Saturday, October 11, 2008

Totara Springs Superstar World Tour 08

Hi there readers!

I know it’s been a very long time since I’ve published a post so I thought that you would like to read about my first week of the holidays!!!!!

I was lucky enough to make it to the Totara Christian Child Centre or you could just call it Totara Springs. Before I went to camp I didn’t even want to go!! But then as you would know my parents would try to make me think that camp would be AWSOME!!! I went anyway. So then first thing in the morning at seven o’clock on the first day of the holidays, I saw everyone putting their luggage in the bus. Then we said a prayer to make sure that we all got there unharmed. Some of us went in the bus and some of us went in Mr Burt’s van. Then we took off! It was a very long ride it took about 2 hours to get there but it was worth waiting for.

As soon as we got there we took our luggage to our cabins then we went into the dining room. We had to take photos for our VIP passes to make sure that we were part of the camp. First of all we had morning tea and we had some yum stuff! After that we could have a little bit of free time so we played all kinds of things like cage soccer, touch, rugby, league and all kinds of other things!! Then we just started to sort our beds and bunks. Then we had some cool activities to do.

At night we had dinner and it was delightful! Every night we went to a different country so we went to Mexico and we had TACO’S!! They were fascinating!! Then we were told to go in to a room called the lecture theatre. There we had a thing called DEVOTION. It’s singing about Lord Jesus and talking about Jesus and learning about Jesus. The first thing we did in devotion was sing songs about him. My most favourite song was My Best Friends The Creator Of The Universe!! It was an awesome one!!! Then after that we would listen to our preacher or our entertainer. He was totally funny and was really good at telling us about things that we need to do if we wanted to ask Jesus into our lives. Have I mentioned that I’m a Christ follower? I go to Tamaki P.I.P.C.

One of my camp highlights was going on the hydroslide! Man it was awesome and freaky at the same time!! In the beginning of the slide you would go down a really steep ramp and then you would take a big turn then you would think that it was getting slow so you go down another ramp and then you swing from side to side like swinging on vines in the jungle!! My other favourite thing was when our area heads got kidnapped!! Then we had to find them with just a set of clues to help us!! I liked because it’s like you’re a real detective trying to solve a mystery.

Well those were things that I’ll always remember but I think that my BEST highlight would be a game called GET YOUR OWN BACK 2! It was awesome! It was campers versus leaders. We had to tag them and then we could take them to any station we wanted to, then we could like tip goo on them and baked beans!! And…make them slide down a slide full of sausages and avocados that were three months old and other things and the leaders could do that too!!

To finish I’d like to thank Mr Burt for helping us through the camp and for still being kind to us when we were a little bit naughty. Thanks to our other leaders like Peni, Max and Aquila for helping and keeping us safe through the night. I can’t wait until next year!!! Many thanks to the camp staff especially to Deagen who helped me think more about what I could do better in my life. You guys are awesome!! May God bless you all!



pesroom10 said...

What an awesome entry about your week at camp Tanielu! It was very interesting to read and funny too esp the bit about campers versus the leaders. I hope you're looking forward to term 4 and some of the fun things to come.

Love Miss Lavakula

tamakitoday said...

Nice to see that you are back posting! I really liked your descriptive comments about the Camp, did you take any photographs to help illustrate your Camp?
Mr Webb
Tamaki Intermediate School

Little Voices, Little Scholars. said...

My Goodness ! What an awesome camp !
You must feel blessed that you went !

Mrs. She Room 5

Russell Burt said...

Hey Tanielu
I'm glad you enjoyed camp. I enjoyed taking you. I think my favourite activity was GYOB when we all played in the jelly and sausages & stuff. Hosing off in the hydrant afterwards was really cool.
I think your writing is excellent and that you're a really good author.

Russell Burt