First off, I would like to say thank you to all the staff. I really enjoyed being here. This trip changed my life around because I will always say “I don't know if I am going to college,” but after what I learned here and what the teachers showed me and how much fun I had doing it, it made me realize how much they had to offer just for us kids, and I appreciate that. This also made me realize what this meant to me and this experience helped me want to be more involved with my work and make my way up. I believe that there should be another “NIU REAL Experience” trip because things like this help us children, and another child coming into high school might not get this chance if this gets taken away from us. My opinion is that a lot of people should find themselves here at this experience. I will love to come back. Please don't take this away from us!
NIU Camp was one of the best experiences in my life. I went to classes like journalism, roller coasters, and the history of sports. Each class taught me a lot. I also enjoyed walking around campus and going to places like the den, the rec, and to the cinema. If it wasn't for NIU Camp, I probably would be confused about what I want to do with my future, but NIU made me realize that I want to go straight to college.
I love everything about NIU Camp. Getting away from my family for five days, going to college classes, finding out what REAL campus life is like, being with my old friends, and making new ones. Last year, at NIU, camp was great, but this year was even better. And I can't wait to come back next year. In fact, I wish I could keep coming every summer!