Sitting under the Harbour Bridge looking out at the Opera House, Cruise Ships and the world passing by, I saw two mates without a trouble in the world. It was only then that it dawned on me that all of those “exciting/awesome” things I had thought I should do with them would have only served as a distraction and wasted the little time we had available together.
The students were frequently out of their comfort zone and had to display resilience, teamwork and maturity to deal with the situations they faced.
I have done this because the program changes lives; and not just the lives of the boys themselves but those of their parents, siblings and friends.
In a society with so much noise and so many distractions, it is easy to forget how getting back to basics can re-charge your batteries and re-focus the mind.
At school they are reminded of all the things they cannot do… “No tackling, stay out of the rain, get out of the tree, you can’t sit there, you can’t do that…” And don’t get us started on the amount of things they are assessed on that they ‘should’ know!
The big T-Man recently attended a camp with Boys To The Bush, these guys seriously run the best camp ever!!! He left a boy and returned a young man.