作者：Michael Quinn (16yrs), David Wang (14yrs)[编者前言] 山西农村实践夏令营在结束了为期一周的与农村学生互动之后，又踏上了中国寻根之旅夏令营，之后又有部分孩子们参加了北京武术营。所有夏令营加在一起，贯穿了从7/16到8/9共25天的中国夏令营活动。本集选编了两篇出自参营成员的小大师的感想，让我们一起看看这些孩子们是怎样看待这趟中国之行的。
By Michael Quinn, 16 yrs old
As a part of tradition, this year our vacation to China included a 5 day stay at a rural home in Yuanping, China. It was meant for us, five spoiled American kids, to understand the highs and lows of China’s social structure and to truly recognize the base of one of the greatest nations on this planet. Coming to a rather foreign scenario, there were certainly quite a few predicaments. For one, the cuisine here is certainly different, with plenty of new exotic foods with different tastes that had never been accustomed to. Many of us had to be brave enough to take that first step, and many of us tried and found many new wonderful foods unlike that of anywhere else.The second part of our cultural education, was that in the service of others. A lot of our time we spent at a local school, hosting a local summer school. Countless hours we interacted with other students playing various English games. I can for certainly say that, on our part, we created lasting memories and understanding about the people of Yuanping. Playing basketball, riding some cool mopeds, sharing an ice-cold Coke on the sidewalk, a lasting collection of memories that will stick with me for countless years.Overall, our little recess this year has created a truly once in a lifetime experience. We really did understand the full structure of China’s society. From the highs and lows, the food culture and street culture, our visit to Yuanping, China, has helped us develop a deep understanding, and I truly hope, that every summer break, this tradition can be maintained.
By David Wang, 14 yrs