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Boot Camp

Camp Kaniwhaniwha

Waikato

Kate, 12

My back aches. Not only because of the sizzling sun, but because of my pack. Bugs zip around me, like I’m a rubbish tin, that hasn't been picked up for years. As I approach the campsite, screams and laughter sing an off-tune melody. Light streams through the bush in beams, I stride towards the ‘broken record’ noise. The games begin.

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