Armadale Primary School Camp Blog
From the moment we introduced ourselves we knew the week with Armadale Primary School was going to be epic. After Marcus, Lina, Emily, and I welcomed everyone with an intro video and our Five Keys of Have Fun, Play All In, Make Mistakes, Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable, and Don’t Go Home Wondering What If, we got stuck straight into it.
We battled a little bit of weather but on our first rotations of Rock Wall, Scavenger Hunt, Snake and Nails, and Snowy River Challenge the students had a ball getting wet and muddy. Mitch and Monty were also big hits.
Monday night was the perfect night for a games night before everyone stayed up way too late on the first night of camp. The bleary eyes were everywhere on Tuesday. We started the day off with a chat about setting a morning intention before we completed our last of the initial rotation with Amber and Lucas dominating the Rockwall. The second round of activities included High Wire, which saw everyone step out of their comfort zones, Sky Bridge, which gave the teams the chance to tackle our very shaky bridge, Laser Skirmish, which was a battle of wits in the mud, and Inflatables, which was just fun.
Tuesday afternoon also saw us sit down and establish our Tribe Identities, with bandanas, a team chant, and a logo which we all interpreted in different ways. Wednesday introduced the Giant Swing, Orienteering, Cave, Bush Challenge, and Tash’s Ladder before we played Minute to Win it, a tribe vs tribe challenge which was amazing.
After breakfast on Thursday, we had a chance to surprise Emily and give her a rousing performance of Happy Birthday To You for her 19th birthday. It was also the Monster Course, where everyone was pushed through some epic challenges involving tyres, mud, cargo nets, mud, charades, mud, buckets, and a whole lot more mud! The resilience shown on the surprise second lap was something I hope all students are incredibly proud of.
After a movie on Thursday night, we started Friday with another chat about gratitude before our final round of activities with everyone loving the Summit Window, being tested in the Trust Games, and really pushing themselves on the Abseil, impressing each other on the Flying Fox
We then gathered to read out the results of the challenges and announced our Values winners, the people in each tribe that best represented our Five Keys, before a photo and a sad farewell.
Lina, Emily, Marcus, Sam, Liam, and I would like to thank all the students and teachers for an amazing few days. You were incredible and we hope to see many more students from Armadale Primary School visit us again in the future.