Mildura Christian College Camp Blog
After a 10-hour long journey of planes, trains, and automobiles and heaps of games of ‘21’ Mildura Christian College finally arrived at The Summit. Having spent plenty of time thinking about what was to come, it was now time to get started! From getting straight into dinner, for day 1 we played some mini games with one of your coaches Logan.
This involved tug of war, an egg and spoon race, and an amazing toilet paper dress. With a focus on taking on the uncertainty of camp and embracing it, we went on a journey of the night walk.
Day 2 was here already. We started off by meeting your second coach who guided you through your camp experience. Your legendary coach was Zoe. You also became familiar with our Five Keys and if we used them would make camp go from good to GREAT!
The Five Keys were:
Play All In
Make Lots of Mistakes
Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
Don’t Go Home Wondering What If
Days 2 and 3 came quickly! We split up into our tribes and began our first 10 activities. Your activities throughout your time here at The Summit included:
Giant Swing, testing what it will take to let go of our fear and trust the process, letting go of “what if…”. Splendid work Phin on giving it a go and playing all in!
Laser Tag, dodging and weaving through our laser war zone striving to eliminate the opposition. Awesome work Ellie on your laser dodging skills!
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. Wow! Great support for your team Gordon!
Snake and Nails, walking over hundreds of nails with bare feet right before coming face to face with one of the world's most feared animals, Monty the inland carpet python. Splendid work everyone for giving Monty a pat and asking lots of questions.
Bush Challenge, racing through as a team completing obstacles, and testing your physical and mental skills. Great work Toby on your support.
Scavenger Hunt, unleashing your competitiveness between the 2 teams to see who could complete varied challenges as a whole unit in the given time. Epic work Levi, on being creative!
Summit Window, climbing up an 18-meter tower and scaling a ladder, when you push through your fear you will experience an incredible sense of freedom! Letting go was the key. Wow, awesome work Asher on making it look easy!
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. Excellent work Josh on embracing the unknown!
Sky Bridge, traversing across the lake on nothing but a bridge, using every bit of concentration and focus on your technique, only to realize that it is usually our belief that determines if we successfully make it across. Magnificent work everyone on conquering the bridge and moving forward in the struggle!
Rock Wall, the ultimate challenge of physical and mental strength, testing your will to keep climbing up through fear. Amazing job Chenoa on making the rock wall look easy!
Trust Games, challenging our level of trust within ourselves and our team through engaging in a variety of epic physical trust exercises. Great Trust Anabelle!
Abseil, feeling like the main character of Mission Impossible, challenges our ability to trust in ourselves. Fantastic work Jo on getting to the top of the tower and facing your fears!
Orienteering, navigating throughout the entire park to try and unlock riddles to gain as many points as possible. Outstanding work everyone on playing all in!
Flying Fox, a fast and furious journey across the entire park zipping through the air and enjoying the spotlight. Wow, splendid work Tilesa on embracing the journey!
Inflatables, breaking up some of the action with more action focusing on just having fun!
Highwire, scaling a tree to then balance across a thin wire with your partner and come down together like a boss. Wow! Great work Will, and Gouldie on making it look professional!
What an action-packed day it was for both day 2 and 3. On day 2 you all had some dinner and then began an intense game of Minute to Win It with Zoe. On day 3 we finished the night with the Monster Course! We began the epic journey that would push you physically and mentally. The moment we had only heard rumors about. Running against the other team through a mud run obstacle course linked together by hand 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! What a sight to see. Pushing ourselves to limits we hadn’t reached before. Congratulations to all those who truly pushed through and demonstrated to themselves a new level of resilience.
Day 4 was here already and what a massive day we had planned! We began with some breakfast followed by a gratitude session with Logan. This encouraged us to use gratitude as a tool to instantly FEEL joy and happiness when reflecting on the often unappreciated things we have in life. “Gratitude affects your attitude and in turn, affects your altitude”. Today was all about playing all in and not going home wondering what if. Everyone absolutely crushed each of the 6 activities we had planned for day 4. Lastly, each team voted for 2 people in the group, 1 person who was the hero and 1 person who was the heart. Your hero was the person who best demonstrated our Five Keys throughout the 3 days and your heart was the person who showed the most courage and bravery. Finally, we all got to witness the tank! However, it was none other than your hearts Phin and Will, and your heroes Jennifer and Anabelle, who all got to have a hot lap on the inside of the tank as it got to work.
What an epic way to spend 5 days! Logan and Zoe had a blast, and we thank you Mildura Christian College for joining us on such an epic journey, you’re all such awesome people!
Keep unleashing your greatness!