Year 7 Camp 2020
Year 7 recently returned from their three day camp with Crusaders at Galston in a beautiful bushland setting in Hornsby Shire. The students were challenged before camp to prepare for some activities and experiences that would be different from their usual routine and comfort. Simply organising the bags is a skill in itself.
Activities such as abseiling, ropes course, hiking and a camp out provided our students with plenty of fun and challenge by choice where they were encouraged to try some new activities outside their ‘comfort zone’. Cooking in small groups under the supervision of adults was enjoyed by the boys and girls alike.
And of course there was the eating! Food was plentiful, hearty and tasty and included students taking responsibility for various aspects of the dining hall.
Close collaboration between our staff team and the leaders from Crusaders helped to support students and brought a special level of care and interest in individual students’ well-being on camp. Flexibility in the program meant that shelter from the weather was nearby, especially during a spectacular storm.
Following a number of students showing a desire to find out more about their relationship with Jesus, a weekly Bible Study and Worship time is planned.
We look forward to an ongoing relationship with Crusaders and many more action packed camping experiences in the future.
Middle School Core Teacher, Year 7 Wellbeing Mentor