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Brighton SC Year 9 Camp 1 Blog

From the 31st of July to the 2nd of August, Brighton Secondary College brought the first half of their grade 9’s along for an epic, action-packed three days and we loved working with them throughout their camp! On Monday you had a moment to settle in before you were introduced to your coaches that would help you reach awesome super stretches throughout the rest of the week. The epic people you met on Monday were: Sarah, Adam, Tiff, Calarnee, and Marcus! After you met us, you were introduced to our Five Keys that helped you push yourselves and have an epic journey during your time at camp. 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 hope you can use these in your day-to-day life out in the real world!

Suddenly it was time to jump into our first activities! We started with initiatives that threw you into the deep end in terms of teamwork and setting goals on what we wanted to work on in our individual groups. From here on out you were known as:

  1. Entitled Citizens

  2. W-C 2 Crazy

  3. Demon Dogs

  4. Burkey Boos

  5. Zac’s Shoes

After we finished our initiatives it was off to our first activities! With day one finished it was over to your school for the rest of your evening.

Day two was intense! After hearing from Sarah about setting daily intentions and what ‘intentions’ actually are, we started with a big game of Pirates. On Monday, Marcus shared with us an epic way to break things down into three steps, and how to set really cool goals. The way we did this was with something called ‘Target, Stretch and Super Stretch’. Marcus told us that a target was something we knew we could definitely do, a stretch was something we could do if we pushed ourselves and a super stretch was something we thought was impossible, the thing we were avoiding. Which hopefully would help you push yourself further than you thought you could go. Also on Monday, you would have already experienced two of the activities you were experiencing over camp. But overall your entire camp consisted of:

  • Snowy River Challenge

  • Giant Swing

  • High Wire

  • Rock wall

  • Laser Skirmish

  • Summit Window

  • Flying Fox

  • Snake & Nails

  • Leap of Faith

  • Bush Challenge

After those activities you got to debrief, in your debriefs you learned what the activities were all about and how you can take those lessons back to school. Then, on Tuesday afternoon, it was time for our epic, long-awaited Monster Course! We got absolutely filthy, we had so much fun and we pushed ourselves as hard as we could! We got an awesome time for our first lap, but then your coaches had broken it to you that throughout all of camp, we were pushing you to be incredible humans and doing things you never thought you could’ve done before, so off we went again! We did a second lap and it was so epic, we pushed our boundaries yet again, is probably the biggest way we ever could! We worked incredibly as a team, we worked out how we could be a little faster in places but above all we looked out for and supported each other the best we could and the results were awesome! If you’d like to see how your team shaped up, please check the table below.

On Wednesday it dawned on us that we would have to say goodbye, so after listening to Sarah speak to you about intentions and how you can show up for you and your team, Adam jumped in front of you all and spoke to you about gratitude! Adam had an epic session planned for us. You got to finish off the last two activities you hadn’t tried yet and then unfortunately it came time to say goodbye. Your values winners were recognized by all of you for sticking to the Five Keys the most and being great team players. You should be immensely proud of yourselves Tokoa, Ryen, Luc, Matt, and Taylor!

We are so beyond grateful for how hard you tried, how much growth you experienced, and how much fun we all had during your three-day-long camp. Continue being incredible humans, don’t forget the lessons you learned, and keep pushing your comfort zone, you’re all going to do some incredible stuff when you get back to school!

Your family in blue,

Sarah, Tiff, Adam, Calarnee, and Marcus!


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