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Year 9 Surf Coast Camp

Dec 15, 2022

by Isabelle Sheerman and Rob San Felipe, Year 9

The Year 9 cohort left school bright and early to start the long bus ride to Port Fairy! When we finally arrived, we stopped at Tower Hill, an inactive volcano where we took a walk and saw wildlife such as koalas, emus, and turtles. We were also educated by a local Indigenous woman about the Gunditjmara land and culture.

The smell of bacon and eggs through our tents woke us up on day two. After breakfast we went to a shipwreck beach where a big slide was located. Later we learnt about the Loch Ard at the Maritime Museum through the incredible light show. Day three was packed with adventure; a guided tour around Griffith Island, a boat ride through Moyne River and Port Fairy Bay, surfing at East Beach and snorkelling at Pea Soup Bay. We started off early again for day four to make sure we visited every beach and landmark along the Great Ocean Road; Loch Ard Gorge, the Twelve Apostles, London Bridge and the Grotto. We spent the night testing our memory of the camp so far with a fun night of trivia. On our final day before heading home, we packed up tents and bags and reflected on what we enjoyed most about camp and what we learned about ourselves.

Thank you to Mama Jo and her amazing cooking and Nathan the bus driver who was awesome all week. Thank you to Mr Boyce, Ms Gentile, Ms Wilkins, Ms Lunnon and Mr McGown for organising and running the camp.

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