Camp Ayandeh 2010

Day 6: Goodbyes

11:00 a.m.

Yesterday could only be described as bittersweet. After the Camp Ayandeh closing ceremony, and a sentimental slideshow of pictures from throughout the week, campers began to go their separate ways. 

The remainder of the morning and the whole afternoon was a blur of laughter and tears. Campers, counselors and staff alike were exchanging phone numbers and emails, determined to stay in touch with one another.

Once the final bus to the airport had left campus, the reality that the end of camp had arrived finally hit us. “I cannot wait to come back next year,” exclaimed first-time camper Nima Abtahi.

A week of discussions, debreifs, and dancing has come to a close. But as Arman Carter put it in his Fifth Anniversary celebration speech, “Camp Ayandeh stays with you even after the week is over”.

Thank you to all who read the blog this week. On behalf of the PR team, it has been a pleasure!

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