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Northside Christian College Year 7 & 8 Camp Blog

The students and staff from Northside Christian College arrived on the 6th of March and we could instantly tell you were looking to have some fun! When you arrived, you got some time to get settled in and then it was into some introductions. You got the opportunity to meet some pretty cool people, they were: Shanara, Steph, Calarnee, Emily, Logan, Sarah, and Lina! Steph also introduced you to five epic things - our Five Keys! We challenged you to use these keys while you were in the park. They were: Have Fun, Play All In, Make Lots of Mistakes, Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable, and Don’t Go Home Wondering What If. You all rose to the occasion, and it was so cool to watch!

After all our introductions we hit the park and jumped into our activities, it was amazing to watch you all already pushing your boundaries! The first thing we did were initiatives, where we put our teamwork skills to the test as we jumped into the deep end to problem-solve and communicate together, we all learned so much from the initiatives and we were ready to start the bigger activities, at some point you would’ve tried the following: Rock Wall, Cave, Giant Swing, Scavenger Hunt, Summit Window, Laser Tag or Snowy River Challenge. We got to push our limits and so many people set epic targets, stretches, and super stretches! Throughout the different activities there were some opportunities for you to create a healthy bit of rivalry between you all, foster some epic teamwork, to test how much you were all prepared to play all in, at times you were challenged to get quite uncomfortable and it wasn’t until you sat down in your debriefs and were able to tie the activities back into your daily lives, that you were able to reflect on it all and see the lessons and growth! It was incredible to see the strategies used throughout your time with us, to see the amazing communication skills you developed, and how you all became leaders and grew into these roles, even if it was just in small amounts! If you would like to see how your team pulled up in the times and the points throughout your three days, take a look at the table below!

On Tuesday, you were completing some of the activities you hadn’t tried yet and after you got to try those activities it was time for an epic, long-awaited Monster Course! We got absolutely filthy, we had so much fun and we pushed ourselves as hard as we could! We got an awesome time for our first lap, but then your coaches had broken it to you that throughout all of camp, we were pushing you to be incredible humans and doing things you never thought you could’ve done before, so off we went again! We did a second lap and it was so epic, we pushed our boundaries yet again, in probably the biggest way we ever could! We worked incredibly as a team and we worked out how we could be a little faster in places but above all, we looked out for and supported each other the best we could.

On Wednesday we got to experience our last activity and it was amazing to watch you all continue using the 5 Keys and the Target, Stretch, Super Stretch strategy all the way to the bus - you should all be super proud of yourselves! You crushed camp and left everything out in the park! During your last rotation, you got to vote for one of your teammates from your activity group, you would have voted for them because you recognized how well they were using the 5 Keys and they stood out to you over the course of your camp. The people your cohort ended up voting for were: Richard, Naomi, Ben, Josh, Vienna, Jasdeep, and Ava! You should all be very proud of yourselves, you’ve been recognized by your teammates for truly embodying what camp is all about, well done!

What an epic way to spend three days! Thank you so much for joining us on such an epic journey, you’re all such awesome people! Keep pushing yourselves!

All the love,

Your Coaches.


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