One of the many reasons I love coming to Rockbrook is all the different types of people I get to meet, from all over the world! In a typical day here, I talk to girls from France, Mexico, Hungary, and even the Czech Republic. It’s amazing to find out about all the different cultures that come together here.
For a couple of girls, I know it was very hard for them at first to be here from another country – not only because of the cultural differences, but also because they knew very little English. During the first day or two, they seemed so bewildered by all the crazy songs we sing and silly skits that are performed each night, and I was worried about how well they would be able to adjust to camp life in a foreign country. The great part about camp, though, is that you don’t have to speak the same language to have fun. It didn’t take long for these girls to make new friends and communicate with their counselors and cabin-mates. Now I see them making new friends every day, goofing off in skits, doing all the motions to the songs, and even learning some phrases in English! I realize now that it was silly of me to worry about these girls, for the language of friendship is universal.
In other news, we’re so happy that the new mini-session campers have arrived! After a full day of trunk-carrying and unpacking, they are all settled in. Tonight the campers will be signing up for their activities for the week, and after that, it’s off to Evening Program.