English Camp in Na Nong Bong
This past weekend students were once again in their homestays in Na Nong Bong, having returned to work with the community youth group on running an English camp for the village youth. The camp was an opportunity for kids from different parts of the community to come together to learn about local foods in their environment and building leaders and relationships with each other. The kids played games that helped them learn English vocabulary and that required them to work together towards a common goal, cooked lunch together using local ingredients, and danced to their favorite music.
Our students worked hard the week before to plan activities and come up with a plan for how to teach the younger kids, and they executed it all so well! There were scavenger hunts, races, songs, charades, and plenty of other fun games and activities. With only less than a week left here on the program, the students are already missing their homestay families and will always remember the friendships they made with the youth group and with the younger kids at the camp. Despite the language barrier, they were able to communicate so much and have so much fun sharing their experiences!