This is probably my longest post, just saying. But I want to remember everything</3. Before I started my exchange I had heard people say that camp was the best 10 days in their life. I didn't believe them because I've done some prettying awesome stuff before. But they were right. You cannot compare camp to anything you've done before. Because there is legit nothing like it.

Today was a really sad day for everyone here at camp. We started the day with breakfast homeroom. The last breakfast... I'm going to miss the buffet so bad because it is so good! They have bagels with egg, cheese and bacon every day (man they are so good) and then there are scrambled eggs, bacon, fruits, yogurt, cereals, bread, bagels, jam and peanut butter, porridge and everyday some special stuff in addition to this stuff. I usually ate the bagel with egg, cheese and bacon for breakfast with fruit salad but sometimes I ate a bagel with peanut butter and jam. I loove the buffet really. They also had so much dessert and it was so good. At breakfast they had muffins and danishes.
At lunch there were hamburgers (cheeseburgers), pizza with either pepperoni 🍕 or just cheese (the one with just cheese was one of the things I liked the best) and fruits and a giant salad buffet and also a special dish every day. I usually ate the special but sometimes the pizza. The specials were so good though. They had Spätzle one day, Chinese food one day and chicken another day. Then there was the dessert. The chocolate chip cookies were soooooo good!!! I miss them like crazy. Then I also loved the brownies. There was also cake and lemon squares and muffins and loads of other stuff.
Dinner was the same as lunch. The same desserts usually and the same thing to eat except that there was another special. I usually drank water for breakfast and Root Beer for lunch and dinner. I love Root Beer. It is a strange thing because it tastes kind if like toothpaste but I love it. Once you get used to it, it is something very much else than toothpaste. One of the ambassadors told us it was his favourite drink but that most people didn't like it. He was right but I love it.

After breakfast today however I went with a friend who recently had gotten a new Host Family, to the EF office to check something about her High School. The EF office is a little bit of campus and the building is really fancy and old. As we went inside a lady told us to sit down and wait because there was no staff there yet. They were all in a meeting. We found the cutest rabbit ever outside the window and then we sat down in the old, fancy armchairs in the living room. We weren't alone for long though because after a while an ambassador came in with a student who had lost his phone. She directly started to do the same as my friend Marietta and I did. She made fun of the old and fancy furniture. Then the three of us went around the house suggesting were the entrance to the secret room might be and the ambassador twisted some stuff on the fireplace and made hilarious comments. I'd never spoken to her before that but I liked her immediately. She is so funny!
When we finally had gotten all the information we needed we went to homeroom were everyone was checking in to their flights. We just sat down in the classroom and got started ourselves. I actually was the first person to check in although the others had had like a ten minutes head start. Our ambassador helped and our teacher helped but it took a long time until everyone had checked in and in the meantime another ambassador came in and told us that he had broken his phone the same day as he had been supposed to check into his flight when he had been going to his host family so he had had to check in on the airport. A girl in my homeroom had the same problem. Although she used her computer.
We also signed each others Eagles t-shirts as a memory of everyone before we would leave.

