Tuesday, 5 December 2017

CAMP 2017

Tuesday 28th November 2017- Day 1

6:30 I wake up to the sound of my alarm. I am up and getting ready to leave for school. I had packed my bags the night before so that means that I didn’t have to do it in the morning. We loaded the car and headed to school. When I was at school I kissed my mum goodbye and entered the hall in my class lines. We did a quick check, “drink bottle, hats, lunch” said Mr. Fourie. When everyone had shown Mr. Fourie that they had their drink bottle, hats and handed our baking in, we got into our camp groups. I was in wasted Potential, with Ashley, Ishaan, Scarlet, Rayhaan, Caitlin, Alex, Brooklyn, Charles, Jaime, Ngawini and Jorden. We put our luggage in the bus and went back to the hall. We did a last minute check and loaded the bus. We took a 1 and a ½ hour drive to PSYV (Peter Snell Youth Village). We sat on the deck and we were welcomed by the owner of PSYV, Gordon. He was telling us about the do’s and don’ts of the village. When we were finished we got our morning tea and then a little bit of free time to put our stuff in the cabins and have a familiarising of the camp. We were all hungry and had some lunch. Now it was time for Activity rotation no. 1. I was doing Masterchef. We were making french toast. This is how it works. Mrs. Crosbie will ask us a question and whichever team got it right would go get and ingredient. Once we had all our ingredients. We could make a start. We had a competition on who could make the best french toast. Our team was in the lead but we later found out that it doesn’t make a difference as we lost because ours was too salty (cough Charles). Straight after our 1st rotation we moved on to the next activity which was hobo stoves. We got to make pancakes, and they were really good. After that it was time for the waterslide. It was a long big rubber slide going down the hill. I was scared to go down from the top but we started in the middle because that's the camp rules. When we all went down it was time for dinner. On the menu we had spaghetti bolognaise and for dessert we had a choice of a brownie or a custard slice. When we were done with dinner we had a little bit of free time just to get ready for the burma trail. We all lined up in our groups and waited to begin. When it was my turn we made our way in the dark to Mr. Fourie where he blindfolded us. We made our way through the forest through sticks, leaves and branches (and parents). When it was bed time we all got into our sleeping bags and of course there was some chatter.

Wednesday 29th November 2017-Day 2

Day 2 of camp started of with my cabin having a nice loud conversation that woke me up. We started the morning with a morning run, everyone's favourite. After we had run and our legs could barely carry us any further we went inside for breakfast for breakfast we had toast and cereal. After that we started with our first activity rotation. I did rifles. The object was to hit the tin in the distance. Looking at the target it looked easy but I stand corrected.  I only managed to hit the target once. When we were finished with rifles we had some morning tea and then off to rotation 2. This time I was doing rock climbing. I was the first person to go and by halfway I thought my arms were going to fall off. We all cheered our team on as everyone went one by one. We headed to the initiative coarse. Here we had to work as a team to get across beams and it sure was difficult. When we were done we had to go through a number of obstacles. Next we headed over to the confidence course were we completed an obstacle course while being time we had time before to work out everyone's strengths.We then moved up to the top for afternoon tea.  Last but not least we had archery. We had two teams (boys and girls) and by the end of the session we had to get points by popping a balloon. It was really tense at the end because there was a small red balloon and whichever team popped it won, and lucky enough Caitlin shot the winning arrow. We got into our togs and headed over to the waterslide. This time it was from the top I was really nervous and didn’t know what to expect. In the end I had a blast and even went for a second go. We headed over and took a shower and got ready for dinner. This time on the menu we had roast beef, roast potatoes and vegetables. We all got ready for the Talent Quest everyone's favourite. As everyone had their laughs it was then time for bed.

Thursday 30th November 2017-Day 3

Same old routine get up get ready morning run. By now I was used to it. We then had breakfast and it was the same as yesterday. We all got ready to go to the amazing SAP (Silverdale Adventure Park). This was something everyone was looking forward to as there were so many amazing rides. There was the vertical bunjee, the luge, the massive flying fox and 3D movies. We had so much fun that time was flying. Although it was fun at the end of the day we were all tired and were ready to head back. We got back and did the waterslide. We then at dinner which was butter chicken. We had some free time while Mr. Fourie and Mr. Munro set up for the Y-games. We had so many different challenges and some really gross ones until it came to an end. We went back to our cabins ready for lights out.

