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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.

Ed­ward Warren

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.

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