Our camp began to Wilsons Promontory began early Monday morning , it was set to be a highlight of the year. Once we had got organised the whole of year six collected their bags along with the teachers and helpers, and headed off to Wilsons Promontory. We were all eager to see the prom and experience the camp.
After 3 and a half hours of bus travel we arrived at the Promontory. The bus parked and we went to Tidal River where we had lunch. Once we got to the camp site we were greeted by the camp staff and they gave us a tent demonstration. Luckily, Lachsley and I manages to successfully put up our tent. After helping others complete their tents we were ready for a big diner of chicken soup, spaghetti bolognese and jelly. With fuel in our bellies we were ready to climb mount Oberon. After allot of sweating and complaining we finally got to the top we all felt a sense of accomplishment. A great way to finish the day.
The following morning our day began with a run along the beach followed by a great breakfast. we walked to Squeaky Beach which didn’t squeak as much as i imagined, then we hurried back to get to surfing on time. After getting our wetsuits fitted we headed down to the beach to begin. I really enjoyed surfing even though i fell off a few times. with a hand burger in our tummies we went to the General store to get a treat, and then went on a speedy ride around the Prom. Exhausted, we all enjoyed a dinner of chicken, tomatoe soup and apple crumble. For our evening activity we did a game could stealth which is like hide and the seek in the dark.
We woke early, to get to the beach to do fitness rotations, and then we had breakfast. After doing Biddies walk we had to leave early to go abseiling and canoeing. I got put into the abseiling group first, it was quite a walk to get to toad rock which was were we were abseiling. It seemed scary at first but in the end it was allot of fun! Even though i grazed my hand. We swap over activities and did canoeing. I was in a canoe with Claudia, it was pretty good because at the end we got to jump in the river. After our tiring morning we had sandwiches for lunch and then got into our bathers and went down to the beach. Our activity was boogie boarding even though we only had about 8 boogie boards. Everybody was splashing about in the waves, boogie boarding and body surfing. After having fun at the beach we had a great dinner of nachos, bangers and mash followed by mini Pavlovas. Our night activity was “trivia night”, where there was about 10 groups and we had to answer random questions and do challenges. It was alot of fun apart from all of the mosquitos, it felt like you were being eaten alive.
Thursday started with a good breakfast of cereal and pancakes, and soon after we went on a walk to Little Oberon and then To Little Oberon Bay. After our big walk we were all hungry and had mars bar slice and fruit for morning tea and then went to the beach to do activities which included Running in the water, piggy back races, board races and flags. Soon after finishing our activities we had a yum lunch of hot dogs, and got told our electives. I was doing rock ramble first. It was quite interesting learning about the different creatures. My next activity was orienteering, it was by far the best activity. Lachsley, Claudia, Isabelle and I were in a group and we were the first ones to finish and unlock our puzzle to win a bag of lollies. For our last night we had a great dinner which was cheese and biscuits, lasagna and a really good chocolate cake. After we all had finished our dinner we went down to the beach to do finals of the flags. Claudia and Tom were the crowned the winners. The sun was setting on the beach, a beautiful scenery so the teachers decided it would be great stage for red faces. For red faces was in a group with Issy, Ted and Nic and we did an awesome dance and after that went to bed.
Lachsley and I woke up and luckily we didn’t get wet from the rain the past night unlike some other tents. Every body enjoyed there last breakfast and soon after we were packing up our tents and were on the bus heading back to School. Half way into our trip we stopped at Leongatha for lunch and some fresh air, and we were back on the bus and before we new it we were back at school. In the end I really enjoyed camp and the experience of camping, i would like to go back to the prom again.