Mags rowers were put to the test with a 30 kilometre row from Epworth to Waikato Rowing Club and back at this week's five-day training camp.
After a night of heavy rain, the clouds cleared as the crews set off at 6am.
They returned after more than five hours, exhausted and hungry but proud of their achievement.
Crews were out rowing at least twice a day but there was also time for water balloon fights, team skits and a trip to see the glow worms for the seniors.
Thanks to the commitment and dedication of the coaches Alex, Judith, Callum, Leah and Jacob and the support of many parents it was a fantastic trip away.