12 September 2016
CCF Summer Camp 2016
The CCF went for their annual summer camp at Crowborough Training Camp in July. Everyone who attended the summer camp, enjoyed it thoroughly. We particularly enjoyed the firing ranges and paintballing on the first day, as these are activities which we do not usually take part in at school. We also learned and practised a thrilling sniper stalk and an ambush. Making fire, and creating beacons and stretchers at the survival stand was very exciting, as well as being extremely informative.
The adventure training at Bewl Water was another highlight of the camp. The kayaking and raft-building was incredibly fun (despite the failure of one of our rafts) and an excellent team bonding exercise.
We also liked the climbing, archery and mountain biking a great deal. Competition day was very exciting and challenging day, on which we were able to put all of our new skills to the test. Our hard work paid off, as we won Gold Medals in the Skill at Arms stand, Observation stand and Archery competition, and silver medal in the Drill competition.
Overall the contingent finished in second place, narrowly losing to the Canadian cadets by only one point! We then went to Pippingford Park for an overnight exercise, where we set up a realistic headquarters and executed a planned attack on an enemy position. In addition to these fun activities, we all enjoyed spending a fun, yet tiring, week with friends, and we would strongly recommend other cadets to come along next year!