School Holiday Camps

September 2011 School Holiday Survivor Camp Review

The September School Holiday Camp for 8-13 year olds was held at Camp Lake Fire on 20-22 September.  73 participants came from a variety of schools.  Congratulations to all participants, who were all fantastic, but a special mention to Oliver who took out the Ultimate Survivor title.  This was Oliver's 7th School Holiday Camp and his third time in the Ultimate Survivor Challenge. 

The fish are really starting to fire up.  92 fish in total were landed, with the majority being Australian bass.  The group also enjoyed the great little abseil on site, as well as raft building and canoeing. The students also made pizzas from scratch and we had the wood-fired pizza oven cranking.  There was also some open fire cooking with the students cooking their bacon & egg muffins on their hot plate and there was some preparation required to prepare the pancake mixture.  The students were certainly kept busy, and at the same time, their behaviour was exceptional, which made it a thoroughly enjoyable camp.


Building a tribal spirit is an important aspect for the Survivor Camp.  The tribal flag is always one of the first activities.




The water is starting to warm up and most students opted for a swim after their canoeing and raft building activities.


There are some great abseiling locations at Camp Lake Fire and the students enjoy the challenge.


There were plenty of good sized fish caught.  Live shrimp was used as bait.