I just wanted to write to you and let you know that looking back at the sometimes challenging experience that I had gone through there, I believe that it was beneficial to me. To this day I enjoy the knowledge of being able to start a fire with the bow drill. And knowing how to survive in a challenging environment. The most memorable staff member was a lady by the name of White Winds. She was an older lady with the longest and whitest hair I have ever seen.
I have a box of all of the clothes in my basement. Every time that I open the box I am engulfed with the smell of 99 days of fire and wilderness.
While reading the first page of the website I noticed a quote from a former student who said “I don’t think that I can explain it to anyone.” I can’t agree with them more. I have tried to explain to my friends and family what it was like out there. And I seem to find that no one can grasp the whole experience. Some of my friend’s still can’t forgive my mother for taking me away from them my senior year of high school. But thank God she did. A couple of weeks, after I was enrolled, five of my friends were arrested. I would have been with them.
I am now a senior at Western Connecticut State University. And I am ready to graduate and go on with my life. I really don’t know why I am writing this, but I felt it necessary to express at least a little bit of what it did for me. Thank you for your time and I hope the program is doing for others what it did for me.
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