We arrived at school early Monday morning on the 14th of February for our year 6 camp to Wilsons Promontory. After all the names were ticked off the roll we boarded the bus. After an hour and a half the bus stopped at Leongatha for some fresh air and a snack, then we headed for the one and only Wislons Prom!
After a 3 and a half hour long bus trip we finally arrived at Wilsons Prom. Their bus driver Bruce, taught us how to put up the tents, then the outdoor restaraunt was put up and hey presto! Our campsite was finished. After dinner which was spaghetti bologanise, we got ready to climb Mt.Oberon. Climbing Mt.Oberon had to be one of the toughest things I have done, but the view was just amazing! We were just in time for sunset and I’m so glad I kept on climbing up those steep hills because it was just worth everything.
The following day began with a morning run along the beach and then it was breakfast. After breakfast we walked to Squeaky Beach. The walk was a nice long one and once we visited Squeaky Beach it was back to the Campsite to get ready for surfing! Surfing was my favourite activity for the whole camp! I stood up 8 times and I learnt how to turn left and right! Then I was doing face turns which is where you turn into the wave, it was awesome. Lunch was hamburgers which I loved. After lunch it was time for a bike ride and a visit to the shop.
We went for a short route of bike riding and then it was the shop. I couldn’t resist not buying any lollies so I bought some chocolate and zappos. After dinner we had beach activities on the beach and then some people played a game called Stealth. It’s a game where you had to hide and then try and get to base without being shone on by a torch. I made it to base.
The next day before breakfast we went down to the beach and did fitness rotations. After a scrumptious breakfast all of us went for a walk to Bidies Trail and then out onto the rocks. 6D had to leave early because we had Abseiling and canoeing.
Abseiling was fun but scary. I did the 4 metre rock face first, but it was harder. I cut my knuckles going down because I took too bigger steps. The 5 metre rock face was much easier. Once everyone had a go it was time to walk down to Tidal River for canoeing.
After dinner it was Trivia Night. Our team didn’t make a placing but we all had fun. During the Trivia Hugh spotted a great, big and very fat wombat in the garden just near us. Everyone was glad when we found out that the wombat was just eating grass, instead of our lollies!
Thursday Morning there was a walk to Little Oberon Bay. The weather was humid and we had just encountered a morning shower, so everything smelt nice and fresh which made the hike even better! When we came back from our walk and had finished breakfast we all went down to the beach for lifesaving activities. The beach activities were really fun and then once everyone had finished their rotations it was back to the campsite once again for lunch. After lunch we had our electives which we had chosen at school before camp, my 2 electives were Plaster Casts and Beach Discovery.
Plaster Casts wasn’t very good because we did ours on gravel because the plaster was setting too quickly. Then, once the plaster had dried when I tried to pick mine up it just crumbled into pieces. Beach Discovery was really cool. We were able to climb the rocks and find sea creatures and sea plants. The other group that was before us found a Blue Ringed Octopus, so whenever we wanted to touch something we had to ask Mr.Welsh if it was safe because if you get stung by a Blue Ringed Octopus you could get killed.
Once we had our last dinner at the Campsite it was time for the Grand Finals for the Beach Flags! One girl and one boy made it to the finals from each Year 6 class. Overall Claudia Whitford won against everyone even Tom Small! Then it was Red Faces. A number of acts were performed including Georgia, Issy, Nic and Ted which I think were by far the best.
The next morning was an early start to the day at 6:30 everyone was up and Adam and packing up their belongings. Once Bruce had taught us how to pack the tents up and all our luggage was packed into the bus we had one last walk around Wilson’s Prom and then it was time to get onto the bus. We stopped at Leongatha for lunch which was fresh sandwhiches, then we were back on the bus and then after an hour and a half we arrived at school!
I was excited to get back to my house and see my pets, my family and especially my bed and a nice hot shower.
I loved Wilson’s Promontory because it was a really good experience of camping and I will definitely go back to it.