Enthuse Leadership Camp

Enthuse Leadership Camp

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“During the last week of the Christmas holidays, the Year 12 student leaders took part in a camp designed to train young leaders from Lutheran schools across Queensland. Over the week we participated in many games, elective courses and practical scenarios. We were so lucky to have such an enthusiastic bunch of facilitators running the week, which made it one of the most memorable experiences of my life. A key theme of the week was the freedom of choice. We were ‘invited’ to do everything but in the end it was our own choice whether we participated. The facilitators’ enthusiasm really did rub off on all the students who attended and everyone was engaged and had fun. The week was amazing and contained many happy and some sad moments. It was a week that I will never forget.” - Sam Wilson, College Captain

“Never in my life have I met a kinder, more welcoming group of people. From the camp facilitators to the fellow students, every person was happy, enthusiastic and genuinely cared for one another. We had a motto on camp, ‘As long as you put other’s interests at the same level as your own, then we will have a good week’. I don’t think this outlook was compromised once; everyone supported each other constantly. In such a safe environment, it was brilliant to see how much you could learn from others in a week and how much you could build connections with others. The relationships I built with other students from all around Queensland will certainly last a long time and I am so thankful for the camp that gave me this opportunity. Thank you, Enthuse!" - Olivia McCluskey, College Vice Captain

“The daily activities at Enthuse were similar to the activities that you might find on a school camp but everyone had an incredibly enthusiastic approach to every task. The trust building sessions became an opportunity to meet a group of fantastic new people and have a great time. A lot of time was spent in a large hall with the entire group, playing fun games and pushing people out of their comfort zones. Elective activities could also be selected, giving us the opportunity to work in smaller groups and share ideas and concepts that not only made us think in a different way, but inspired us to act differently as well. We also participated in an adventure elective and the Pacific Student Leadership team all chose to do the high ropes.” - Beau Blake, College Vice Captain

“The week started at the McDonald’s in Coolum, where we met other captains from around the state. This was the first taste of the strong connections and friendships that would be essential at the camp. The games and challenges all focused around a central theme and/or topic; they were about encouraging leadership within yourself, in your peers and our school communities. Through the games and activities focusing on servant leadership, we gained valuable insights into leading others. One of the major aspects of Enthuse was recognising that we are called to this leadership position and that we should use our positions to empower and inspire as many others as possible. Alongside the lessons, we joined in activities based on team building and setting boundaries. Enthuse was a fantastic experience.” - Tom Turner, College Vice Captain

“I want to say thank you to the Pacific community for giving us the week at Enthuse. It was a unique and incredibly eye opening experience. I feel so blessed to have been given this opportunity and learned invaluable skills that will hold true throughout this year. It was a week of both personal and team growth for us all and we created a lot of connections in the community. I am immensely grateful for this experience and hope that what I learned can be reflected into the community in the quality and effectiveness of my leadership this year." - Alli Whitmore, College Captain