Last week, we were all anxiously awaiting the current dish crew to announce what our Saturday night activity would be. Finally, Saturday morning rolled around and we were informed that we would be going roller skating. For the rest of the day, everyone was giddy with excitement for that evening. We all met in the dining hall before we left. Everyone was dressed up in 80’s clothes with a lot of neon and short shorts. We took buses and vans to the roller rink, singing all the way. As we walked in, we started to realize that we were pretty noticeably different and more brightly colored than any one around us. This didn’t matter though, and we proceeded to have a great time. Some of us were holding onto the railing for dear life while a few could skate backwards with grace. Towards the end, a girl that none of us knew had an asthma attack. One of my cabin mates, Ben, is a trained EMT and pushed his way into the girls bathroom to help her. When one of the adults that was with us tried to go in to help, a man working at the rink told him that an EMT was already on the scene. Meanwhile, Ben was helping to calm the girl down. He did a great job, and she ended up being fine. We left the rink around 10:00, sweaty and ready to go home. It was an amazing night of fun and heroics.
-Jonah Golden, Seattle, WA