Well, I’m home. Unlike the other delegates, I did NOT have a sleepless night–my parents found me and took me to a hotel to get some rest, while the everyone else partied in the YMCA… Don’t know if I missed out. Still, my eyes are stinging today, and I can’t suppress nearly all my yawns.
Yes, I will remember everyone! (Even if you didn’t give me that bracelet! And don’t worry, I’ll attach it to my wrist as soon as I get some agility back in my fingers.) The past month was incredible, even if I didn’t cry nearly as much as after CTY. I hope to continue getting to know my fellow delegates, now that the staff won’t be able to prevent us from forming closer relationships.
So I know that during camp, I was not able to very effectively update this blog, but instead of summarizing my experience, I’m going to type up some of what I wrote in a notebook I had with me in the wilderness of Camp Pocahontas.
10 things I learned in the past month (not necessarily in order of usefulness):
1. I can’t camp for more than two days, because there are some things that are better done in a stall.
2. I can, however, do a two day hike, but I prefer a bit more privacy than an apple tree.
3. If it doesn’t make me throw up, I can eat it.
4. I can kayak over level 3 rapids without flipping over.
5. I can maintain a conversation in Spanish.
6. If I want to, and have some rope and a belaying device, I can keep someone from falling off a cliff.
7. There are people I would not mind throwing off a cliff.
8. “Night Swimming” isn’t as appealing after the dew and the temperature have fallen, especially when I don’t have a swimsuit.
9. It is much easier to fill up a bottle from a water fountain than from a creek with a filter and a pump. Also, I need a bigger water bottle.
10. Fractals are “somewhat psychedelic” and awesome.