BTR Part 1

 Woo! Back in NYC! The City Year New York village has returned from three days at Camp Vacamas in NJ. It was an enlightening (and exhausting) experience for all involved. Over the next few days, we'll be posting pictures and stories from the event for you to read. 

A basic rundown: Basic Training Retreat is our opportunity to take the Corps out of New York City, away from our work, to a place where we can focus on the individuals in the Corps. We shared our interests, our fears, all of the feelings we take with us into our daily lives but often keep guarded. We found the experiences that we shared and issues that divided us, but above all we discovered a cohesiveness that is setting us up for success in our year of work in NYC. We hope you'll come back to take a more in depth look at our Basic Training Retreat over the next few days!