Secondary Camps

Tuesday, 27 Apr 2021

The last three days of Term 1 saw Years 7 to 11 embark on their annual camps.

Year 7 spent an action packed three days at Crusaders Galston. Students had a great time abseiling, trying their hands at archery, bush walking, and climbing the giant ‘Leap of Faith’. At night there were plenty of fun and exciting games. Christian Discovery saw students take part in a worship time followed by talks from Crusader leaders and small group discussions. Students enjoyed awesome food (and lots of it), a little bit of sleep (for some!) and lots of laughs throughout the camp.

Year also 8 spent an action packed three days at Crusaders Galston. Students had a great time hiking, camping (avoiding leaks where possible), high ropes, construction challenges, team games and Laser Tag. At night there were plenty of fun and exciting stealthy games. Christian Discovery saw students take part in a worship time followed by talks from Crusader leaders and small group discussions. Students enjoyed lots of great food (and and even had to cook some of it), a little bit of sleep (for some!) and lots of laughs throughout the camp.

Year 9 and 10 set off on the Urban Challenge bright and early from Milsons Point on an Amazing Race style camp around Sydney. Year 9 enjoyed a range of activities including dragon boating, singing to shop owners to earn their next clue, and a fiercely competitive 10-pin bowling competition in Darling Harbour. Meanwhile, Year 10 needed to use clues and their intelligence in the Escape Room, as well as cooking meals for the homeless and having the opportunity to do an act of kindness to those less fortunate in Sydney. A special thank you to the students and teachers for their exemplary behaviour and enthusiasm throughout Camp.

With the HSC looming in the near future, the Year 11 camp was the last chance for students to get away from the classroom and focus on deepening their relationships with each other. The focus of the camp was on teamwork and being willing to accept new challenges. On the first day, The Raw Challenge at Doyalson was a huge hit with students. Working together to overcome obstacles and challenges, students pushed themselves past their physical limits. It was lovely to hear students cheer each other on – no person was left behind! On the second day, students heard from Glen Gerreyn from the institute of Hope. He encouraged students to pursue the next couple of years with purpose and how to harness motivation and drive for challenges. Students made personal commitments and felt re-energised from his talk. Through the many activities (the card games, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, bushwalks, devotions, trivia night and games) positive relationships were reinforced and strengthened. Teachers could not speak more highly of how Year 11 conducted themselves. We have a terrific Year 11 cohort and it was a privilege to spend time with them. Thank you, Year 11!