“I was very hesitant to study abroad – visiting a place thousands of miles away, so unfamiliar to me. It was the BEST decision I ever made. If you have the opportunity to adventure to an unfamiliar place, I would tell you to 100% do so. You will be blown away by a brand new culture. It was such an unbelievable experience being able to experience beautiful scenery, meeting natives, and exploring the land of Port Elizabeth. I would highly recommend it. If I could go back to my undergrad career, I would definitely try and take part in more study abroad trips. I not only expanded my worldview, but also grew as a person. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t wish I could go back. I am forever grateful for being given this opportunity and am so thankful to have gone on a trip of the lifetime.” Kayla Hucke (’15, Hum Dev minor)
Participating in Camp Lloyd has helped me grow as a person. Throughout my internhip, I felt like I really found my place at UWGB and have greatly enjoyed working with the children as well as the Human Development students, faculty, and staff. My favorite parts about Camp Lloyd were getting to know other people that had similar views and interests as myself and also gaining valuable experience working with grieving children ages 7-14.
Being involved in Camp Lloyd really opened my eyes to how people, especially children, cope and communicate to others about the loss of their loved one. Throughout this internship, I was able to share happy memories such as kayaking and paddle boarding with my buddies, but also help them cope and feel comfort when discussing their loss within the healing circle. This experience has forever changed my life and I am extremely happy and proud to say that I was a part of the Camp Lloyd experience. I highly encourage other students to participate in this Camp Lloyd internship, coming this Spring/Summer semester of 2016.