When the SGA advisor asked me how we should conduct our retreat for the spring semester I’m not sure what I was thinking when I responded, “let’s rock climb”.
In the past we rented beach homes and cabins and did team building activities for a weekend. This time around I opted for aches and pains. But, at least they were aches and pains that we all felt as a team… right?
Yesterday, SGA, went to Sport Rock gym in Alexandria, VA. This was a great opportunity for SGA because we meet every week for a few hours and then we write legislation. Sometimes its just a great way to build morale when you have events outside of the norm.
Together, we learned how to ‘belay’ each other. We learned how to tie secure knots and of course we had a taste of actually rock climbing.
For me, as was the case for other SGA members, this was our first experience rock climbing. I thought it would be much easier then it looked. I was so wrong. By the end of the day and into the morning my arms were on fire! The following Monday at our meeting we were all sore but at the same token we shared that experience and I think that it brought us all closer together.
For any student organization working together is a must and what better way to reinforce that then putting your life in a group members hands huh?
Seriously though I had a great time aside from some disorganization on Sport Rock’s part it was a great event!
Check out some photos (FYI rock climbing is extremely uncomfortable the first few times) :