Year 7 Camp - Boys
In Week Four, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the Year 7 boys went to the Emu Gully Adventure Education Camp. We said goodbye to our parents and set off on a two hour bus journey. On the way we watched the very thrilling movie ‘The Incredibles’.
We arrived at camp via a long gravely road, and were greeted by our camouflaged guides, who informed us of our mission as we stepped off the bus. It was to gain a greater understanding of respect. After that we were showed the equipment and food we would be using to survive our two night stay. We were then split into the groups that had been chosen by our teachers to set up our accommodation (an area with a tarp over the top of it) and started pitching our tents. After that we set off on our first activity.
We did dam swimming, bridge building, mountain biking combined with bridge building, flower bomb fights, Buggy driving (the kind with engines not the ones you push), Templeton’s Crossing (lots of mud) and just plain surviving. After we had cooked our own food, survived the night and dealt with the toilets (which were just buckets), we packed up our tents and dirty, muddy clothes and headed home on the bus, enjoying a little sleep.
The experience was amazing and helped us make more new friends, and learn a lot more about respect.
Jed and Bailey
Year 7 students