WALT: write a recount about a personal experience.
Walt: organise our ideas into a series of paragraphs.
All of the year six campers from Pt England School got to camp at Camp Bentzon located on Kawau Island! This experience was the best! Continue reading to find out what the year six campers from Pt England School got up to!
As we were travelling on the Kawau Kat Ferry to Camp Bentzon , excitement rushed through my bones. Not long later we arrived at Camp Bentzon and I was extremely excited from what we were about to do ( apart from walking up Killer Hill. ) After we piled our luggage nicely on the deck we got prepared for our walk for the Killer Hill! At first I thought that Killer Hill was going to be much easier but as we started our walk on Killer Hill we weren’t even half way and most of us were so tired! We all climb up Killer Hill with tiredness and as we were out of breath we stopped to take a break ( which felt like heaven to me. ) Not many minutes later we got to walk down to the beach and we got to play and have a brake before we climb back down Killer Hill. Mr Sommerville showed us how far he could throw a rock , which was pretty far no lie. Also some of us got to skim rocks into the water! After our long break we headed down back to Camp Bentzon. Not lying but Killer Hill was so steep , that most of us nearly feel! ( I think a lot of us fell. ) As the day continued we got into our cabins , in my cabin I had Chance , Nevayah , Paige , and Tatia. All us girls set up our room. Throughout the day everyone just chilled and ate dinner as well as lunch. Later that day it was night time. Then we watched a EXTREMELY fun movie called “ The Princess Bride “. This movie was excellent , but some don’t agree with my opinion. I think that the Princess Bride was the best movie ever!
As us girls woke up pretty early and started to get ready the next day. We heard girls voices echoing from down the hallway travelling up to our room. Paige opened the door and we all saw some girls walking down the hallway for i’m not sure why! ( Actually I know why , it was girls going to the toilets and I did to. ) All a sudden we heard the Bugle and EVERYONE sprinted down stairs for our first walk up on the fitness trail. Let me say that some kids ran up the fitness trail but it was hella tiring! Once we walked back we ate some delicious breakfast! After breakfast we got ready and started our first activity of rotations! As for Bentzon A our first activity was Sailing ( Optimus. ) , for Sailing I found it pretty fun and since we all listened to Peter on how to sail none of us tipped over! While we were Sailing Peter was on his Pontoon so he would keep us safe. Overall Sailing was my favourite activity out of all of them. After Sailing we ate some biscuits and apples for our snack. Then we moved onto our next activity , and as for Bentzon A we moved onto Confidence Course which was quite easy. Mr Jacobson took the Confidence Course and he gave all of us a memo. “ Hug your mumma “ was Mr Jacobson memo because as you climb up to a large log to get down you got to “ Hug you mumma “ to be able to get down. The Confidence Course was extremely fun and easy. My most favourite activity for the Confidence Course was when you could climb onto a VERY thin rope and you MUST walk onto that rope across to the other side where you can stop and hop off. ( Hopefully that was helpful. Also a helpful tip that would help me and you out is that after every activity we either get a lunch or a snack before our next activity. )
After our wonderful lunch Bentzon A went to the Burma trail while everyone else went to their own activity. What is a Burma trail? You might think , well a Burma trail is where you get blindfolded and you hold onto a rope which leads in a circle and back to Camp Bentzon. For the Burma trail it was my most not favourite activity because it was pretty dangerous because there were trees everywhere surrounding us and the rope was quite close to the trees that we could bump into them! ( I did a lot of times. ) Moving on , we all followed the rope and nearly to the end of the Burma trail I took my blindfold off because Tina ( our helper AKA Wivern mum AKA Tina. ) told us to take the blindfold off because it was VERY dangerous and I REALLY wanted to take off my blindfold. After another snack Bentzon A moved onto Orienteering. In Orienteering we received a map that includes clues so that we could find the letters. All of the letters for Orienteering were hidden all over Camp Bentzon. Also another item we received when we were doing Orienteering was compass that helped us with directions , but we didn’t really use the compass. The purpose of our Orienteering was to find all the letters in order and make four words. All of our four words were Kayak , Rafts , Optimus , and the last word I forgot. Overall in our second day for our first rotations I found that all of the activities for our rotations my favourite was Sailing. That reason was because the weather was beautiful and I found Sailing EXTREMELY fun. Especially since I got to Sail with my friends. This night we got to play I think three or four rounds of Spotlight and I won one round with many of my friends. Others won more than one and some won all of the rounds we played!
