There was much anticipation in the lead up to camp, as we were all hoping that COVID-19 wouldn’t cancel our plans once again. All the activities we experienced at Somerset were lots of fun, as well as being challenging. We learnt to be resilient and work as a team during the time we spent together.
We also had the opportunity to make new friendships, and got to know the other boys in our House better. We were very lucky to participate in a variety of activities including the wombat hole, crate stack, kayaking, swimming, giants ladder, bushwalking, high ropes, initiatives and base 7.
One of our favourite activities at camp was setting up the tents. We slept in the tents with a friend from our House. Who knew that the night sky away from the city could be so dark? This tested a few of us at first, but with all the activities during the day, it didn’t take long to get to sleep.
Cooking dinner and breakfast was great fun because we not only cooked for our friends, but the rest of our group as well. We enjoyed cooking and eating the sausages and pancakes. Cleaning the dishes wasn’t that bad either! It made us feel like we were growing into young men and starting to do what our parents do.
We’d like to acknowledge the students who couldn’t attend camp because of isolation, and we hope that you can join us next year. We’d also like to thank all the teachers who took time away from their own families to take good care of us, and also make the camp such good fun.
Oliver Lorimer (Aungier), Declan Shehadie (Aungier), Jordan Mano (Brennan), Archie Goulding (Conlon), and Axel Stapleton (Tevlin).
Footnote: On behalf of the staff who went to camp, we would like to thank all Year 7 students on the way they cooperated and participated in all aspects of the camp. Your sons are a credit to you all.
If your son did not return home with all his belongings, ‘Lost Property’ items can be found in the Wellbeing Centre.
Ms Cathy O’Sullivan
Head of Conlon House