Student Testimonials!

Under the supervision of Ms. Carley Henze, the camp participants completed "A Memory Book". Here are some excerpts from their work:

Three 6 word stories about my month at camp:

  • Fun, happy, entertaining, knowledge, friends, food
  • Jokes, cool, awesome, music, subway, pizza
  • Chemistry, math, English, science, Sheryl, Dr. J
  • Educational academically, creatively, culturally, and vocally
  • The chemistry and robotics workshops ROCKED!
  • I'm definitely applying again next year
  • Pretty good, learning new stuff's fun
  • Learnt lots more about forensic entimology
  • Too short, wish it was longer
  • I had lots of fun today.
  • Hope to see you next year.
  • Wow, I actually made some friends.
  • The camp site is really nice
  • I made a lot of friends
  • Nervous at first, confidence gains on.
  • Experience made, will never forget
  • Learned a lot, made new friends.
  • 1. All I feel is pure anxiety; 2. Maybe I will actually make friends; 3. Suddenly I don't want to leave.
  • Fun, joyful, learning, challenge, discovering
  • Thought, deep, thinking, wisdom, acquiring, feeling.
  • Expressing, anger, happiness, sights, conflict, determined
  • I'm going to miss everyone so much
  • I learned a ton this month
  • Sadly, time went by so fast
  • Made new friends, memories and experiences
  • Had a blast meeting new people.
  • I had so much fun here.
  • Making new friends and having fun.
  • Learning things I didn't know before.
  • Arriving at camp with breakfast ready.
  • I had the best experience here.
  • I made some new friends here.
  • Improving my English and math skills.
  • Learning about science and my culture.
  • Meeting other Aboriginal students like me.
  • Up early and ready to learn.
  • English, math, and science are fun.
  • Making friends, good times, having fun.
  • SFU summer camp was really fun.
  • I made new friends yay me!
  • University is for me I belong

Most meaningful camp memory:

  • Making the drums. We had a good time and shared a lot of laughs too. I messed up a million times. Also, I enjoyed meeting new people.
  • Being able to talk to a friend about the IB Programme and finding similarity even though we go to school in very different places
  • Doing the word chalk art. It was really cool sharing an Aboriginal word with people that may not have even heard of Cree
  • Meeting all the amazing people here and getting to see them everyday
  • Making new friends
  • Making pals when I didn't plan to.
  • TRIUMF when we did the thing with paperclips.
  • Walking down the halls of SFU
  • Most meaningful thing that happened this month was making very close friends when I thought I wasn't even going to talk to anyone. I realized every day that I was going to miss this way more than I had planned.
  • All the voice instructor days. Brought us all together.
  • The first day of camp, meeting everyone
  • Meeting everyone and getting to know everyone and becoming friends with new people ☺.
  • Drum making.
  • I love expressing my culture in any way and being here helps me with that.
  • Being able to know more math equations work in 5 minutes when I couldn't learn these in all year in math. Like the polynomials, I got help and accomplished more than I could in two months in just five minutes.
  • The first time seeing an actual corpse during the entomology lecture both shocked me and amazed me. I honestly thought I would be revolted, but instead I found myself intrigued and enthralled by what I was being shown.
  • Making my first drum was the most meaningful thing I did at this camp.
  • TRIUMF really stuck out for me because how interesting it was.
  • The start when we all talked. We got to know each other before classes started.
  • Getting to see the beautiful nature at SFU, which made me appreciate living in BC so much more.
  • When I started to make new friends.
  • Learning new tips in math and being taught different ways in math.
  • Going to MOA. It was my second time going. I got to see my great-great grandpa's art work.
  • Getting to know everyone so well. Creating the friendships that we have today.

I am proud to identify as an Aboriginal youth because ...

  • We are one-of-a-kind group of people and are very close and I am proud of that. Also, we were in Canada first ☺
  • I am now more educated myself about my own culture and more proud and not afraid to show where I come from
  • It's pretty cool, especially having good communities and programs like this
  • We are the new representation of Aboriginal people in Canada, and it is who we are.
  • We are originally from here and it's our culture that represents us.
  • I love my culture and nation.
  • We The Best
  • It is who I am and it is what I'll always be. Until I grow up, then I'll be an Aboriginal adult.
  • My culture is beautiful and powerful in so many ways. Coming to this camp opened my eyes to the beauty of my culture; it now brings new meaning when I tell people that I am Indigenous. I'm proud to know that I am the next generation to set an example for how amazing it is to be Aboriginal.
  • I got to immerse myself in my own culture.
  • My culture is important to me.
  • It's something I shouldn't by shy off.
  • It's who I am! I am me and nobody else.
  • We get opportunities like this and I get to camping with my school. It was pretty fun.
  • I am proud of where I come from and want to let it flourish inside me. I like the sense of individuality.
  • I love feeling that I am part of a larger interconnected community. And that the people around me are there for me and that I can also be there for them when they need it.
  • I am proud to be identify as an Aboriginal youth because coming to this camp from different tribes and learning more about my culture.
  • Native culture really interests me.
  • We have such a rich, interesting culture with inspiring people.
  • We have an interesting history and culture.
  • There isn't a lot of people like us.
  • It's who I am. Aboriginal people have been through so much and we are still here! It shows how strong Aboriginal people are.