Ardeonaig Adventures Continue
28th June, 2018
With forecasts promising bright sunshine and calm skies, excitement was building in the run-up to the second Pringle Camp, on the last weekend of term. Packed up and eager to go on the Friday afternoon, we managed to sneak through the traffic jams from the Royal Highland Show and were glad to be on the winding roads through the Trossachs – the mountains and lochs looking particularly spectacular in the glowing sunlight.
On arriving at the campsite, tents were swiftly pitched and the barbecue was lit for our usual burger feast dinner. With full stomachs, the boys were keen to go and explore the site and play some games of hide and seek, somewhat long into the night.
There were many highlights of the next day, and the boys particularly loved trekking up the gorge – working on their teamwork and communication along the way – and battling the wind and waves on Loch Tay in their kayaks. The evening was filled with more games and a campfire.
We are so lucky to have locations and opportunities such as this so close to home! Whilst at Ardeonaig, we heard from the instructors about another school which was due to arrive for a few days but only following two bus journeys, a flight and all-in-all a very long day of travelling – we were back at School on the Sunday within two hours of setting off. A huge thank you must go to Mrs Weaving, for not only helping to run both Pringle Camps this term, but also for being a hugely willing, enthusiastic and energetic leader and camp master.
Last month, another group of campers took part in the trip to Ardreonaig. In recent years, this popular trip has had to be split into two weekends, so that we can give more boys the opportunity to take part. Read how the first group got on here: https://www.merchiston.co.uk/junior-adventures-ardeonaig/