off to the campfire to toast marshmallows, stargaze, and play games. A real highlight for all our campers.
Through the morning mist and tired eyes it was time for the next round of activities. Rock climbing pushed our campers to new heights, and a team problem solving challenge unlocked new levels of achievement. Ga-Ga ball proved too good to walk away from as a final game, with a heart stopping final duel between Edward and Mohammad. As always, Year 9 impressed the camp staff with their teamwork, resilience, and respect. They truly strove for their highest levels of success.
As the coach pulled away, campers had the opportunity to reflect on their experiences. It quickly became apparent to this well balanced year group that over a short 2 days, leaders emerged, old fears crumbled, and new friendships were forged in the marshmallow fuelled fires of camp.
When’s the next one!?