This past weekend, I went on an AAMP retreat to Halona, despite my upcoming chemistry midterm.
I know that a number of my spiblings went on other retreats with their mentor groups: the girls across my room went with CLSA, and my roommate went with OBSA. I, along with Catherine Chen, were the only ones to go on the retreat from our spogro.
AAMP is the Asian American Mentor Program of Pomona College.
After a ride of about two hours, we arrived at our destination.
After resting a bit after our arrival, the AAMP mentors lead a few workshops, which included icebreakers, name-learning games, and things that taught us about Asian-American history around the world and at the Claremont Colleges.
We got into some deep stuff.
Basically, after this, we all had dinner, bonded some more, and then went to bed.
We left early the next morning.
There was this cool thing where each person got an envelope. The envelopes were put up on a wall, and they were left open for notes. People wrote each other little letters and put them in their respective envelopes, and on the bus ride home, the mentors gave the envelopes out, filled with the letters.
All in all, I really enjoyed the trip, and it was definitely worth the time spent not studying for chemistry.
Thanks to AAMP!