Last term year six – eight went on a school camp at a place up north. We left as young, eager kids bustling with excitement. When we came back how ever, each one of us had grown as a person or exceeded our expectations of what we were originally willing to do. This camp has pushed people to do what I, or they ever expected they could. I am going to tell you about our fun, challenging and funny story for the 2013 St Patrick’s school camp, Vertical Horizon.
During camp there were three teams. The Red Vipers, The Blue Crew and The Orange Babenanas. As you can guess I was in the best one (which will be proved later), and that was Blue. In my team we had Simone, Raymond, Natasha, Josephine, Conner, Brook, Mary and me.
At the camp there were 12 activities we did. Some of them went towards team points, and which ever team had the most points at the end of camp would win. And get chocolate. I will put a star by any activity that put points toward your teams.
- Grass Carts
- Cat Walk
- Climbing Wall
- Three Wire Bridge
- Flying Kiwi
- Raft Building/Racing*
- Zip Line
My favorite activity was rifling. I really enjoyed it and was tying most accurate in my team with Connor Hepple.
We also had extra activities that didn’t require staying in our teams, which were:
- Going to New Plymouth pools.
- Games with Andrew
- Indoor Hockey
- Going to the lake
- Camp Fire
I really enjoyed going to the pools because the slides were really high up and extremely fast. There were two and when I went down the first one I felt kind of scared. Then, as every one else did I came up again screaming and shouting, enthused by all the excitement. Within the pool building there were lane pools attached to another pool that went up to 2.1 meters deep! It also had a rock climbing wall coming out of the pool accompanied with a two meter high ledge for bombing, rope swinging and just plain jumping into the pool. So that’s the main pool. There was also hot pool for kids to relax in, and an even hotter one for the adults.
On Thursday night we had a live concert designed by every one. It was as funny as we made it and there were about 10 acts. The adults also did one which was really funny cause they were just taking the piss out of every thing the kids had said during camp (Eg: If my shadow touches the poll does it count? D:). During the adults act Mr Beatson dressed up as a cow and started running around in the crowd so I jumped on top of him. After a menacing look from Mr elms though, I stopped.
On Friday we had a very NOT quick clean up and then went to the hall to add up points. Everyone was worried and excited. Nervous and happy.
After what seemed like a necessary drum roll, Mr elms announced that the team that came last was… Red! Every one cheered. Even Red team. Which was an amusing thought considering they lost. That just left Orange and Blue. Long story short Orange was 15 points off getting our chocolate.
After camp we went to a Museum where one person had made lots of life like molds of people, animals and scenery. I loved exploring it because they all looked so real. I really like how he made molds from the size of little figures to scale model people.