Prem Tinsulanonda International School’s Grade 6 Camp Week (4 – 8 February 2019) in Doi Inthanon National Park, Chiang Mai, Thailand was an unforgettable experience for all of the students. Here are some of the best highlights of the camp.
Day 1 – At the start of the Grade 6 camp, we all met at the cafeteria at 8:15 am. We checked our bags and set of for Doi Inthanon. When we got to our destination we wrote our hopes goals and fears for the camp. Then we all went to a waterfall which was very cold, and we caught a lot of bugs. For dinner, we got supplies which were cabbages, onions, chicken, carrots, and eggs. We were split into small groups to cook our own food.
Day 2 – In the morning we went to a restaurant called Kin Imm which means ‘Eat Full’ in Thai. The food there was very delicious. When breakfast was done we went back to the campsite to do shelter building and learn about knots. We learned all kinds of different knots and made shelters that were waterproof, windproof and earthquake proof. After that, we went to the Royal Project to learn the history of this project and we interviewed the staff there. When we got back from dinner, we took showers that were really cold, then we went to bed.
Day 3 – In the morning we went to Kin Imm to eat breakfast. Then we went hiking and visited an amazing waterfall. We also looked for sticks that we could use for spears while we were hiking. After hiking we made spears and learned about how coffee is made.
Day 4 – On Thursday we visited a fish farm. At the fish farm, we learned about how fish were bred and what they were used for. We saw some cool fish there. We also did some community service where we taught kids while they were at school.
Day 5 – On day 5, the last day, we all had to wake up early to pack our bags. We left at 8:00 am to Kin Imm where we had breakfast for the last time. Then we went to a pottery place. At the pottery place, we made pigs and elephants out of clay. After lunch, we came back to school. Everyone had had a really fun time.