Mornington Secondary Collage Year 7 Blog
Monday afternoon, the busses full of Mornington SC students and staff rolled through the gates of The Summit. Eager to get started they all made their way up to their accommodations.
The Summit coaches were welcomed by their team leader Steph, and the Five Keys were shared with the students, as they are the ingredients for a great camp. As the students were shown to the stage, we went straight into their groups. Students were taught about setting ‘targets, stretches and super stretches’ to help them break down activities that might feel overwhelming. Two activity rotations were run and then the students had some free time before dinner!
Day two and we started the day off with an intension session where the students were asked to think about who they wanted to be for that day and what that looked like. After three massive rotations, the students got to have lunch and relax. Once lunch was complete, students changed into their monster attire, we ran them through the last rotation for the day. It was time to begin the Monster Course, and the students were ready; they smashed their time on their first lap. Little did they realize that the true test of resilience and grit was doing the Monster lap twice, the winner of the Monster Course was the tribe with the best improvement time, comparing their first lap to their second! All teams improved their time by at least 2 mins, well done!
On the last day and there were a lot of tired faces in the room, we read out a bunch of GMICs, followed by a gratitude session where they were asked what, and to whom they were grateful. We also set a quick intention as they only had two more rotations to go, and they didn’t want to go home wondering ‘what if’. The students then reported to the stage to do the final game, students got their bodies moving with a game of ‘Huckle Buckle’ on the volleyball court.
After the last two rotations had been completed, the tribes get to reflect on their camp experience with each other and then proceeded to choose a values winner for their tribe, someone who embodied the 5 Keys consistently throughout camp (names stated in the table below)
All activities were as follows; Snowy River Challenge, Flying Fox, Giant Swing, Leap of Faith, Rock-wall, Inflatables, Laser Skirmish and Summit Window.