Stage 3 Camp at Old Mogo Town

Going to an overnight camp is an opportunity to learn much more than history. Organisation, independence and just hanging with your friends is a part of the whole experience.

We set off on a very dark Thursday morning, to a rather overcast Old Mogo Town which is situated on the South Coast. When we arrived we were taken on a tour of Old Mogo Town, which is a recreation of an 1850's mining town. We were shown an old mine shaft, a Chinese Joss house and an old jail.

Learning to pan for gold is much harder than it looks. It involves swishing the rocks and water around in the pan so that the gold sinks to the bottom of the pan.

All the hard work through the term, with learning to Bush dance. A live band played for Stage 3, while they danced Strip the Willow, The Barn Dance and The heel-toe Polka. We learnt the Gallopede and then ended with dancing the Macarena.

The next morning, Stage 3 went back in time to school in the 1850's with pupil teachers helping the headmaster to give a spelling test. Zack was a bit naughty and was almost flogged with the cane. Luckily the bell rang and school ended.

We were also taught about Koori culture and bush tucker. Our speaker entertained Stage 3 with playing the didgeridoo, how to throw a boomerang and some dancing. We went for a walk and found some unusual foods to eat such as the fruit on the Lilli Pilly tree.

The staff at Old Mogo Town were hospitable and welcoming. It was very nice to have a warm fire to sit near and eat dinner. The Camp was a memorable one and we would like to thank the staff for the care that they took.

What did you learn or enjoy the most about going to the Camp at Old Mogo Time? 


  1. Awesome it was cool seeing how they lived back then by the way im carter l not carter gk im useing my home account

  2. from: lachlan

    that was fun it was good seeing the prison and the wrestling match in the china house was fun the bush tucker was nice but salty i hate to say but the dance was fun and absolutely hilarious some funny things happen in our cabin including Luke and Cole in the same sleeping bag and me accidentally braking the curtain and making a loud noise

    and au revoir (bye in french)


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