On the 7th of November the Year 9 Outdoor Ed class set off for a wonderful three days canoeing at Lake Eildon. We all shared so many great experiences with each other. Some of the highlights included setting up and sleeping under tarps, building camp fires and sharing a group meal where we all helped to prepare, make and cook calzone style pizzas.
Canoe camp was such an incredible experience for us to build on skills that we had learnt in class. It was a way for us to challenge ourselves as well as a way to build on our skills as a team. Due to strong wind on the first day, we had to change our plans and set up camp early. Still, this did not stop us as the following day where we chose to paddle further than any other Tintern group had paddled in a day. It was about 10 km and the feeling we had when we had achieved this was amazing. We all got to spend lots of time getting to know each other more and sharing stories. Another highlight of camp was the climb up the mountain behind our camp site. Though it was a tough climb, we persevered and took in the beautiful view from the top. We all felt extremely accomplished after we got to see how parts that we had canoed earlier. This camp was one with many fantastic opportunities and memories that will stay with us forever.