Year 13 Camp

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From the breathtaking views of the Tongariro crossing, to the tight squeezes through the caves, Year 13 camp was amazing. Helping and encouraging one another up the mountain was worth it - as we reached the summit and saw the 360-degree views of the Tongariro National Park. Sliding down the scree slope to get to the sulfur pools was heaps of fun. Doing our part in keeping Mount Ruapehu clean was gratifying - especially once we saw how much we had collected! Turning off our torches in the caves and seeing the glow worms come to life was a particularly phenomenal sight.

Altogether, the journey was a great bonding experience for the Year 13 cohort. Thanks to the staff and youth workers who gave up their time and enabled it to happen.

Siena Thompson

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