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Bairnsdale SC Year 7 Camp Blog

On the 29th of May, a group of legends from Bairnsdale Secondary College arrived at The Summit. They came for the experience of a lifetime. It was going to be a beautiful 3 days full of new experiences. Firstly, you all got into your accommodation that you would be resting in at night after long days of growth and excitement. You then were introduced to your 3 coaches who guided you along your camp experience. Your coaches were: Logan, Sam, Spinks, Aron, Jakob, Mim, Cheyenne and Liam. You then were introduced to The Summit's Five Keys that would make camp go from good to GREAT!

These keys are:

1.    Have Fun

2.    Play All In

3.    Make Lots of Mistakes

4.    Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

5.    Don’t Go Home Wondering What If

We then became familiar with our goal-setting technique. If set, three goals would allow us to get the most out of camp. These goals are as follows:

TARGET: Something you know you can do. (not nervous at all)

STRETCH: Something you think you can do but are not 100% sure. (nerves setting in)

SUPER-STRETCH: Something you think would be impossible for you to do. (Really nervous)

The incredible thing about camp here at The Summit is that all our activities are designed to (at some point) seem impossible for you to do. However, all activities at The Summit are possible and it's entirely up to you to face your fears and conquer them on your terms.

We then split into our activity groups and began our first activities for camp! All our activities for your experience here at The Summit were as follows:

Giant Swing, testing what it will take to let go of our fear and trust the process, letting go of “what if…”. Great work Emily for absolutely crushing it!

Snowy River challenge, is the ultimate test of teamwork and support involving a race through five obstacles as fast as possible to beat the opposing team's time.

Laser Tag, dodging and weaving through our laser war zone striving to eliminate the opposition.

Sky Bridge, traversing across the lake on nothing but a bridge, using every bit of concentration and focus on your technique, only to realize that our belief usually determines if we successfully make it across. Splendid work everyone on conquering the bridge and moving forward within the struggle!

Leap of Faith, challenging our ability to trust ourselves and the entire process, and to leap into the unknown regardless of what held us back.

The Cave, moving through an epic small underground tunnel with no light to give hope and no sounds to comfort, challenging our fear of the unknown, and realizing the difference between perception and reality.

Summit Window, climbing up an 18-meter tower and scaling a ladder, sometimes you will experience an incredible sense of freedom when you push through your fear! Letting go was the key. Everyone did an amazing job!

Day 2 was already underway! We started the day with some breakfast followed by Logan talking to us about setting a morning intention. We focused on who we wanted to be for the day regardless of external factors. (Supportive, kind, team player, leader). What a huge day we had planned for you! 3 activities for the day and then an epic tribe challenge consisting of a tug of war, egg and spoon race and show bowling! Then it was time for the MONSTER COURSE!  Running through a mud run obstacle course linked with the team to achieve not only the best time but also a closer connection to your fellow peers and teammates. After the first lap we followed it up with a surprise, we told you we were going to do it twice! It was awesome to watch every single person push themselves even when they were uncomfortable. That’s how it’s done!

Day 3 was already on the horizon! We began with some breakfast followed by a gratitude session with Spinks. This encouraged us to use gratitude as a tool to instantly FEEL joy and happiness when reflecting on the often unappreciated things we have in life. “Gratitude affects your attitude and in turn, affects your altitude”. We then commence our last two activities. What an epic way to finish off an incredible camp. Finally, each team voted for somebody in their group who best demonstrated our Five Keys. Congrats to your team's Values winners, you are all epic individuals. Lastly, we all got the chance to witness our WW2 army tank go for a lap around our mud track. However, your well-deserving Values winners got to have a first-class seat inside the tank as it went to work!

Thank you, Bairnsdale Secondary College, for playing all in and rocking it throughout camp.

Keep Unleashing Your Greatness!


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