Kauri 89 have had the most amazing time at Camp Omatua last week (Feb 22 - 24). We had parents who were so helpful and looked after our children in a caring and kind manner. A BIG thank you to Bevan Kyle, Phil Nicholson, Catherine McGrath, Linda Wallace, Paul Langford, Kelly Hetterley, Murray Orr, Adelle Morton, Stacey Craft, Kylie Miller, Mike Kendall, Jae Davies and Tam Macken.
We had loads of fun completing the technology challenges on the Monday: Triangle house, build a bivouac, making a pikau back pack, jump rope challenge and a lost in the bush activity. Our Campfire kai was delicious and well worth the organised chaos of everyone preparing food in the dining room at once - Omatua stew, potato, damper and for dessert we had an orange muffin or a banana boat which were delicious!
The next day we made vehicles for our drive in movie in the evening, this was a really busy time with children creating some wonderful cars in a variety of categories such as commercial, bling (pimp my car), futuristic and vintage with all vehicles needing comfort as a number one priority!
The children also went bush bashing and learnt some river safety techniques when crossing a river. All of these activities usually ended in some glorious swim time in the river with the tubes and kayaks.
It was time for the clean up on Wednesday so that Kauri 1211 could enjoy Omatua. Kauri 89 spent some time at the Puketapu Domain and finished with a well earned swim and BBQ at the Onekawa pools. It was delightful to watch different friendships develop over the three days, Kauri 89 connected with each other, were creative and colloborative and embraced the opportunities to take risk and show confidence.