Right well have survived camp! Two and a half days of sheer awesomeness has ended. Was totally cool. Think the kids loved it too.
Right well Camp day 1: After travelling on some beautifully scenic roads to Wainui which is a delightful place I might add. We unpacked the luggage! I think I travelled the lightest out of everyone, there were some pretty hefty bags being carried by the kids! Accomodation was spotless, we were staying in the YMCA there. Great facilities so all in all was happy with my bunk!
There then came time to involve ourselves with our first activity. We met our instructors Josh and Tui, who were both really cool people. Josh was a german volunteer who works there for the season which I might add had us lady folk giggling like a bunch of school girls, he was a strapping example of a german liebling! Then there was Tui/ Stacey as she is known also lives there pretty much all year round. She was ace! We were to experience abseiling that afternoon, much to my delight! I was also put in the role of belaying everyone one up the tree, as I appeared to be the most experienced along with James so we were the belay team! Super cool we were! All went without a hitch I might add. Bert and Ernie the two trees that our activity took place between were about 30ft high. We had a sweepstake to see who was correct I was the closest with 28ft there were a few outlandish ideas about how tall the trees were but well its understandable if your afraid of heights!The platform between the two trees moved aswell so as to be flexible during windy days and well they survived the earthquake so they were pretty sturdy trees. Thankfully so!
That pretty much took up our afternoon, which tired the kids out good and proper! Marvellous we hoped for a quiet nights sleep......However before the lights out commenced, grass sledging/ skiing took place. Basically was metal skates with a roll mat on top, you sat on it and away you went down a steepish incline! I didn't fall off thakfully so I wasn't a laughing stick with the kids. Result! No trouble in going to sleep think everyone was tired and the nights went without too much giggling or running up the corridor. In fact I think the adult bunk rooms made more noise than the childrens!