Year 8 Merricks Camp
“Get Wet” was the motto of the 2014 Year 8 Camp at Merricks on the Mornington Peninsula as the programme places a strong emphasis on aquatic activities. Some of these included; sailing, snorkelling in the pool and the bay, boating, sea kayaking and boogie boarding. A range of initiative-type activities including ‘Fill The Bucket’, Orienteering, beach flags and the sand sculpture competition focused on a combination of team work, cooperation, creativity and lateral thinking. Then of course there is the famous tree climb which sees students tackling a 50metre pine tree with many students demonstrating their complete lack of fear by climbing blindfolded!
I would like to thank all of the Year 8 Students for their enthusiastic and positive approach to all aspects of the camp and I’m sure each and every student has come away with a rich set of unique experiences and the knowledge that they can overcome obstacles with a little persistence and resilience. Thanks also to the Year 8 Tutors for their invaluable help and support throughout what is a busy and tiring week and to the Merricks Camp staff for providing a brilliant programme full of fun!
Mr Scott Harrison
Year 8 Coordinator