Wednesday, 6 September 2017

An experience of a lifetime

Our camp this year was an amazing experience. We can not stop talking about our experiences and the fun times we had while we were away for camp. A full 5 days of challenges, laughs, struggles, learning and sharing. 

The activities we took part in were:

  • Bushcraft
  • Sleeping outdoors over night
  • Kayaking
  • Kerikeri Stone Store
  • Kemp house
  • Rewa's village
  • Pomapplier Mission house
  • Flagstaff hill
  • Sailing
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds
As you can see from the list above we were very busy during our time in the Bay of Islands. We also had opportunities to view penguins and dolphins. Totally unplanned for but such an amazing experience. 

As well as extending our learning about early New Zealand history, we have also learnt so much more about how beautiful our country is and what it has to offer. All the people we met in the Bay of Islands were so kind and welcoming. We also became closer as friends and as a team. 

The staff who attended camp with us did a great job looking after our safety, guiding us when we needed guidance and also ensuring we were fed and prepared for lunch. Our special thanks would have to go to the staff of Adventure for Good. They were so knowledgeable and helpful to us. 

A special mention also goes to the parishioners of the St Ignatius church who donated so much money for us to go on this camp. We are so grateful for your kindness.