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Our Lady Of Sion Year 7 Camp Blog

On Monday the 27th of March we welcomed the group of year 7 legends from Our Lady of Sion. It was a pleasure to have you all. Thank you for driving all this way to unleash your greatness. So many students pushed themselves outside of their comfort zones on multiple occasions. You should all be very proud of yourselves. Over camp, there were many cool things to be learned. Such as The Summit’s Five Keys and the goal-setting strategy targets, stretches, and super starches.

5 Keys:

1. Have Fun

2. All In

3. Make Lots of Mistakes

4. Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

5. Don’t Go Home Wondering What If

Many of the students played all in and used these keys on numerous occasions. So well done to you all, we hope you keep using these keys and keep having all the FUN!

To start camp off the students played a fun game of 50 Up. Once our bodies were warmed up it was time to split off into our groups. In total there were 12 groups. Each team had an initiative to complete in 10 minutes and had the opportunity to create a team name. To those who successfully completed the initiatives well done to those who didn’t, it led to a productive debrief of things to improve on for the next activity. Once the student then learned how to put on harnesses it was time to rock and roll.

The afternoon consisted of swinging on Victoria’s tallest, our Giant Swing, working together as a team to complete all the obstacles at the Snowy River Challenge, racing each other through Inflatable City, leaping for the 12-meter bar at the Leap of Faith, flying over The Summit’s very own Flying Fox, improving our teamwork skills at the Trust Games exercise, collecting all the points on the Scavenger Hunt, balancing across the Highwire, slipping and sliding through the Laser Skirmish field, again using our initiative and teamwork to complete the Bush Challenge and getting an adrenalin rush from climbing up the big tower ( 18 meters) climbing up 2 more meters to the Summit Window then lean back and let go with 2 hands and 1 leg. Talk about stretching yourselves out of your comfort zones.

The joy of having a few groups meant that there where a range of activities that required different skill sets. To those who challenged themselves and stepped outside their comfort zones, well done!!! That’s what it’s all about.

Again, for those who hit their super stretches, you should all be very proud of yourselves. We hope that you keep giving everything your very best. After some well-deserved dinner, it was time to attend a wicked Minute to Win It activity run by our very own Summit Staff Adam, Zoe, and Sam. We hope you had the best time.

After a good night’s sleep and some delicious breakfast, it was time to start the day off by setting ourselves a morning intention. As the saying goes ‘win the morning with the day’. We hope by thinking about who you wanted to be for the day and how you wanted to show up, helped you achieve some incredible super stretches.

We played many games to get our bodies moving; Huckle Buckle was the first game we played. As the morning rolled on, we continued to challenge ourselves and achieve goals that seemed impossible. “Time flies when you’re having fun’. And that it did, after lunch, it was time to get stuck back into our activities again. This day consisted of 4 rotations. As the afternoon rolled around it was time to complete the Monster Course, not only did the students complete the course ONCE but TWICE. What an incredible job! Each team was timed, the first lap was to see how fast they could go and the second was to see how much faster they could run the lap when they were wet, tired, and dirty. The mud run is all about reliance and seeing what you are truly capable of when you feel like you have nothing left in the tank. Safe to say all the students were excited to jump in the warm shower and get a good night’s rest.

As the next morning rolled around, we spent time with Sarah one of our coaches thinking about all the things, we get to be grateful for in our world. We checked in with our friends to see what they had to be grateful for before sharing a few with the cohort. When you take a second every day to think about all the things you have to be grateful for it's hard to be sad. Thank you to those who shared a few things they were grateful for. Remember to remind ourselves not to take the little things for granted.

It was then time to finish off our last two activities. Even though some of you were feeling a little tired and sore you didn’t let that stand in your way of giving the last two activities your very best. Incredible resilience was shown by all.

To complete our final debrief we asked the students to vote for one person in the group who they believed truly embraced all of The Summit’s Five Keys. Congratulation to the following students: (Look in Table)


Incredible efforts Legends!

We want to wish you all the very best for the school year, thank you for writing lots of GMIC’S. keep giving them to one another when you get back to school.

All the best,

From The Summit Team in Blue


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