This summer we tripled our enrollment to 66 students!!! Tanya's sisters, Luli and Kelli, and Lauren Kelly (a colleague of Tanya's at the Runkle School in Brookline), joined Josh, Tanya, and Yasi on the staff so we were able to set up three classrooms. We focused our learning on the environment (Kelli led a fantastic series of experiments in which the students were able to test several water sources for different types of bacteria), literacy, and social action/community service with our goal being to show our campers how to become agents of change.
For the first time, we brought down a group of high school students to join 14 Dominican teen leaders as Teen Leaders. Everyone stayed with us at the Montás family HEADQUATERS!
The teen leaders led workshops at the camp focused on theatre/music, dance and art. They also spent their afternoons working on a service learning project at the Escuela Doña Chucha (a former orphanage). As part of the project they set up a library for the kindergarten classroom and built several raised bed boxes for a vegetable garden.