Saturday, October 25, 2008

Basque Dancing

here are the kids dancing some traditional Basque Dancing. You would dance this when you are in the presence of a distinguished person. Watch Amaia and Joane - the two girls in front, they are the real thing.....

Fun Stuff and Farewell Dinners :-(

Jon Larrea, Joseba, Chris on the Ferry to Seattle.

Chris helping some of the kids try "Dropping In" to the half pipe for the first time.

The hike with Rick and Lily.
Mireia and Amaia making food for the Farewell Dinner.
The Students pondering how small they should
cut the potatoes for the Tortilla they are making.

Ania posing with all the yummy food... Basque Salad, Bread, tomatoes, tortilla and steak :-)

Olga ready for her family to arrive at the table!

Mikel, Chris and I. Mikel came to Washington state this summer. Mikel's older brother Inigo, came to S.F. 3 years ago. His family is San Sebastian really supports our program Summer in the USA. Eskerrikasko Manolo y Arantxa!

Camp #1 Arrival, Club and Cabins

Getting on the Bus (one of which broke down in the middle of the Oregon Desert...sweet)
The "Basque Corner" in the club Room at Wildhorse Canyon

Skate Ramps at camp. Club room...singing our hearts out!

Around the Dinner table.
Arm wrestle session in the Dude's cabin.

Camp #2 80's NIGHT!!!!!!!!

80's night is a total blast! We start the night by a getting ready in about 20 minutes, then go to dinner with everyone dressed up, followed by an all camp dance! And then........we all jump in the pool with our clothes on! The students pretty much think they have died on gone to heaven on this night :-)
Ugaitz as "the Fonz"(in the Gold).
Chris as "the Disneyland Dad" and I.

After the Pool!

Camp #3 Dress up night, Dance Party and Farewell

Crazy girls! Dance party the last night of camp. Look at all the luggage??!!

Seattle Day!

The Seattle day starts off with a ferry ride over to the "mainland", a walk up to Columbia Tower (the tallest building in Seattle.

Then on to Gameworks, followed by lunch at Pacific Center and ending our day with a monorail ride to Experience Music Project by the Space Needle! So fun!!
Myself, Sunni and Jessica (interns) and Bill Robinson counting students and money as we head over to Seattle on the 7:30 Ferry (too early to be counting money.....or anything for that matter!)

Welcome to the USA part 2

Kids arrive at Seatac airport to a sea of families.

The next day they are here the all attend a "welcome dinner" where they learn fun American games and get a chance at good ol' American Food!