“First Impressions” by Sabrina (Age 14, NY, USA)
Walking into the World Youth Alliance Headquarters that first day of summer camp, I had no idea what to expect. This was my first time being a part of the WYA summer camp so I was completely clueless walking in. Things would be a little different for me because I would not be living in the WYA house since I lived in the city so I would just walk there everyday. My walk over there was short and sweet but the real experience would begin when I buzzed the buzzer to let me in.
Once I was buzzed in, I walked up the narrow stairs I had learned to love up to the third floor where the kitchen was. I had gotten there promptly at 8am for breakfast, which for me was a banana for me since I don’t like honey nut or multigrain cheerios. The day went on with icebreakers and intros to WYA. This only made me want to find out what’s in store next!
“Welcome to WYA North America!” by José Roberto (Age 15, Querétaro, México)
When my sister told me about the World Youth Alliance Summer Camp, I didn’t expect such a crazy experience that it’s turned out to be. I expected a really boring and strict camp–like school–but I’m happy to say that I was wrong. So far, this camp has been a lot of fun with both interesting lectures and incredible activities. For example, playing soccer in Central Park and eating gelato in Little Italy with my new and exciting fellow campers and friends from all over the world.
Also, learning about the concept of “human dignity” in the interesting seminars, given by the funny and amazing counselors, has given me a lot to think about. I have enjoyed getting to know the counselors, who are always checking up on us and help us with any doubts.
In conclusion, this summer camp was a really good experience, because I have met many new and fabulous people, including the staff of WYA. I have learned very interesting thinks about “human dignity” and it has taught me about what it means to be a better person.
Thanks WYA, for everything!