Kamusta readers! (hello in Filipino) Long time no see!! It’s been a very brutal few days at camp, but honestly, I actually really liked it. I might not be my favorite camp, but i made some new friends and new memories.
Let’s start with my group. We are called “TEAM INTENTS”! See what we did there😉? Anyways, our group leader’s name is Prosshant and his assistant Fung. Here is my friend doing the final touches on our team flag.
Food, food, food! The food at camp was not the best, 😵 ranging from spaghetti soup and water milk. my friends and I were ranting about how bad the food was. Luckily I ate a big meal when I got home. The only good food item was the……..FIG BARS! After a tiring afternoon activity, our leader would give us a fig bar. My friend (I won’t name names) saved her day 1 fig bar ’till day 3. EW! At camp we also learned about cleaning up after ourselves. After each meal, we cleaned our bowls until it sparkled. Otherwise we would have to go to the back of the line!!
Activities galore! At camp we had so many activities I was hard to keep track of them. Kayaking, bouldering, star challenge, compass, survival skills, etc.
All in all, my favorite has to be kayaking! It was my first time kayaking, so I thought it was going to be really difficult in a two person kayak, be it really wasn’t! My partener and I cooperated really well💖, and we were also surprisingly fast. at The end, we went the wrong way and another group followed us and then we collided.
My second favorite was the star challenge. The star challenge was basically 3 groups competed against each other, but only in mini-groups of six. It stills comes near the top even though we got 9th place. (second last)
Third, bouldering! Bouldering is kind of like rock climbing but with not harness because the climbing wall is less than 15 feet in height. (pic is below) We played fun games and learnt how to build rafts and cook food!
Ah, yes. THE NOT-SO FOND MEMORIES OF SITTING ON GRASS. WITH BUGS. If you know me, you know I ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY HATE bugs. So, sitting on grass with hundreds of bugs wasn’t exactly my strong suit. Even so, I did as I was told, and sat on the ground. Slowly, I began to get used to it. ………………Here I am now.
Finally, the sleeping accommodations. FYI, the first night groups 1-6 are in dorms, while groups 7-11 slept in tents. The following night we switched. I personally liked the dorms better because it was more comfortable and cozy. My bunkmates were also very friendly, and one of them was homesick, and cried for most of the night, and I couldn’t sleep. Even that was better than sleep in tents with no air con.
All in all, camp was a great experience for all of G5!!