Thursday, December 9, 2010

Caitlins Camp Reflection

Last week my class and I went to Masterton for camp. When we arrived Iwent in the bus to my first activity which was cave and flying fox. I enjoyed the cave heeps because it is something I have never done before where as I have rode loads of flying foxes before but it was still awesome. The next day I made a bivvy and went for a bike ride to plant a tree.The bike ride was fun but planting a tree and making the bivvy was a bit boring. On the third day I went for a massive tramp it took aproxamately 5-6 hours I have never walked so much in my life. I didnt think I would finish it but it got easier and I did. On the last day I went rock climbing and on the ropes course they were both really cool and I would do them again. After that we all walked to the train station and were on our way home over all camp was great fun and I wish it could of been longer.




Before we left for camp I was a bit nervous,
I had never been on camp for that long but I'm
happy I went it was a great experience.

One of my favourite times was building the bivouac,
it was very fun to built.
But my absolutely favourite part was the flying fox,
it was so thrilling especially the start and going across
the river.

But sadly every story has an end.

Maddy's camp

Last week my class,Room 3 went on a camp to Masterton for 4 days.we all meet at Wellington station at 7 30-8 am,I had to have an early start in the morning.On the first day we had to get a bus out to the caves and flying fox(it wasn't a long bus ride).I like the flying fox so much i went on twice but i didn't enjoy the caves so much though.The tents were cool because I have never slept in a tent over night before so it was a good experience.On day 2 we had to move camp sites but it was only 5 min away so we just walked.That night we were bivving so half of us went on a bike ride and the other half made our bivvys.I was building my bivvy first,I made it with Patricia,Nikki,Bridgetand I.It was quite hard but it got easier after awhile.Our bivvy also won of the best girls bivvy.It was bike ride time I got my bike and helmet and waited till we will head off.I was off,it was a bumpy ride at first but then it got easier.Suddenly my chain fell off so i went slower and slower,so i had to stop and get my bike fixed so I was way behind,Icaught up though.When we got there I found out we have to plant a tree which sounded boring and it was boring.We headed back on our bikes which it felt longer than the way there.In the bivvys at night for sleep i hd a better sleep in the there than in the tents.On day 3 when i woke up i wasn't very excited because we had to do a long 5 hour tramp=( but luckily we got to go to the pool at night.We started the long tramp it wasn't tiring a first but then it got more tiring up the hills,after the first hour I didn't get tired as easy.We got to the end and I finally made it yay.We got back to camp and had a rest and got dinner before we went to the pools.The bus came to pick us up to take us to the pools.We had a really fun time at the pool, after the pool we got to go across the road to the park that was also fun.We headed back to the camp and got ready for bed but we didn't go to bed yet though.On day 4 it was our last day of camp,sad but happy at the same time.We had high ropes and low ropes first then we had rock climbing,we walked to the rope courses because it was 5 min away.The low ropes were really fun but when we got to the high ropes I was freaked out but in the end I did it,the best part was the flying fox at the end.We walked back and went to rock climbing and that was really fun my favorite part was the swing which is you are attached to a long rope and you jump off a platform and you swing and it is fun.We finally went to the train station to get on a train to go to wellinton(home) I was home and got to see my family again.

the non-camper

while room 3 was at camp I didn't get to go because my dad didn't want me to be dead. so I had to go room 8 for the week and I learned about the pasific garbage dump and I discovered new ways of reusing plastic bags.

Camp by Courtney

Hi my name is Courtney. Last week we had camp. We had activities like high ropes, low ropes, swimming, tramp, rock climbing, cave, flying fox, etc.

We had great helpers like...
Cams dad, Travis (Robbie’s uncle), Sue (Lewis’s mum) and of course Miss Warren

We had a really fun camp and it was awesome

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Camp by Adam

Last week our class went on camp. It was great. First we met at Wellington train station to catch the train to Masterton . Once we got there we caught the bus to go to do caving and flying fox I didn't want to do the flying fox but I did. I went last when every one left except for Sam.

camp by Suraj

On the 29th of November our syndicate went to camp for 3 nights. I enjoyed the swings and rock climbing and I liked tramping up the hill and the bike riding. And I planted a cabbage tree and we enjoyed camp. by Suraj Maisuria


I found Camp really fun and I thought it was a great expereince to work with the year 7's and work as a team. My favourite activities were the swing and the flying fox.

