Making a community on the trip
Posted on 07/05/2013 @ 05:23 PM
community |kəˈmyoōnitē| noun ( pl. -ties)
a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals
One of our BBYO Passport philosophies is to create a community on every journey.
Group dynamics and bonding are essential in any group. Our staff works hard to foster a community throughout the entire program.
Read on to hear what Seth Schuster from Trek West USA #2 expresses about community.
Although one day has passed, I feel like I have just gone to a Supercuts. My hair is not shorter, nor is it any longer. However, I did "get in and I got confidence." After one day, because of the positive attitude exuded by each member of the group, I feel like a different person.
Let's get something straight, we are not a cohesive unit, we are a family! Only after one day, we encourage each other, help each other, and care for each other. I'll talk about my personal experience: As I inched closer to the jagged edge of the naturally eroded sedimentary rock in Slide Rock park, fear inched into my mind. As I inched away, my fear subsided. As I inched closer, it reentered. But soon, when I stepped to the edge, I wasn't scared because of the support of my fans (friends) and Jaden, a six-year-old who was able to show me off by jumping off the cliff with no hesitations. And if he was able to do it, I was sure able to do it! So with the support from everyone, I took the leap... three times! This goes with a major theme I believe is essential for all of us to have a successful trip - encouragement.
With that said. The most important part of this word is "courage," which must be resorted to when making a decision. After all, you can get the support of the world that will influence your decision, but only you can make your own choices in life.
Hope we all have a great rest of the summer!
- Seth Schuster
Trek West USA #2
Trek West USA #2 overlooking the Grand Canyon
Trek West USA #2's Mission Statement
Trek West USA #2 about to tube down Salt River!