The Year 12 Outdoor Ed. class had their last camp together as a group, a 4 day adventure in the Margaret River region. After arriving at school on the Sunday, it was time to make the long journey down to the camp site. The first night was a quiet night around the campfire, playing some brain teaser games, before calling it a night ready for a day’s paddling the next day.
Day 2 saw a paddle along a beautiful stretch of river between Punch Road and Rocky Island. It was a relatively easy day, heading downstream with plenty of flowing water to push us on. The day 2 fire was a massive improvement on the first night and we had dinner before rain called a halt to our planned games and we headed to our tents and beds early that night.
Day 3 was where the adventure really got tough, with the challenge of some grade 1 and 2 rapids thrown into the days paddling. An early capsize by the staff canoe was a good laugh for the students and luckily lifesavers James Luc and Moustafa Ali were on hand to rescue the staff in the river. After a shorter day of paddling it was off to Contos campground for our last night on camp together. Everyone was exhausted so it was a relatively quiet last night with rain again preventing games being played around the campfire.
The last morning saw us pack up and head toward Jewel cave where we had a tour of the cave, followed by lunch in Margaret River. Then it was time for the long bus ride back to school which would have to go down as the funniest bus ride ever due to the students taking control of the microphone (mainly Rauf Khan and Joel Jamieson) and annoying everyone for the drive back to school.
A great last camp, well done!!!