Day 1: This is Me
My name is Elide. I'm a proud Mexican girl who has lived in the same town since she was born. The reason I'm here in this program is because I think it is a great opportunity to let myself open up to new people and to learn how to be better leader. I've always thought that I had good leadership skills but it's always a good idea to try and polish those skills and learn new skills too, that is why I'm here. I want to become the best that I know I can be become and in order to do that I have to try and get as much practice and help as I can. What I lack sometimes is the ability to speak up and demonstrate my ideas, that is something I need to practice and polish. I want to become a better leader so it can help in my future and in the long run. These are just some reasons on why I want to be a good leader.
Day 2: Challenge Course
So, today we were at a challenge course and I wasn't expecting it to be a ropes course. There were many obstacles which included zip lines, logs, and lots of ropes. After I saw the structure I got excited and nervous to try all the obstacles. The first one I wanted to do was the zip line, which I did do, it was fun and a bit scary at the same time. I went on the power pole next, I was terrified! As you can see on the left I had to jump off a pole in order to get a bar far away from me. I'm proud of myself to try it even though I have a small phobia over heights. It was a great experience that taught me how to stand up to my fears and that even though I might miss or mess up I can always try again. .
Day 3: We Went to the Beach
We went to the beach, aquarium, and water center the third day here at camp. It was a great experience, just hanging out with new friends and having fun. We took a group picture at the aquarium, we saw a bunch of sea creatures and marine mammals. (I have gone a bunch times to that aquarium but some people at that camp haven't so it was a new thing for them.) After that we went to the beach. i tried not to get wet because I had only brought my jeans and no extra shorts. But, as usual, I got them wet. So in order to dry them I just laid down on the sand. Even though it's Oregon, it was pretty sunny. When we were coming back, my group (Group 3), went party animal on the van. The music was up and the staff was partying, as well as the students. :)
Up above the video was made by a friend and me.