Saturday, August 28, 2010
Year 5 school camp
The first day we spent the afternoon down by the creek searching for creatures that live in the water or surrounding rock puddles. We managed to find 3 small fresh water crayfish and a few toads. The children all managed to get themselves some ochre so by the end we had lots of painted faces. They had a great time. We cleaned up from this activity and headed to the "barn" for afternoon tea and then went back to our rooms for some quite time before dinner.
Camp Idol was held after dinner and can I tell you that I haven't laughed so hard in ages. The children all had something to show us, some good and some acts were totally not so good...... LOL......... Every child participated though which was great to see.
After a sleepless night we started day two off with a big breakfast. Our first activity today was orienteering, what a hoot trying to find all the clues etc...... Our team ended up winning but boy oh boy did I get some exercise with that one. The second activity was bush skills where the children learnt how to start a camp fire and cook billy tea, they also learnt how to pitch a tent and other skills required when camping. The tea was pretty good too might I add. Lunch followed this activity and then for our group it was off horse riding YAH. I loved the horse riding the best and wish that Emma and I had our own horses. Just a dream I have and one that will probably never come to fruition. I couldn't believe how sore I was the next day though. Ouch definitely had a sore bottom....