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chocolate for lunch. Next you move on to your second activity (such as golf, bodyboarding or biking). Then you come back and have hot food for dinner. After dinner, some nights we would go to the beach and roast marshmallows, while on others we went to the forest to eat roasted bananas with chocolate inside.
After that you head back to your tent (bring a friend to share a tent with; I shared with my friend John), get into your sleeping bag and fall asleep immediately because you are so tired.
My favourite part of the week was the kayaking. We started off by learning the basics, like how to paddle, but we quickly moved on to the games. We played “wibble wobble”, which is when you turn your kayak upside down, get in pairs, and one person gets on each end and you have to wobble the other person off. We also joined together all of the kayaks and had to run across them and jump into the water. Next we had to swap places with our partner while trying not to fall in. We all had a laugh.
I’m 10 years old and I wasn’t homesick at all. I pretty much forgot
about home, I was having so much fun. It wouldn’t have been quite as much fun if we hadn’t been sleeping there: how else would we have had sumo sleeping-bag wars? And it was exciting, especially when there was a big storm: the clattering rain was fun and we all went through it together, so it was more enjoyable than frightening.
The only thing that wasn’t so great was the toilets. They were smelly and dark – but that’s camping! I would definitely recommend Wickedly Wonderful to other boys and girls – and I’d go again. It’s a really good break from a busy home life and you don’t need to be good at the activities: the staff will always help you out.
Wickedly Wonderful (07941 231168; wickedlywonderful.com) runs five-day, four-night residential camps for children aged six to 13. Its multi-activity week and sailing week cost £545 each; a pony camp involving riding and stable management costs £645.