Drouin Primary School Yr 5 Camp Blog
In some rare but wonderful sunshine, we kicked off a three-day camp for Drouin PS that would be one never to forget. The other coaches and I gathered in the Stadium with them to introduce ourselves and our Five Keys of Have Fun, Play All In, Make Mistakes, Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable, and Don’t Go Home Wondering What If, before playing a couple of games and getting into our activities.
The Tash’s Ladder and the Rock Wall were the instant highlights and the High Wire was challenging while Bush Challenge and Laser Skirmish were the most fun. There were definitely many personal boundaries pushed and fears overcome, with too many kids to mention pushing beyond what they first thought they were capable of.
Toward the end of the first day, each group was asked to come up with a name for themselves that was agreed upon by all, and these are the names they came up with;
Grp 1 - Team Bacon
Grp 2 - Champions
Grp 3 - The Summit Rebels
Grp 4 - No Names
Grp 5 - Dino Nuggies
After an epic Bush Walk on Wednesday night, Thursday was kicked off with a morning intentions chat from Kid President before getting straight into the activities again.
That afternoon we also embarked on our epic Monster Course, a mud run around the grounds of The Summit involving tires, charades, mud, freezing cold water, holey buckets, dirt, a ball pit, and a whole lot of craziness! The course was scored using each team's improvement time from the first lap to the surprise second lap, with everyone doing amazingly, but being dominated by Team Bacon, who really demonstrated the resilience needed to dominate the course..
Friday started with another chat from Kid President about gratitude before we embarked on the Giant Swing and Flying Fox. It was an epic day filled with fun, persistence, and cooperation everywhere.
After our last rotation, we asked each of the kids to vote on a values winner, or the person in their group they felt committed the most to making this a rewarding experience for not only themselves but their whole team. We gathered on the stage to say our thank yous to all the people involved in making this camp epic before reading out the winners of the various activities. The winners are listed below with all the times for each of the recordable activities.
Times and Values Winners
We can’t congratulate the kids and staff enough for how Respectful they were and the Integrity they showed from the first moment they arrived. Thanks for coming to the Summit. Liam, Lina, Emily Yves, Tiff, Calarnee, and I can’t wait to have you back again.