Thursday, 20 October 2011

The Autumn Collection - Part II

Another week at Camas has come and gone. This time the last group of young people for the season, and one of our regulars.

The week started of with a few full days of solid rain. It rained, and it rained, and it rained. But the rain wasn’t going to dampen the spirits of this group. Quite the opposite. Soon after landing at Camas the waterproofs were on and a walk to the beach were on the schedule. We were to brave the rain for another couple of days doing shelter building in the woodland and other activities. Eventually we had to seek a slightly more waterproof shelter in the shape of the Camas buildings.

But just because we were inside doesn’t mean the fun stops. Lots of games (wink-murderer and Jungle speed were favourites) and art and craft (making books) and a bit of juggling skills.

The rain did stop. And we could finally venture outside again. Along with our more adventurous activities like kayaking, abseiling and rock-climbing the peat digging was a clear favourite. As long as you combine it with a good game of camouflage! Note to Becky: bright yellow wateproof trousers are not the best peat bog camouflage.

The week ended on a high with an evening prepared by our guests. Good food, beautiful decoration, nice relaxing reflection, and a brilliant quiz to test our knowledge of various things.

Good to see old faces and good to meet new people. Thanks guys for a brilliant week, hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!