Brighton SC Camp 1
On Monday afternoon, the buses full of Brighton 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, and the rest of The Summit coaches; Ella shared The Summit's 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 and 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 Intensions session with Steph, 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 volleyball court to play a game of Jockeys 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 a big game of Tug of War, were groups went head to head. As students had their afternoon tea, 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, all groups improved! Well done!
Last day and there were a lot of tired faces in the room, we read out a bunch of GMICs, followed by a Gratitude session by Steph, where they were asked what, and whom they were grateful for. We also set a quick intention as they only had two more rotations to go, and they didn’t want to go home wondering ‘what if’. The students then reported to the stage to do the final game, students got their bodies moving with a game of ‘Huckle Buckle’ on the volleyball court.
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 Five Keys consistently throughout camp (names stated in the table below)
All activities run were as follows; Giant Swing, Leap of Faith, Bush Challenge, Abseil, Laser Skirmish, Highwire and Snake and Nails.
On behalf of The Summit 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, Ella, Rohan, Sam, Sophie, Sunny and Adam ☺️