Grey Street PS Traralgon Year 6 Camp Blog
We were so excited to see the buses from Grey Street Primary School roll through the gates of The Summit on an unusually overcast Wednesday morning, we were hopping and jumping around preparing for what was going to be an amazing week. The energy and enthusiasm from all the students, particularly Madden was almost out of control and we loved it. 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, showing everyone our harnesses and how to set themselves Targets, Stretches, and Super Stretches, and getting into our first round of activities.
Tash’s Ladder and the Flying Fox were the instant highlights, the Snowy River Challenge was epic and the Rockwall was not what anyone expected. After our first rotation, it was time to sit and create a Tribe Identity for each group. The imagination and excitement were very obvious from the flags and chants created, although we hope Mighty Monkeys have finally found their flag and that Jacko has stopped running in circles by now!
Towards 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 - The Fighty Fish
Grp 2 - The Bat Family
Grp 3 - Camping Koalas
Grp 4 - The Mighty Monkeys
And Grp 5 - Pickle Granny Gangsters
After an evening of board games and running around the park on Wednesday night, Thursday was kicked off with a morning Intentions chat from Kid President before getting straight into the next rounds of activities. The afternoon turned out to be as much fun as the morning did, but we don’t think anyone was as proud of themselves as Jack was when he conquered our hardest level of the Rockwall!
Thursday afternoon we also embarked on our epic Monster Course, a wet and dirty run around the grounds of The Summit involving tyres, charades, dirt, cargo nets, holey buckets, water, a ball pit, and a whole lot of fun! 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 The Camping Koalas!
Friday started with another chat about Gratitude in the form of a moment in time that you can look back on with pride from Sunny, before we completed our round of activities.
We then asked each of the kids to vote on a Values winner, or the person in their group they felt used our 5 Keys the best to make camp a rewarding experience for not only themselves but their whole team. The winners are listed below with all the times for each of the recordable activities. We gathered at the Barbeque Shelter for the last time to say our thank yous to all the people involved in making this camp epic before reading out the winners of the various activities and rewarding our Values Winners with a ride on our WW2 ARMY TANK!
Thank you so much to Karen, Sammy, the parents, teachers, and students of Grey Street Primary School for an awesome week. You were all so incredibly dedicated to ensuring your camp was an amazing experience. We at The Summit can’t wait to have you back again soon.
Adam, Mim, Sunny, Jacob, Matt, and Liam