On Wednesday the 22nd of March, Charter College’s grade eight students all arrived at school, excited to start their four day adventure at Camp Konka.
After arriving and settling in, everyone cooled down in the pool while we waited to meet up with our camp facilitators, Rebecca and KG. The afternoon passed quickly with everyone getting to know each other better, doing some interesting team-building exercises.
The second day kicked off with breakfast at 8:00, followed by wall climbing, kayaking and an interesting game called jail. Though the activity was physically challenging for some, I think the most difficult part of this challenge was that no-one was allowed to communicate with each other…a teacher’s dream!
Friday started off with team-building challenges that had some learners getting frustrated with each other (the golf ball into the bucket challenge) and the toxic waste-water challenge, where some learners had to carry two other people on their backs for a whole metre! At the end of the day everyone worked together and motivated each other to make it through the terrifying Hexa challenge.
We were all tired and ready to head back to civilisation on the last day, relieved that we didn’t have to do any more walking. What an incredible experience! We all came back with wonderful shared memories and many new friends.