Year 12 Outdoor Recreation Camp

Last week the Year 12 Outdoor Recreation students set off from Emmanuel heading to Margaret River for their long awaited camp. The weather was holding off, and the group were in good spirits as we headed down to hike parts of the Cape-to-Cape trail. After a quick lunch stop, the group headed to Cape Naturaliste lighthouse and proceeded to walk a short distance down to Sugarloaf Rock. They then headed to Injidup beach, where we hiked to Canal Rocks. Given the great weather, students were able to witness the full beauty of the South West landscapes, from the rugged coastline to the rolling surf.

On Wednesday the group undertook a canoeing tour up the Margaret River, where we were treated to another perfect day. After travelling up the river and learning some of the local history, we were provided with an unbelievable spread of bush tucker, including emu, kangaroo and crocodile. The second session of the day was mountain biking just outside of Margaret River where the student’s (and staff’s) skills were put to the test. The trails were a mixture of gruelling climbs, exhilarating downhill sections and tricky terrain, which we managed to escape with only a few minor crashes.

After cooking up a storm, and dinner back at Surpoint Resort in Prevelly, the students hung out, played cards and watched some football in the TV room. On Thursday, we returned to College, via the Margaret River Chocolate Factory and had lunch at Mandurah foreshore.

A special thanks to all students and staff that made this camp such a memorable experience for everyone involved.

Mr Ryan Henley – Head of Health and Physical Education