Friday 1st December 2017-Day 4    

Now you're probably thinking same old routine, wrong, this time it was a little different we were woken up to screaming. As we got up we were ambushed by water guns (cough cough Mr. Fourie and Mr. Munro), but I know I should have seen it coming. Although we were all soaking wet the was an upside to this, we had no morning run that meant that we had to do a final tidy up. That meant packing bags and doing our duties. When we were done it was time for the Top Class Event. At first room 5&6 had a big lead but room 7(us) caught up during the confidence course. We were in the lead from there on until archery. Room 8 got a lead and ended up winning. We packed our bags in the bus and said our goodbyes. Mrs. Bailey called Mr. Fourie and Mr. Munro to the middle for a “special Tradition” we all got our drink bottle and poured it on top of them. We then boarded the bus and headed back to school. What an amazing camp experience!!!


Year 7&8 camp 2017

 Year 7 & 8 Camp 2017

28th November
I had so many mixed emotions about leaving for camp. I got out of the car with my bags and saying my last goodbyes to my mum. I put my bags down and found a group of friends. Mr Fourie called everyone inside and all the parents left.

Image result for peter snell youth village logoWe were all doing the roll call and collecting everything that we needed. We got to that point where we were all ready but the bus wasn’t there yet. Once the bus arrived we all took a seat and off we went to camp. On the bus I sat with a couple of friends the bus was nice and quiet because it didn't have as much people as it did last time. We all had some laughs and jokes with some truth or dares. We finally reached the camp and I was actually really excited, we all grabbed our bags and had morning tea. We all got settled in our cabins and I was in cabin 11 with Tayla, Hannah, Hayley and Evie. I was so ready to get started with the camp activities I had rifles for my first activity and i have never done it before and I thought that I would miss a lot. At first I didn’t really get what the instructor was trying to say but I knew what to do once I got up there. I thought that the rifles would be really loud but they were actually pretty quiet. I hit lots of tins but missed a few but I was still happy with how many tins that I got.
After that my team had rock climbing and I thought that the wall would be really high and hards, but it was a small one and didn’t look that challenging. Once it was my turn I thought that I would fly through it but it was actually harder than it looks and most of the rocks were wobbly so if you couldn’t climb you would have to try turn the other rocks around so it would be way easier. We all had a couple of turns the signal went so we all had to go back and finally had dinner.
Everyone said that the dinner at camp would be really good. We all took a seat and Mr Fourie would choose table by table to all go and get their food, but some people on my table just had to open their mouth and argue with Mr Fourie's opinion. So therefore ofc we had to go lucky last once everyone finally got their food we were allowed to get our dinner. We all sat down and we had noodles with bolognese with some coslow. I was so happy to eat but since we were last we had the bottom of the tin so everything was mushed together and all the flour soaked to the bottom. I didn’t really like the dinner on the first night because it had no taste and it was gross. We finally got to the water slide, got in line and waited for our turn. It was a really long line so we waited a long time, finally it was my turn we could only go halfway on the slide because it was camp rules. We had to put our hands on our elbows and keep our legs crossed. Mr Fourie and Mr Munroe would push you down really fast or really slow. Just because my brother was in both of their classes he pushed me really fast. Once everyone had a few goes we all had to get ready for the burma trail, so I got ready and we all had to line up in our activity groups. We all waited and one by one a teacher would choose a group to go and do the burma trail. Once we got chosen we all lined up in front of Mr Fourie and he would wrap half the teams eyes in bandage and half of them got blindfolded. We all had to put one hand on the rop and one hand on the person's shoulder that is in front of you. Our group went in and there were lot’s of screams and even some people crying. It was scary and fun at the same time. Once everyone finished we had milo and a couple cookies and after that it was off to bed.

