Year 6s Venture to Camp Laurence

'EPIC' doesn’t even begin to describe the amazing time our Year 6s had at Camp Laurence in Week 5! On Wednesday, 27 February, the students, teachers and parents ventured nearly two hours inland to Lake Moogerah, where they were all eager to begin an adventurous two days of camp.

And Camp Lawrence did not disappoint! The sun shone and the picturesque landscape provided the perfect setting for their exciting array of outdoor pursuits. From mountain bike riding, high ropes, raft building, archery, and canoeing, our energetic students relished the opportunity to challenge themselves, try new experiences, and have fun with their peers. The cohort were in awe of God’s magnificent creation, as they all enjoyed a tranquil nature walk to the gorge, and saw some amazing scenery and wildlife.

Building rafts was about more than just creating a floating apparatus as a group, but about building teamwork skills and stronger student connections. The high ropes and archery activities were daunting for some, but the smiles on those student’s faces when they overcame their fears, showed them that they had the self-confidence to achieve whatever they set their minds to (and especially Finn who faced his fear of spiders!).

The group were asked to consider things like ‘What is fear?’ and ‘What are you grateful for?’ Which helped them to think about some of the important questions in their young lives.

Students returned from their amazing camp experience with new friendships, greater teamwork skills and some memories to last a lifetime. 

The Year 6 teachers and students would like to thank all of the parent helpers who helped make the camp so special and enjoyable.