I also thought caving was very interesting because I've never been caving and it was really dark.

I was trying really hard on the tramp because I'm not it to exercise that much and I had a good time with my friends.



Last week our class went on camp and it was a great experience. We did a lot of activities and I did everything. Even though I am scared of heights I did high ropes and flying fox. The down side to camp was I didn't get a lot of sleep. I did pretty well in biking as I came fourth out of all the boys. The pools were a bit disappointing because the water slide broke but over all it was a good week.



last week i went on camp. on the first day we did the flying fox and caving .the year 8s did the flying fox first .i was 3rd down the flying fox ,at the start your stomach starts to turns.then we did the the caves. the caves were fun but a bit scary at times .
the second day we made our bevies and went on a bike ride to plant a tree.the girls got to built their bevies first because we won a competition. after the boys got bake from planting their tree.we went and planted our trees .We planted two each and then we named them on the way back it was harder than the way there because we had to ride up all the hill.
On the third day we went on a day tramp up mount holds worth we went to rocky lookout but it was only 12:00 so we went to a shelter .On the way back it was easier for some people than others.We had to go over lots of roots .
On the last day we did the high and the low ropes .The year 8s did the low ropes first we had to get all the year 8s through a large tyre. then the year 8s did the high ropes .They were more fun then the low ropes.Then we got on the bus and went to go rock climbing. the rock climbing was not really fun and that's the end of camp
by Bridget


On the 28th of November I went to camp. When I got off the train I felt a breeze of hot air and I couldn't wait to get to my first activity. When I got to the flying fox I got butterflies in my tummy but I couldn't wait to do it.
It was the same for most activities, first I would have butterflies then when I started doing it I didn't want to stop.
The thing I enjoyed the most was the high ropes (I think I was meant to live up in the trees) and the thing I disliked the most was the caving because I don't like squeezing into small places. My overall experience of camp was fun and I pushed myself to do stuff I normally wouldn't do.


Daniel's Camp reflection

I enjoyed camp and thought it was a great experience. I enjoyed the high ropes
and swing. I also liked the train ride to Masterton because I havn't been on a long train ride before. I missed my parents but not too much. The were cool because I found them challenge and thought it was cool being so high in the trees.
By Daniel

Lewis' Camp Reflection

8 days ago on November 29 we went to camp. We started with the flying fox. I went near the end because I was a bit scared but once I went I was happy.
That was when my fun began.

Even though I had a fear of heights, I did the scary stuff. I went up the high ropes, the rock-climbing walls and I went down on the swing. My parents are proud of what I and I am too. If I never did that stuff I would regret it.

The 5 hour walk was tiring. My feet hurt for ages.
When I left camp I knew I would miss it. I was happy to go and I knew I wouldn't forget it.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Last Week my class went to camp to Masterton. We were all very excited.

At Day 1, we did the Flying Fox first and i was so excited and nervous. People in my class said "Don't worry, at your first try it's scary but when you get down there, you'll wanna do it again"
It was fun, although I didn't get butterflies. After that, we did caving. I was scared because everything I hated was there! Spiders, worms, wasps and possums. And tears just ran down my face unexpectedly.

At Day 2, we packed our stuff from the tents and build our bivouacs. I was so frustrated because I couldn't pack my stuff properly. Anyway, we did biking and we planted trees. In the morning, I woke up because Dahlia said "OH hells no! who pranked me?!" She got pranked by Keegan. No one pranks a girl. So it's payback time.
At Day 3, we went on a very, very, very tiring day tramp. We were all very tired. Finally, we got to our cabins and unpacked our sleeping bags. Unexpectedly, Miss Warren announced that Travis was coming with loads of fish n' chips! Me, Caitlin, Maddy, Teagan, Oriana, Felicia and Nikki stayed in our cabins. At night, we had pudding and we went to do our duties after, when we got outside the girls and Travis had a water fight! then we settled down and went to bed. Me (Patricia), Nikki and Oriana planned to prank the boys. Unluckily, Miss Warren caught us and told us to go to bed.

