Stage 3 students and teachers were blessed with amazing weather and wonderful fellowship opportunities during their recent camp at Wedderburn Christian Campsite. Students spent time enjoying God's creation and the many activities that Wedderburn had to offer. Within an hour of arrival at the campground, Stage 3 were zipping through the treetops on the flying fox, improving their archery skills and learning about bush tucker. Along with the students, Mr Hutton, Mrs Deck and Mrs O'Doherty bravely conquered the flying fox, amidst cheers and excitement.
At the end of the first day, our Principal Mr Hutton shared a devotion before campers enjoyed a bonfire (with marshmallows) along with a night walk. It was wonderful to see Stage 3 students engaging with each activity enthusiastically, considering many students hadn't been on a camp before! On the second day, students awoke to another beautiful day and a delicious breakfast of pancakes. Campers went on an eco-adventure, enjoyed some orienteering, spotted some koalas on a conservation walk and scrambled up the rock wall.
Mr Thorn, Mr Walker and the campers also pushed themselves to their limits on the "Leap of Faith" activity. Students climbed up an 11-metre pole to reach a small platform. They paused for a moment to soak up the treetop views, took a deep breath and made a leap of faith off the platform, reaching out for a hanging ball. This activity was certainly a highlight for many students! We would like to thank the following staff for joining us on Stage 3 Camp: Mrs O’Doherty, Mr Hutton, Mrs McIntosh, Miss Mannisto and Mr Thorn. We appreciate the time you each took to contribute in such a vital way to our camping experience.
During camp, our students were provided with a safe and caring environment and had opportunities to be challenged outside of their comfort zones. It was a privilege to take Stage 3 students away to camp and to see the personal growth in each child.
We are already keen to start planning the next camp!
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