School camps


By GG, aged 9.

My favourite way to spend a sunny day outside is on school camp. It’s actually GG here. I haven’t written for quite a long time. That’s because Bug has been hogging the computer to play Skylanders. (I don’t even know what Skylanders are so don’t ask me).I went away on a school trip to Belchamps, the most amazing scout camp in the world a few weeks ago. I bet you want to find out some more about it now. What? You don’t? Well I’m sorry but you have to.

When I went on my school trip to Belchamps I was packed for it 2 weeks before we went. (I was, seriously). When we got on the coach some boys were mucking around throwing paper planes around the coach. Honestly boys are sooo immature. I, being a sensible, sane person read my book. When we pulled up next to Belchamps all the silly hysterical girls screamed. I kept quiet. We got told which rooms to go to and we got out our sleeping bags.

Our first activity was water zorbing. This is where you get in a huge plastic ball on water and try not to fall in. I heard some one did but I think it was a rumor.

We went to the shop next. One of my roomates bought a bumper pack of Tangfastics and ate them all before bedtime. Well, that was a night! We also had a campfire. We toasted marshmallows and sang songs around the campfire.

The next day we had bungee run as our first activity. Bungee run is giant inflatable running lanes and you get attached to a stretchy rope at the back. You then have to run and place a piece of coloured velcro on the sticky strip down the middle. The person whose coloured velcro is the furthest at the end wins. I won against several boys. Girls rule!

Then we had to go and pack. Nobody could find anything and my toothbrush kept turning up in other peoples suitcases. The trip home was just as bad as on the way there. You had the boys being nutters and you had girls screaming. Finally the school came into view. I breathed a sigh of relief. Home,home,home!

*Note from Helen: whilst I sometimes write in the voice of my daughter, this is all her own work. You can tell from the couple of grammatical errors that are screaming at me to correct. But I am resisting. *Sits on fingers.* 



25 thoughts on “School camps”

  1. It sounds like a fantastic trip! My own daughter has her first residential later this year, when she’s in year 4 (and I am of course nervous!).
    GG writes so well. Good luck to her in the MAD Blog Awards Kid Blog of the Year.

  2. Whatever you do don’t let my son see this! He is already gutted to be missing Scout camp he doesn’t need to read what a fantastic time you had. Make sure your mom doesn’t share it on Facebook because I am one of those mothers who let him on – shh. Well done on winning against the boys and good luck in the blog post competition.

  3. It sounds like you had a great time GG.Boys are so annoying aren’t they? Helen- You’ve reminded me that my eldest should be blogging too.

  4. GG you write very well despite MUm’s attemts to correct you!! I am impressed by your account of what you got up to and it sounds like a lot of fun although getting home is always nice isnt it? Burton tried zorbing for the first time as few weeks ago and loved it and laughed a lot.
    good luck with the competition x

    • Thanks! Water zorbing is really amazing. Getting home was quite nice to get away from snoring and sleep talking. 🙂

  5. Both of my sons have just finished cubs as they don’t want to do scouts but the one thing that they really loved was the camps and came back tired, filthy and full of stories. Camps are definitely one of the perks of cubs and scouts

  6. Lovely post GG – I wish i could go back to school sometimes and especially go to camp again – yours sounds fab!

  7. Great post GG! Sounds like you had a fabulous time and found the right balance between activities and chill-out time! Like you, I always kept my nose in a book when there was silliness going on too 😉 x

  8. Oooh, sounds like a fantastic trip GG, I’ve love to try the zorbing. Did your friend sleep after all the tangfastics? I hope she cleaned her teeth. 🙂


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