By Ms Tiffany Azzopardi Year 7 Year Level Leader

The Year 7 Cohort were lucky enough to attend camp this year at YMCA Camp Manyung. We could not have asked for better weather to make this experience so enjoyable! Camp is by far a highlight of Year 7 calendar and an opportunity for each of our students to make lifelong memories. As Year Level Leaders, Ms Jamie-Lee Lafferrairie and I couldn’t be prouder of the way our students conducted themselves on camp and gave everything their best shot. The camp was an excellent chance for students to step outside of their comfort zones, challenge themselves physically and mentally, as well as make new friends across the year level. We had students diving into the deep blue sea, working together to build a raft, swinging from the Giant Swing, speeding down the flying fox, cooking up a storm in the Kitchen Garden, dancing the night away at the disco and so much more.

We would like to thank the many staff members who also attended the Year 7 camp, as these events do not happen without your hard work and dedication. The staff did an incredible job to ensure each of our students were supported and had every opportunity to embrace what the camp had to offer. This included a cheeky Floss at the disco and many staff facing the Giant Swing.

Elysia Bernard 7BU

“One of the best moments at camp was the giant swing, because you got to go up so high and see the wonderful view of the ocean. Another memory was the camp disco. Me and my friends danced around in a circle all night. It was so much fun! One other one was going to the beach, the water was really nice, and you get to do so many activities there like snorkelling, open water learning and kayaking.”

Lily McFarlane 7BU

“In my opinion, I think this was one of the best school camps I've ever been to! My favourite activity I did was the tree top climb. It was where there are lots of obstacles hanging from trees and small zip lines that you go across while on a harness. The reason why it was my favourite is because I’ve never done it before. At first, I was a bit scared, but it ended up being great. The other activity I really loved was marine discovery. It is where you walk along Sunny Side Beach and find rocks, seaweed and other things to talk about. I even started my own sea glass collection which is glass that has smooth edges from rubbing on lots of things in the sea over a period of time. There are lots of different colours from different bottles, if you see some at the beach be sure to take it home because 1. it's beautiful and 2 it's better for the environment. I would definitely go back to this camp again, 10/10 because it can really help push you to your limits!”

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