"Would the following people please report to the dining hall at 7 a.m. tomorrow, wearing a T-shirt, shorts, jersey and sand shoes... Be prepared to be away from the camp for 24 hours. A list of items to be taken will be given to you." It was the last few days of summer camp at Motutapu Island, near Auckland, New Zealand. For a brief moment we thought we must be in some sort of trouble. No one knew what was to come, except for perhaps a few staff members. The guessing game began. Nine campers received instructions to bring their required gear in plastic bags, instead of rucksacks. The rumors soon narrowed down to the possibility of an overnight canoe trip. Those of us taking rucksacks figured we must be going for a hike around the island.
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