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Rangeview PS Year 6 Camp Blog

On Monday afternoon, the year 6 students of Rangeview PS rolled through The Summit gates. They were then shown to their accommodation where they had lunch.

They were then quickly welcomed by The Summit staff with Spinks/Sonic leading the way, Quickly the students were taught about the Five Keys to making a successful camp (Have Fun, Play All In, Make Lots of Mistakes, Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable, and Don’t Go Home Wondering What If), the students then played a game of ‘50 Up’ and then they started their first initiative as their groups. After hearing about Target, Stretch, and Super Stretch (a goal setting strategy to help break activities down) and being shown how to put a harness and a helmet on then groups completed two activities rotations before ending the day for free time.

Day two and both teams were eager to get started, after breakfast, where the students learned the value of choosing what their day was going to look like, regardless of the three main factors that are out of their control (weather, people and the activities they are doing). After watching, Kid President's video ‘20 Things to Say More Often’, the students were asked to share who they wanted to be for that day. Before activities could begin, we played a game of Pirates. The teams had five rotations to complete. After Lunch, with three activity rotations to go, students hustled hard, setting themselves goals and stretching themselves more. Safe to say it was a BIG day, mentally and physically, the day was done but the annual staff vs coaches Laser Skirmish game was still left to play, the field was set at nighttime, the speaker was playing loud tunes, students were spectating. The activities run were Snowy River Challenge and Laser Skirmish on the ground and Tash ladder, Summit Window, High Wire and Giant Swing in harnesses off the ground.

Day three and the student's day started with breakfast and another intention session where they were asked to focus on ACTION, and how they as a person can influence the people around them, and with the help of a ‘New York High-five’ video demonstrating the power of using their actions as well as their words. After doing the Macarena to move our bodies, groups made their way down to the stage where Sonic ran students through a repeat after me exercise called ‘Big Star, Little Star’ to get into the right state. We had three rotations before lunch and two after lunch before ending the day with free time before dinner. The activities for the third day were a bit more relaxed as the previous day was a big one off the ground; Tribe Identity, Scavenger Hunt, Orienteering, Trust Games on the ground and Sky Bridge and Abseil to get them in harnesses and off the ground.

Day four and the teams had a BIG day ahead of them. In morning intentions groups were again asked, who they want to be for the day and how that was going to look, with the help of Soul Pancakes: Wall of Words, the kids were asked about what their favorite quote were and what they meant to them. eager to begin their day, groups made their way down into the BBQ shelter yet again where the students completed a repeat after me exercise called ‘Crane, Tiger, Egg’. The groups had three rotations before lunch, after they got changed into their oldest clothes shoes to embark on The Summit's very own MONSTER Course, tribes were then briefed on the rules of the course and shown to the start/finish line. After completing their first lap the groups were then challenged to run the course again, as the winner of the course is the tribe with the biggest improvement time.

Day five and it’s the last day, the students checked out of their accommodation and had breakfast. The morning started off with gratitude, staff and coaches read out a bunch of GMICs (Great Moments in Camp) and then coach Sam showed them the video ‘Give and Get a Complement’ , followed by asking the students in the room to share who and what they’re grateful for. Students were challenged to no checkout mentally as they still had two more rotations, before leaving The Summit. To really not go home wondering ‘what if’. The final group game played was a game called Jockeys. Activities run the previous day and today were Bush Challenge, Cave and Inflatables on the ground and Flying fox, Rock-wall and Leap of faith off the ground.

Once the teams had done their last activity, they students were asked to choose a values winner, someone who embodied the Five Keys the most consistently throughout camp and has had or found the fun in every day. To reward the winners from all six tribes for their efforts, they got a photo under the unleashing greatness sign and in our very own WW2 army tank.

All tribe names, results and values winners are listed in the table below.

Thank you so much for coming. We had a blast, all the best with the rest of the year!

Sonic /Spinks, Emily, Lina , Zoe , Yves , Sam ☺


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