I know it is unexpected, but hopefully they see it as an unexpected gift. As for the $1,000/day, well, it is negative, but also probably factual. Maybe the students can find a way to raise money when they come back to help with the costs. I'd pay $5 to see these kids do a slide show and presentation, and I bet you would too. Maybe extra credit for them, too. They can turn this "negative" into a positive for the whole community.
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