Year 7 students were kept active challenging themselves through a range of outdoor educational opportunities and team building initiatives. Rathane Conference Centre on the beautiful Port Hacking River in the Royal National Park was once again the destination for our Year 7 campers.
Abseiling, canoeing, dragon boating, pool rafting, rock climbing, and a 90m waterslide presented diverse opportunities for students to stretch beyond their comforts zones to learn the value of team work and persistence.
“The students were full of life throughout camp and encouraged one another constantly,” said Middle School Coordinator, Mrs Kite. “They actively participated in Christian Discovery sessions where they talked about building on solid (rock) foundations as opposed to sand and finished each day with fun night-time activities.”
Teachers have encouraged students to take hold of the memories they made and the challenges they overcame as a landmark to reflect back on as they progress through their High School learning journey.
My favourite memory from camp was…
“Getting over my fears of abseiling.”
“Dragon boating because it was a good group commitment activity.”
“The dragon boating song. It was catchy, fun to sing, and focused our minds away from the stress of paddling.”