Daniel S., Student, Christel House India
I have attended Christel House for the past nine years. I am now in the 8th grade. Christel House has given me so much that I will be forever grateful for. Of all the opportunities they have given me, my trip to the USA to attend the Culver Academy is the most memorable. This summer, I made lots of friends from different parts of the world. I have learnt many new sports, which I would never have dreamt of playing before. Learning to swim was one of my favorite things, because it was such a new experience and has given me a new lifelong skill. I also really enjoyed learning to sail, ice skate and play soccer. Every day at Culver was a new experience for me. I had to complete five leadership tests to earn medals, which I am now proud to wear on my Culver uniform. The last day was the saddest because I had to leave all my friends, but it brings me joy to know I will see them again next summer!
After camp I was lucky to go on many different trips. It was nice to visit Christel Ma’am’s house. We spent the day there and I even got to try out kayaking on ma’am’s lake. That was the most unforgettable day, and it will always stick with me. Our trip to New Jersey and New York gave me the chance to see more of the country and do some things I would not get to do in India. I really enjoyed seeing the Statue of Liberty and shopping in New York. I would like to give a special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Holmes and Mr. Geoff for spending time with us, and to the Wyndham company for hosting us.
Special thanks to RCI for organizing so much for us. I would also like to thank Becky and Mandi (from Christel House) from the bottom of my heart for taking care of us and treating us like their own children. The biggest thanks goes to Christel Ma’am. I’m already counting down the days to next year’s camp!