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Year 6 Camp 2022 – Selflessness

What do you get when you add 51 students, 9 teachers, a bucket load of activities and a stream of Devotions…

YEAR 6 CAMP 2022

To end Term 2, the Year 6s from Kenwick and Wilson embarked on a camping venture. Some students admitted they have never been camping and have not slept in a tent before! Excited was the emotion for Wednesday. As students piled onto the bus for a three-day camping adventure, parents confessed that this was the first time they were away from their kids in a long time. It was a learning experience for everyone.

Wilson and Kenwick buses met at Gosnells Baptist Church and began the convoy to Armoin Camp site in Boddington. As most of the students were in the Choir, they entertained us all by singing songs the choir has been practising (thanks Miss Goh).

Our Camp Theme – Selflessness

Once students were put into their groups, we had a short devotion on how we wanted students to develop and engage in selflessness during this camp. We had a look at Philippians 2:4. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Throughout the three days, teachers saw an overflowing and abundance of selflessness in our students.

Some of the activities in which students participated were:

  • Horsemanship
  • Team Building
  • Tent Construction
  • Whittling Walking Sticks 
  • Damper Making
  • Shelter Building
  • Nature Sleuth
  • Plant Identification
  • Bush Dancing

Everyone enjoyed the activities and one student said that he learnt so much about nature and the bush that everything he did was his favourite. 

Alongside the physical activities above, we had some great devotional time during the three days. Thank you to Mrs Witcombe, Mrs Smoker, Mrs Geytenbeek, Miss Eikelboom, Mrs Theaart and Mr Farr for blessing our students with the following Devotions:

  • Serving God, Serving Others
  •  Growing Gratitude
  • You were made for a Mission
  • Becoming like Christ
  • You are part of God’s Family

Thank you to Mrs Pike, Mrs Pleysier and Mr Geijsman who came along on Thursday night to share dinner with us and who provided us with a great Devotion.

Students had a wonderful time listening to God’s Word and discovering God’s world in all that we did. They made new friends, caught up with old friends and appreciated the experience they had.

Some comments from students:

"We heard the teachers laughing around the campfire as we were trying to sleep."
"Learning how to treat the horses made me think of how God wants us to look after the animals of this world, like in the beginning."
"I could do that again next term."

Students and teachers had a blessed time together. It was a great way to end the term.

1 Peter 3:8
Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

Adventures at Armoin

The teacher’s ears are ringing as students are singing
Tackling poles and switching roles, fabric raised in arches
With ropes and sticks we perform amazing tricks
By starlight and by torch the silent party marches

The fortresses of which we speak may have sprung a little leak
Dancing, singing, laughing and swinging around
Rivalry stopped when fluoro pink came to the top
As we depart, stories are told that make our hearts pound

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