After the check in we all went down to the basement of the Seeger building (were the cafeteria was) to start out graduation. I was so sad by then. I was not ready to leave camp at all!!! All the Madison Eagles had gathered down there because we wanted to graduate together. All the teachers and ambassadors gathered on the small stage that was in the room and us students sat down wherever there was space. Me ad my friends sat down on the pool table. Then it started and the first homeroom to graduate was Beth's and Lea's class. Beth and Lea stood at the front of the stage and called the names of their students one by one and they came up on stage, hugged Beth and then got their diploma from Lea and hugged her to. Then they went on and hugged the other ambassadors and teachers and then they gathered in the back of the stage to later take a picture. After Beth's and Lea's homeroom, Jason's and Paul's homeroom graduated. In between Beth and Rebecca had some little speeches and they both started crying so I was actually crying real bad by the time Jason's homeroom graduated. Me and my friend Kara were seriously sobbing hard because we cried that much. We sat there hugging each other and our other friends were sitting there hugging us too.
After Jason's and Paul's homeroom it was our turn. Our teacher Michael hadn't been crying really before. Only a little. He told us he was no emotional person and he wasn't when we first met him, I promise. But by the time our class was being called on stage one by one he was crying and had to dry his eyes many times. As it was my turn to go on stage I could feel the tears running down my face. I honestly didn't expect me too feel this bad to leave camp because I thought that I wouldn't get this attached to people in ten days. But I've met people at camp who are some of my best friends (they became that in 10 days!) and some people that are like parents to me and some that are like my older siblings. People I trust, people I would turn to if I need someone to talk to. People who mean the world to me. I didn't expect that at all. But there I was, on graduation, getting my diploma from Shony, my ambassador, hugging her hard, crying, hugging Mike, our awesome and good hearted teacher, still crying. Everyone was crying. Then I went to hug the next teacher and she told me that I was an awesome person and she told me that I would do great and more stuff that I don't remember. Then I went on to the next one and I told her that I would miss her badly because she is so funny. She told me that she would miss me too and some more stuff that I don't remember. Then I went to the last teacher and the three other ambassadors. They all said stuff to me too and I to them and it all made it easier to get ready for leaving camp. Because that's what I have too do and I am not ready.
We later took a picture as all of lur homeroom was on stage. Madison Eagles East. That's our homeroom. I will never forget you guys, you made many things possible for me, all the ambassadors and Eagles teachers included <3.
After the pictures we went back to our seats and then Rebecca and Stefans homeroom graduated. Then there were more speeches and more crying and then the teachers gave their ambassador presents. One ambassador got snacks and hugs from the teacher because that was the relationship in a nutshell he had with his her. He got Root Beer and Skittles and a pillow that looked like a bird and you could clip it together to a stuffed animal and unfold it as a pillow that you could hug. It was heart warming to see all that.
Then graduation was over and some people left and others stayed to sign t-shirts (like us), talk (like us) or take pictures. But then we had too leave and we did. I was so sad by then. But I knew that I would never forget people and they will never forget me.

After graduation we had to start the packing but we only had half an hour time so we went straight for lunch. It was sad because it was the last lunch and the buffet is fabulous as I said before. After lunch though we had a talent show. Everyone who wanted had been able to attend and I was thrilled to watch because I knew that the ambassadors would tell us were they're from. One of my friends and me already knew almost all 19 of them though but it was fun to get it confirmed.
The talent show started and there were many singing acts and music acts. They were all really good and some people gave me goosebumps. There was one girl who sang and she dedicated the song to her homeroom. It was sooo sweet and after a while she had to stop singing because she started to cry and her teacher just ran up to her and hugged her. Her ambassador was sitting in the top corner of the room and he sprinted down all the stairs in an incredible speed. I have never, ever in my life seen someone take that steep and uneven stairs so fast before. Because the steps were not always the same size. They were bigger wherever a row of chairs was so like every third step. It was fascinating and awesome to se him running down the steps that fast because honestly it was a miracle that he didn't trip. I'm still amazed by that, it was one of the biggest talents I saw during the show. He then hugged the girl like crazy after he finally slowed down and got his balance back after the stairs and it was so beautiful! The girl, her teacher and ambassador. I wish I would have had that girls courage and talent. She was so brave to sing that and dedicate it to her homeroom was so sweet. I loved her act.
Some people also danced. One of the Washington Wolves classes danced to Cotton Eye Joe and I didn't like it really because they made it look like it was their dance but it was the dance of the entire camp<3. But they were fun to watch, they gave everyone spirit. The talent show was pretty long though and after a while I got bored. Then the ambassadors went out of the room and I figured that they would tell us by then. Then two ambassadors came down to the stage and started singing a song which they dedicated to all the other ambassadors because they are really good friends. The ambassadors are seriously like a family and I love seeing them together because their friendship is amazing. The song the two ambassadors sang was "Count on Me" by Bruno Mars and it almost made me cry because it was so sweet.
After the song the ambassadors had gone back out of the room and a minute later another song started playing and the boy ambassadors came running down the stairs. All of them were wearing dresses. It was oddly satisfying because some of them looked good in them. It was funny and I loved it. They started dancing to "Single Ladies" by Beyoncé and it was so fun. They danced girly. Then the girls came down the stairs. They all wore hip hop clothes and started to dance to a hip hop song. Then they danced to a few songs all together and then one of the ambassadors from my High School went to grab a suitcase. The other ambassadors were standing at the sides of the stage and the ambassador with the suitcase was slowly walking into the middle of the room while a sad song about leaving was playing. The ambassador was playing that he was going to leave America and playing sad and stuff when suddenly, after he had opened the suitcase, "Atemlos" by Helene Fisher started playing and all the German ambassadors came running to the suitcase and took out a german flag and started jumping up and down. Now every country represented by the ambassadors had one song and the ambassador would come and pick up their flag and jump up and down. Then when everyone had done that the entire crowd went down and went to the ambassadors who were from their country. It was pretty fun, but the best part was seeing were the ambassadors were from and hearing them speak in their native language later that day.
This was the last act of the talent show and therefore everyone had to leave and we all had to pack our stuff. I was so sad to having to do that. I had already packed most of my clothes and stuff because I never really unpacked. I just kind of lived in my suitcase at camp. It was pretty comfortable but the clothes were all wrinkly though. We had to leave our big suitcase in the gym because EF wanted to make sure that everyone got ready and packed because they didn't want any problems while loading the busses later at night.
Because I had already packed my big suitcase and still needed my carry on bag and back pack I went down to one of my friends rooms and we sat there talking about leaving. We were both sad and we didn't want to leave our EF family or Muhlenberg College were camp is at. After a while one of our other friends joined us and we went to the gym together to drop our bags of. The line was very long because all the 400 students at camp had the same task. We were lucky though and arrived quite early. We had to tell the people our name and wich buss we were on. We had gotten all the information in the morning while checking in on the plane. I was the only one going on bus 9. I hadn't spoken to anyone else and I didn't know which ambassadors would come with me. Bus 8 however would leave to the same airport just a little bit earlier and two of my friends were on it and one of my favourite ambassadors.

