UC student Jacinta Dempster went on an Outward Bound course earlier this year – here she provides a snapshot of her experience…
I have not yet found a word that completely sums up the 21 day Outward Bound course that I completed in July 2016. It was full of 6am wake ups, mental and physical challenges, exhaustion, tears, freezing jumps off the jetty and homesickness.
However it was also full of bursts of laughter, accomplishments, skill developing, close friendships, new experiences, self-development, team building, new appreciations and picturesque environments. My time at Outward Bound was humbling to say the least and by all means the most invigorating of my life.
The course has given me a fresh perspective towards my capabilities and awareness for areas of growth. I have found a greater appreciation for people, my health, for my freedom (and for flushing toilets).
Some things you’ll learn:
- If you have snacks, they’re not just yours
- A heavy pack only gets lighter
- Dirt is good!
- Sleep is even better
- Stories told in tents are always the weirdest
- Live in the moment!
So I urge you, if you get the opportunity to experience Outward Bound leap at it and put your all into it, you won’t be let down!”
Click here to find out more about the course, the dates for courses in 2017 and how you can apply.
From left: Georgia Crisp and Jacinta Dempster