The Experience of an Intern

This first week of camp was filled with new learning experiences for the elementary school kids. However, the kids were not the only ones that learned new things, we were learning new things everyday along with them, intentionally or not. The kids seem to be an infinite pool of excitement, with each day leaking out more and more. Genuine excitement can be found here, unlike when we get older, where we have to put on an act in order to protect one’s feelings. There is no act here. It is as if the kids were leeching and building on top of our energy. We become more drained as the week goes on while the kids get more hype with each passing day. Nonetheless, it is an interesting experience and I would rather be here making an impact on the lives of children than wasting my time and energy in front of a computer screen all day