At Camp we learnt how to ensure that our life jackets were correctly put on and secure before entering the kayak. Mrs Kopua and Ms Yimer supported us in the water, teaching us how to paddle with ease and change direction. A few of us flipped over and ended up going for a swim, but that was not a problem as the day was very hot and we were happy to have the chance to cool off in the water.
What an adrenaline rush! These old-school go-karts were so much fun to ride down the hill on. With our friends the sheep in the paddock with us, we learnt how to steer and control the go-karts as we started from increasingly higher positions. There were no brakes so we learnt how to safely hit the tyres if we ended up out of control. There were a few tumbles, but no injuries and plenty of smiles and laughs. We have some real go-karting talent at St Therese School.
After dinner we all went for a walk along the neighbouring paddocks, up and hill and through the bush. The sun was slowly setting and the animals in the surrounding paddocks were munching away on their dinner. Avoiding the stinging nettles, we arrived at the top of the mountain to see beautiful 360 degree views of the surrounding area. You could see for miles. This was a lovely experience that we will remember for a long time.
Balance Island was an exciting but tricky activity. First you had to walk along a wobbly bridge. Most of us put our arms out either side to keep balanced. Some of us even crawled along as the bridge swayed from side to side. Then you had to climb onto a rope and side step across with only a rope above to hold onto. It took a lot of courage and strength to make it all the way over. Some people even took a dip in the water below with the tadpoles. There was also a seesaw and balance plank involved. Everyone gave it a go and many people surprised themselves with how brave and strong they were.
It was lovely to join together with Christ the King School for camp this year. We made so many new friends with the students and teachers and look forward to seeing them again.