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Kyneton High School Year 8 Camp Blog

On Wednesday the 16th of March we welcomed a group of year 8 legends from Kyneton High School. It was a pleasure to have you all. Thank you for driving all this way to unleash your greatness. So many students pushed themselves outside of their comfort zones on multiple occasions. You should all be very proud of yourselves. Over camp, there were many cool things to be learned. Such as The Summit's Five Keys and setting targets, stretches, and super starches.

5 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 keys on numerous occasions. So well done to you all, we hope you keep using the Five Keys and keep having all the FUN!

To start camp off the students played a fun game of 50 Up. Once our bodies were warmed up it was time to split off into our groups. In total there were 7 groups. Each team had an initiative to complete in 10 minutes and had the opportunity to create a team name. To those who successfully completed the challenge well done to those who didn’t, it led to a productive debrief of things to improve on for the next activity. Once the student then learned how to put on a harness it was time to rock and roll.

The afternoon consisted of swinging on our Giant Swing, the tallest in Victoria, working together as a team to complete all the obstacles at the Snowy River Challenge, scurrying as high as we could go on the Rock Wall, slipping and sliding out on the Laser Tag field, Getting to know our pet snakes and walking along a nail board, climbing 8 meters on the High Wire to get their super starches. Lastly flying over The Summit's very own lake on the Flying Fox.

The joy of having a few groups meant that there was a range of activities that required different skill sets. To those who challenged themselves and stepped outside their comfort zones, well done!!! That’s what it’s all about.

Again, for those who hit their super stretches. You should all be very proud of yourselves. We hope that you keep giving everything your very best. After some well-deserved dinner, it was time to shower and get ready for a Summit Night Walk and a relaxing movie.

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

We played many games to get our bodies moving - Jockeys was the first game we played. As the morning rolled on we continued to challenge ourselves and achieve goals that seemed impossible. “Time flies when you’re having fun”, and that it did, After lunch, it was time to change into our clothes to get wet dirty, and muddy. Not only did the students complete the course ONCE but TWICE. What an incredible job! Each team was timed, the first lap was 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 Monster Course is all about reliance and seeing what you are truly capable of when you feel like you have nothing left in the tank. From there we got to finish with the Water Slide. 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 with garlic bread for dinner followed by a self ran trivia game by the teaching staff and the footy was on so we couldn’t miss that.

As the next morning rolled around, we spent time with Ash one of our coaches thinking about all the things, we get to be grateful for in our world. We checked in with our friends to see what they had to be grateful for before sharing a few with the cohort. 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. Remember to remind ourselves not to take the little things for granted.

It was then time to finish off our last two activities. Even though some of you were feeling a little tired and sore you didn’t let that stand in your way of giving the last two activities your very best. Incredible resilience was shown by all.

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. Congratulations to Hailee, Cooper, Harper, Josh, Jamari, Emily, and Jack.


Incredible effort Legends!

We want to wish you all the very best for the school year, thank you for writing lots of GMIC’S. keep giving them to one another when you get back to school.

All the best,

From The Summit team in Blue


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