Once again, St Philip’s annual trip to the North West Highlands proved a major success. The shores of Loch Morar welcomed fourteen of our young people and ten enthusiastic adults.

They were all keen to survive for a week under canvas and take part in a host of activities, which would undoubtedly leave lasting memories for all involved.

After a long journey, which passed through Glencoe and Fort William, the vehicles eventually dropped the campers off in a field, in a small place called Bracora, on the banks of Loch Morar.

Steve McAvoy (Camp Leader), as part of the camp tradition, then took the entire group along the shore to a high point above the Loch, where he related some of the history of the area and, in particular, stories of Morag, The Loch Morar Monster, and of the Gnumff, a second cousin of the wild Haggis that roams the hillsides.

Upon return to base, soup and sandwiches were ready and then the company divided into groups for the start of the activities programme.

Over the next few days, young people took part in a wide range of activities including beachcombing, mountain- biking , canoeing , fishing , hillwalking to the Lochans and a whole lot more.

Along the way, adults and young people had numerous adventures and lots of laughs and now have many memories of a wonderful week in stunningly beautiful surroundings.

Jamie got Camper of the Week, not just for all the fish he caught, and Connor was a close runner up.

All in all, a great time was had by everyone and, believe it or not, someone actually said it was raining!

Roll on next year!