I just came back from camp. Camp was very fun, my camp counsellor’s name is Melissa. She was very nice. Anyhow, on the first day right after the long bus ride we chose a a group name. ” Potato campers” was our name. Though, I didn’t really like it. We then set up our tent with our tent mates,which was Lauren and Elsa. Then we had our packed lunch which was pizza for me. I then put on my water shoes because Melissa told us we were going to the beach for water activities. I put them on just before Melissa called us to go to the beach.
The first activity was called lily pads. The aim of the game was to get to the other side with the lily pads. If one person falls of the lily pad we all have to start again. And also the lily pad must be touched by human at all time or else it would be discarded. It was very difficult,because everyone forget to touch the lily pad at all time. Then we finally got to the other side which was very fun.
Then we played some other water activities. Another water activity that I enjoyed is a game where you had to get to fill a tube with water so the ball can come out. I really did not know the name of this game. I was in a group with Lauren, Brendon and Amber. We had to fill buckets with water so the ball could come out. This is called buoyancy. But the tricky part was that the buckets had wholes so we had to run quickly and also the tube had wholes. And another disadvantage for our group was that we had less people.We only had four people and others had five. Though we discussed plans to help us win the challenge. We used the extra buckets to collect extra water dripping from the pole. Amber and I were runners (people who collect the water from the beach, as we called). Brendon and Lauren were the people who cover the wholes without the buckets containing the leak. At the end we won so we helped other groups.
Then we showered which was really cold and then we ate dinner which was pasta.
Then we played twilight activities. The twilight activity we played was a scavenger hunt. The team with the most crossed out items would win. One person from the team had to run a lap before you could show the object you found.We had to be with your tent groups. Basically, I was running, Elsa was finding the objects and Lauren was the person who was showing the object. When the time was over we handed over our list and then the camp counsellors calculated the top three groups who had the most crossed out things. I had a feeling we were not going to place in the top three. But miracles can happen. We got first place with fifteen points. We were so happy! After the twilight activity we brushed our teeth and then went to bed. It was really hard to sleep because so many people were talking even after lights out. Me and Lauren accidentally woke up at twelve o’ clock because we though it was five. So then we started to pack for the next day. Then I checked my watch and found that it was only twelve. Me and Lauren tried to fall asleep. Which we did. Yay!
The next day we brushed our teeth and then ate breakfast. I had baked beans and sausages. It was good, then we had some more more water activities. Like surfing which was really fun. I managed to stand up on the board ( well, obviously!). I got salt water in my mouth and then I swallowed it which was not very fun. We also did raft building. I was in a group with Patrick, Lauren, Elsa, Brendon, Paegan and Amber. We learned how to tie knots like a box knot. We put the plastic tubes on the bottom off the bamboo. We sailed our boats and cleaned up. Our group came in third.
Our team also played “Game of Life” with the other groups. In game of life there are carnivores, omnivores and herbivores. The carnivores have to eat omnivores and herbivores. And the omnivores have to eat herbivores and run away from the carnivores. And herbivores had to flee and hide from everything. The first round I was a herbivore which was not fun. But I didn’t die anyway. The next round I was an omnivore which was better. But know there was a hunter and disease. The hunter just had to see you and then call your name out then you were dead. So you had to hide. But the disease had to catch you. So you had to run away. I got ten herbivores but then I loss two lives. Luckily I didn’t get caught by the disease or hunter. The next round was the same but I was a carnivore. I had eaten many herbivores and omnivores. I had to hide from the hunter and disease. So I had to hide with two herbivores I had to promise them to not eat them and help kill omnivores if wanted to hide with them so I agreed. I didn’t die.
We had barbecue for dinner. We first had potatoes and corn. They were both delicious, next we had hot dogs. I really liked those. And then, what we have been all waiting for. SMORES! I really loved them. I roasted a marshmallow and put in on a graham cracker. I got an extra marshmallow because I finished mine early. It was really delicious.
We showered and then we played “Bat and moth” as a twilight activity. It was very fun. It was sort of like “marco polo”. The bat was blindfolded and the moth has to try no to be tagged by the bat.
The next twilight activity was a blindfolded rope activity. We held on to the rope blindfolded so we could get to the other side. It was very fun.
We brushed our teeth and slept. I didn’t sleep much but much more than the previous day.
On the last day I woke up the next day and brushed my teeth. We had baked beans and ham for breakfast.
Then our group went to do survival skills. On the way, we picked up trash. In survival skills we learned how to make a shelter and make a fire. It was very cool. We even got to test out our shelter by staying under it because it was raining.
We made our way back to the canopy to learn about “Bokashi” which was a type of compost. To do Bokashi, one has to put Bokashi powder on food scraps and mix. Mixing other people’s food scraps ( with their saliva on it!) was disgusting. But I did it anyways. I washed my hands clean.
Next we had a sandwich for lunch and then went on the bus to go back to school. We had to walk in the rain to get on the bus. I slept on the bus back to school.
When we got to school we had free time on our computers. Megan, Stephanie, Liwen and I played “Animal jam” on our computers. It was so fun.
I think camp was very fun and I learned many new things like smores and tent set up. It was so cool. I was a risk taker.