Adapted to suit the age and agility of the student group, this session includes a variety of challenges and team-building activities. All participants are required to work together to complete the challenge.
Students will walk across to the initiative activities to be put into random groups before starting the activities. The aim of these activities is to get students to think outside the usual line of thought, to critically analyse a situation and apply a practical solution. A heavy emphasis will be on working as a group to complete each task, as the perspectives of every individual will eventually lead to success quicker than that of one individual.
Teamwork, endurance, strategy and map reading are the features of rogaining – a long-distance cross-country navigation game. This challenge happens beyond the bounds of the Camp with the objective or teams to collect the highest score by finding checkpoints within a time limit. An Australian invention, rogaining was designed to encourage people to respect and enjoy natural environments, and to promote fitness, team-work navigation skills and self-reliance.
Navigation skills will be put to the test as participants try to reach check points. Students will be given a map and compass and must find their way to the check points worth the most points. There is a decision to be made here by participants – do they collect fewer points from the nearer check points or try their hand at navigating to the check points with big points?
This is a fun way to explore camp. Cryptic clues set the challenge to find the location of the photographed site. An activity sheet is provided for the “Photo Finder” in order to document the locations. An answer sheet provided.