Contributor - Sirarpi Topchyan
In the tiny kitchen, laughter rings out, as jokes and anecdotes are shared over cups of cardommon coffee and fresh aoiricot jam. It's through this humor, through moments spent together connecting, that we are able to strength ourselves, and get ourselves in the happy and positive mind space we need to be in to make the camp a happy place. There is never any shortage of laughter at this camp, there is an unlimited supply of smiles and teasing and poorly translated tshirts.
Today, we were able to connect with our students in our Social Issues class, to get them talking about relationships and family and parents, something I thought would be incredible Difficult to do. It was difficult, at the start, to find a way to speak these children about issues in their lives, but after initial bumps, the flow of conversation was as uninterrupted as our laughter in the morning.