Nature is such a wonder…it’s amazing that when I take a bucket of water out of the ocean to use for my painting, it is not affected one bit. My footprint in the sand, probably no-one else will see. From where I am seated I can see one other person (in the distance) who is only millimeter big. This all proves to me that all the things I see as “big problems” are really only, in the scheme of things, nothing.
“It was so much fun to be able to get back outdoors and away from the classroom. My favourite part of camp was being able to see so many stars and just how dark it became at night. Even though our camp was shortened, it was definitely worth it!”
My most memorable camp was in Year 8 at Girraween. I enjoyed it so much and the views were amazing. The day-long walks were so worth it just to see the amazing sights ahead of us. I felt so proud of myself when I finished, knowing what I had achieved.
After a long exhausting day of walking, with an 8kg backpack my entire body ached painfully. The shimmering white stars lit up the obsidian black sky. Tall emerald green trees blew from side to side in the wind, the sound of a nearby river echoed in my ears. Freezing cold air seeped into the cracks in my clothes, making my entire body shiver. Waiting eagerly as my dinner cooked away on the steaming hot coals, surrounded by the rest of my class. Mouth watering and desperate for a taste of my pizza burrito, smoke billowing high in the air. A wave of relief washed over me when I was finally allowed to eat my delicious dinner. Carefully unfolding the foil trying not to burn myself. Taking a large bite of my pizza burrito, the cheese melted in my mouth, mixed with the luxurious taste of pineapple, salami and olives. It was at that moment I finally began to appreciate the wonders of Hillbrook camp. Or maybe I was just not thinking properly.
“Extraordinarily frightening, and frighteningly extraordinary” is how I would describe getting back out there this year.”
My most difficult moment at camp was during the Year 8 camp at Girraween. It was the last night and it was so cold and I just wanted to go home. I didn’t and I survived.
“Camp this year was a great way to not think about all the unprecedented events of late for a while, and to just immerse ourselves in nature, and enjoy the beautiful world around us. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience.”
Outdoor Education got me used to difficult situations and taught me how to deal with them.
A unique experience where everlasting friendships are made.
Outdoor Education has helped me grow and develop my character. I learned about my values and found things that I didn’t realise were so important until I didn’t have them.
Outdoor Education has helped me grow as a person because I’ve learnt and am continuing to learn to perservere during the worst of conditions.