Have you ever been to Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Center? Because my class and another class too went to Tribune bay this week, because they do a school camp for the kids so they can build relationships and have fun in the process, at camp they cook breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert we only stayed for three days two nights. During the three days we played games and did climbing and water activities, but during those three days I learned some important life lessons.
One of my life lessons was listening to instructions. I usually listen to instructions but when I was at camp I got carried away and I was fooling around like most people having fun. What happened that wasn’t so good was that I would miss instructions of what to do, thankfully my friends would fill me in on what I missed so I’m grateful for them helping me. For me it’s important to fully understand what’s going on and what to do. But it’s okay to joke around but it’s better to know what’s going on.
One of the life lessons that got me the most was getting enough sleep. because it’s super fun at night but when it comes morning your screwed up, but it wasn’t just fooling around that got me, it was also being cold for the first night at camp. If I moved at all I would loose all my body heat, so I just stayed still but in the morning it was freezing and I was tired to, as soon as I started moving I warmed up, and everyone in our sleeping quarters were cold. The next night I laid out my extra sleeping bag, but the next morning I was still tired but at least I was warm. On that day I got home and I was so tired. During those days I was tired from the night before and couldn’t participate to my fullest, but I’m happy with what I could do.
One of the biggest life lessons was being able to over come mental obstacles. I over came my mental wall by ignoring the fact that I was over the height of most buildings, what helped me was thinking I’m safe I’m on belay, there is nothing to worry. When I was doing the activities I found ways of tricking my instincts by focusing on what’s ahead of me such as a tree, by doing this it made it much easier to do the activities. What also helped was controlling my thoughts so I didn’t panic.
Although this experience was very fun, I’m happy I learned these lessons to make me a better person in the future. Have you ever been to Tribune Bay? Have you ever learned valuable life lessons like me? Think to your self which one was the most important and why?