Sunday, 30 March 2014

Camp Recount

Two days before camp, only for year 5’s and 6’s, the teachers divided everybody into six groups. The teams were Manaaki, Caretakers, Care Bears, Care Squad, Caring and the All Stars. We camp on our school grounds and stay there for 3 days and 2 nights. During camp we do lots of activities such as cooking, kayaking, top town, get lost, rollerblading and a concert on the last night (Thursday).

Two days past and I knew what that meant, it meant that it was the beginning of camp. “WOOHOO!!” I was so excited because I got selected to be a leader for Manaaki. My bags were packed and I was ready to start my second experience on camp. When we arrived at school there were heaps of people already there. I waved to my friends and walked straight to the hall to take my bags there. “BRRRRRRRRRRING!” That was the second bell. The teachers sent us to our activities and our first activity was rollerblading.

Rollerblading is very easy for me because I use to rollerblade at home all the time. All you need to do is keep your balance and glide side to side but not to far out because you will do the splits and it hurts. I went speeding across the breeze, hall, outside, I basically rid everywhere. The siren went and I was interested to see which activity we were doing next. I wanted to do get lost because that is the best game. All the teams went to this big as tent which the teachers called the Marke and got sent to the next rotation.

Sure enough we did get lost for our next activity. Get lost is exactly like the amazing race. You have to find yellow or red stickers on walls. It was so confusing because there were difficult challenges like building Humpty Dumpty together again and taking him to the Tusitala room and looking for other challenges from clues. During the game we had to do gangnam style, sing the national anthem, dress into outrageous costumes and get our faces painted. The siren went off again and my team were so happy as we completed every single task.

Camp was awesome. I felt very happy inside and out throughout camp. The thing that I loved the most at camp was Get lost because it had heaps of challenges and tough clues that we had too inference out. I hope next time for camp... wait there won’t be a next time because I will be a Year 7 next year, but I still have my Camp Bentzon coming up this year in term 4, yaye!


  1. Stevenson
    What an amazing recount about your Camp. Thats a brilliant detailed description of your Camp and it sounded like a whole lot of fun. I enjoyed reading about 'Lost' and your comparison to the Amazing Race, seemed like a lot of fun. The second to last paragraph when you were writing words in bold to place emphasis on them, that was a clever language feature that really enhanced your writing.

    I loved the finish, I was very lucky to go to Camp Bentzon three or four times with my old, old school and loved going there, it is an amazing special place and you should have a fantastic time,

    Mr Webb and Room One, Auroa Primary School, Taranaki, New Zealand.

  2. Hello Stevenson
    It sounds like your camp was AWESOME and I like your title. Rollerblading must have been very fun although I personally have never been rollerblading before, but I have been ice skating I went there for 2 hours and I crashed 44 times!!!
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