In the next few weeks, more than a few students will be writing paragraphs and essays about what they did this summer. For the students who attended Everest Mountaineers Summer Camp when they return to school in Mexico this fall, those paragraphs will be about a month spent in Michigan.

These summer campers may have been small in both stature, age, and number, but their experience was truly great. Miss Ana Sofia Cardona, dean for the international program, commented that the size of the group really enhanced the experience. “They become a tiny family.” The camp is an English language camp in which the girls have the opportunity to travel to various Michigan destinations and beyond as well as experience everything that a Michigan summer has to offer. Highlights for the girls were the trips to Niagara Falls and Chicago.

Just as the year-long program at Everest, the focus is on student integral formation, formation of the whole person. The girls had the opportunity to participate in Mass nearly daily which was another highlight of the camp. They took English classes with Mrs. Donna Mikulec, a retired Everest ESL teacher. They also grew in their understanding of American culture, particularly through the days they spent at YMCA’s Camp Copneconic in Fenton interacting with local students. It was a wonderful experience.

Everest is looking forward to receiving this year’s international students next week when they arrive in Michigan for their academic year at Everest.