Friday, 17 March 2017

Year 5&6 Camp Recount 2017

“Man,What an experience I just had, last week, at …. Year 5&6..Camp!” “Oh hi there my name is Toby, and welcome to my experience about year 5&6 camp.” Hope You Enjoy!

As my greasy feet squashed between the slimy mud as the drops of the clouds above us had splattered along the bushy sand as the tide of the water had driven out.

While my rotation group and I huddled in a bundle, Mr Burt shouted,

“Alright do any of you people want to have a go at Kayaking?!”

I stretched my arm and pointed my finger in the air. As I climbed in the Kayak, foot first, I balanced my weight, pushed off to the surface of the water. Paddling hard, I turned to someone and suddenly, Crash! I had smashed into the other person’s Kayak and drifted out into the open, striking the swift water as I Paddled in, struggling to pull the weight, to pull me back in.

Half an hour later after paddling and keeping warm I pushed myself, drifting back to the slimy and wet sand dripping with water all over me, just as I got out, a group of people standing, boys and girls, wrapping themselves around each other to keep warm.

I went to join, we named ourselves the penguin huddle, and stayed cuddling each other to keep warm. As Mr Burt blew the siren whistling through the bushy trees, everyone stumbled to the dry sand at the top of the beach.
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My other highlight was… sleeping! Because I got to sleep for about 11 hours! late at night in the cold burning wind lay me and my buddy in a camping, mini tent. My friends name is Benjamin but me and my friends call him Ben, he’s also one of my good and great friends.

We sleep in the same tent, and talk a lot. Late that night after watching the movie, Storks, we came and rushed into our tents as the moon took the peaceful night and the sounds beneath the trees hushed to sleep.

As the sun rose bye I unzipped the tent and peeked outside, I could see, a large black speaker and loads of children I woke Ben and said “ Ben, get up” I said in a quiet voice “Ben,! Get up!” I now shouted “Yeah” he said “ we have to go to jump jam” “ok” he said tiredly and struggled to pull up and lift himself.
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We headed to jump jam singing the song “ i’m singin in the rain, just singin in the rain what a glorious feelin i’m, happy again!” we kept shouting not knowing the rest of the words but singing.

Once the music started playing everyone went dancing. Well we didn’t really do jump jam but instead even cooler… just dance! Everyone shouting and screaming through the swift air and loads of fun happening.

We went back to our tents and got ready for lunch!

Here’s some other cool photos below!

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Thanks for tuning with me and have fun!


  1. Toby, your description of kayaking really made me feel like I was there with you experiencing the wind rain and cold - brrrr....I'm glad I wasn't!
    You've written a very fun recount of your first Pt England Camp - I hope you had an awesome time.
    Miss King

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed your time at camp - what an adventure indeed!
    I especially liked seeing how courageous you were, giving lots of things a go. Well done!
    Love Mum