by A N N G U C H A N G
It is the time of the year again, when students relinquish their summer pastimes and return to school to face a plethora of projects, homework, and tests. However, before students can kick into gear and begin studying, students attend the annual Camp PAS.
She said, “There is something poetic about becoming friends with strangers you glimpsed at on back to school day and Camp PAS has most definitely succeeded in that regards.” Even at the stroke of midnight, while the AOs scrambled to get students back to their designated rooms, chuckles slid underneath the classroom doors and into the hallways. No point during the camp was there an absence of laughter and conversations as the lively spirits of PAS students lighted up every corner of the campus.
Behind the scenes of such a success were people working tirelessly to ensure the fluency of the camp. One of the activity organizers Dorian Chen (11) said, “Being the backbone of Camp PAS meant that all eyes were on us to ensure the success of camp.” From being in charge of every detail ranging from “preparing food, designing escape rooms, and ensuring activities were carried out smoothly, I can reassure you that I didn’t get much sleep.” Yet, he notes that “the experience has definitely been worthwhile” as he has learned so much from leading his group.
Whether it signified the start of a high school journey or the countdown to the endless worries from SATs and APs, Camp PAS has definitely been a warm welcome to the new school year. Even though this year’s Camp PAS may not have been exactly perfect (the melted “bon ice” and the tragic shortage of water balloons), students ultimately left Camp PAS with a smile. After all, it was not the activities that made the camp so memorable, it was the perpetual enthusiasm and passion from all the PAS students.