Summer Camp blogs
Hello family and friends,
Camp is going well!! We had an exciting evening last night with opening ceremony and getting to know all the children. We have a great group of phenomenal students this session! This morning is our first day of class and already everyone is having fun and connecting! I'm hearing a lot of good spoken English.
Love ya fam miss u - Kaleyah
Today we met and tested about 80 students! They are so excited for camp. They are between 11 and 13 years old. After testing we held our opening ceremony and introduced them to our camp song which they loved. We also had dinner with them and then played evening games together. They are already opening up to us and seemed very relaxed and eager to learn. Tomorrow is our first day of classes and afternoon activities. The weather is really nice here, in the 80s, a benefit of being further north in China.
It's Tuesday and we are getting ready to test our students, but I wanted to get out some shout-outs to families. I will blog more with pictures later tonight after opening ceremony.
I had a nice visit today with my Chinese family. It was good to see them and I got to see our new grandbaby bump. Lele is getting bigger, but looks and feels great.
We finally arrived in Qiqhar camp today. Everyone is a little tired from being up early for our flight here from Beijing. We were greeted by our host with a lot of fanfare at the airport and lot of pictures taken. We are settling into our rooms, and getting our classrooms ready. We also met our Chinese assistants and had dinner with them this evening. Tomorrow the students arrive in camp for testing and opening ceremony. Time for us to get rested up！
Hello from Xin Fuxue Beijing Session 2,
We are here at camp after a great weekend of touring famous sites around Beijing. The team is busy getting their rooms decorated and ready for the children, who will be arriving tomorrow afternoon. We will test them and place them in their classes and our camp Host will put on an elaborate opening ceremony for us!
Arizona people are all well and having a great time!
Karla is doing great.
JP is loving it!
Everyone will be getting some shout outs done starting tomorrow.
One final picture of our classes at closing ceremony singing "You raised me up".
We departed Datong Friday morning and arrived in Beijing in time to see a traditional Chinese Kung Fu show that evening. This morning, Saturday, we were treated to a fantastic breakfast buffet then off to the Great Wall, followed by a traditional lunch then to the Pearl market for some serious shopping and bargaining for deals. Jewelry, Star wars toys and scarfs were the big hit. Well, and Dairy Queen, McDonalds and Starbucks too.
Camp is officially over.
Last night we held our closing ceremony. Each class gave a presentation which showcased their English. Certificates were given to each student and awards were given to the best English speaker from each class. There were two special awards given to the best boy camp speaker and the best girl camp speaker. Each of these recipients gave a speech to the rest of the camp. Their speeches were quite eloquent!
This morning we said goodbye to our students as they were picked up by their families. It is always very emotional for the Chinese and the Americans to say goodbye.