HI HI READERS!
Oh my gosh! Grade 4 just went to camp for 3 days and 2 nights. It was at Lan Tau island, Pui O. We slept in tents with 2 or 3 people in a tent. I was with Sarah. We had a really friendly group leader, Qian Qian, she prepared a lot of activities for us and I really appreciate it.
On the first day, we departed from school and reached Treasure Island. They introduced the leaders and we got to work, Sarah and I got to set up our tent, it was my first time. In the start I thought that it would be pretty hard but they taught us and I got it. The tent has two layers, the tarp and the fly. The tarp is to keep the mosquito away and the fly is to protect us from the rain because it is waterproof. After setting up our tent we went to the beach and did some water activities. We did a game called the longest line, Qian Qian split us up into two teams, and just by connecting our arms and legs together, we had to make the longest line, and our group won! The other game includes a tiny bit of water, we had a tube that has a ball inside and we had to go to the sea pick up some water and pour it in to the tube. It seems pretty easy but no, because it has holes in the tube and some in the bucket. We had some students holding the holes and some of them got totally soggy wet. Then we plated the last game, we had to use the half tube to pass the ball to the person in front of you. We had to start from the wall and pass it to the bucket which was near the water and a long way from the wall. Then we went to take a shower, we had to use freezing cold water, and for some reason, they ran out of water! Sarah and I were freezing, and ten minutes later, water came back, yeah! I took a quick shower, and went back to our tent to change. It was a little weird because we had to wear our swimsuit while taking a shower! I am used to having a shower without my swimsuit. Right after we took a shower we went to eat dinner, we had dinner at mavericks, spaghetti with tomato sauce. It was so YUMMY! Then we went to do twilight activities, and we did a scavenger hunt to look for different things, it was fun. We also learnt a game called “I got a boom chicka boom” Funny song. After twilight activities we moved back in our tent and went to bed. I felt a little homesick but luckily Sarah calmed me down and I just fell asleep, just to tell you I only slept for 1 hour, because it was really uncomfortable.
On the second day Sarah woke me up, and we went to brush our teeth together in the public toilets. After that, we changed into our swimming suits and head out to breakfast, we had cereal, sausages and scrambled eggs. It was delicious, but the problem is that we need to wash the plate! Well, you would think that it is fine. But no because we had a bucket that everyone used to wash our plate, and by the way the water was disgusting! Then went into the sea and learnt how to run in water, it was easy. Then we went jumping in waves, it was fun. Indeed, the waves were really big and I got all soaking wet. Well, we went surfing after that. It was my first time surfing and it was so fun. We need to do a tiny obstacle to get to the sea. When we reach the sea the instructor made us paddle to a teacher and then they with make you jump of the board, spin you around or flip you. I thought the part where they flip you around was the scariest, because if you forgot to breath your nose hurts a lot and that happened to me. After that we played a game called the game of life. We had to take a coloured strap and each colour represents rather a omnivore, carnivore or herbivore. Well being a carnivore is the best because no other animal can eat you, but being a herbivore is the worst because every other animal can hunt you. In the game, we had to run around and save ourselves and make sure that we survive. To survive we have to get to the energy source without getting caught, if you did get caught, you are not going to survive unless you find a energy source from a different place. It wasn’t that fun for me because I didn’t have a chance to be a carnivore and never made it to the end of the game. Then we went to eat at the restaurant mavericks, we had some yummy food. Right after lunch, we went observing the wetlands, it was really cool. I found a lot of new plants! My favourite was the taro leaf, because it was waterproof and the cool things is that after you put water on it it stays there, also after you pour the water off, the leaf stays dry. We moved on to our next activity, raft building. We learnt how to tie knots and built our own raft. Well, it worked really well. Then we took a nice warm shower, the bad thing is that we only had 3 minutes to take a shower. After, we went to our BBQ dinner we had sausages, corn, potato’s and S’MORES! Yum Yum Yum! Then we did some games, and finally went to bed.
On the last day, I woke Sarah up at 6:30 to get ready to brush our teeth. We had the same kind of breakfast as yesterday. After the nicely made breakfast, we packed our big bags. It took me and Sarah really quick because we only had 2 people. Then group 3 and 4 did some orienteering. Orienteering is to use a map to find your way around. As a group, we went with a teacher and looked for different places. Well, it was rainy and I didn’t have a proper raincoat and I was really cold and wet, but I didn’t mind. After that, we had a snack and did our reflections. We had to answer some questions and drew a picture of the campsite. Finally we broke down the tent and went to the main area and all the groups gathered together. All of shared a thing that we liked about this camp and we sang the Canadian national anthem all together, and got free treasure island shirt with the autograph of my group leader. I was really sad that it was time to go back to school. We said goodbye to the leaders and thank them. Finally we went back to school.
This was a great experience being away from home, I had a lot of fun. I learnt that we always have to stay brave and try new things and never be scared! Camp Rocked!
I LOVE CAMP!