The week that made the summer
The Cube School offers a creative learning environment where technology and design thinking converge. Which sounds like a lot, and it is. Still, the camp offers a lot more than that. This story comes to us from Eren Fernandez, founder of The Cube, Technology & Video Game Design School
One of the most touching stories this summer comes from a boy name Ben. He came to our technology summer camp. He has autism. The first day Ben came it was difficult for him to interact with the other kids so the day, in general, was a bit challenging.
On his second day some kids that had been sitting beside him asked Ben to join in and sit along with them. He started to feel included as the day progressed and we noticed that he was actually being cared by the other campers. They were saving him a seat, assisting him with outdoor activities like capture the flag, making him feel at ease.
On the last day of camp, we gave all the campers boxes with goodies, and we asked them to have the boxes signed by other campers. Ben's box got signed by almost all campers, and the notes of encouragement were touching. One of the boys said, “Ben, you are my best friend, I hope I can see you here next year,” and gave him a warm hug.
This gesture from all kids that helped Ben during that week made our whole summer worth it.