by Mark Takehara

It’s time for LAUNCH which means we’ve officially kicked off Community for Youth’s 2016-2017 school year!  And there’s no better place to anchor this year’s community than at Camp Colman where our students and mentors have the opportunity to reunite with old friends and welcome new community members.

October 21-23 marked our first camp excursion with more than 60 mentors and students from our Onyx learning community piling into buses to make the long trek from Seattle to Longbranch, Washington.   Onyx spent the weekend getting to know each other and bonding by participating in a number of different activities including a climbing wall, group games, discussion circles and archery.  With camp for our Jade and Amber learning communities just around the corner this November, we can’t wait to give the rest of our students and mentors the opportunity to challenge themselves and form lasting relationships.