With nine weeks of CAP behind them and only one more week to go, the CAP students at KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy (KSPA) spent some time reflecting on their experiences together. Each student wrote what they refer to as a “gist statement”; a few sentences that give a sense of/a gist about their understanding of something—in this case, their semester in the CAP program.
“CAP is fun. Something I learned was how to build a tent. My favorite part of CAP was when we played. My least favorite part of CAP was that I didn’t go to any field trips. I would join CAP next semester if we get pizza.” – Lluvia
“CAP club is a great club that we become one with nature. I learned there are a lot of great people and friends to play with in this world. My favorite was going to the mountains. There is nothing that I did not like about CAP. Next semester I want to try to do an overnight.” – Diego
“CAP club is fun, enjoyable, and cool. Something I learned was how to put up a tent. My favorite part of CAP was going on field trips. I would join CAP next semester if we sleep in cabins.” -Mariah
“CAP club is a group of people who come together to talk about a topic that they care about. Something I learned while in CAP club was the naming of food swamps and deserts. My favorite part of CAP club was the field trips because they were so fun. It was so fun, I had no least favorite part. I have already been here twice, that I am considering joining again.” – Olivia
“CAP club is about nature. I learned how to put up a tent and loved everything we did. I would join CAP again if there are 5 field trips and more Takis.” – Daniel
“CAP club is an outside club that is like really fun. Something I learned in CAP club was how to up up a tent. My favorite part of CAP was when we were outside chillen’. I will join CAP club next semester if I can get pizza.” – Naveah
“CAP club is a great outdoor experience of how to treat nature with respect. Something I learned in CAP is that without CAP people might mistreat nature. My favorite part of CAP was going to RE:Vision and being a help over there. I would join CAP next semester if we do rock climbing, or camping, or RE:Vision again.” – Montserrat
“CAP club is amazing. Something I learned in CAP is that you should respect nature and wildlife. My favorite part of CAP was meeting a lot of people. My least favorite part of CAP was getting my shoes wet on a field trip. I would join CAP next semester if we do a camping trip and more food.” – Iliana
“CAP club is all about respecting nature. My favorite part was the last field trip. I would join next semester if I was not go to Peru.” – Miguel
“CAP club is OK. I learned how to put up a tent. I didn’t like not going on the field trips. I will join next year to go on the field trips.” – Luis
“CAP club is fun. Something I learned is how to make a fire. My favorite part was food. I will join again anyways.” – Ajinoam
“CAP club is amazing. I learned to be responsible with fire. My favorite part of CAP was the cam[fire. I didn’t have a least favorite part of CAP. I will join CAP next semester.” – Miguel
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Compiled by KSPA CAP Club instructor Eva Altermatt.