Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Camp stories!

It has taken us a while but we have finally got some work to show for it! What great stories everyone. I am proud of the way you persisted, deleted and made changes in your writing. 
Our learning intention for this was "TO INFORM OTHERS" - have we done this? Keep an eye out for more stories being added!

I was really excited about going to see the glowworms and roast marshmallows but first we had to get into groups. I was in group 3. Room 18 and 19 were camping at Highland Home. We left school on the 24th of March.

 After we were in our groups we went to the marshmallows at the camp fire. The marshmallows were pink and white. They tasted very sticky after they had been roasted. I felt happy and mad. I felt happy because I love marshmallows and I felt mad because 3 of my marshmallows went on fire.


When we finished roasting marshmallows we went to the glowworms but we had to get our torches. Room 18 and 19 went in a car to the glowworms. Finally we were at the glowworms. We walked over big logs. When we stopped we saw lots of glowworms. They looked tiny and blue, like little stars in the sky.

 My days at camp were great. I think everyone should go there!

By G

I was about to go to the glowworms when it was pitch black. Room 18 and 19 were at Highland home on the 24th of March. I thought it would be scary because there might be large logs, streams full of water and falling, powerful branches.


First we had to go in groups of 20 so we could go in the cars. I was in the first group to go to the glowworms. Cameron didn’t have a torch so Cameron stayed close to me. Then we took the slippery wet stairs down into the bush. I nearly slipped over. The teacher said “Everybody up ahead is a stream” I tried to jump over the stream. What a splash! I accidentally stood in the stream and made my shoes soaking wet. But the worse thing was I lost Cameron!

Cameron jumped over the endless stream. The teacher told us to turn our torches off. After that we turned our lights on so we could keep walking. I saw a huge, thick, mossy log ahead. We had to climb over the log. My shoe got caught under the log. I was mad when that happened. Finally I got it out. Then the teacher said “Turn your torches off again.” The glowworms were around us. The looked like sparkling, little stars. They were so tiny. The only thing you could see was a little flash. The teacher said they turn into moths.

 After that we went back to the camp site. I was tired but happy because I had been adventurous and it was a moonless night!

 By AH

Room 18 and 19 went on the 24th of March to Highland Home. When we got to Highland home the first thing I did was go on the Earthboards.

I was feeling really scared because I had never gone on an Earthboard before. I also felt excited because it looked really fun because people slid down the hill. I jumped on the Earthboard. I jumped on slowly. It was fun.

The funniest part on the Earthboards was when we went down the hill. I went very fast down the hill. I bumped into somebody by accident. I went fast and I hurt my finger but it didn’t bleed.

I loved going on the Earthboards. If you go to Highland Home you should go on the Earthboards to!


Room 18 and 19 went to Highland home on the 24th of March. One of the activities was going to see the glowworms.

I went down in the first group. It was really dark. I was afraid of the dark because I though someone might try to get me!

 When we got there we walked through the stream. The stream was wet and muddy, the rocks were slippery with moss. Some logs had moss too. The logs were fat, small and some were skinny.

 When we saw the glowworms they looked sparkly. When I looked at the glowworms my eyes got sore, then I shut my eyes and kept walking through the bush. The glowworms were I the bush.

 I liked seeing the glowworms because they were shiny and bright, hiding in the trees. They sparkled like the stars in the sky. They had blue glows.

 The best part of camp was seeing the glowworms. I think everyone should go there.

 By Keontae

I was happy when it was my turn on the BMX bikes. It was fun! Room 18 and 19 were at Highland Home Pohangina valley, for camp.

 First Miss Brandon blew the whistle and then we got into groups for the rotations. My group went to the BMX bikes first. It was creaky on the bikes but fun when we had races.

 The next activity was the Earthboards. I jumped off it because I was scared. I thought I would fall off but I had a turn. The Earthboards were at the top of the hill. We zoomed down the hill. We went over the rocks. When we went on the grass it was slower. Then we pushed the Earthboards back up the hill and we zoomed down again. It was great fun! It was bumpy and my body was going up and down. I screamed lots.

 It was fun at camp. I think people would like to go on the Earthboards.


I was very excited to go and see the glowworms because I had to stand in the dark. The camp is called Highland Home. Room 18 and 19 were there for their camp.

 Before we went down to the glowworms we had to get into group for cars. The first group went down at 7:30. I was in the last group.

 While we waited I played games, then I moved to the next place which was marshmallows. I loved roasting marshmallows. Some of my marshmallows caught on fire!

 Then finally I got to go to the glowworms. I grabbed my torch and ran down the steps. Then I got in the car and we drove down to the glowworms. It was very dark. Finally we were going down the slippery rocks and mud. Then we were walking in water. Mrs Waterland said Turn off your torches and look up and I saw some glowworms. I felt very cold in the dark but I was excited to stand in the dark and to see the glowworms. They were blue and their tails were the thing that glowed. Glowworms can live in caves or the bush The glowworms looked like little stars.

 The glowworms were very cute and fun to look at. Everyone should go to Highland Home!

 By PB

I was so excited because on the 24th of March Room 18 and 19 went to Highland Home camp.

 It was 7:30 at night and it was time to roast the marshmallows on the campfire. The first thing I did was put the marshmallows on the bamboo sticks and put them on the campfire. It was yummy! Inside the marshmallows it was all melted and it was scorching in my mouth. I burnt my tongue on my marshmallows because I was being silly with Jack W. I roasted two of my biscuits at the same time and all of the chocolate melted in my mouth. The biscuit was hot! The inside of the marshmallow was sticky and gooey and it smelt like slimy black rubber melting in  the campfire.

I loved roasting marshmallows because all of the people burnt them! I burnt everyone of mine. I really enjoyed roasting marshmallows because it was lots of fun!


I was very excited because my next activity was the Earthboards. Room 18 and 19 were at Highland home on the 24th March and we were doing rotations.

 It was time to go to the next activity. My favourite bit was the Earthboards because I looked the bumpy stones. We started on a hill. The hill wasn’t very steep but it had lots of stones. We had to push off from the top and sit on the Earthboard. Then we rode down. We went fast down the hill. It was funny going down the hill because it felt like I was on an aeroplane. Lots of people were screaming and I wasn’t. I wanted to be quiet. We went really far across the grass. I nearly hit someone.

 The best bit was going the hill because it was fast!


Room 18 and 19 went to Highland Home on the 24th of March.

 At nighttime we went in the car to see the glowworms. We had to walk through the bush. There was a stream and it was slippery and gooey. I nearly slipped in the water. The stream was full of rocks and slime. I saw heaps of stones on the ground.

The glowworms were in the bush. They looked like little stars. They were pointy and looked like triangles and were yellow. It was quiet and dark in the bush and people had their torches on.

The best part of camp was looking at the glowworms.

 By TB



  1. I should have stayed the night then i could of toasted marsmallows, seen the glow worms and played exicting games like you all did. The stories are very descriptive and i could just taste the marsmallows and seee the glow worms in my mind. COOL ROOM 18 LOOKING FORWORD TO MORE STORIES TO READ RAKELLES MUM OR KNOWN AS COOKIE TO SOME OF YOU....

  2. I like your stories room 18, especially Andrew's stories

    From Kevin Huang