We arrived safely at camp and the morning drizzle turned into a sunny afternoon. After a lunch of salad rolls we headed out to start our activities. As you can see we are having a ball although I think the water was a bit chilly. Dinner was lasagne and salad and it really hit the spot. Tonight we are playing Minute to Win it games then it will be time to hit the sack for a well earned rest.
YEAR 5 CAMP By Nicholas Fruci, 5AB
Hello! On the 4th to the 7th of October, the Grade 5s went to camp at Philip Island Adventure Resort. The activities were archery, GIANT swing, twin flying fox, canoeing, low ropes, ponding, swimming and pancake cooking. We also had a disco, night walk, movie and a quiz. Some of the meals were baked spuds, burgers, chicken wraps, schnitzel, fish n chips, pasta and more.
Each cabin had 4-5 people with bunk eds and a double. The funniest part of camp was people screaming on the GIANT swing going AHHHHHHHHHH that was funny and the people screaming AHHH on the night walk ha ha.
On our final day we packed up and boarded the bus and headed off to watch the pelicans being fed. Before leaving the camp the cleaning staff complimented our children on the tidiness of their rooms, telling us that we were one of the best camp groups that they had ever had. We farewelled Emily our PIAR activity organiser, we were her last group at Phillip Island Adventure Resort as she heads off to NSW and a new job.
After taking a walk along the pier and watching the pelicans being fed a tired but happy group of campers said goodbye to Phillip Island and headed for home. A huge thankyou to everyone who attended, parents, teachers and students. You all contributed to a fantastic camp.
Day 3 saw the sun shining brightly as we headed off to Smith’s Beach. After lunch we cooked campfire pancakes, searched for insects and tadpoles in the pond and had a well earned swim. Tonight it’s party time as we all get on our camp T-shirts and hit the dance floor.
We arrived at camp under cloudy conditions but as you can see the weather was kind to us and the sun was shining onour activities.
On Wednesday the 4th of May, 70 excited Year 4 students carried their pillows and sleeping bags and boarded the bus for their first ever stay – away camp! The buses were filled with nervous laughter as the students made their way along the Mornington Peninsula to the fun-filled horse riding camp – Ace-Hi Ranch!
Students participated in a range of activities designed to develop confidence, team work and a sense of adventure! The giant swing, flying fox and rock climbing wall were just some of the highlights of the fun 3-day camp.
The students also had fun learning how to ride a horse and how to shoot a bow and arrow. It was fantastic to see the students working as a team to make their way through the very tricky obstacle course! Lots of giggling and laughter could be heard in the air as the children tried to swing across the ‘lake of alligators.’
By the end of our three day camp, new friendships were formed, fears were faced (and beaten!) and lots of tired yet happy campers returned home with new found confidence. Congratulations to all the Year 4 campers for their amazing behaviour, manners and attitude!