Students, faculty, and staff met up at 1:00 p.m. on June 10 in the town of Ermoupoli on the beautiful island of Syros. After brief introductions and signing in with "Camp Mom" Alison, the luggage was loaded and we boarded the bus to our villa in Abela.
We had some time to unpack and get to know our roommates, then met up at the outdoor classroom for orientation and a workshop on preparing natural insect repellants with essential oils. These repellants came in very handy during our stay!There was an hour break before dinner, and some diligent students took advantage of the time to do some studying to prepare for tomorrow's classes!
Then we walked down to the Taverna by the beach for our first "family-style" meal together, and afterwards enjoyed some traditional Greek dancing.