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Footscray High School Camp 3 Blog

On Wednesday the 1st of June we welcomed the last Footscray HS camp for the week. It was a pleasure to have all three campuses join us here at The Summit. So many students pushed themselves outside their comfort zones on multiple occasions. What an incredible bunch of humans. You should all be very proud of yourselves. Over camp there were many cool things to be learnt. Such as The Summits Five Keys.

  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.

Many of the students played all in and used these Five Keys on numerous occasions. So well done to you all, we hope you keep using these keys and keep having all the FUN!

To start camp off the students played a fun game of Jokies - congratulations to Maliki and Eleigh for taking out 1st place. Once our bodies were warmed up it was time to split off into our groups. Each team had an initiative to complete in 10 minutes. To those who successfully completed the challenge well done to those who didn’t, it led to a productive de-brief of things to improve on for the next activity. Once the student then learnt how to put on a harness it was time to rock and roll.

The afternoon consisted of The Summit Window - climbing our BIG TOWER to the top of The Summit Window leaning back 20 meters in the air letting go with both hands and also 1 leg. What a prime example of getting comfortable being uncomfortable. The Bush Challenge had students working together in a team racing the clock, it involved climbing out things, over things, running around things and thinking outside the square. Well done to the teams who really worked together to get through the course. However, the fun didn’t stop there, the students found themselves flying over The Summit's lake on the Flying Fox, running around navigating points for the Scavenger Hunt, dodging, ducking, and weaving in the Laser field and climbing up our small tower to complete Tash’s Ladder. Awesome efforts to all those who unleashed their greatness and hit their super Stretches. You should all be very proud of yourselves.

After a good night’s sleep and some delicious breakfast, it was time to start the day off by setting ourselves a morning intention. As the saying goes: win the morning, with the day. We hope by thinking about who you wanted to be for the day and how you wanted to show up, it helped you achieve some incredible super stretches.

As the day passed by it was time to embark on The Summit's very own Mud Run, what a cold afternoon it was. Awesome efforts to every team who gave it their all. Not only did the students complete the course once but twice. What an incredible job! Each team was timed, the first one to see how fast they could go and the second was to see how much faster they could run the lap when they were wet, tired, and dirty. The Mud Run is all about reliance and seeing what you are truly capable of when you feel like you have nothing left in the tank. What a way to bring the afternoon to a close. Safe to say all the students were excited to jump in the warm shower and have some hot spaghetti and garlic bread for dinner.

After thinking about all the things, we have to be grateful for in our world we started our last two activities with a full cup of love for the things we have in our lives. When you take a second every day to think about all the things you have to be grateful for, it's hard to be sad. Thank you to those who shared a few things they were grateful for.

To complete our final debrief we asked the students to vote for one person in the group who they believed truly embraced all of The Summit's Five Keys.

Congratulation to the following students:

1. Imogen

2. Indi

3. Leo

4. Lenard

5. Nina

6. Hudson

Well deserved, keep crushing it! We hope you enjoyed your hot lap in our WW2 army tank.


1. Catfish

2. Sawdust Crusaders

3. The Eggs

4. PG 13

5. Dora the explores

6. Dirt with an E


1. 31.23 1st place

2. 59

3. 36.34 2nd Place

4. 53.15

5. 43.45

6. 41.23 3rd place


1. 390

2. 400 2nd place

3. 410 1st place

4. 390 3rd place

5. 340

6. 360


1. 5.28

2. 7.19 1st place

3. 6.50 2nd Place

4. 6.00 3rd place

5. 3.21

6. 5.41

The crew at The Summit wishes you all the very best for the year ahead.

It was so nice to meet you all!


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