“She left for the trip thinking, “Oh boy, if all these kids are really weird, then I have to deal with it for three weeks…” Typical 16 year old mindset. How could anything be better than her posse of friends at home??? ….and then she found a wonderful, eclectic group of men and women who became close through their work and sailing and diving. I think she was thrilled to experience both a positive social and skill based (diving, sailing) dynamic. Think this helps her think about college and the new environment there with greater confidence.”