As we had checked in at the desk we were told to go into the gym and leave our bag in the area that was marked with our bus number. My row was pretty empty. As we had left our bags it felt real to leave camp. It felt so strange to leave and it was even more strange that I was so sad to leave something I had only known for ten days. We went to dinner all together for the last time at camp. My friends and me had planned to make a promposal like "thank you" to our ambassador and teacher at lunch but our teacher had to leave lunch early and our ambassador was in a meeting and arrived late so we couldn't do it. We then planned to do it for dinner but at dinner we decided to do it later before prom (yes we had a mini prom after dinner). So we just picked a spot and ate our last dinner. We sat down at a round table and two ambassadors joined us. One of them was a Norwegian girl and the other one was our homeroom ambassador Shony <3. I was drinking my last Root Beer at camp that dinner and I was so sad. I love Root Beer and I am forever and ever going to think of camp when I drink Root Beer. I don't remember what we had for dinner but the food was always amazing. We talked all together and two other girls had joined us too and we joked around with the ambassadors. They told us lots of fun stuff because this was last day if camp and the ambassadors would go home the same day we are going to our host families. They would go back to their home country for the first time in an entire year. That must be super strange for them.

After dinner we had our last free period. It wasn't long at all though and I think that we all just went to get ready for prom. However I had no dress so I just wore a blouse and a pair of shorts. But that was fine. Only a few people really dressed up.

After the Free Period we had one last homeroom. All the Eagles had their homeroom together the basement of Seeger. We had a quick assembly and then every homeroom took pictures and stuff. This was also when my friends and I gave our thanks to our teacher and ambassador. In one of the free periods (the one before lunch) we had made signs that said (sign nr.1) Michael and Shony we just wanted to tell you (sign nr.2) that you are the best (sign nr.3) we live you. We then held up the signs and showed them to them and again we all started to cry. It was a beautiful moment though because they had given us so much and we felt like we needed to give them a proper thank you. We took one last picture and then we went up to prom.

