Tuesday, July 26, 2011
We have completed day two of the camp and all has gone well. The youth are fully engaged in the program of activities, presentations, discussion groups, skits, games and hanging out. At the right is a pictured captured from day one. Sandy, a first time visitor to Moldova, has a one on one with Maria who is at the camp for the first time. The translator helps bridge the languate gap. Group activities for 90 youth are important, but here is where it really happens. We all look for these moments.
The small groups for discussions and activities are organized arround cabins (casa) and have student and team leaders. each day one or two of the groups prepare skits which combine entertainment and reflect the message for the day from the speakers. I am always amazed at the creativity of the youth as they plan the skit, make costumes and props and then present it. There are some real fun moments, however, I am not sure pictures would do them justice.
One the first night each group had to introduce itself and make a small presentation. This included the Moldovan and American team members. The American team came to the moment armed with 7 cans of silly string totally