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Yr 10 Camp Reflection

Year 10 camp this year was at The Summit camp in Trafalgar East. We started off on Monday morning with a two-and-a-half-hour bus ride to camp. Upon arrival at camp we got our bags off the bus and dragged them up a massive hill to get to where we were going to be staying. We were given our teams and then proceeded to give ourselves names. The four teams ended up being called the Jamaican bobsled team, the Sharons, Fours and the Darwins. We then split up and completed our activities for the day. Some of them included the bush challenge, the treasure box challenge, orienteering and other team building exercises. We then had dinner and had the choice to watch a movie or go on a bush walk.

On the second day we started with activities like the sky bridge, the leap of faith, the summit window and the zip line. After lunch the entirety of Year 10 participated in the monster challenge, which consisted of a series of team challenges that we completed in our small groups racing the other teams. After we hit the finish line the camp leaders announced that we had to run the course again and our scores would be based on how much your team improved. After that we took turns going down the slide into the lake to wash off then hit the showers before dinner and a trivia night.

On the last day of camp, we finished off our activities like the giant swing and laser skirmish. After the announcement of the monster challenge winner – the Sharons – the leaders had one more surprise in store for us. One team member from each of the four teams got to be a part of the amazing tank experience where they raced around a short course in a tank and eventually crushed a car by running over it. Overall, camp was a truly amazing experience that brought us closer together as a cohort and empowered us to be the best we can be.

By Elissa Baker