Hey hey heyyyyyy everyone! Recently I came back from camp and in this post I will reflecting about it! HOPE YOU ENJOY READING! :3
In my opinion, I felt that camp is AWESOME! I would definitely go back to Outward Bound! Not only was the experience so much fun, but it taught us a lot of skills! I feel that Camp is a good way to develop independence, responsibility, and courage!
At Camp, I really enjoyed the Jetty Jump, hiking, the spider web, cooking, and Kayaking! I definitely think that doing the Jetty jump showed the most courage because we were jumping of a tall dock and I am a little scared of heights! During Hiking, I was the leader so I had to make sure that everybody was together and that no one was left behind! Although the 3 km hike was exhausting, I had a really good time because my friends were there. The spider web was a task where there was a BIG spider web, and we all had to go through the holes. Since I was one of the smallest people, I had to go through a very small hole, but I made it through because all my friends were supporting my head, my back, and my legs. Since we got to cook our own food, I think that I have learnt more cooking skills! We got to cook pasta and rice and sometimes we got to make our own sandwiches! Lastly, kayaking was lots of fun because I got to learn how to kayak and we played lots of fun games while kayaking!
When coming back from camp, I would surely say that I have learnt lots of different skills! Some skills that I learnt are how to set up a tent, how to cook food, how to Kayak, how to navigate, how to communicate with others, etc, etc, etc! I think 2 skills that were very important was how to navigate and how to work and communicate with others! Navigating is very important because if you don’t know how to, you might end up being lost in the woods, and navigating helps you find your track and tells you where to go! How to work and communicate with others is VERY important because I learnt that when you communicate with others and use the plan, do, review model, you will succeed in teamwork tasks.
Some challenges that we faced were working and communicating with each other, taking risks, and washing the dishes. There was this one activity called “the tunnel”. My friend Alicia is very Claustrophobic and the tunnel was very small especially for her, however, she still decided to go through the tunnel and she did it! I think that shows a lot of courage. Another challenge was washing the dishes. A lot of us are used to our helpers or aunties washing the dishes at home, however during camp, we had to wash and clean our own dishes. It was a challenge because nobody wanted to do it, but then we tried our best, and ended up with 11 perfectly clean bowls.
Even though I had an amazing time, I think that there are some things I need to work on. Firstly, I want to work on taking risks. This is because when we were doing the Tunnel task, I decided not to go because I didn’t like it. But after the task, everybody was talking about how much fun and not scary the tunnel was, and when everybody said that, the tunnel didn’t sound so scary anymore. Right now, if I could, I would want to trythe tunnel. Another thing I need to work on is participation. When we were doing the dishes, I didn’t want to do it because I thought it was gross. But then I realised that we all have to participate and help one another.
Thank you for reading!