Prom was honestly not that fun. We had one room full of people dancing and a DJ. It would have been fun if the music would have been better. Most songs I had never heard before. But some were awesome. It was still funny but it was of course not a real prom. They also had food. Cookies and drinks and crisps and stuff. It was good. I love their chocolate chip cookies. They are amazingly good! I ate a few:). We danced until 11 o'clock. We were in the front center of the dance floor and I can tell you it was the best spot. All the fun people were up there and it was honestly more fun watching them dance than giving much effort to dancing yourself. But we did a lot of that too. Until 11 o'clock. Then prom ended and the departures started. People on bus 1-3 had to stay awake and in the gym. Us other people had to sleep. And the worst part was: one of my very beat friends was on bus two. We had to say goodbye to her. It was awful. We cried a lot. We also said goodbye to many more people and lingered in the building for far longer than we were allowed to. But then we had to go. Two of my friends and me went to one of my friends room. Although we were told to go to bed we stayed awake. Their wake up time was at 2:15 and mine at 3:30. But we all stayed awake together. We showered and then just sat there, talking and eating candy. It was cozy but we were starting to get tired.

At finally 2:15 we had to start to get ready. We went to say goodbye to another friend at 2 o'clock and then we got ready. I said goodbye to my roommates and picked up my stuff to leave it in my friends room. Then me and my two friends who were left at camp went to the gym. They checked in for the second time and then went to get their luggage. We sat down and waited for the bus to start loading but two other busses were loading first. We talked a bit and then we had to say goodbye. I went with them to the bus and watched them take their seats. It was weird standing there alone. But an ambassador came up to me and asked me if I was alright. She told me she had cried for all the other busses leaving and she made me feel less alone. Then after a long while everyone was on the bus and they waited for the signal to leave. O had to leave before them though because I had to get my bag and check in myself. I hated to walk away from that bus, but I knew that I will see them again. Some day.

I went to get my bag and then returned to the gym. I didn't have to wait for long until my bus number was called and our bus started loading. I was terminal F and was one of the first to get on the bus. I sat down in an empty seat and was later joined by a Taiwanese girl. We talked the entire bus ride from camp to Philadelphia. She was really nice and she kept me from crying. And falling asleep since I hadn't slept since seven o'clock ghat morning. When we arrived at the airport she went of before me and I also saw one of my favourite ambassadors one last time. I had gotten to say goodbye to him like five times and he had been on the same bus as my two friends. It was nice seeing a person I knew again before I had to leave. I didn't know anyone else on my bus. I only knew the ambassadors but hadn't spoken that much to them.
Then we left for terminal F and I got of and everything happened fast. We checked in, got trough security and I only saw the ambassadors who were at my terminal briefly because then we were already gone. I waited with a guy and a girl on my plane plus two Italians and then they all boarded and finally I did too. I went on the plane to Ohio heavy minded, knowing that I was leaving a piece of me behind. A piece I am hoping to collect one day. In my heart I now had another home and even another family. Because that is what we became at camp. We became family. And the love of a family never dies. Not even through distance. Family will always be with you, right in your heart, were it cannot be touched or forgotten.
I will forever miss you, but I will also forever love you guys. I hope you will all have an amazing year in America , find your dreams and live them. For you who already had your exchange, I wish you good luck back home and in the rest of your life, stay as awesome as you are now, you made a great difference in my life! And for my teachers, I wish you the same. Stay crazy people, because that's why I love you and I want you to know that you also made a huge impact in my life!

For my family back home, I will of course always miss you and I love you too, but at least I will see you again for sure. I sadly don't have that luxury with all the people I love ❤️

"It is not a goodbye, it is a see you later" I will stick to that quote and hope that it will not disappoint me. I will see you again one day guys, until then, good luck❤️

This is Root Beer, at Camp it wasn't in a bottle though but I bought this one at the airport

The fancy furniture, although it's just a very small part of it, I didn't have a better picture. And there is also my friend Marietta<3

Oh and yes, this is so good! This is my friend from Taiwan <333 and she got us all Taiwanese candy. You have nooo idea how good these are. Just writing about them makes me want one. They are awesome... I still owe Nashwa Swedish candy though. I promised her

