The second day was filled with fun games, songs, and activities, including a faux town and an American carnival. At the end of the day, we had a campfire, roasted marshmallows, and ate super=tasty s'mores. The kids (and the counselors) were completely wiped out.
On the third day, we got the opportunity to make Udon with the kids. Udon is a really thick and chewy traditional Japanese noodle, and my groups efforts turned out really well. Some of the other groups weren't so lucky, but fortunately we had lunch right afterwards anyway. We had some ridiculously sweet children in our group, including an autistic boy who was so well behaved that I wouldn't have known anything was unusual if I hadn't been informed beforehand. I'm not much of a crier (unless it comes to the Animal Cops show, which gets me every stinking time) but I definitely teared up when the bus drove away. It was a great group of kids, and we all had an awesome time. It was wonderful to see them open up and gain the courage to use their English skills on us.
Tomorrow, we're going to have another group of children, the same age as the last, and I know we're going to have a super-fun time with them as well.