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"On Monday 31st of May I went on the best camp in my life." . . . Joshua
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The Ropes 1 . 2 . 3 Abseiling 1 . 2 . 3 Bushwalking 1 . 2 . 3 . Canoeing 1 . 2 . 3 Bivouac 1 . 2 . 3 Archery 1 . 2 . 3
Our Camp. by Bonirose Galan
I learnt a lot of things. It make me think now that I have become more independent, confident, and able to negotiate! I experienced other significant things that I haven't experienced before!

Actually, this was the first time I’m involved in the camp. I didn’t imagine what a great adventure would be put into my life. I thought it might be boring. I really had no idea what was in the camp, if it gonna be boring, challenging or whatsoever. Now I realised that it was a super duper enjoyable task we did in the camp. I learnt a lot of things. It make me think now that I have become more independent, confident, and able to negotiate! I experienced other significant things that I haven't experienced before!

Anyway, The first operation we did, when we arrived in the camp, we met our instructor Mr. Matt and Mr. Dann. They were very friendly and professional. After they grouped us and associated with us. We had our yummy burgers for lunch. Then, we went to our lodges, it’s more like a cabin. Each cabin had telly, closet, comfortable rooms and showers. It’s a double bunk type. Marry, Geraldine, and I became close in the first day. We were together in the bed, we laughed and giggled together, and we shared things and secrets. In the whole week we became best of friends. I became familiar with their characters. Geraldine was a daddy’s girl, very loud, flirtatious sometimes and a spoiled brat girl but she’s a nice and cool friend too.

I also got along with other campers who were in the camp and made many friends. I learnt some of their languages. We joked and bonded with each other and that made me feel at home.

Mary? She was actually very funny, very loud, dependable, kind and very friendly to everyone.
I also got along with other campers who were in the camp and made many friends. I learnt some of their languages. We joked and bonded with each other and that made me feel at home. I also found my ‘ baby friend’ Jia Xuan. She’s so cute and ready to undergo each activity even though she was the youngest of all of us. I admire her. Not like other campers, they didn’t play their part in some task we’d done. Not to mention Joshua, he’s afraid of going onto high areas. I also find him funny, easy to be with and nice.

Enough of that! Okay, after we were shown our rooms we began our first recreation, the ‘ ropes courses’. When I first saw that I felt very excited to try the first task. When I was on the top I feel a little bit of dought because maybe I would fall down. I was scared to death! But I made it. It was a really awesome feeling. After our dinner we had some Aussie games led by Mr Dan. Then we had our supper, every night before we slept chocolate and biscuits. In the camp we ate healthy meals. Our meals were more like a buffet. That made me now a little bit fatty. I gained 5 grams he he he . . . Do I need to tell you that? I get also got darker coz we were sometimes exposed to the sun. But its okay and I enjoyed it very much.
On the second day we had our ‘ big swing’ and the ‘ jump of faith’.
Anyway, On the second day we had our ‘ big swing’ and the ‘ jump of faith’. It was like jumping in the high building or suiciding but it was very a real adventure experience. In the afternoon we had the ‘ canoeing and sailing’ on the river. Marry Geraldine and I were on one boat. It was so funny because Marry would always yell us because we didn’t know do much about canoeing but she was good. Anyway, I woudn't be surprised if she's yelling too much everytime, that’s she is, very loud but it’s fun! The other students were good at sailing. Then it became funnier when we crashed into the bark of a tree, then whoooaaaa… we sank our boat! Luckily it was near to the shore and the water was only up to our chest and somebody helped us to lift the boat. But, bad luck too, coz it was cold and we felt we were in the ice and I had a scratch on my left foot that I didn’t notice coz I didn’t wear shoes. Good luck, coz I’m still alive ha ha! Miss Mataio arrived in the camp that night.
Well, on the third day we executed ‘ bushwalks and bush cookouts’ we climbed into the wild forest. We became familiar with the plants and trees surrounding us. We saw some picturesque parts of the Pacific Ocean, river, thoroughfare, houses, the temple and the woods at the top of the mountain. Then while walking we gathered some sticks for our bush cookouts. We made fire near the river, and then we cooked sausages with bread for our lunch. Then we made damper and cooked it and put onto honey onto it and orange juice for our dessert. We all had a good time. After that, we took a shower and had our dinner. My group was assigned the washing up. Then we played basketball and some Aussie sports. I find myself good at basketball (really huh!). After that, we watch video the ‘ Pirates of the Carribean’ it was a good movie.

We saw some picturesque parts of the Pacific Ocean, river, thoroughfare, houses, the temple and the woods at the top of the mountain.

On the fourth day we had our beach trip to the Palm Beach. We saw some huge and beautiful houses there. Miss Mataio and Mr. Lawrie said that the houses cost $16m-$36m (those were such rich people huh!). Mr. Matt told us too that, this was the beach where the “home and Away” shooting takes place. It was very an amazing place! After our lunch, we had our ‘indoor heated pool’. I really enjoyed it coz I loved swimming esp. in the pool. We played volleyball. Then Mr. Rice taught Mary and me how to swim and take a long breath in the water. I really like Mr Rice! He is so kind and a very nice person. After swimming we went right away to archery. On our last night we had “disco” my favourite of all the time. We savoured each dance on the dancefloor! Mary, Julian and I danced and sang in front of the crowd on the stage. I really had enough confidence at that time. I even led the crowd in one of the dances on the dancefloor and I sang out loud, or I would say I shout loud! ha ha ha!

Miss Mataio was so cool. She led the dancefloor all the time. She loves to dance. Ms. Douladellis dances well too. Mr. Rice dances so cool too. I saw he enjoyed it very much. Mary was a good dancer. Then we had our last supper and got back to our lodge and packed up our things for going home tomorrow. Then, I watched telly with my flatmates in one room. We giggled with each other on our last night.
On our last day, we woke up late. We began our last quest the ‘abseiling’. It’s about 11 metres high, I reckon. It’s really fun!
Obviously . . . I enjoyed my week so much !

Signing off . . . Bonirose Galan