St Patrick's College Strathfield

Year 8 Camp


Year 8 students and teachers recently attended a 4-day Camp at Somerset in Central Colo, located about an hour and a half drive from Strathfield. The activities included bushwalking with a backpack full of clothes and food, canoeing along the Colo River in teams of two, mazing through a tunnel of mud and conquering the obstacle and ropes courses.

The cohort was divided into ten teams with each group operating as its own entity for the four days. Each night the boys pitched their tents in a new location and shared the responsibilities of preparing meals, washing up and looking after the campfire. Some groups participated in MKR, known at Somerset as ‘My Kampsite Rules’ to battle it out for the title of ‘Master Chefs’.

Throughout the week the teachers and camp staff were on the lookout for students who were exhibiting excellent team work and those who were outstanding campers. These boys were outstanding at the camp and crowned the ‘Team Player Awardee’ and ‘Camper of the Week’.