by Elizabeth, age 15
Today, we arrived at camp in Brattleboro, Vermont. The five of us, three Christians, and two Jews, spent our day getting to know each other and recieving a quick crash-course on the Israel-Palestine Conflict. When we arrived we were immediately welcomed into Nicholas and Dorothy’s beautiful home and given time to settle in. After a quick tour and some name games we got right into learning about the geography of the Middle East and some basic facts of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Then we took a nice swim, however, very chilly and enjoyed playing games like lacrosse and frisbee and figuring out the tricks to solving a rubix cube. For dinner we ate do-it-yourself pizza, which was fantastic, thanks to Dorothy. As the night wore on, we had laughs while playing scrabble and around the fire.