Worst resolution ever but these pictures are from the graduation so I want them to be represented. It's hard to see but on the small ones are the hugs and snacks presents. It was so sweet of the teacher

And this was my graduation!! You can't really tell that I'd been crying but I had

A picture of boys dorm because it is simply beautiful

Packing all our memories away for safekeeping in our identical suitcases

The ambassadors telling us where they're from, prom, food at prom and our pinky promise to see each other again</3 I miss you guys❤️

Because the ambassadors are the most awesome people I know

Our homeroom ambassador and teacher and the other ambassadors and teachers of Madison Eagles, guys you are awesome!!!❤️ Without them my exchange year would be a lot harder. But I know that it'll all be fine even when it feels bad, because they made it. I can make it too. Thank you Eagles ambassadors and staff!!!!

Last goodbye as we waited for the bus...

... and loading the busses

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Today was different because classes were already over. We met at the College Green by the Muhlenberg statue and went with the yellow school busses to an amusement ark called Dorney Park. We all went in together according to homeroom. I later went through the park with Marietta, Marlene, Nashwa, Kara and Line. It was so much fun although Marlene had to borrow a wheelchair from the park because of her foot wich she had hurt during volleyball activity. We pushed Marlene through the park and went on roller coasters while 1 person was always waiting with her. We tried some awesome stuff and the ones that was the most fun was one called Steel Force and one for kids with a mouse because it was so ridiculous. My friends also went on some water thing wich resembled the Swedish "Flume Ride" but was much bigger and cooler. There was a bridge in the end were people could stand and the water from the boat coming down the hill would splash on them like a gigantic wave. It looked so much fun but I couldn't do it because I had no spare clothes with me. It was sad. But I loved the attractions I went on and we also tried Frozen Yogurt with toppings I've never seen before. It was so good! We went on Steel Force the same time as a few ambassadors and we gave high fives to everyone as we went for the exit. It was the only time we met someone almost because people were scattered all over the park. We only met some teachers in the end. They were also having fun!

After Dorney Park we went back home to Muhlenberg College and had dinner. We also had an assembly after sinner were we watched a video that was recorded during our camp and had pictures in it from people from camp. It was so sad because it meant that camp is almost over. They also told us hoe to get ready the next day for leaving and stuff. They had a scetch abkut hkw to return your sheets for example. It was so sad and I started to realise that I wanted to stay in Camp forever. Camp has been amazing and I love it and every one I've met/ made friends with here. It will be so hard to leave💔🦅💙

This is Steel Force. It was amazing



I've realised that my posts are really long.

Today was the last day we had classes. It was so sad. We started with homeroom after breakfast and we kind of talked about high school and our host families, like that we have to communicate with them in order to make our year successful. It was helpful although it is sort of obvious for me to do that but it is still good to be reminded of what can happen if there is no communication between us and our host family.

After homeroom we had Cultural Insight. We played a game called "The Hot Seat" and we were divided into 6 groups and the person in the hot seat read different scenarios and then the groups discussed how to handle them. The person in the hot seat then had to choose the best solution and would give that group candy. It was fun! But then we realised that this was the last time we had cultural insight. We will still have homeroom so we will meet our teacher and our ambassador still but it was still the last Cultural Insight class and that means that the end if camp is really near...

But it got even harder in next class. It is my favourite class because it is so random. Especially today! We had class but it really wasn't serious. We had so many breaks were we talked about so random stuff and once we even took a break to go into our homeroom teacher's class to make a joke. Just because we wanted to. Then we went back and played a game were we had three circles. One was the comfort zone, one the growth zone and the last one the danger zone. The ambassador  read out different scenarios and we had to stand in the circle that fitted the best to the situation from our perspective. Like if he would read about making new friends and you are not at all so comfortable with that yet you would stand in the growth zone. It was fun but got interrupted so many times by jokes. For example I was suddenly dead and then dead inside and the ambassador was climbing chairs (yesterday he was rolling into the classroom on the floor), the teacher was letting on a show or my friend Kara would break down with laughter. But that was the fun part of class and it's why I love Exchange Orientation, so I really didn't mind the interruption. The teacher and ambassador told us a lot about their life and in Stefans case about his exchange year. I liked it. It made it so much more personal. In the end the teacher told us that she would miss us and she almost started to cry. Everyone hugged her and the ambassador and I had been laughing all class because it was so funny but by then I had to fight the tears real hard. The teacher is so awesome, I'm going to miss her. I hope I get to be an ambassador next camp so maybe I'll see her again then <3333. 
We took pictures together and then we went to the football field to do a video with the entire camp. Halfway to the field I remembered that I had forgotten my bag. It's the second thing I've forgotten today but I've gotten it all back. So I went back and they fired me for forgetting my bag:((.

