These past two weeks have been so much fun and we don’t think we would have wanted to spend it anywhere else. The camp was a combination of great activities, loud karaoke, cool people and lots of fun. Our favorite memory was last night when we enjoyed the fireworks and sang along to great tunes like Mr. Brightside, Timber, Stay, etc. The reason why is because we all sang the lyrics together as a team while everyone cheered us on and three strangers even joined! But sadly, all good things must come to an end and some of us woke up at 5:40AM to say our final goodbyes to the Americans, some even stayed up until then. What we are trying to say in this letter is thank you for being such great and open people who are very easy and fun to talk to. It’s a shame that y’all live so far away, but I know for a fact that this will not be the last time we see each other.
Clara, Emily, Jonathan, Julian, Luis F., Luis S., Martin, Oskar, Selim, and Sinan
Thank you. The last two weeks have been unforgettable for more reasons than one, and that can largely be contributed to you. Your kindness, readiness to learn, and hospitality have made us feel so welcome in your country. It was amazing to see how well you all spoke english. Having personal native tour guides to explore everywhere from Berlin to Bonn with has been invaluable, not to mention a ton of fun. We will hold the memories we made together dear to our hearts, and will continue to look back fondly on our time together. From our first activities in the circus, to exploring Cologne’s historic district, to watching the fireworks together on our last night, we have so enjoyed getting to know each of you on such a personal level, and creating the family unit we are lucky to have today! The friendships that we made throughout the program will most definitely last a lifetime. It was and will be a bond that none of us can ever forget and all of that was possible thanks to the workshops and dive sessions that took us out of our comfort zones. Even after the sessions or after hanging out in the city, the memories of all of us, hanging out in someone’s room at 1 in the morning, will stay in our hearts. We got to know each other on a more personal level when it was just ourselves. Thank you for being there and accepting us. Without you we wouldn’t been able to create amazing memories, you made us feel like we were home throughout the two weeks that when it came to an end saying ‘goodbye’ was hardest we could’ve done. Glad to be living in a day in age where we can all keep in touch easily with technology because the friendship that we created is far to great to neglect it. Thank you so much for your kindness and friendship; we are not saying goodbye, we are saying see you again!
Until next time!
Alyssa, Josie, Juana, Katia, Landen, Liangely, Maggie, Natalie, Valerie