We’ve arrived on Grand Cayman, but we are still waiting for four team members to get to the hotel. They were on later flights. Meanwhile, eleven of us want to share our first impressions of this beautiful island.
Photograph by Dan Westergren
Diego: Today I arrived in the Cayman Islands and met everybody in
my group. I was excited to hear about all the new things we’re going to
do–and I’m looking forward to doing everything!
Harrison: I was slightly nervous about this, but the second I
walked into the hotel and met everyone I knew the week was going to be
Jonathan: I was really excited to meet all of the kids, because
after weeks of emailing each other it was great to put a face with each
Michael: Wow. I can’t believe how breathtaking the whole island
is, and how surrounded we are by nature-from chickens in the airport
parking lot to iguanas and crabs near the pool.
James: I went in the water little by little because I wasn’t sure
I was going to see. As soon as I got in it was like watching a nature
show. I saw a school of fish go by and an angelfish by my dad’s feet.
Emmie: The ocean makes Lake Michigan feel like Antarctica! It’s so wonderfully warm. It’s awesome!
Michaela: It was great to go 100 yards from the hotel and
snorkel! We saw some really cool fish. The food is really great, and
everything is beautiful.
Maddie: We saw a fire eater at dinner under a tent outside on the beach. The fire eater was really cool.
Clara: The island is amazing. The water is the best thing I’ve felt in a long time, and the food and culture are out of this world.
Kennan: This place truly embodies paradise. Unique culture, great food, and exotic locations. I love it.
Zane: This is completely different from any experience I’ve had
so far–I’ve never been out of the U.S. before. The culture, the
geography, and the uniqueness of everything is so different from where I
live in New England. So far, this has been the best first international
experience I could have hoped for.