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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group B

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Departure Day Details & Reminders

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Dragons Students & Parents, Your journey is right around the corner and we can’t wait to meet you! Below is a reminder about your day-of travel details. Should you need to reach our staff during students’ travel days (both during AND......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Covers, Rain Covers and Duffle Bags

Lxs Instructores, Participant

Hola Dragoncitxs. With regards to pack covers and such, there are several different options. A standard backpack cover is useful when hiking in the rain for obvious reasons. These do tend to get damaged when backpacks are not worn, such as when......Read More

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Encuentros con Pachamama

Lxs Instructores, Instructor

Hola queridxs dragoncitxs Saludos from Guatemala! Randall Raquel and I have been here for the last week preparing for our course and taking sometime to get into course mode. All of the Latinoamérica instructors gathered on the beautiful Lago......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Cover or Rain Cover?

Zora, Participant

Hi instructors! I am wondering if the pack cover you want us to bring is a rain cover or more of an all-purpose travel bag. I got a rain cover—is that fine? So excited for this weekend!! Thanks 🙂...Read More

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A little intro to me

Gillian Bell, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Gillian Bell and I’m super excited for this trip (and at least a little nervous). I haven’t been backpacking since middle school and I’m looking forward to getting out in nature and getting away from social media and......Read More

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Hello

Sam Parmelee, Participant

My name’s Sam Parmelee and I’m from Connecticut. I’m an identical twin and have always been confused for him my entire life. I play football and lacrosse and am going to the University of Richmond at the end of my gap year. My main motivation......Read More

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Intro to Me

Grace Berrien, Participant

Hi guys! I’m Grace Berrien and I’m so excited to meet all of you in a few days! I’ve been looking forward to this trip for months so I can’t believe it’s finally here! A few things about me: I am a huge fruit lover and I always......Read More

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Hola

Clemente Rua Figueroa, Participant

Hola, my name is Clemente Rúa Figueroa.  My grandparents migrated from a rural environment similar to that in which we are about to immerse ourselves. My hope is that I can come away from this with a greater understanding of their experiences. I......Read More

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The Name Game

Claire, Participant

Hi everyone! I am so excited to meet all of you very soon, but I’m also super nervous as well. I’ve actually never been backpacking! Eek! I’ve been to the mountaineering shop about 10 separate times this month trying to figure out......Read More

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Personal Introduction

Amado Shrestha, Participant

Hi everyone, my name’s Amado and I’m currently in Bariloche skiing at Cerro Catedral. My flight from Buenos Aires arrives in Miami the same day that we leave, so I might be a bit tired when we first meet each other, but I am nevertheless very......Read More

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Hey, I am Noelle!

Noelle Staal, Participant

Hey everyone! I am Noelle Staal (the girl on the right) and I am really excited to go on this great adventure with you all! A little introduction: I am a really bad dancer and singer, however I am in love with music. I am always listening to music......Read More

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Hello!

Zora Arum, Participant

Hi everyone!! My name is Zora! I am named after an African-American rights activist/author, Zora Neale Hurston (she wrote Their Eyes Were Watching God). I love my name, but I am thinking about going by Sara while we are in South America because my......Read More

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Intro

Maggie Reyes, Participant

Hey! My name is Maggie Reyes and it’s super hard not to say where I’m from because I love where I’m from! But we will have plenty of time to get to know each other and we have a super long time hanging out in the Miami airport so I’m not too......Read More