29 th November
I wasn’t that tired that morning, but we all got ready at around and had to start our morning run. We had to go through the burma trail and up and down the hill twice. Once we were done that we had breakfast, they had cereal and toast for that morning.
My group had the confidence course and I think that there were some obstacles that I didn’t really complete because it was harder than I thought. We all had to do a time trial to see who got the best time out of all of our teams. My team ended up getting 4:24 and to that day we were in the lead. After that we all had morning tea then off to our next activity, we then had the Initiative course and the included a lot of teamwork and thinking
. We weren’t really doing well on most of the activities because some of us were in a bad mood. It was 12:30 and we were all hungry for lunch, we all sat down and ate. For our next activity we had archery and we had to split into two teams so basically we were boys against boys. Our team got heaps of balloons and we ended up winning I was so close from getting a bullseye but didn’t end up getting it.
At 2:45 we had Masterchef and I thought that it would’ve just have been just like food technology. But to get our ingredients we had to answer a few questions and for that to happen we had to split onto two teams so we just used our same teams. We finally got our ingredients so we had to just figure out how to make it on our own. We started to cook and I thought that it was a bit too easy but then Mrs Bailey and Mrs Crosbie were doing a taste test so we all were aiming for the win. We ended up a tie and neither one of us got a prize.
It was 4:00 and it was starting to get boring but we had our next activity and it was the hobo stoves o it was in the burma trail so I was with Kaizen as a group and Kaizen was meant to light up a match and place it in the blue gel but her match snapped in half but she still tried and once she did half of it went flying off and ended up on my leg and I got a big fright. We all got our separate bowls and just start making our piclepes. Kaizen and I made really little ones and we had so much batter left we couldn’t finish it off. After that we all had to tidy up and get ready for the water slide and this time we got to go from the top. I was really nervous and didn’t want to go but the slide looked so fun. When it was my turn I laid down on the slide and crossed my arms and legs they pushed me down fast and I was having so much fun. I only went once because I wasn’t really feeling like it. At 6 we all had dinner and that day it was really nice and we had dessert there too.
We all went to the hall all nervous because we all had to do our dances. Our team wasn’t really happy that we didn’t get to practice before we got on stage. When we went up we did our dance and got some claps I knew that we were not as good as the comedy ones. We were watching a lot of them and to be honest there were some really good ones and some really bad ones. Once the talent quest was finished we had our group dance and we went 2nd to last because none of us wanted to do it. Once we finished we all took a seat and waited for the winners. We got first on our group dance but didn’t get anything but we got cream filled donuts for our prize. We had milo and cookies and we had to go bed.

30 th NovemberImage result for adventure park silverdale
We got up and got ready for our 7:00 run, it was still the same run at the same place. We had breakfast and that was about the same things that we ate the same thing the day before, once we finished our food we had to pack everything and get ready for our trip to Silverdale (Adventure Park).
We left the camp by bus and the bus was over an hour. When we arrived we all put our stuff down in our assembly area, then we went to do the activities. There was nothing open apart from the playground so my friends and I went and played. We played for a while until the ludge, shooting star, and the flying fox was open. The first thing that I did was the lugde and I’ve never been in a ludge so it was really fun for the first time. I went on for a while and then it started to get boring so I went to the shooting star and weighed myself but i weighed 39.3 and I had to be 40 I didn’t end up going on those rides part from the luge. Once it was 4 we had to go back to camp so we went on the bus and headed back to the camp.Image result for adventure park silverdale
As soon as we got there we had to get into outr togs and go straight to the water slide. It was really fun because we got to go for as long as we liked. Once we were finished we dried off and got ready for dinner. After we finished dinner we had the Y games and basically what we had to do was line up into our groups and there would be a chair at the front and once in awhile the person on the chair would change and so some challenges. It was around 11:30 and we couldn’t finish up the games so we headed back to bed, Mr Fourie said that he would let us sleep in till 7 and we all thought that he was being honest. So we all headed back to bed and fell asleep straight away.

1 st of December
We got woken up with a splash of water in our faces and of course it was Mr Munro and Mr Fourie with water guns. He moved on to the next room and we all were soaked and annoyed we thought that it was over but sadly it wasn’t. All you could see was Mr Fourie and Mr Munro coming down the hallway coming to wet us. We all screamed and dived into our sleeping bags and still managed to get wet. Once they were done it was time to get up. We went straight to the dining room to have breakfast. We got up and cleaned up everything in our cabins, we all had duties to clean up the camp and everything was clean an hour later. We got to have morning tea which was finishing as much as we could eat.
After that happened we had the top class event and I just had to do the parachute and do an obstacle course on the playground we got ahead on the running but room 8 overtook us in archery. We overtook room 8 on the water slide but still they won.
When everything was done there were presets given out and a couple of speeches and Mrs Bailey said t make a circle around Mr Fourie and everyone grabbed their drink bottles and waited but Mr Fourie said that who ever is on his side has to stand by him. So lots of people went until Hannah’s mu (Gale) got a big bucket of water and tipped it on everyone and then everything turned into chaos. Once that was finish and we all got to wet Mr Fourie we all had to tidy up the floor and head off. I was so sad that we were gonna leave but happy to see my family.
I ‘m so sad that it is the last camp with my friends at Reremoana school.

