The water came at me like a blast from a jet’s engine. The water hit me square in the face and went into my mouth, in my ears, up my nostrils and into my eyes. I blinked it out of my eyes and looked up. I saw one of the dads guiltily running away with a hose pipe in his hands. I took off after him, armed with a water bottle and a few water balloons. After running for a while, I caught up with him and soaked him through and through. He turned around to, I assume, soak me through but I was too quick, I sprinted away back to the other side of the field to join the rest of the girls.
The water fight was definitely my highlight of the camp out. We drenched each other to the bone and had an incredibly fun time in the process.
Apart from the water fight we played a game of touch rugby (which my dad absolutely rocked), a game of river and had a delicious supper of lamb on the spit.
After many hours of fun and food, some of us decided to go to sleep. It was about 10 o’clock and I was, but unfortunately for us, we had decided to pitch our tent right under a floodlight, and to make matters worse, someone had decided to play extremely loud music right outside the school grounds. With the help of a sleeping mask, I fell into a deep, peaceful and well needed sleep.
I arrived with the sound of splashing and laughter. After setting up camp I went to investigate, and then climbing over the pool fence I saw everyone swimming in half of the uncovered pool. After a while in the pool, it was time for a game of touch rugby. When the (not very fair) game of touch rugby ended, water balloons were filled. The dads were prepared with hose pipes and after an epic water fight and when EVERY dad was drenched, it was time for another swim. For dinner we had lamb on the spit and s’mores. At about 10 o’clock it was time for bed (for most of us at least, but some dads stayed up until 12 o’clock). We woke up to many tents packed up and many cars gone. It took about two and a half hours to get on the road mainly because we couldn’t miss out on another swim! The dads and daughters camp out was awesome, better than I had ever imagined and I can’t wait for all the other amazing activities that are still to come this year.
On Saturday 14 September the Grade 6 girls had a campout at school with their dads. We all arrived on Saturday afternoon to pitch our tents and have tons of fun. I got to school and I pitched a tent for the first time in my life. I got a little confused at times but in the end it looked better than ever. I packed all my stuff in the tent, blew up the mattresses and got ready to go for a swim in the pool. We had planned a bunch of fun games to play like river, touch rugby and soccer. We then had a water balloon fight which was absolute chaos. After several hours of fun and games it was time to get the meat on the braai. We ate and later on braaied marshmallows and made s’mores. Then we played some more and finally it was time to go to bed. I had never slept in a tent before so I was kind of scared and apart from being scared I was super cold and only had one blanket. Big mistake! Early in the morning you could hear everyone getting up. I finally woke up at around 8am. Then my dad and I packed all our stuff up, including our tent and set off to make breakfast. We had egg and polony rolls which were delicious. I really enjoyed my first time camping even though it wasn’t in the wild. I am looking forward to going again.