Survivor Tribal Camp is over for another year, but the Cornerstone Christian College Red Cross Cadets have learnt skills that will be evident for much longer.
Eight teams of cadets headed to Augusta for a three day event which was based upon the ‘Survivor’ shows that test team-work, skill and speed.
Each team was presented with an egg upon arrival, and the objective was to complete the three day event with their egg still intact. The eggs were guarded valiantly, but even so, many were victims of the activities.
Students had to travel by canoe, mountain bike ride, participate in low rope activities, perform challenges and work together with their team-mates, whilst protecting their egg from damage. Points were awarded for the best times, skill shown and teamwork. These were accumulated over the course of camp and resulted in an over-all winner.
Many teams became attached to their elliptical friends, with names being given and special privileges provided.
Unfortunately all did not survive.
One particular egg was named ‘Steve’. According to Hannah Blennerhassett, who was in charge of his safety, he contributed to the cohesion of the team. When asked how he died, Hannah said; ‘Cause of death was unknown.’ It was during a canoe trip that his passing was noted.
Other oval shaped victims were buried on the riverbank and eulogies were given for both the egg, as well as their team’s chance of winning the event.
The winning team of Jayde, Tom, Gabrielle, Conor, Rhidian, Shanae, Rhys & Tom displayed the best over-all performance. Their egg has returned home with them and is still in great shape.
Tribal camp is an annual event on the calendar for the Red Cross Cadets.