Bass Coast Collage Year 8 Blog
Wednesday afternoon, four buses full of Bass Coast College students and staff rolled through the gates. Eager to start, they all made their way up to their accommodations.
The Summit coaches were welcomed by their team leader Steph/Spag/Spinks; Sunny shared The Summit Five Keys with the students; Have Fun, Play All In, Make Lots of Mistakes, Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable, and Don’t Go Home Wondering ‘What If’, as they are the ingredients for a great camp. As the students were shown to the stage, they played a quick game of 50; students were then placed straight into their groups. Students were taught about setting ‘targets, stretches, and super stretches’ to help them break down activities that might feel overwhelming. Two activity rotations were run, and then the students had some free time before dinner!
Day two, and we started the day off with an intention session with Spinks, where the students were asked to think about who they wanted to be for that day and what that looked like. Told how we can choose to let the things we can’t control determine what we do. 1. Weather, 2. Other people and 3. The activities they’re doing. Students were asked to think about and share an ‘I am’ and an ‘I want or I will’ affirmation, to help guide them throughout their day. Students were led down to the Stage, there did a repeat after-me game called ‘Big Star, Little Star’ and had all the fun! After three massive rotations with morning tea in between, students then made their way up to the lodge for lunch. Once lunch was complete, students got changed into their Monster attire, all groups then took part in one more rotation before their afternoon tea, and the groups were briefed on the Monster Course. Hyped and ready the first heat set off, followed by heat two, heat three, and finally heat four, where two teams got to run in contest with each other. All groups smashed their first lap, little did they realize that the actual test of resilience and grit was doing the Monster lap twice, the winner of the Monster Course was the tribe with the best improvement time, comparing their first lap to their second! Every team gave it their best and got through the course together! Well done!
It’s Wednesday! After checking out of their accommodation and having breakfast, the students did a gratitude session with Sam, watching the video; Give and Get a Compliment by Soul Pancake. As they were asked what, and to whom they were grateful you could feel the shift of positive energy in the room. It was time for the last group game and they played the game Jockeys! With two more rotations to go, and they didn’t want to go home wondering ‘what if’.
After the last two rotations had been completed, the tribes get to reflect on the camp experience with each other and then proceeded to choose a values winner for their tribe, someone who embodied the 5 keys consistently throughout camp (names stated in the table below)
All activities run were as follows; Snowy River Challenge, Summit Window, High Wire, Cave, Inflatables, Laser Skirmish, Flying Fox, and Scavenger Hunt.
On behalf of the Team and myself, we would like to say thanks for playing all in and having all the fun!! We hope you had as much fun as we did, all the best for the rest of the year.
Steph/Spinks, Emily, Lina, Marcus, Yves, Sam, Mim, Rohan