Saturday, July 16, 2011


After working at my 4th and final teen camp in Morocco I can say it was the most challenging, interesting, and groundbreaking one of all. I walked around saying "this is the first camp I have ever experienced this" a lot of the time.

The thing that I want to talk about most is how supportive the campers were of each other which I felt was the most visible out of any camp.

The third night was the camp talent show. All that day the Moroccan staff was busy setting up the sound system and piecing together components to make it possible for us to have music and a microphone. By the time of the talent show the audio was far from perfect. And the first person to perform had to some how get through it.

Mohammad, being first, chose to sing "Give Me Everything" by Pitbull and Neyo. Sure go ahead and have a little laugh. Firstly the music started playing, muffled and the microphone had a constant buzz layered over it. It resulted in us barely getting to hear Mohammad's performance.

He made his way through the first verse but just as the chorus started something magical happened. One camper raised their hands high above their head and created a clap that quickly infected the entire room. Soon everyone was singing and jamming to the song and we out sung the poor sound of the audio. It was a beautiful moment.

This is only one example that I saw the campers supporting each other so strongly. Throughout the entire camp during any performance the crowds cheered like each person had their own bit of celebrity.