On March 29th to 31st it was the grade 4 camp. Grade 4 camp was the best thing I have experienced so far this year. It was amazing. We went to the camp Treasure Island in Lantau Island ( Pui O beach ). On Wednesday morning we dropped down our suitcases on the 7th floor then we bring our day bag up with us. There is a 1L water bottle, sunscreen, insect repellent, sun hat, rain jacket, a copy of passport and a light towel in our day bag.
After morning recess we got ready to go down to the buses. It was like a one hour ride and a bit more. When we got there, we had to take a short walk to the campsite. The instructors there welcomed us and we got into our groups. I was in group 8 with an instructor and a teacher from our school. We did some tiny activities there and we made a group flag. We decided to name our group “Minions AHA”. The instructor would yell “Minions” then we would reply “AHA”. There are 9 groups, group 123&4 do things together and 5678&9 do things together.
My group started off with activities in the water. There is 11 people in my group so we split up into two groups to do a race. We had to make a line of people and see which team could get the farthest. After we had another activity where you have to get the most water in a tube. There are more activities after but after the water activities we did a lot of other fun things. On day 1 we also set up our tents and moved in. I really like orienteering. Orienteering is like you have a map and you have to mark down where you want to go and find it. We did it a bit different though, we had to mark down the places we need to go to and find a blue tape.It’s like a scavenger hunt.I thought that the showers would be really cold but they give you a choice of hot water or cold water. The hot water was actually really warm. We had a BBQ dinner that night. We had some sausages, potato, corn and more. We got to do it ourselves and for dessert we got S’MORES! We got to roast the marshmallow ourselves and it was so yummy! At night time we prepared our sleeping bags and got ready for bed. The floor was really hard I could barely sleep. We go to bed at 9:30pm. Goodnight!
The next morning we wake up at 6:30 and we went to eat breakfast at a restaurant called Mavrix. We had ham, cheese, bread and cereal. On the second day I liked The raft building the most and I also like supping. ( stand up paddleboarding ) For the raft building we used 3 bamboo sticks, 3 car wheels and 8 ropes to make it. My group’s raft was successful and we got to try it out after. For the supping we learned how to do it on the waves and it was so fun! We had a snack break in the middle of the day and we had chocolate biscuits. THey also had apple juice. I liked day 2 the most because we got to do all these fun activities. We had twilight activities at the end of the day, it was really exciting.
On day three we woke up started packing because we are leaving that day. After we packed we went to breakfast and then we had one last activity. We had survivors skills, we had to build a shelter to block the rain and the wind. We had a final lunch and we walked to the buses and left the camp. Camp was so fun, nearly everybody wants to go back. I enjoyed everything about camp but I really like spending 2 and a half days with my friends. I experienced a lot of new things in camp. I went surfing for the first time, I did orienteering, it was my first time sleeping in a tent, it was my first time spending time away from my parents. I think I will remember this story for years, it was so fun in many ways. I think i will remember my instructor too because he was really fun and really nice too.
I found a lot of things challenging but after I got used to it and now I don’t find it hard. I learned that things in the wild can be really fun, if we always spend time indoor we won’t notice how amazing just running in the water could be. This camp taught us a lot about the oceans and the lands there. They taught us a lot about the buffalos they had. Grade 4 camp was the BEST!