The Explorers team were super excited to be back in the canoes – this time in their own boats and with a stunning wild camp at the end of Day 1.

Confidence in their abilities has grown so much, and after games and fun on the water we pitched camp and tucked into a hearty stew. There was still time for activities in the golden evening light (photo) before we lit a fire and tucked into some hot chocolate, ‘mallows and some campfire stories!

The group photo on the beach marked the start of the canoeing on Day 2, where we headed downstream past Carey islands and an exciting quicker section through the narrows in the last photo.

Morale is sky high, the Explorers are lapping up so many new skills and experiences and Tim led us through a fun review at the end, to recap how far we’ve already come. We’re mid-way through the main programme and couldn’t be more delighted with the positivity and growth in the group. Great work everyone! Survival skills are coming up next!!!