My favorite part of the camp was the time we all spent growing together as a group. We grew as a group of fellows by all living in the same house together for the duration of our time. I am an introvert as were most of us! We would all scatter when we needed our ‘alone’ time. I am so impressed that we grew as a group and really enjoyed each other’s company. There was only dissension at the end and then only with one fellow!
Every day started with a warm-up after breakfast. Breakfast was the only thing during the day that was optional. Most of us started out coming to breakfast and then deciding that we could definitely use the extra 1/2 hour to sleep instead!
The warm-ups were a lot of fun. They consisted of activities and songs that the teachers could use later in their classes of elementary students. They included a lot of repetition and ‘repeat after me’. We all got to share the songs we grew up on in our countries! The teachers loved this time and we had to create a file to write down the words to the songs.
One of the most fun days we had was called the Super Human Challenge day. On this day the teachers had to complete tasks in groups working together physically and speaking only English! It was so much fun and they all loved it!
We also had a multi-cultural night where we as fellows shared about our culture. We came from England, the US, India, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Venezuela, Canada and Australia. The teachers came from all the regions of Colombia. It was a fun night, of food, presentations, displays, dancing and singing!
The end of the camp was celebrated with a graduation and all the participants received a certificate of completion. We were all exhausted, but happy. It was quite an achievement and we created WhatsApp and Facebook groups to continue our relationships!