I’ve just returned from my 4th Bootcamp at Canolfan Tresaith and have enjoyed it and benefitted from it as much even more than any other perhaps, as iestyn suggested, because my understanding and confidence has improved since my first (THE first) bootcamp.
One of the most important factors in the success of these camps is the makeup of the group. This time we had people from USA, New Zealand, Australia, England and Wales. We also had a large range of stages in learning; from pretty competent “speakers” to people who, while having completed the minimum requirements, acknowledged that they were struggling. This range of Geography and ability were no obstacles to the overall success of the week. I enjoyed the company and interactions of/with everyone in the group and will simply name them all:-
Dale, Helen & Hywel, Joanie & Bill, Jon, Sandra, Sian, Ros, Betty, Patricia, Gethyn, with input from Dee (a fellow Magnificent 7er) and Kim, an old hand of 10+ bootcamps.
Another factor was the excellent range of challenges, visits, meals, entertainment and fun activities. I’ll let others spell out their favourites but the Noson Lawen stood out as a highlight and I hope to see some photos and videos posted here.
But THE most crucial factors as always were the care, planning, support, passive leadership and hard work of the fab two, Iestyn & Cat ably assisted by their lovely children, Ioan, Emrys, Gwenllian and Elliw (?).
Wythnos gwych & bythgofiadwy heb un gair o Saesneg
Diolch o galon i bawb.