During the school holidays, I participated in a camp called “Green Camp Bali. ” The camp was organized by Kinderworld Educare Centre. “Green Camp Bali,” is located in a famous international school, Green school, in Ubud, Bali. There was a total of 20 pupils aged 9-18 who participated in the camp and two teachers accompanying the trip. The date of the camp was from the 29th of May to the 3rd of June. On the 29th of May, the participants and the teachers gathered in Kinderworld Educare Centre and headed off to LCCT International Airport by bus and boarded a plane to Bali’s International Airport in Denpasar.Order now
The flight took about 4 hours. When we reached Denpasar, we had our lunch in a cafe’ and headed to Ubud by bus. Two hours later, we arrived at a small village in Ubud, carried out bags and walked in a narrow path to enter the school. As we walked along the narrow path, we saw many different types of plants and trees. There were birds and colourful butterflies flying all around as well. When we reached the school, I was amazed at how wonderful and extraordinary it was. We had some local snacks and some drinks as well.
Next, we went to a small room, put down our bags and we listened to a simple Green Camp orientation’ by some camp instructors. We also introduced ourselves. Later on, we had a tour of the Green School. The school was very big. The whole school in including the walls, floors, tables, chairs and stairs was built primarily from bamboos, a local, natural, renewable resource. There was no air conditioner there too. We also saw the classrooms and library which were also made from bamboos. The field was very big as well.
And what surprised me the most was the school’s composting toilet. It is a dry toilet with no water to flush it and they use saw dust to cover up the smell. Later, we were brought to our yurts to unpack our stuff, take a bath, and get some rest. The following days had been a blast. We played many different games, we enjoyed a Wayang kulit’ show which is a Balinese shadow puppetry. We made some organic chocolate, a “Balinese Kite,” we also played a “Balinese Treasure Hunt. ” We also enjoyed ourselves by playing Mepantigan which is a Balinese Mud pit Martial arts.
It was very funny and interesting. We went on a 3 hour hike on the paddy fields near the school as well. Although it was tiring, it was a good treat to see the beauty of nature. Words can’t describe how good it felt to be standing in the middle of a huge paddy field, enjoying the breezy wind and the breathtaking scenery. We also visited a Night Safari, we saw different types of snakes, bugs and reptiles. My favourite part of the camp activities had to be the adventures in the “Ayung River” which was located between the main building and the cafeteria.
We also swang the “Tarzan Rope” and jumped into the river. The meals in Green Camp was mouthwatering. We had a Balinese Satay, Organic Spaghetti and Balinese Style Chicken and lots of other varieties of food. My favourite dish was definitely the organic pizza. We created our own pizza, we roughed the dough and made it into crazy shapes and put the ingredients that we liked and put it in the oven to bake. My pizza was square and half the pizza had tomato, cheese and mushroom while the other half had strawberries and chocolate chips!