Freshman, transfers begin transitions at Camp Pilgrim Pines

photography by Isela Peña

 Freshmen Christina Collins and Jasper Gary participate in the goal writing session, through which students wrote self-addressed letters about their aspirations for the next two or four years. / photo by Isela Peña
Freshmen Christina Collins and Jasper Gary participate in the goal writing session, through which students wrote self-addressed letters about their aspirations for the next two or four years. / photo by Isela Peña
 Michael Houdyshell, coordinator of campus activities and commuter programs, directs the O.W.L. groups to dinner. "Every school's different, but you use those experiences to plan something like this," Houdyshell said of the Orientation process. "The goal is to make them [new students] feel they made the right choice." / photo by Isela Peña
Michael Houdyshell, coordinator of campus activities and commuter programs, directs the O.W.L. groups to dinner. “Every school’s different, but you use those experiences to plan something like this,” Houdyshell said of the Orientation process. “The goal is to make them [new students] feel they made the right choice.” / photo by Isela Peña
 After the camp welcome meeting, campers make their way to the lunch line. / photo by Isela Peña
After the camp welcome meeting, campers make their way to the lunch line. / photo by Isela Peña
 A few hours before heading back to La Verne, O.W.L. groups discuss student issues presented in the "People to People" skits. / photo by Isela Peña
A few hours before heading back to La Verne, O.W.L. groups discuss student issues presented in the “People to People” skits. / photo by Isela Peña
 Some go swimming or hiking during free time, but sophomore Courtney Henderson and freshman Tennille Stephens enjoy a game of tetherball. / photo by Isela Peña
Some go swimming or hiking during free time, but sophomore Courtney Henderson and freshman Tennille Stephens enjoy a game of tetherball. / photo by Isela Peña
 Pilgrim Pines employees work to prepare the barbecue lunch while students organize a game of volleyball and make new friends. / photo by Isela Peña
Pilgrim Pines employees work to prepare the barbecue lunch while students organize a game of volleyball and make new friends. / photo by Isela Peña
 Karaoke participants Dan Martin, Brandon Becerra and Brian Walker, all freshman, entertain students and faculty with their rendition of "Ice Ice Baby." / photo by Isela Peña
Karaoke participants Dan Martin, Brandon Becerra and Brian Walker, all freshman, entertain students and faculty with their rendition of “Ice Ice Baby.” / photo by Isela Peña
 Dr. Loretta Rahmani, dean of Student Affairs, reads an inspiring short story from "Chicken Soup for the Soul" in her annual speech at the camp welcome meeting. / photo by Isela Peña
Dr. Loretta Rahmani, dean of Student Affairs, reads an inspiring short story from “Chicken Soup for the Soul” in her annual speech at the camp welcome meeting. / photo by Isela Peña

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