St Agnes PS Year 4 Camp Blog
When the buses from St Agnes Primary School rolled through the gates of The Summit, I couldn't help myself and had to jump up and scare everyone introducing myself and welcoming all the incredible grade 4’s to camp! The energy and enthusiasm of all the students were almost out of control and we loved it. Zoe and I raced up to the Big Blue Tent to introduce ourselves and our Five Keys of Have Fun, Play All In, Make Mistakes, Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable, and Don’t Go Home Wondering What If, before playing a couple of games and explained our goal-setting strategy called 'Targets, Stretches and Super Stretches', and getting into our first couple of rounds of activities.
We started the day off with Tribe Identity, where the groups developed their own identity and cemented it with a flag and chant. They chose the names Dingleberries and Swiftie Burgers and embraced them for the whole three days. Activity two was our incredible Inflatable City, where we played Foosball and raced on a giant inflatable playground!
After an evening Night Walk through the grounds of The Summit, playing spotlight and guessing the animal noises on Wednesday night, Thursday was kicked off with a morning Intentions chat from Kid President before getting straight into the next round of activities. The day turned out to be a bit cool, but everyone was so into the activities we couldn’t tell.
There were definitely many personal boundaries pushed and fears overcome, with too many kids to mention pushing beyond what they first thought they were incapable of, this time introducing the students to our epic Rockwall, potentially wet Snowy River Challenge, hilarious Scavenger Hunt, and exhausting Orienteering.
Thursday afternoon we also embarked on our epic Monster Course, a mud run around the grounds of The Summit involving tyres, charades, mud, cargo nets, holey buckets, mud, a ball pit, and more mud! The course was scored using each team's improvement time from the first lap to the surprise second lap, with everyone doing amazingly, but being dominated by the Swiftie Burgers, who really embraced everything we threw at them!
Friday started with another chat about Gratitude from Kid President before we completed our round of activities.
We then asked each of the kids to vote on a Values winner, or the person in their group they felt used our Five Keys the best to make camp a rewarding experience for not only themselves but their whole team. The winners are listed below with all the times for each of the recordable activities. We gathered on the stage to say our thank yous to all the people involved in making this camp epic before reading out the winners of the various activities.
Thank you so much to the parents, teachers, and students of St Agnes Primary School for an awesome week. You were all so incredibly dedicated to ensuring your camp was an amazing experience. We at The Summit can’t wait to have you back again soon.
Adam & Zoe