Outdoor education kicked off for 2017 with a fun-filled Year 7 camp.
Running from 22nd-24th of February at CYC Burleigh, the camp was jam-packed with activities all designed to help students settle into college life, build life-long friendships and grow in the love of Christ.
Set between beach, national park and the turquoise Tallebudgera Creek, the camp offered unique opportunities to grow together as a community.
During the camp, students participated in stand up paddle boarding, tubing, body boarding, dragon boating as well as a team building activity known as CYC island. These activities were safely and expertly run by the qualified staff at CYC and allowed the students the chance to challenge themselves both physically and mentally, learning new skills.Outdoor Education Co-ordinator, Jeremy Applegate reflected “One of the key highlights for many of the students seemed to be the tubing, which was thoroughly enjoyed by both students and WCC staff as well!” Body boarding was another favourite for the students.
The students were also thoroughly entertained and provided with further opportunities to bond with their peers and form friendships in the evening activities, which included a games night and a trivia night.
To better understand the unique experience of being a Westsider, students were visited by Mr Mansfield, Head of Secondary, on Thursday evening, where he shared dinner with the Year 7s and also arranged an informative and entertaining puppet show which had students in stitches. The overall purpose of the camp, apart from challenging the students and allowing them to try new things, was to develop friendships within the Year level and also to further develop good rapport between the Year 7s and the teachers and this was certainly achieved through this camp.
Westside Christian Colleges congratulates the Year 7s on a safe, fun camp.