Transitioning from primary to secondary school can feel daunting to many students. Each year Southern Hills Christian College runs a year 7 camp which provides a shared class experience and a sense of group cohesiveness.
We aim to build self-esteem, resourcefulness, independence, leadership, cooperation and tolerance with a camp experience that enables students to further their learning, social skills and development in a non-school setting.
This year the camp ran for three days at Kerem Adventure Campsite in Bullsbrook.
The program included activities such as a low ropes course, team building activities, water activities, Outback Splash, night games and four hours of community service helping people in need though “People who Care”.
Two elderly couples with health issues were incredibly grateful for assistance from the students. The year 7s cleared garden leaves and debris that our elderly friends felt would have taken a year to do on their own. They enjoyed having some young people around and have expressed their deep thanks and appreciation for the group.
Outback Splash, formerly known as The Maze, was a hit with the students on the last day of camp. Water slides and other fun water activities gave a cool respite from hot and muggy conditions and their busy program.
Students had a fantastic time and leaders agree we have an awesome group of year sevens for 2020.