Year 7&8 camp 2017

Tuesday 28th November 2017

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I woke up with my brothers car noises and I knew my day was beginning. I finally got out of bed at 7:30 and started to get changed into my clothes I was wearing for the day ahead. I got in the car with my mom going to school. When got to school I was waiting to put my stuff into the bus when everything was on the bus we started to hop onto the bus. I was sitting with Leah on the way down. A few hours later we got to PSYV (Peter Snell Youth Village) we hopped off the bus then we had some morning tea. After morning tea we had some free time, in that free time I played volleyball. When free time was over we had to sit down in our lines with our camp group then Mr Fourie would let us off to our first activity. My first activity was Hobo stoves where we had to cook some mini pancakes on the hobo stoves ( the thing I don't like about them is that they only cook the pancake on one side so it was hard to manage). When that was finished we had to go straight to our second rotation which was the Riffles for me. I really enjoyed the rifles a lot. After our second rotation we went and had dinner which was spaghetti bolognese and it was good. Then we went onto the water slide for the first time. The water slide was my favorite activity at camp the water at the bottom was a tiny bit cold but it was alright. After the water slide we got ready to go to the burma trail. If you don’t know a burma trail is it is a muddy track in the woods with a rope to follow and you have to wear blindfolds. After the burma trail we had to wait for the other groups to finish (because we were the second group to go). After that we had some hot chocolate and got ready for bed. I couldn’t get to sleep because I was so excited for the day coming.  

Wednesday 29th November 2017

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On Wednesday we woke up at 6:15 - 6:30. We got ready for the morning run at 7am sharp. The morning run starts at the bottom at the steep hill through the burma trail and up the big hill going around behind the kitchen and dining area. We had to do that twice. After the morning run we had some breakfast. Then we would go freshen up for the day to come (we had 5 rotations today). My first rotation of the day was rock climbing and it was really fun. I did the rock climbing wall twice and I made it up to the top every time:) Then there is a noise we hear to change rotation. My second rotation was confidence course the confidence is a obstacle course that is really hard to do and your whole team has to go through it all in a certain amount of time my team ( Group 1 - Alphaz ) did it in 4:09 which is pretty good because the team that went before us got 4:24. After rotation two we went back to where we always meet and got a can of fizzy ribena and some biscuits to go with it. Rotation 3 I went to the initiative course which is just working together with your group. Rotation 4 we went to Archery, I’m not the best at it but I’m not the worst. Me and Delilah got so many points for the girls team but the boys still one the challenge. After that we went to masterchef which is where we eat our dinner and we had to cook french toast for Mrs Bailey and Mrs Crosbie, Thankfully the girls group one this challenge. Then we had some spare time and got to go on the water slide and then get ready for the talent show. At the talent show I was so nervous for our group to go and have our turn. (were called the tough cookies revenge) Then we had our camp group dances and ours was alright but we weren't the best. At the end of the night they were announcing the winners Mrs Bailey calls out “the winners are The Tough Cookies Revenge). I was so happy and excited to eat donuts for the first time in forever (that was our prize). Then we got ready for bed.  

Thursday 30th November 2017

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I got up and I was so excited to go to Silverdale Adventure park. First we got up and we had a morning run just like on the 29th. Then we had some breakfast and we started to sit in our lines ready to go. We hopped onto the buses and they were so LOUD because everyone was so excited (But I still managed to sleep). As soon as we got there we got in a line and you could choose sweet or savory for your morning tea (they were cupcakes). Also we got a really yum juice box with it. After we finished our morning tea we could go and play on the rides! I started off by going in the little kids playground and I saw so many fun things to go on. First I went on this rocket long and you can press the buttons to go up and down (It went pretty slow). After that I went to get a drink and then went onto the tube slide (the tube slide is a slide and you go down in tubes). The tube slide was alright because it went really slow. After that there was lunch which we had burgers and fries. Then we went up to the top and first I went down onto the shooting star which is a huge sling shot going horizontal. When I went on it, it was higher than I expected. Then I went onto the luge and it was so fun that was my favorite of all! I already sort of knew that it was going to be heaps of fun because of the one in Rotorua because it’s basically the same thing. Those were only a few rides to go on there was still the zip line and more rides in the kids playground. After a big day we hopped back on the bus and of course I fell asleep again! We got back to PSYV and had a bit of spare time to do whatever you wanted to do (I went onto the water slide). Then we came inside and had some dinner and dessert then we had the why games and that was probably my favorite activity. After that we had some hot chocolate and hopped into bed.  

Friday 1st December 2017

I woke up and got little surprise… water guns (thanks Mr Fourie and Mr Munro). After that we came out of our cabins and we were so lucky that we didn’t have to do a morning run. any way we had some breakfast and got ready for the day. Then Mr Fourie said were having the class race which is where all the students in your class have to do at least one activity and it’s a race there were 3 other classes to beat (I did the running and the water slide). Sadly our class came 2nd because room 8 just bet us by a tiny bit. After all of that fun we tidied up our cabins and did our duties. Then we got our stuff onto the bus and went back to school so our parents can pick us up!

Year 7 & 8 camp 2017