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Heathdale Christian College - Melton Camp Blog

On a sunny Monday afternoon, the students of Heathdale Primary School came through The Summit gates. Eager to get going, they were shown to the Stadium to eat their packed lunch. All the students got together and were introduced to the coaching staff and team leader SPINKs/Sonic. Shortly after they were shown to the stage and were shown how to put a harness and a helmet, introduced The Summit's goal-setting strategy called ‘target, stretch, super stretch' as well as the ‘Five Keys’ to a successful camp.

  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’

Groups then smashed one rotation of activities and thought of their tribe names. All tribes then completed tribe identity, where the groups created a flag for them to carry around with pride for the rest of camp.

Day 2 the groups look ready to go after breakfast. We started our days with morning intentions and were shown the video “20 things we should say more”, asking the students to think about who they want to be for the day for themselves as well as their team. The tribes completed three epic rotations where we witnessed heaps of targets, stretches, and super stretches. The activities were as follows; Giant Swing, Flying Fox, inflatable City, Laser Skirmish, and Snowy River Challenge.

After rotation 3 and lunch, all groups had a TRIBE CHALLENGE to complete, three epic games of Tunnel Ball to be able to choose their positioning in the upcoming Monster Course. With the tunes pumping and the energy high, the groups took off. After nailing their first lap, the groups were unaware they were going to run the same course twice, we do this to show resilience and teach the students that when they think they’ve got nothing left, they can dig deep and still keep going.

On day three, the final day of camp, the tribes had two more activities to do. In the morning, when the tribe made their intentions clear we also did the gratitude session, and they were told to not go ‘checking out’ early and to be present during the last activity. To start off the tribe got their bodies moving by playing a game called Pirates. After their last activity rotation took place, Coach Adam got to the final tribe challenge. The game is called Mystical Creatures, and the objective of this game is to collect and rescue as many creatures as possible as a group following the rules and guidelines set to collect points within a certain time limit. Adam went through group results (see table below) and acknowledgments.

The last debrief the tribe completed was where the students were told to reflect upon camp and the growth that has been shown. The team also voted for a values winner amongst their tribe, someone who represented the Five Keys throughout the camp; after the values winners were chosen and read out, they got the honor of keeping their tribes' flag. (as shown in the picture below)

On behalf of The Summit and coaches, we would like to thank you once again for joining us on camp and wish you all the best for the rest of the year ahead.

Spinks/Sonic, Adam, Sam, Mim, Zoe, and Calarnee.


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