Robinvale College Blog
What an incredible bunch of legends. We thank you for making your way down to The Summit; 7 hours on a bus is dedication. When the 22 students arrived at The Summit on Monday afternoon the rain also followed them. However, we didn’t let that stop us from getting straight into it. After a toilet stop and some afternoon tea. We split off into two teams and were now known as The Latchy Latchy’s and The Eagles. To get our bodies moving we played a game called 50 Up. We then completed two initiatives, Treasure, and Tiles. Well done to both teams! The Eagles had the fastest completion time at Treasure - 9.05, followed by The Latchy’s completing tiles in 9 minutes flat. A win for both teams. Before we knew it, it was dinner time.
The next morning, we started by setting ourselves a morning intention, we had the privilege of hearing from Logan and what an intention means to him. We also heard from a few students and what they wanted to get out of the camp. The students also got to learn about the Five Keys at The Summit.
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
We hope these keys helped you unlock some incredible success on your weeklong journey at The Summit.
To warm up we played a game called Gotcha followed by a session on how to put on the harnesses. Once we were ready to go the students completed on average six activities per day. These activities include climbing up Tash’s Ladder, leaning forward and letting go with both hands and one foot and working as a team to complete the Snowy River Challenge. This course allowed all the students to work together and complete all the obstacles presented to them. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Both groups navigated their way around The Summit's very own Scavenger Hunt, and then found themselves Abseiling down an 18-meter tower. Well done getting comfortable being uncomfortable. After some lunch, it was time for more fun activities. Such as Orienteering and leaping 12 meters in the air and aiming for the Leap of Faith bar and potentially going upside down. Despite the rain, you all still stayed present and brought a wicked attitude. Safe to say come night-time the students were pretty tired and ready for some well-earned sleep. The students had a staff run Trivia before calling it a night.
On the second morning, we did something a little bit different, shared a few things in our life we had to be grateful for because when you start your day from a place of gratitude it’s hard to not feel happy and thankful for all the little things. After sharing some handwritten GMIC’S we heard from the students they had to be grateful for.
To embrace the Five Keys, it was time to face some of our fears and enter the Snake and Nails room, thank you to Steph who ran that session with the students. We hope you learnt some epic snake facts. On the flip side of that, well done having all the fun at laser tag. Thankfully, the rain held off in the morning. As the day went on, we completed two more rotations of fun activities. Racing through Inflatables, flying over The Summit’s lake on the Flying Fox, completing the Bush Challenge and both groups crushing times followed by everybody completing The Summit Window. Talking about stepping outside of your comfort zones, the students climbed a pole located 20 meters in the air where they then lent back trusting themselves and a rope, letting go with both hands and then a leg if they’d like to. As the day went by, we saw each student's personality blossom and we saw the smiles of accomplishment. We are so immensely proud of each one of you. Even when your bodies were tired and sore you all still gave everything 100%.
On the last morning, we wrote our loved ones a message and then sent it to them, we hope the responses that you got from your loved ones filled your heart with pure joy and love. People don’t remember what you say or do… but they do remember how you make them feel. Gratitude is one of the greatest gifts. To complete the second last day at The Summit the students completed two last rotations of activities as their team groups before we mushed both groups together. The first two rotations were completing the Cave and climbing up our rock climbing walls. Even though everyone was sore and tired the encouraging, singing and chanting never stopped. Thank you for keeping the energy high. After some morning tea, both groups came together to complete the tallest Giant swing in Victoria. Well done to every single person for going to GREEN (the very TOP) talk about no regrets.
And lastly a huge round of applause for all the efforts every single student put in when crossing Sky Bridge. Although it was incredibly hard for some not one of you gave up and did your best. Just remember if things were easy, everyone would do it. Don’t be afraid to try new things.
To bring the day to a close the students not only completed 1 but 2 laps of The Summit's very own Monster Course. We believe that anyone can show up on a good day, but it’s how you show up when you are tired, wet, and sore and you think you have nothing left to give that matters most. So well done to every single one of you for not giving up when it got a little bit tough. You all came together and brought even more energy than you thought you could. And that’s what the second lap is all about. Each team improved by more than 6 minutes on their second run. WOW!
We would just like to say a huge thank you for always playing all in over the last week. We hope you learnt something about yourself, just remember the magic doesn’t happen inside your comfort zone. Be brave, be bold, try something new and unleash your inner greatness.
Big love always Ash and Logan.
Ps. Look out for each other and remember to be kind to one another.
In a world where you can be anything, be KIND.
· LATCHY LATHCY
SNOWY RIVER RESULTS:
· 1ST PLACE – EAGLES = 19.33
· 2ND PLACE – LATCHY LATCHY = 20.10
· 1ST PLACE - LATCHY LATCHY = 18.00
· 2ND PLACE – EAGLES =19.10
MONSTER COURSE IMPROVEMENT TIMES:
· LATCHY LATCHY = 7.30
· EAGLES = 6.00
· COOPER, KARISSA
· NAZ, PAYTON