At our final gratitude circle, with the sun and trees surrounding us, each person had a chance to express their thanks, and to share the lessons that they learned this past week. It was heartwarming to hear the students speak about the impact of their ALIVE experiences. Some of them spoke about how they now have a greater understanding of who they are, and who they want to be. Some talked about how they valued their sense of freedom, and how they want to step into their independence and personal responsibilities. Many of the group talked about their deepened connection to nature. Overall we shared another beautiful week together in Algonquin Park, and we are all richer for the experience. Thank you to everyone who brought their own “magic” to our shared time together.