SASI Retreat Goes Well
November 21, 2010By Sports Information Director of Central SASI
The student-athletes worked on getting reaquainted early by playing some ice breakers. This was followed up with an activity covering character education. Then a quick lunch and a short bus ride to Hoke High where the student-athletes took the NCHSAA Sportsmanship program, STARR. Each of the student-athletes completed the program and earned a certificate.
While at Hoke High, the student-athletes discussed the affects of hazing and how it was illegal. It was explained how to turn in and take a stand if some group or organization was holding hazing practicies at their school.
Another quick bus ride back to camp and the student-athletes went canoeing for a couple of hours. It was a great day to be outside. The water was smooth and there was very little wind. While others were waiting their turns, there were a few tetherball games that broke out. This appeared to wear down these student-athletes moreso than the rowing of the canoes.
After dinner, the campers participated in "Minute to Win It" activities. This gave many laughs to the campers and counselors. Afterwards, Ms. Buie shared a powerpoint presentatio with the student-athletes which included over 1300 photos from the summer camp and set to music.
The final thing of the day was a camp fire, smores making, and scary stories. After the stories and a round of Kemps, the campers turned in for the night. A group of five stayed in one room (after the stories) and I won't tell you which group it was. The campers know.
After an optional devotional, breakfast, and packing, the campers took part in the fina two activities; Take a Stand and understanding the rules that govern all high school athletics in North Carolina. Overall the retreat was a success and the student-athletes enjoyed themselves. Sharing the progress of their Action Plans was insightful to the campers and staff. Many said they were going to take their ideas back to their own school to implement.