I felt so sad as we went to the football field. I hate it. I don't want to leave camp! Most of the people here I'm seriously never going to see again because we are from all over the world. It's so sad and horrible because I love them!

At the football field we had to stand in different formations and they would record it with a drone from above and it would spell out words or be a moving picture. First we spelled out EF camp. We are about 410 students plus 19 ambassadors and then the staff. It's a lot of people. The we made a smiling face which opened and closed it's mouth and last but not least a heart. It was so fun and a great idea!

After lunch we had our very last two classes. Life in America and English corner. We prepared for the meeting with our host family in Life in America which was very helpful and in English Corner we talked about communication with people, misunderstandings, confidence and commitment. I was still sad about Exchange Orientation so I didn't get any more sad after Life in America, I was already very sad. 

English corner was far more emotional than I had expected. The teacher from English Corner is so sweet too and funny in her own way. She's like a mom. Her ambassador is also one of the sweetest and at the same time most powerful persons I've met. She's so cool.
We hugged each other here as well, but most people only hugged the teacher and then went, but some friends and I stayed and talked to her and her ambassador and I appreciated it so much. They are so kind and sweet. The ambassador talked a lot about her exchange year today too. I love when the ambassadors tell us about their experiences. As we stayed after class and talked to them they also gave us their social media. I have all the teachers and ambassadors in snapchat, Facebook and Instagram now from our High School except for the ones from Life in America. That's sad. But then we hugged the teacher and ambassador from English Corner ine last time and went to our activities we had chosen. It was so sad. I was now sad about leaving all the teachers and ambassadors in my High School exceot the ones fron my homeroom because I'm still going tok se them in class. Of course I'm going to see the others too but not in class.

My activity was basketball and it was alright. It was coached by a woman and the ambassador from Exchange Orientation. I liked American Football more and me and one of my friends played that yesterday.

In the evening we had volleyball tournament finals. The Eagles ended up being second best. We wanted to win... but we still had so much fun. My voice is dead right now. The ambassadors from my High School (Madison Eagles!!!🦅) are great at cheering but me and my friend Kara went all in too. There were lots of games and we won them all except for the final game. It was sad. But we cheered better than everyone else. Madison Eagles are the best. We were the only ones I think who dod group hugs after every game.

After the tournament was over and the winner was presenter we danced Cotton Eye Joe all together again. It is so funny because everyone has to dance squeezing around because we are so many on the "small" floor. After Cotton Eye Joe we stood in a circle and sang "Don't Stop Believing" by "Journey", hands around each other. We were so many people! Then at the last chorus everyone just ran into the middle of the floor into a great group hug and jumped up and down. It was so sweaty and the guy I was next to had his t-shirt all wet from cheering. But nobody who had cheered properly was any better. My hair was seriously wet in the roots from cheering and my face wasn't better either. But there were few people who had cheered properly who weren't sweaty. I loved the big hug and everyone jumping. I didn't even know all the people I was group hugging, I just did and we all jumped up and down together. It was a crazy good and sad moment. I'm going to miss camp so much. Everyone here is awesome and the ambassadors are the best/coolest people I've met. Of course I'm dead excited to meat my family! But I'm still going to miss camp.

