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A New Friendship Born In Fashion Design Summer Camp

Posted by Tara Tomasko on Feb 25, 2016 8:00:00 AM

 

One of the perks of attending a summer A friendship at a fashion design summer campprogram is the opportunity you have to meet new friends. At Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs students have the opportunity to meet new friends from over 40 different countries and 35 states. You can become friends with someone from the other side of the globe and learn about their culture, or sometimes you meet someone from your own backyard and you can connect over your shared culture. Marta Scharfenberg and Cristina Reguero both attended Enrichment over the summer and bonded over their shared love of fashion design and being from Spain. Neither of them knew each other prior to arriving to summer camp, but quickly their shared common interests made them inseparable. This is their story and how traveling across the world made for an amazing summer experience and the creation of a new friendship.

How did you decide you wanted to come to JKCP?
Marta: My father used to come to the US when he was a teenager, so he looked for somewhere in the US for me to attend. I came here because I could meet more diverse students because other camps only have a few kids, but here there is a larger group.
 
Cristina: My parents were trying to find me a job. When I grow up I want to be a fashion designer and my parents said that this was very good program, and that I can do things related to fashion, so that is why I decided to come here.
 
What is your favorite aspect of JKCP?
Marta: All of the different opportunities to study various subjects. There is a big range of choices, from summer classes in fashion design to robotics.
 
Cristina: The fashion design summer class. I went to a lot of camps in Europe, but here, the fashion design program is better and more hands-on.
 
What nighttime or weekend activity was most enjoyable?
Marta: The trip to Washington DC. We saw the White House, and we were there for the 4th of July so we saw the parade. I also liked the amazing race activity that we did.
 
Cristina: I liked the scavenger hunt and the amazing race.
 
What part of Fashion Design did you enjoy the most?
Marta: We have the chance to make our own clothes and actually wear them. I like that I can actually wear the clothes that I made to go to a party.
 
Cristina: We can make our own clothes.
 
If you could, would you come back next year and why?
Marta: Yes, I would want to come back and study all of the subjects I haven’t had time to study this year. It is organized very well and I like the different classes to choose from.
 
Cristina: Yes. I am really enjoying it this year and I like how the camp works. I’ve met a lot of people.
 
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Marta: I would love to know how to speak a lot of different languages and not have a problem when I travel. I am interested in learning French and Chinese.
 
Cristina: I would love to learn to play the saxophone because I love music. I like the sound of the saxophone.
 
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Marta: I would like to go to Africa to see all the animals, the sunset, and see all of the different habitats.
 
Cristina: I would go to Alaska because I’ve been a lot of places where the climate is really cold and I like it. I did go to Africa this year on a safari and it was really fun.
 
What are the top 3 things on your bucket list?
Marta: I want to travel around the world. I don’t want to have to be dependent on someone else and I want to have a family.
 
Cristina: I want to get married and have my own clothing store. I would also like to live in the United States for two years with my best friend.
 
While Marta lives on the Canary Islands of Spain and Cristina lives in Madrid, Marta said " We live two and half hours away by plane but we have plans to meet up again. Our parents already know that we have met and are planning on our families meeting together."
 
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