Leson Dunkley, CAP Parent:
Thank you for empowering, motivating and inspiring Alys. She takes your words to heart and so enjoys your classes. It’s an amazing opportunity provided for her by New Vista and by you. I am grateful to you for opening her mind to new people, the community and environmental issues. I am so grateful that there are people in the world like you making beautiful connections with my daughter. Thank you! Personal communication, June 7, 2005
Sarah Bowler, CAP Parent:
Thank you for all you have taught Dane this year. I am completely thrilled that he is becoming more of an outdoor guy, and that he has survival skills that may save his life. At any rate, it makes a mom rest easier. Your friendship and respect gave him a lot of self-confidence, and your CAP class just topped off a great school year. Personal communication, May 26, 2004.
Peter Zola, CAP Student:
I was able to learn more in a single class than I did in the rest of the year combined, and learned to tolerate a new group of students?I think this class has left me with something that no other class has, a motivation to take the skills I have learned and apply them in my world and the world around me. This was a great class to finish high school on because it is symbolic of a transition in that I will have to learn how to survive in the real world now. And you know what? I never felt better about it. Final Reflection Paper, May 28, 2004.
Rachel Malmborg, CAP Student:
I enjoyed being outdoors, working on something besides schoolwork, and learning things that are really important to know in life. I am really glad that I took this class, and I know that I will be able to use every single thing I learned later in life, and I am going to be glad of it. I am really privileged to have access to this kind of education. Final Reflection Paper, May 28, 2004.
Sydney Morauer, CAP Student
This whole course is incredible and I had an unforgettably great time during our busiest, yet most interesting week together. The overnights have inspired me to take part in more outdoor activities, and the Four Days in May reminds me how good it feels to give back to the community we often take for granted. I didn’t think I’d get to know the class as well as I did and I really had fun with a lot of people that I wouldn’t have spent much time with otherwise. To see everyone having fun outside of school and to share such great experiences with them was so extraordinary and if I could do it all over again, well, I would. Final Reflection Paper, May 28, 2004.