I am so haply that I've got two more days here and I am going to make the beat out of them!! Then I will apply for being an ambassador during the year and camp and I hope SO MUCH that I get picked... But it's like 48 out of 220 so it's kind of hard. But I will try!!! (Haven't talked to my parents yet though (hi mum, dad and Laura, I miss you<33333) but I'll do that later via Skype because I need to explain what an ambassador does first and it's going to be easier on the phone. But right now, my goal is to become an ambassador and to have the best last days of camp ever!!

Our classroom, Rebecca and her classroom and the football field activity

Mike and Rebecca and a promposal from one ambassador to another one named Tuva

The circle we did in the end before the big group hug

This is when we went in to myhomeroom teacher's class in Exchange Orientation. It was so much fun 



The cool thing is that everyone dances and does fun stuff. Nobody says like "omg it's so embarrassing and childish to do this, duh". Everyone does it- staff, ambassadors and students



So today started with classes again. We had Cultural Insight and we did small videos with tips for exchange students. It was fun! The we had Exchange Orientation and we did little drama scenarios. It was so funny and everybody laughed. Later, after lunch se had Life in America and English Corner and both of them are kind of boring, provably just because everyone is always tired by then. But I think they are still good and funny in a way. But not like Exchange Orientation because it is the best!:))

At lunch we actually got to witness a promposal up close. (It's when someone asks someone else out for prom and it's usually a big deal.) we sat with to ambassadors and one of them got asked out by another ambassador. They came up with signs and played music on the speakers. It was cool. 

The ambassadorial also had these signs om their T-Shirts that said "Free Hugs" during lunch. It was sweet, nobody at home would do that. So you could just walk up to them and give them a hug. I only hugged four though because they were not always in range so to speak. I hugged one ambassador called Livia, one called Phil, and Lea and Stefan. Later in the evening i hugged pur homeroom ambassador, Shony too because she is the best. 

After classes we had activities. My first one was Dodgeball and it was really cool. We played outside and it was hot but we were in the shade so it was ok. After dinner I then had American Football. I LOVED it. I knew the ambassador who was there teaching with a man in a FC Bayern München T-Shirt so I liked that already as soon as I came there. Then we played. We were 4 girls and 20 boys I think. We started to throw the ball but I already had some experience with it so it went pretty good. Then we divided into teams and started to play a little. I learnt that the quarterback is the leader of the game and he yells "Hike" before anyone is allowed to move. I also learned some rules and I think that is a good thing to know before I watch a real game at school. Playing it was so funny and there was no problem at all with the fact that I am a girl.
After playing a bit we started to kick the ball through the goal. I got it the second time. It was so funny! It is one of my favourite sports now I think. Rebecca, a teacher, told me at dinner that she teaches Football for girls at her school. That's probably why she's so cool. I also wish that my school would have Football for girls but it doesn't.

In the evening we had something called games night. It was fun but I didn't participate. There were like different games and people from every High School played against each other. Penguins won in the end. Some games were fun and others I didn't like. I loved the frozen T-Shirt one. You got a frozen T-Shirt and hat to unfreeze it and unfold it and put it on. It looked fun and hard.
After game show somebody put on Cotton Eye Joe on the speakers and everyone got up at the stage and danced. It was so cool, I love Cotton Eye Joe. The song is forever going to remind me of Camp<3.

This is a speak English card. You get it if you are heard speaking english by an ambassador. It gives your homeroom points and in the end one can win an ice cream party! We got some at lunch as we sat with ambassadors.

Another promposal at dinner (also from one ambassador to another)

More game show pictures



So today was pretty much a normal day at camp. We woke up, got to breakfast and then had classes. The only difference was that we had a sleep in because if NYC yesterday so we had only one class before dinner and three after. That meant that we only had one activity period. But it was fine.

In the first class- Cultural Insight, we played a game. My homeroom got together with to other homerooms from to different High Schools. One were the Polk Penguins. I don't know which one the other one was. They never introduced themselves.
We played a game were we were split into two cultures and then you had to visit the other culture and try to guess what they did. The two cultures were basically two games and you had to guess the rules by observing. My culture played a game with a paperclip for example. The other culture then sent visitors to us and they watched as we played the game. We didn't talk at all. Later they had to play with us and try to make it right. It was hard bit I liked the idea. But it got pretty boring to play the paperclip game for half an hour.

