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Mt Hira College Camp Blog

On the 24th of October, the year 9 students of Mt Hira College arrived at The Summit. Over the three days, they spent at camp, students and even teachers pushed themselves out of their comfort zones to discover what they are truly capable of. Starting camp there were a lot of reservations and uncertainty coming from the students, however, we slowly saw the teams come together and you all grow as individuals. To help do so, we followed our Five Keys and goal-setting strategy

Five 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

Goal setting strategy

  1. Target: something you know you can do.

  2. Stretch: something you think you can do.

  3. Super Stretch: something that means impossible.

We had 4 epic teams named:

  1. Pipe

  2. Invincables

  3. Gangsters in Paradise

  4. Frozen

Each morning we started the day by setting an intention of what we wanted from the day, followed by a game where we got the opportunity to put our intentions into action. We had a few competitive activities in our program and a lot of competitive students in our groups. These included the Scavenger Hunt, Snowy River Challenge, and the Monster Course, where team Pipe actually won them all! With the other teams falling very close behind. Our other activity rotations included the students going beyond their comfort zones to unleash their greatness. These activities included:

· The Summit Window, climbing 18 meters high to then lean back with nothing but a harness and rope holding them

· Cave, crawling down in the dark and finding their way through the pitch black!

· Giant Swing, flying from the tallest giant swing in Victoria!

· Leap of Faith, leaping from a tower to grab a bar and hang upside down!

· Snake and Nails, conquering your fears of snakes and meeting Mitch, while also experiencing what it feels like to walk over a nail board

· High Wire, climbing up a tree onto a tightrope to meet your friend in the middle

The biggest challenge, yet most fun, was our Monster Course! Where all teams exceeded our expectations and you all played all in by working as a team and definitely getting super muddy! The course pushed a lot of people to their limits, as we not only did the course once but twice. This was to teach resilience and to prove that these groups of legends were more capable than they thought. The winning team was now decided by who improved their second lap time by the most!

On the last day of camp, we got to reflect on the past couple of days by sharing the things we are grateful for.

In our reflection, we also asked the students to vote for value winners. The value winners were determined by people who truly took our Five Keys on board and got comfortable being uncomfortable! A big shout out to Brother Fadil who not only inspired his students but also inspired us!

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


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