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Year 8 Nanga Bush Camp

This was the first time students were able to go away together as a cohort due to previous COVID restrictions.

For three glorious days of great weather, the Year 8 students spent time in the bush at Nanga Bush Camp. This was the first time that the students were able to go away together as a cohort due to previous COVID restrictions.

It was great to spend time together with the local wildlife, playing games together, and washing dishes.

The first afternoon was spent attempting to win Rehoboth Survivor by completing a series of group challenges; chopping wood, building a bush house, collecting water from the river, scoring a hole in one (apparently essential for survival?) and baking damper under the discerning eye of Mr Kuipers. The winning team scored an exemption from dishes for the rest of camp!

Thursday was an exhausting mix of students participating in a rotation of activities including mountain biking, raft building and orienteering treasure hunt. After dinner and devotions, some epic games of ‘Capture the Flag’ (glowing light stick) through the bush, up and down the hill, were led by the intrepid Mr Peletier, repeated by popular demand the second night.

Our final day was spent together swimming in the Murray River and exploring the Dwaarilindjiirraap water hole before jumping on the bus for lunch a the Pinjarra Bakery and the trip home.

Photo Image by Nanga Bush Camp

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