Action Packed Boys’ School Year 6 Camp

March 21, 2018 at 3:51 PM

Our Year 6 boys returned to school ‘fizzing’ after their recent days away  at camp, held at the Kauaeranga Valley Christian Camp. 

Located just outside Thames and surrounded by hill country farms, the acres of terraced grasslands overlooking the Kaueranga River proved to be a fantastic spot for the boys to get away from the busyness of citylife and get busy in the outdoors. With a camp designed to challenge the boys, the range of activities hit the mark with this age group! 

With a river running through the camp, there was plenty of opportunity to get out on the kayaks. Go karts, BMX riding, archery and a flying fox also featured. The Coromandel region is renowned for tramping and one of the highlights for the boys was to take on the Whitawheta Tramway Walk, following the path of one of the most spectacular bush tramways every built for the Kauri logging industry to cart their loads down the valley. The boys stayed over in the Whitawheta DOC hut in the Kaimai Ranges before hiking out the next day. 

Whilst the walk was a huge highlight, by far one of the most memorable activities for the boys was the mud slide. With plenty of recent rain turning the alluvial soil a distinctly bright orange, the boys revelled in the chance to get mucky!

Camp offers many opportunities from finding the courage to face new challenges; developing early leadership skills; discovering the compassion to offer encouragement and support to fellow campers; and simply ‘mucking in’ to help out in areas that may be new to the boys – like washing up and keeping their dorm tidy! 

No matter the obstacle, the sense of achievement and pride in the outcome was evident amongst the boys. Our sincere thanks to the staff and parents who made this possible. 


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