February, 2022. Apologies for the delay in camp feedback. We arrived tired, somewhat dusty but endlessly happy on Friday, and I'm certain not just the teachers but also the learners spent most of the weekend speaking about the great adventures that were had.
I'd very much appreciate it if the below feedback could also be sent on to Trevor, Peter and the entire Kwalata team.
In short, the camp was excellent and exceeded l expectations by far. Why?
The activities were age-appropriate and made sense, they were presented with a goal in mind, the learners got to learn, to try things out, to reflect, and to evaluate themselves as individuals and as a team after all the activities. Everything made sense in the greater scheme of the week's program. There was cohesiveness and a logical, learner-centred progression.
The facilitators were phenomenal; insightful, knowledgeable, friendly and patient, yet firm when needed, open, keen to include everyone, and not shy to address any shortfalls or issues. Working with them, observing, and participating in some activities was a great privilege for us as teachers too.
The facilities, from dorms and ablution blocks, to the lapa, meeting areas, grounds and obstacles are exceptionally well-maintained.
The food - well, I have no words. I think the happy dances I regularly performed showed how much I personally enjoyed the outstanding cuisine, and the learner feedback is the same - yummy, filling, generous, tasty, flavorful and delicious were but some words used to describe the meals.
We well and truly enjoyed our week at Kwalata to the fullest and cannot wait to come back.
Wishing you all well - stay happy, healthy and safe.
Katharina & the grade 6 colleagues