All groups are back on campus! Winter Break Alternative 2015 is complete – and yet it has really just begun. It was wonderful welcoming back all these students, seeing their bright and smiling faces, and hearing their great stories. We look forward to the days to come as our participants continue to unpack this experience.
While we waited for our last group to return, Appalachia, the groups shared stories, played games, participated in sing-alongs, and had a dance party. Here are the the final updates:
Appalachia: Our last group to arrive, came into the Cushing Center singing a John Denver classic – and were greeted by participants from all of the other 7 trips who were troopers all exhausted but joyously welcomed this last group home.
Camden: Made it back to campus at 6:15 – a very spirited group, tons of joy and energy!
D.R.: Has arrived home – happy to be back, adjusting to the drastic temperature change, and bursting with wonderful stories from N.P.H.!
D.C.: This group arrived around 7:30 p.m. and went straight to the welcome back party – hungry but full of spirit, playing games, sharing stories and laughter.
Habitat: Made good time arriving just after 6 o'clock. Thrilled to be home and proud to share the many stories of using power tools and meeting the wonderful folks of Cumberland Habitat.
Maine: Arrived at 2 p.m. They are thrilled to be home, and all enjoyed being able to take a long hot shower!
Manchester: Had a wonderful week. They were back on campus at 1:30 Saturday afternoon.
NOLA: Arrived in Manchester after 7:15 p.m. Greeted by the cold but excited to be home. They were happy to watch the end of the Patriots game on campus as they watched most of the game in the Baltimore airport.