by Kent Caddick
Te Rito Harakeke students Alijah Prakash and Lauren Brocket give the thumbs up during their time on the high ropes at their first solo camp at Wainui recently. The Waitaha students, who are based at Rolleston College stayed at the YMCA in Wainui Heights West, and the good weather allowed them to enjoy all the activities on offer. The YMCA instructors led the students through a range of activities including high ropes, double kayaks, UHF radios, ABL games and a leisurely evening around the campfire. One of the students, Jonty, said his highlights were American Hotdogs for tea and a scavenger hunt around the local cemetery, while Ana was awarded a certificate for being the best Flying Kiwi on the high ropes.