WOW! What an awesome, exciting, fun filled week Room 5 had at Sixtus Lodge!
We were very fortunate to have great weather most of the week and we managed to get out and do and see all the wonderful things the area has to offer! The students of Room 5 were awesome, and there were so many laughs and smiles shared. We all managed to gain new experiences, achieve goals and support each other to have success in many different areas of camp life! Thanks to the parents who helped us out on this camp and made it all possible- you were all fantastic!
On Monday when we arrived, we unpacked, settled in and went exploring down by the stream behind the lodge. This is where we discovered grass that whistles. At the stream we played, making dams and rock towers, and also having boat races. On Monday night we learnt about how good camp food is with a delicious shepherd’s pie with fruit and ice-cream for dessert. After dessert we played games and visited the glow worms cave. What a highlight this was –the glow worms were amazing –so bright and beautiful!
On Tuesday we adventured on the biggest hike of the trip where we were all challenged and pushed outside our comfort zones. Whilst the walk was a long way, we had beautiful weather and saw some amazing sights!
Wednesday brought some not so settled weather in the morning which meant we played funny games and completed challenges indoors. With a yummy lunch of Mac and Cheese came the sun allowing us to head out and do the glow worm cave walk. For some this was their favourite part of the trip and for others not so much! This walk was very surreal and an experience of a life time for so many! The water was freezing and we had to keep moving but the climbing and trudging kept us in good spirits!
Thursday brought a different adventure again –the Alice Nash Memorial Lodge/Oroua River walk. We got to cross the ‘Rainbow Bridge’ and hear many stories (some true and some not so true) about its existence. At the river we created awesome rock towers (well done Rhianna -27 rocks high!), completed some fantastic sketches, had target practice and made camp fires for cooking marshmallows. This was great fun, and for many students this was a new experience. The marshmallows sure were a yummy treat, too! On Thursday night, we had a show where we all shared our hilarious skits. This was entertaining to say the least and was certainly an awesome way to wrap up our time at Sixtus Lodge!
There were so many awesome moments and experiences at Sixtus Lodge and a camp we will be sure to remember!