As the next day came we packed our bags and I got ready for Abseiling , I was super scared for Abseiling. After breakfast we headed for Abseiling. While we were putting our helmets and harnesses on I look at the top of where we were going to Abseil. In high up in the sky I saw the top of where we were going to Abseil. We were about to start Abseiling it end up starting to poor down with rain! Everyone was so excited and God just decided to let it rain ( which was fine. ) So Tha-zin , John , Levonah , and I went back to where our Cabins where. We stayed there for a while and me and Levonah went back to Abseiling. Not long after it was my turn. As I was climbing up the side of where we Abseil I felt so nervous because our steps that were helping us climb to the top where wide apart which made me worried , but I eventually arrived at the top. Now all I needed to do is climb back down , which was the most scariest thing ever! It was so slippery that I feel and my face crashed into the wall! After Abseiling we had a snack and got ready for Kayaking. As we were tighten our life jackets I felt super excited because I LOVE Kayaking! While we were Kayaking we Kayaked fair away to find Stingrays! But unfortunately we didn’t seem to find any Stingrays! Which was fine with me because the weather was beautiful and we got to splash each other! Overall Kayaking was very fun and exciting!
After another wonderful lunch Bentzon A first activity was Raft building! As for this activity you got to build rafts with tanks , ropes to create a raft that can float in the water until yourself or others can reach this grey floating thing in the water that everyone jumped off. All of the girls in Bentzon A team we versed the boys and none of us won. What we first built was a frame so that the tanks would be easier to fit underneath our frame. Unfortunately our idea didn’t go as planned. Instead as we placed our rafted into the water tanks came out from underneath of frame which made the wood frame sink. After we built our rafts we put everything away and went for a swim. I choose to jump off this floating thing in the water but as I was climbing onto it I accidently cut the top of my legs from all of the Oyster! But I recovered. After our afternoon tea Bentzon A did Bivouac. As for Bivouac you go into the woods and build you a hut. Your hut must be able to not get water inside it and your hut must we standing up well so your stracture won’t fall. Our hut we were planning to build didn’t turn our great we were planning to create this use scracture that went to tree to tree with many sticks of the side as well as a large door. The others made a wonderful hut that didn’t really fit both of them. After our last activity we had free time , and had our last practice for our year six camp concert. As the time came to perform we all gathered chairs outside underneath the beautiful sky with bright stars in the sky. Each group performed their own unique performance , but Bentzon performance was OUTSTANDING! We performed the fresh prince of bel air and the song “ I want to dance with somebody “. As for our first song we dance to the song then it transition to “ I want to dance with somebody “ we ran out to the audience and grab some teachers. Other our year six campers some campers got awarded some chocolate for king and queen ( Levonah and John ) , leaders and other things. Also the group that had the best dance was Bentzon A! Then we all feel asleep.
Thank you to all of the teachers for taking care of us going there , at the place , and coming back. We all appreciate everything that you have given to us. Also thank you to our parents for paying our fees and letting us go to camp. This was my favourite camp ever! Another thing I would like to say is sorry Tina for dealing with us even though we were the best and I know my jokes were the best. Overall I would like to thank all of the teachers , helpers , and family’s for helping out for year six camp , without yous all we wouldn’t be able to attend our year six camp!
At this year six camp I enjoyed every single thing that we did for our activities as well as sleeping in our cabins. But my most favourite thing that we did for activities was Sailing and Kayaking because we got to be out in the water for a long amount of time , having fun! Another thing that I loved besides activities was sleeping in our cabins or going to other cabins. Because in my friends cabin it was super funny and we made a lot of memories. While we were at our year six camp I learnt that only things you think are scary are just in your head , as well as try your best and don’t give up. Thank you for reading I know you enjoyed!
Today's task I wrote about our recent camp. The year six camp to Camp Bentzon. I wrote about our camp which was pretty fun , I wrote every single thing that we did at our camp and every single thing we did on those days. I even wrote a thank you to our helpers/teachers/family's and many paragraphs with a lot of sentences.