Suf camp is amazing! I had the best time of my life and sooooo want to go back again!
I went for only 5 days and want to buy a surf board (after never being able to or learnt to surf before I might add).
You may look at the price and think its too expensive, but in the grand scheme of things, when you way it up with how much you'd spend on travel there, food, accommodation, drink and lessons, you realise how cheap it is!!
You arrive about midday on the Monday, have lunch and already you have your 1st lesson, where you stand up, even if it is only for a couple of seconds. The rest of the week, you are perfecting what you learnt with really good, informative, friendly, experienced instructors. You are even taught more experienced positions on the board later in the week even though you think you're still a beginner, which you can apply later on once you are an experienced surfer yourself.
If you are not really interested in sports, I still strongly reccommend you go. You learn something new (which is kind of a right of passage in Oz) which all your friends back home will be really jealous of, you meet so many different people to which you may not meet otherwise and the set up down at 7 mile beach is so good that you aren't going to get knocked around by massive waves or crash into rocks. If you're a bit scared of the water, the instructors are there to look after you, so you'll be fine. They help as well if you feel you're not catching a good wave or feel you can't stand up when everyone else around you seems to be.
Your muscles which you didnt realise you had before do ache, but only because its a new sport and your using them how you wouldn't have before. Some people didn't go on a lesson because their body ached, but push through it, because once you are in the water your body forgets about it and you may even end up having the best surf of your life!
The instructors at the end of the week also tell you about what to buy when looking for your first board, along with beach and surfing safety, which is invaluable when wanting to carry on surfing up the east coast, or anywhere else for that matter.
You just HAVE to go while in Sydney, I even miss it while writing this review!