Kismet Park PS Year 6 Camp Blog
On Monday the 30th of October a bunch of legends from Kismet Park Primary School rocked up to The Summit and your energy to get into camp was epic! What an awesome 3 days we had planned for you all, let’s jog our memory of your time here at The Summit.
Day 1 started off by meeting all 6 coaches that guided you through your camp experience. Your epic coaches were Logan, Spinks, Ordile, Sara, Aron, and Jakob.
You also became familiar with our Five Keys and if we used them would make camp go from good to GREAT!
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 then got straight into the park to play a game of 50 Up. The objective: To bounce the medicine ball up 50 times using everyone. Testing our initial teamwork and communication skills. Then we got started with our first two activities for camp.
All the activities we had planned for you in the following 2 days were as follows:
Inflatables, breaking up some of the action with more action focusing on just having fun!
Giant Swing, testing what it will take to let go of our fear and trust the process, letting go of “what if…”. Great work Sommer and Ruby on facing your fears!
Flying Fox, a fast and furious journey across the entire park flying through the air and enjoying the spotlight.
The Cave, moving through an epic small underground tunnel with no light to give hope and no sounds to comfort, challenging our fear of the unknown, and realizing the difference between perception and reality.
Abseil, feeling like the main character of Mission Impossible, challenges our ability to trust in ourselves. Awesome work Mitch making it look epic!
Highwire, scaling a tree to then balance across a thin wire with your partner and come down together like a boss.
Snowy River challenge, the ultimate test of teamwork and support involving a race through 5 obstacles as fast as possible to beat the opposing team's time.
Laser Skirmish, dodging, and weaving through our laser war zone striving to eliminate the opposition. Nice laser tag skills Luke!
Day 2 started off with breakfast, a selection of toast or cereal followed by a morning intentions session with Logan before continuing the rest of the day. Our intentions session covered asking ourselves who we wanted to be for the day and making deliberate choices (supportive, brave, kind, competitive, etc.). All of you students absolutely crushed each challenge put in front of you and it was a sight to see. To conclude, what was already an epic day you all participated in the Monster Course! Running through a mud run obstacle course linked with the team to achieve not only the best time but also a closer connection to your fellow peers and teammates. After the first lap we followed it up with a surprise, we told you we were going to do it twice! You all showed up with courage, support for their team, and playful energy. It was truly an incredible sight to see. Epic work Zach on supporting your team and staying determined!
Why do the second lap?
Great question. When we are told to push ourselves outside of our comfort zone, some will resist, and some will face the challenge. However,
What if you're already outside your comfort zone?
What if you think you’ve got nothing left in the tank?
What if you think you’ve done your best, but someone tells you there's more to do?
The second lap reveals who we are and how we show up when pushed to our limits, when asked to do more even though we are already uncomfortable and facing our own internal perceived limit. The simple question to ask yourself is this: When things get hard, how are you going to respond?
Day 3 was already underway! We began with some breakfast followed by a gratitude session with Logan. Our gratitude session encouraged us to reflect on the things that we have in our lives. To appreciate the small things, “gratitude affects your attitude and in turn, affects your altitude”. Next, we got straight into our last 2 activities for camp. What an epic way to finish off an incredible camp. Last but not least, each team voted for one person in your group who best demonstrated our Five Keys throughout camp. Congrats to Isla, Ruby, Jordan, and Archie for playing all in and rocking it throughout camp.
Finally, we all got to witness our WW2 army tank go for a lap and crush a car! And our Values winners from each team got to have a first-class seat inside the tank!
Thank you, Kismet Park PS for coming to The Summit, you are all legends!
Keep Unleashing Your Greatness!