For camp this year we went to Cape Bridgewater costal camp. At the camp we went Surfing, Geo Caching, Snorkelling, Abseiling, Seal touring, Archery, Sand boarding, Caving and playing on the beach. I would like to tell you about my experience when we went on camp. As soon as we arrived we went for a hike. We walked up lots of steep hills and saw seals down near rocks. The water was coral blue and very clean.
On the second day my first activity was Learning to Surf. We had an instructor who taught us. He made us go on the sand and practise paddling and standing up. We eventually got into the water I caught 9 or so waves. A lot of times a fell off the board or fell underneath the water. Surfing was a lot of fun.
We also did snorkelling which was a lot of fun and was a new experience for me. The camp owner took us out on a motor boat and took us to some rock pools that were near the seal touring company. He gave us a mask and some flippers and sent us off in some shallow water so we could get used to it. walking in flippers was not easy. We got back in the boat and went out further to sea. We went past hundreds of seals and got to go in a shark cage near them. The shark cage was to protect us from sharks and so we could hopefully make contact with some of the seals.
Our next activity was archery. We went up in an area of the camp and had 3 pieces of thick cardboard that had a target on them. We were allowed 12 shots each and I got 3 of them right. Someone in the group even got a bullseye!!!
Another activity was abseiling. We had an instructor named Ramon and he helped us walk down the cliff. He showed us how to put on our harnesses and tighten up our helmets. He then clipped us up to a rope that he was holding the end of. A helper was down the bottom and was prepared to help us off the harness and guide us back up to the top of the cliff. Abseiling was a great experience.
One of my favourite activities was sand boarding. We drove to some humongous sand dunes and got snow boards to ride down them. We could ride in partners or alone. I decided to ride in aa partnership. The first time I fell on top of my partner and we fell of the board but the second time we didn’t fall off and we came furthest out of everyone.
One of the main activities was caving. We went into caves and explored them and if we were lucky we could save frogs that had fallen through the big hole in the cave. Our I instructor was Ramon. He also taught us abseiling. He told us about how caves form and how long they have been around for.
Our final activity was Geo Caching. We had GPS’s and we had to type in codes to find our way around to the treasure box which held the mars bars. We were split into two teams (Boys against Girls) and the winner was the team which got all of the questions answered correctly. The questions were on the ear tag with the code which we typed in and it led us in the right direction to the next destination.
My favourite activities were probably surfing, sand boarding and abseiling. I think camp was a great experience for all the 5/6’s at Moonee ponds primary School.
Here are some photos of some of the activities: