Our first camp in forever!

Stories From Camp

Written for us by one of the children.

This week we were so excited to be going on camp to Cottage by the Sea, we couldn’t wait to get out of school and Bendigo as it felt like our first camp in forever! The big bus arrived at school and we jumped on full of excitement for camp.

As soon as we arrived to camp we were greeted by the Cottage staff and taken on a tour to show us around. we headed down to the Marine Discovery Centre for the afternoon, it was incredible to see all the amazing sea creatures and learn so many fun facts. We then headed back to cottage for some fun games before dinner.

Day 2 started and we were straight back into it, we headed out to explore the Queenscliff Marina and enjoy the beautiful weather. we learnt so much about Queenscliff and we even saw 2 really big stingrays swimming beneath us at the Marina! Lunch was delicious, the chef made up some amazing salad wraps and we were ready to take on the afternoon activity…SWIMMING!!

We had to learn how to get into a wetsuit and then we headed down to the beach behind the Cottage for a beautiful afternoon swim! The water was so clear and warm it felt like it was summer already! We all had so much fun we didn’t want to get out and head back for dinner!

The chef had made my favourite meal for dinner…LASAGNE! and it was so delicious! We had a relaxing night and headed to bed to get as much rest as we could for our last day on camp.

The Final day on camp was jam packed with fun! we started off by playing beach mini golf and when we finished that we went straight into doing the challenging low ropes course! It was such a challenging course it really made us use our teamwork and communication skills to overcome it.

Once we had a small break and some energising morning tea we headed out to Point Lonsdale to see the amazing views and the giant lighthouse! We had such a great morning out, but we had to head back to Cottage for lunch and sadly to pack the bus and head home.

Overall it was such an amazing experience at camp and we all had so much fun in the sun down at Cottage by the Sea!!!