During the first week of the school holidays, Maygen Ditchfield and Lucy Swain seized the opportunity to attend the Lions Southern Outdoor Experience Youth Leadership Course, held at Borland Lodge. The girls challenged themselves with a wide range of outdoor adventure activities, including caving, canyoning, zip lining and rock climbing. These adrenalin high activities were combined with team building and problem-solving skill development. The highlight for both girls was the canyoning – an activity held in a water filled deep crevice in a rock. Their goal, along with their team mates was to safely and successfully navigate their way through the canyon. Both Maygen and Lucy would encourage any students, who are given the opportunity to attend this camp, to go. They developed new leadership skills, and both enjoyed being pushed out of their comfort zones. Maygen wishes to sincerely thank the Gore Hokonui Lions and Lucy wishes to sincerely thank the Gore Pakeke Lions who very generously sponsored them to attend this camp.