Students Arrive at Impact: Southwest
Posted on 07/19/2010 @ 12:37 PM
Dear Impact Parents,
We are happy to tell you that all participants have arrived safely. We have an incredible bunch from what we can tell so far. Teens from up and down both coasts, the Midwest and Canada, make up our group.
After arrival at the Deer Hill Basecamp, we got to know each other a little better over dinner. The group then prepared and packed for our time on Hopi and in the Mountains. Attached is a pic of our group trying out their new headlamps and flashlights. To close the night we had our first "circle" around the campfire. Circle is how we will end each day while on our journey. It is a safe space to share and discuss feelings and topics relevant to our experience. It was impressive to hear that so many of the participants are stepping out of their comfort zones and trying new things. The potential for personal growth is great.
In the morning after breakfast we will depart for Hopi. It will take between 4 to 5 hours of driving through scenic country to get there. After we arrive we will meet our hosts, set up camp and prepare for the days to come. Performing service, interacting and exchanging with the Hopi, and the chance to help prepare and attend the Homedance is exciting. We are all eager to get started. This is going to be memorable.
Keep an eye out for future updates on our blog and for more pictures on SmugMug.