After lunch we had my favourite class: Exchange Orientation. I love the teacher and the ambassador that teaches it is awesome too. The teacher is so funny. She is pretty awesome and she talks as if she is doing a theatre performance. She goes all in and she can make so cool faces. She also laughs all the time and I promise you that her laughter makes everyone else laugh too. She is also never serious and she is so chill. She always just walks around class, talks a little, then starts to laugh and talk about something completely else with the ambassador that teaches with her because he is awesome too, and then she laughs again and then she continues. She is so cool!
The ambassador is the one that went all in with the body paint and the cheering. He is always jumping around, walking from class to class just to look into the room and maybe come in and hug our ambassador (her name is Shony and she is the sweetest person on earth and she is so funny<3333) or just do something else really random.
Also the classroom is heavily decorated and there is no order at all on the desk. There is decoration lying on it mixed with sweets. The ambassador is like going from sitting at the desk with his phone, eating sweets, to walking around and doing random stuff or actually teaching within one minute. With the teacher in the room, always laughing and being just the best, it is really entertaining. I love it. It's so crazy but I love crazy. It also seems so unorganised but I think I learn the most in that class because it is so funny.
Today the ambassador had some sort of spray can that the teacher had bought. He went around the class, spraying at people and everyone got scared but the next second everyone started to laugh because there was no paint in it. Out of the can came like thin, light blue plastic strings wich were actually like rubber but the substance was a little bit like foam. They were also a little whet and they just hung on you and you could take them of and hold them as a solide string of foam/plastic. It was so crazy but I loved it. The ambassador just went around spraying with it and it was so random. The teacher never gets mad at something like that. She loves it too. That's why I love Exchange Orientation. It is so random and funny, you never now what you are going to see when you go into the room.

After classes I had chosen Cheerleading as an activity. It was fun actually and maybe I'm going to try out for cheerleading in the basketball season. I love cheering on people because it makes them happy and motivated.

In the evening we had a volleyball tournament. Well, just the first part, not the finals. Every High School played against each other and every High School had a team. We were really good and we are actually in the finals! Against the penguins which we lost to but revenge is sweet...
We cheered a lot and because we have Stefan, Paul, Lea and Shony as ambassadors we are really good at cheering! As I said, one of the ambassadors goes all in and jumps around everywhere and does all kinds of random stuff wich makes at least me showing my crazy side too, our homeroom ambassador is being cute and awesome and cool and just making everyone happy and the English Corner ambassador is the best leader of them all. Everyone hears her out and she is leading most of the cheers, sometimes the other ambassador is back from one of his random trips and does it. But mostly the ambassador from English Corner is the leader and he stands next to her and jumps up and down screaming with her and everyone else. She has a beautiful voice but it is a strong voice and it's impossible not to listen to. She is so sweet too and peppy. Our ambassador are just awesome and I think they are so cool. I want to be an ambassador too. Exchange Students are awesome people because we do something most people don't dare to do, but ambassadors did the same thing and now they share it with us and teach us stuff and show us how it works. They are the best people.

Well, we are in the volleyball finals and I had so much fun cheering. I have always loved cheering o people bit in Sweden nobody does it so I'm in heaven here at camp. One of my friends from Switzerland, Kara, also loves to cheer in people so if no one else does it- we do it together.

The strange strings and the volleyball tournament

Three of our ambassadors

Another ambassador and our homeroom ambassador

Out ambassadors stole the Grant Gators mascot and demolished it a bit...

More volleyball and cheering and an example of the Exchange Orientation ambassador's jumping trips (and some basketball)



So this is us dancing to Cotton Eye Joe in Central Park. I know the Video is short but it's still good. I am going to ask for the Times Square video tomorrow so I hope I'll get it too



Welcome to Central Park

Central Parc picnic, the city and Trump Tower

Radio City, the best TV- Show ever and Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock, M&M store at Times Square , Times Square, the red stairs and the hot dog

Madison Eagles East!! My Homeroom<33