Friday, August 24, 2007

La Cima Leadership Camp - VIDEO!

At today's AWSP quarterly staff meeting, Student Leadership Director Susan Fortin gave a recap of the summer programs. Summer is her super busy time of the year, so it's always fun to hear how things went, especially at some of our newer events like Mascot CheerLeadership Camp and Bilingual Leadership Camp.

The La Cima Bilingual Leadership Camp is one of the newer programs (this is the second year). It's aimed at developing the leadership skills of Latino students. With each year, the camp gets a little better and grows a little more in attendance. About 50 middle and high school students attended the camp this year at Chewelah Peak Learning Center, located about an hour north of Spokane.

As often happens with leadership camps, the people who are there and experience the fun return home full of fun stories and enthusiasm. But unless you were there, it's a little hard to sympathize or share in that fun. That's why video has become such a powerful medium.

Fortunately for AWSP, one of our Leadership Camp alumni is a filmmaker. Brad McLaughlin took some time to go up to the camp this summer and has pulled together some initial video. Unfinished or not, you can really see how much fun these students had at camp!

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