At Day 4,we went to the high ropes and low ropes. At low ropes we learned how to build our teamwork. And in high ropes, I was real scared and suddenly tears ran down my face. Miss Warren, Travis, Maddy, Mrs. Brown, Caitlin, Teagan, Sofie, and Tash encourage me to do it. I was proud of myself! After that, we did rock climbing and the swing. I had a wedgy on the swing! We walked 5 mins. to the train station, and finally we travelled home!
By: Patricia


Last week was camp.
We did heeps of exciting, fun, skill building and screaming across the river. Spilunking in a deep, dark, cool caves. Putting up tents and building fires. Planting trees and creating origanal bivowaks. Playing a grousom game of Fear Factor (which i won). Tramping up one of New Zealand's most trecherous' rangers. Swimming in the refreshing waters in Masterton Pools. Rock climbing and facing our fears at the high ropes down the track from our cabins.
I had lots of fun at camp and learnt new skills that i will hope to carry through out my life.

Matt Hurnen


Hi my name is Flynn.
Camp was an experience like no other. I fronted my fears and emerged victorious. My fears included: Darkness, Heights and fast moving objects. I conquered them all. At the high ropes I was so confident I didn't realize I was up there until I came down. When I went caving I just completely let go of my fear of the dark and discovered the dark is as harmful as the light, not harmful at all. On the flying fox and swing I went so fast I didn't care how fast I go as I won't get killed. The one thing I need to work on is going 2 hrs with out food

camp 2010 room3

Camp was fantastic because we all learned something new like setting up a tent and some of us even learned how to light a fire!It was also sad for some of us because they were home sick.
We did tons of fun activities including caving,flying fox,tents,night challenges,bivvy,biking,swimming pool and high and low favourite was the caving because of the three challenges,they arethe waterless water fall climb,the sqeeze and the blind walk the sight was the glow worms the intresting thing was the temerature.


Last week we went on our school camp to Masterton where we spent 2 nights in the Mount Holdsworth camping area, one of those nights in tents and the other in bivvy's, then for the last night we moved on to the cabins at ararangi. Some of the activities included swimming, tramping, bike riding, the flying fox, rock climbing and caving. Not only did we have heaps of fun on the planned activities but we also had class games such as Fear factor and Spotlight. We a had heaps of great experiences and a lot of fun which wouldn't have happened if Miss Warren and the parents (and uncles) weren't there to supervise us (but I think they had the most fun).



On Monday the 29th November are Piwakawaka meet at Wellington train station because we were going on camp at Holdsworth. It was along train ride there it was like an elephant ride. When we got there it was a burning hot day are first activity was the flying fox and caving the year 8s were on the flying fox first I was 5Th person to go and first boy. When it was my turn I went when Sophie said go and I bolted down the wire like a speeding bullet. the next activity was the caving it went from hot to cold when we entered the cave the cave was low at first but it got higher it was awesome. After caving we went to the camp site to set up are tents I was with my Dad for the first night. The next day we were bivvy site the boys had to do a bike ride first it was hard in the hot temp we had to plant some plants then we rode back to set up are bivvys my bivvy was with Flynn and we won the best boy bivvy. When it stared to get dark some of us went to the water for a swim I was the first one in. The next day we had the tramp at first it was hard then it got easier up Mt Holdsworth after the tramp we went to Arangi. At about 6.30 we went to the pools. On the last day we did the high and low ropes they were fun I liked the high ropes. After the high and low ropes we went to a climbing wall were there was a swing it was awesome then it was time to go home.

By Cam
The picture here is of Matt on the flying fox as there was no pictures of me on the flying fox
This is of flynn and mine bivvy