Camp In The Forest… – Dom


I hopped on Bus 2 throwing my luggage on the bus behind. We were going on camp! I was excited on the Bus, also bored but luckily, my friend Lynn Htet was sitting next to me and we made up funny raps about people eating lawn mowers and stuff like that.

It took about one and a half hours to get there but to me it felt about 5 hours! But we eventually did get there and drove up the dirt road past the soon to be used rope course and ‘leap of faith.’ When we pulled in the parking lot and collected our luggage we carelessly plonked our stuff down, keeping our backpacks with us.

We walked down the stairs and were told the camp rules and assigned our groups. Then, one by one, our groups assembled in the leadership centre where we ate lunch, which was burgers by the way. Anyway, I was sitting outside eating my delicious burger, which was made of a delicious patty, crunchy iceberg lettuce topped with a sticky, red tomato ketchup. Scrumptious. We heard music, which was meant to call us back to the leadership centre. We lined up in groups, and as we got assigned group leaders, I heard two birds fly past. As we walked  to our first activity  I overheard the other group behind us say- “They’re jumping off a telephone pole!” My first thought was- “Great, 10 out of 10 Dom, unlucky again.” Then we saw it, the leap of faith…

I was shocked, amazed, Roald Dahl would say: “Frogs wallop!” Yeah you get the point. It was high, VERY HIGH. TOO HIGH. Too high to handle. I thought I was going to vomit in amazement. And now it was MY TURN. As I walked nervously up to the harness, which, phew, was there, I thought, why did I return the permission slip, why? Anyway, I got slipped in, walked to the ladder, which was, unsafely, held up by only a skinny little pole and a person. I stepped up onto the first metal rung, then the second, then the third etc. I had made it, where to though you ask? Oh, ONLY THE FLAMIN’ TOP OF THE COURSE BABY! Plus, I stood up! The rest was an extremely scary blur. I jumped, that’s all I can say. I jumped. I landed. I felt good, really good. Next, I went down to pull off my harness. Then I swapped with someone and started belaying. It was tough, yet fun.

After that we had dinner, delicious. Then we went to bed, in our noisy little cabins, where we talked and talked and talked. About what? Our lives, our tiny lives.  I was placed in a cabin with Leo. H, Zach. D and Charles. D. I cannot believe I actually slept that night!

When I got up it was 6:30 and boy was I hyped! There was no point in getting back to sleep so I started to get up for the day. Clothes on, teeth brushed, hair brushed, play Gaga- wait you don’t usually play Gaga at 7:00 in the morning! Gaga is a game where you hit the ball at people below the waist to get them out. Once you get out you don’t get back in until the next round, so you just watch outside of the court. Gaga starts when somebody chucks the ball in the air, on the first bounce you say ‘Ga!’ the second bounce you say ‘Ga!’ and the last bounce you say ‘GO!’ and the game starts. I came third! Yay!

I loved camp! It was awesome!