House Camps
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I really enjoyed house camp because it allowed me to get to know a lot of people in the house. The temple run activity was great for bringing out the leaders in us, as well as our ability to use others’ strengths to help the group. Dinner on the boat was a great way to end the fantastic day. The next day, at Dream World, I thoroughly enjoyed being with my friends and having fun. All in all, the camp was very successful in building House spirit, and in providing enjoyment.
Comment by a Year 12 Student.

We started our day with splitting into teams to do challenges of varying difficulty – from ones seeming impossible (such as volleyball while running!) to easier ones (like making Roti-Samhai, a Thai snack). Though we failed some of the tasks we did, we bonded with different year groups, which was the aim of the camp. Communication was emphasized together with creativity, especially during Mr Mead’s crafting activity, where we built a modern temple structure. Later in the day, we had the opportunity to have a prestigious dinner and river cruise. Afterwards, we burnt the calories with bonding activities, for example; the hugging game and captain says – the highlight of our trip. Dream World was great fun with amazing rides and I am sure everyone in Sonakul brought back some really special memories from the trip.
Comment by a Year 13 Student.

 

       

 

It was a whole new experience. From riding buffalos to planting rice, making “Kanom Crog” and participating in challenging team-building activities, the shine of enthusiasm never left our Purple People’s faces. 

Walking around WanYang Resort, one would be able to hear all sorts of things, ranging from the late night singing of the Suriyothai Senior tutor groups, the laughter of the Suriyothais accidentally splashing water on each other during the “Holey Pipe” game, the sound of “Old McDonald” and “The Fox Song” being sung at the top of Suriyothais lungs, to the violent pops of our vigorously popping popcorn. One would be able to see Suriyothai heads forming a circle, as the Purple People huddled together, collaborating effectively in our team problem solving activity, munching on pizza-flavoured banana chips. One would be able to see fierce dance battles. One would be able to see people on Kayaks, screaming “Bak Bwak!’ like chickens. One would be able to see pure joy as one walks around WangYang Resort, the Suriyothais’ 2014 House Camp accommodation.

Being in House Camp had made us Suriyothais realize the importance of teamwork, and had also introduced us all to brand new members of the Suriyothai House. Furthermore, our experience in the rice field had taught us to appreciate rice, and to see the value of the Thai farmers’ hard work. An ecstatic camp as it was, the true value of the 2014 Suriyothai House Camp lies beyond one’s imagination. ‚Äč

  

 

This year the Nehru House camp was based in Nakhon Nayok. We completed activities such as rafting, kayaking, biking and catapult building. In the evening the Sixth Form put together a wonderful selection of fun packed entertaining games that everyone seemed to enjoy. It was great to see everybody in Nehru enjoy the activities and most importantly see the positive impact the camp had on the students involved. We spent a fantastic two days together and the outcome of all of this is that the bond within the House is stronger than ever. 
Comment by Nehru House Captain

        

 

After an eventful house camp, most of the members in Keller house have returned home with new experiences. We participated in several activities, some of which were horse riding and paintballing, around the horseshoe point resort in Pattaya. We were split into state groups (Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Nevada, Texas and Wyoming) to compete against one another. During the night, states were also required to represent themselves even more by dressing up and performing a line dance; and at the end of the night, scores from line dancing, raft building and bike-a-teering were added to finalise the winning state – Texas! The trip ended with a tug-of-war competition by the beach, where we all took photos together and as tutor groups!

        

 

“None of us, is smarter than all of us.”

There are many speeches out there which were made like this one to motivate people into working as a team. Whether it was for academic or sport purposes, everyone knows succeeding with others is always a better experience than succeeding alone, tired. In life people are given many opportunities to take part in a team and lead amongst others. This year's Byron House camp to Nakorn Nayok was no exception. Not only did I meet new friends and build new bonds, but I also experienced the leadership role of looking after the youngsters on camp. A variety of activities such as Catapult building or Survival Skills (shelter building, cooking) all helped contribute to showing how teamwork is key to learning new things. I didn't only learn from the activities but also from my fellow housemates in which I had the chance to spend two days with, and because of House Camp I wish that there are more times that I would be able to spend with Byron this closely. House camp at Nakorn Nayok has been an unforgettable experience, and although it was for only two days, the memories all students in Byron shared will last a lot longer.
Comment by a Year 11 Byron Student

         

 

This year Churchill went to Khao Yai for House Camp. The House took part in a set of team-bonding exercises with a circus theme.The students bonded with all other students from each year group and learned some valuable life lessons. It was a great couple of days.

It was so challenging but we still succeeded! It was the best camp ever! We never gave up when we had problems!
Comment by a Year 7 Student.

Being in my last year at Harrow, I couldn’t have asked for a better final House Camp. It was truly an occasion of fun and games that brought many in the house together. Leading the evening activities definitely stood out for me as a chance to really see what Churchill is capable of. A night of what some might call organised mayhem, but what I prefer to call sheer jollification!
Comment by a Year 13 Student.