We had camp at Outward Bound in Sai Kung! It was okay, but I got a bit homesick and I had no sleep for the first two nights. Fortunately, the camp instructors and Sandy lao shi were nice and they helped me out. Otherwise, it was one of the best camps I’ve been in. The food was good, the place was nice, the views when hiking were amazing and the activities were great. Here are some of the highlights:
One of my favourite parts was the jetty jump. It was really exhilarating, because we had to jump off a really high platform, which was higher than last year’s. I got a bit scared at first when I saw the drop, but when I jumped, it turned out to be really fun! When I fell down, my stomach dropped and everything was a blur. It seemed longer than it actually was, and I really enjoyed it.
I also really enjoyed hiking. Even though we were plagued by bees and my group chose the easiest hike, I still really enjoyed it because the views were great and the path we took was nice. Also, the terrain was changing from walking through gravel, cement and even a patch or ground where there was lots of stones, steep hills and the ground was orange. (I led/navigated on that part.) That was my favourite.
When we collected wood for the campfire it was really fun in ways I can’t explain. I learned there were different levels of wood: level 1 being the most flammable but didn’t light for so long (dry leaves) to level 5 being the hardest to light but lasted the longest (entire big branches and small tree trunks). It was really funny when Patrick came back to the campfire site with a branch so big it was like a log. It was really heavy, and it almost wouldn’t fit into the fireplace. We also made s’mores! Some of our marshmallows caught on fire though. =)
The last day was really fun. We went down to the Boathouse to wash the camping gear and tents, and we had oatmeal with raisins for breakfast. After breakfast, we played on the beach. Then, we did this final challenge where we had to scoot down a small pipe. I went first because no one else wanted to, and it was a long way down. The instructors told me to scoot down like a caterpillar, but the pipe was really long, it was pitch black and I kept bumping my head and my tailbone on the pipe. However, it was really exciting and fun
Featuring: Brendon (me), Jayden, Patrick, Coco, Morning, Elizabeth, Chelsea, Lauren, Paegan, Sing (Instructor), Dick (Instructor) and Jane (Instructor). Photo taken by: Sandy lao shi