Last week the year 3/4 students were on their first camp experience at Iluka Retreat near the Mornington Peninsula for 3 nights. We interviewed Hermela, Emily and Lucas about their thoughts and experiences at camp.
What did you enjoy most about camp?
Emily: I liked canoeing because it was fun and every time we crashed we would yell “RETREAT!” and I got to be with my friends.
Lucas: Because I'm scared of heights and I wanted to conquer it.
Hermela: I really enjoyed the Canoeing and bonding with friends.
What activities did you participate in?
Emily: Trivia, Tree climbing, Bush cooking, Nature arts, Canoeing, Initiative games, and Watched a movie.
Lucas: Bush Cooking, Initiative Games, Group Games, Canoeing, Tree Climbing and Movies.
Hermela: We did Tree Climbing, Canoeing, Nature Art, Initiative Games, Bush cooking, the beach and group games.
What was the most challenging?
Emily: Bush cooking because the fire and smoke went in your eyes and it was hard to cook.
Lucas: Canoeing because we kept crashing into each other.
Hermela: Tree climbing was the hardest activity because it was very high, I was scared that I would fall.
What was the most memorable moment?
Emily: We went to the beach and did rock pooling.
Lucas: Being around friends and eating an icy-pole while watching a movie.
Hermela: When we spent time with our friends and spent time with our teachers.
How do you think you have grown as a person through the experience? What has it taught you?
Emily: It taught me cooking skills and I can kind of survive in the wild.
Lucas: It has taught me that friends are there for me and built my relationships with them.
Hermela: It taught me how to collaborate with others and even people that I don't really know.
What was the obstacle you had to overcome to enjoy camp?
Emily: My fear of heights which made it difficult but I enjoyed it.
Lucas: I had nothing I had to overcome, it was an awesome trip.
Hermela: My obstacle that I had to overcome was staying away from my family for two nights, that was very challengeing.