McClelland College Camp One Blog


On a wet Monday afternoon, the first half of McClelland College came through The Summit gates. Eager to get going they were shown to their tent accommodation to settle in. All students got together in The Lodge to introduce camp, staff, and the ‘Five Keys’. The first thing the groups did was play a game called ’50 Up’. Groups then smashed two initiatives and one rotation. By the end of the day, groups came up with some tribe names of their own (listed in the table below).


On day 2 the groups look ready to go after breakfast. We started our day 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 witness heaps of targets, stretches and super stretches.


After rotation 3 the tribes played Tug of War to win a spot in the Monster run ahead! The Pringle’s won and went to line up to start the Monster Course, with the tunes pumping and the energy high the groups took off. After nailing their first lap, the group 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 one more activity to go. In the morning, when the tribes made their intentions clear we also did gratitude and they were told to not go ‘checking out’ early and to be present during the last two activities. To start off the tribe got their bodies moving to do a game called ‘Egg, Crane, Tiger’.


In the last debrief the tribe completed a strategy called ‘Rock, Stick and Leaf’ where the students were told to reflect upon camp and the growth that has been shown. The team also voted for two tribe winners, someone who represented the Five Keys throughout camp. (Please see table)



Thank you for coming to The Summit, all the best with the rest of the year!


Steph (Spag/Spinks), Mim, Rowan, Sophie, Sarah ☺


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