This morning we are getting ourselves ready for our second day of the English camp here in Montreal. Now that we know what to expect we are even more eager to get back with the students.
The day began with students arriving and registering for camp. As they came in, one by one we brought the students through an assessment test. Although their English level varied, we who are non-French speakers were very impressed with how well these boys and girls could speak and write English.
Students can't stay in the class room all day long so we made sure to include plenty of fun games and activities for the kids. Our game team introduced the campers to 'Capture the Flag', a favorite camp game in the US. We are fortunate to have a very nice park just minutes away from the church where the camp is hosted.
Lunch was provided by our team of chefs and the students refueled for their day. We enjoyed being able to engage the students in conversation as we ate together. As some on our team have said, it is amazing to see how relationship are beginning to form right away between members of our team and the campers.
We wouldn't say that the camp was easy, but everyone seemed to agree that actually putting our plans into practice melted away the stress very quickly. Sure we anticipate challenges, but we also anticipate great things as we go and serve these children today at the camp.
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