The days were forever long but went by so fast at the same time. I feel like I finally got to get to know the staff for the first two days when the participants weren't there. I was a little (actually a lot) reserved at all of our leadership meetings and I opened up a lot over the course of two days. The participants all came on Monday and from then on it was just a huge party. We were just hanging out and laughing and having a grand time teaching leadership principles and playing games and talking to the kids at the camp. I felt like I instantly made 50 friends through this program.
It was especially special to see the leadership principles shown throughout the week. The forming, storming, norming, and performing stages of groups was evident in each of the nine patrols that were with us. At the end of the week we were so close and had a wonderful program to end the course as a patrol and as a staff. I love these boys with all my heart and I hope that I can stay friends with them forever!