“Each staff member contributed differently to my daughter’s experience which is a great thing. Some were more serious and others more of someone she confided in. This is true of any teaching environment. Isabelle is more likely to believe and really take to heart the comments and suggestions that a staff person- not too much older than she- has to say. Isabelle came home more mature in dealing with conflict. She is more willing to compromise and work things out instead of react. She had to learn to deal with all sorts of personalities on the boat and get along with everyone.”