Leadership Camp Wrap-Up


After a great night, with only a few shenanigans and exploded glow sticks, we awoke to another beautiful day. The boys were the early risers.

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But they didn’t look completely awake for a while.

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We found a little bat on a rock, and watched it for a while.

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We didn’t want to hurt the bat during our game of capture the flag, so we moved it out of the way.

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A pre-breakfast game of capture the flag worked up our appetites.

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We also found more four leafed clovers. Remember, Hyanto is magic!

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Our breakfast was yummy yummy bagels, one of our teams’ favourite foods. We also had muffins and fruit.

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We had a musical interlude as we cleaned up the breakfast dishes. There are a lot of skilled pianists on our team this year.

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Our morning sessions were done in small groups.

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For the first one, we had to all write down two words that we thought were important for our team this year. In our group we needed to decide on the importance of each of the words and write more important words on bigger paper.

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We needed to sometimes make some difficult decisions, so we practiced a few methods of consensus building.

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Method one: quantify how strongly you feel about your side in terms of a percent, and see if you can come to a decision based on the strength of the justifications.

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In the end, if there is still a tie, use Rock Paper Scissors to decide. Once a decision is made, don’t hold a grudge, move on.

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Here are some of our lists

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We presented our lists to the entire group.

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It’s neat to see the similarities and differences that each group had.

Thanks Colleen for coming up with the fun activity, we now have a great idea about our priorities for the team this year.

Our next activity was inspired by Doctor Who. Thanks to Jason for the creative challenges….we had a lot of fun! We had to complete several challenges to save the companions. One was a silent walk, in the dark (blindfolded) on a small path (climbing rope).

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One of the team members could have night vision goggles (open eyes) and had to lead the rest of the group. This had to be done with silent communication or else the Rassillon warriors would attack!

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The next challenge was to rescue Davros, the creator of the Daleks, who had been turned into a teddy bear! He was imprisoned in the centre of a minefield.

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The Doctor wanted any information that Davros might have, so we had to rescue him! We could not enter the minefield, and only had one rope for the rescue mission.

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We only had one “minefield casualty” who “lost” their legs and needed some piggyback rides.

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The next challenge was to cross the bridge to the tower. There are two beams on the bridge that had to be connected at all times by people. We had to think carefully in order to get our entire group across without losing anyone to the Eternity Chasm (where they’d be lost forever in time)

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The final challenge was a 7 legged race!

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After all that excitement we sure were ready for lunch!

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We had soup and sandwiches and a Hyanto favourite, Velma’s rice crispie squares!

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Our after lunch activities included some fun, student-led games. The blanket games included getting our groups onto a blanket, and each time we succeeded, we folded the blanket in half and tried again. We got pretty close to each other!

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The next included flipping the blanket over while we were all standing on it!

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We played SPUD

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and Chain Tag

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And a game of Sharks and Fishes

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We were pretty tired after all of this activity!

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We had a snack, thanked the kitchen staff for their wonderful meals,

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…packed up our things, and headed home.

Many thanks to the parents and mentors who drove us to and from camp. Thanks to the K-Bots and mentors who created and led e fun activities and songs. Thanks to Velma (camp cook) and Carol (camp manager) for being the sous-chef and more

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We look forward to coming back again next fall, or maybe in the spring too!
Sleep well K-Bots! Do your homework, and we’ll see you on Monday.

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