Things I enjoyed
A lot of things were fun in Outward bound but these were the highlights of camp for me. Kayaking was one of my favourite activities, we paddled all the way to another island, had a picnic and came back. Kayaking was super fun since we got to see lots of things in the ocean that we don’t usually get to see like sea urchins. Another one of the highlights of camp for me was Jetty jumping and it was fun for me because i got to jump of from a high place into the ocean and that’s not something you get to do everyday. Another one of the funner things in camp was sleeping in tents. Tents were enjoyable since for our group, four of us shared a tent. We were all a bit squishy but overall it was comfortable. The food was also really good compared to other camps. We had hamburgers and fries on the last day and ice cream too.
A few things that were annoying or were hard for me in outward bound is… that we had to go to go to the toilet in bushes or walk really far to go to the toilet. On the first night in tents, we had to pee in bushes. And in the second night, if you had to go in the middle of the night you would have to walk really far and it would take 10 minutes to go and come back and it would take even longer if you didn’t have a flashlight. Another thing that bothered me was the dorms. The dorms weren’t as clean and it was very messy. And we couldn’t sleep until 12am since our dormates kept talking. The water in the ocean was super cold as well. So everytime we went swimming, our whole group was cold.
How I felt
Overall at camp I think I had mixed emotions. Like for example some things made me excited and happy while other things made me nervous and made me step out of my comfort zone.For example, when I did jetty jumping, I was scared to do it at first since i was afraid of heights but it turned out to be one of most exciting things and one of the highlights of camp for me. But other parts of camp like not being able to sleep early since people were talking, made me tired and sad and a bit annoyed. And when we were hiking and kayaking, i felt adventurous since we got to go places and explore.
What I wished could have happened
I think outward bound was already great as it was but i think we could’ve had more night activities in the dark and do more cool stuff at night instead of just setting up tents. Because I think night time is really cool since you can look at the stars and see fireflies. And while it’s dark we could’ve done a couple of dark activities that train our vision and our other senses. Another thing I wished that could have happened was we got more time to do ropes course and go to the higher parts of it. I also wished that we could’ve had more time there and save more time instead of wasting time talking so we can play more activities and games.
After this camp experience with outward bound, i think I would definitely go camping here again. After all, most of the activities were enjoyable and fun and only a couple of things annoyed me. I think I had a lot of fun with my teammates and everyone else as well.