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 Year 9 Camp

Year Nine camp is held at the beautiful Noosa North Shore Retreat. How many school students can say that their camp accommodation consisted of two bedrooms, ensuite cabins, with kitchen and living room facilities?  At least 150 Xaverians can!  With meals prepared by qualified chefs, activities provided by Total Adventures and great friends to spend time with, there’s everything to love about camp – except coming home on Friday.
Highlights of the week included surfing at Noosa North Shore, indoor rock climbing at the Noosa Recreation Centre and Minute to Win It activities on the first night.  Students learned how to start a fire with a flint and forest debris and how to row a canoe without going in circles.  Finally, the height activities are always challenging for a few students and great fun for everyone.  This year students were asked to build a crate tower out of milk crates and see how high they could get before collapsing, to fling themselves off the “pamper” pole, and to swing to great heights on the giant swing. 
Year Nine camp is considered a stepping stone between the relative comfort of Year Eight camp, and the wilderness experience of Year Ten.  Although we had it awfully cushy this year, the fantastic attitudes and “can-do” spirits of the current Year Nine cohort leave me in no doubt that they’ll be more than ready to take on anything thrown their way next year.
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