On December 9, 10, and 11 the Camp to College (C2C) program spent the weekend at Camp Mendocino. The teens prepared their meals, worked with mentors to further their future goals, and even gave back to Camp! The teens were paired with mentors for the entire weekend, all of whom had connections to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco.
On Saturday morning, all the teens participated in a team-building exercise on the low ropes course with Kristi Bohlen. They worked together to overcome challenges and solve problems. Every teen learned how to ask the group for help and provided support to one another. What a fantastic way to start the day!
After lunch the group met with their mentors one-on-one and worked on current challenges and future goal setting. Every teen had different areas they focused on – from getting help with Spanish, to figuring out what the best college choice was. In the end, teens left with a sense of accomplishment and clearer direction in life.
In addition to the one-on-one mentorship activity, teens volunteered two hours of community service to Camp. They helped to install educational nature signs that will help teach children about the surrounding wildlife and ecosystem of Camp. The teens worked tirelessly giving back and did a great job!
All in all, the weekend was a great success! The teens showed great maturity and dedication to their futures. And we couldn’t have done it without all the volunteers! Thank you to the following mentors and adults for their time during the Camp to College Retreat: Rob & Heather Connolly, Harold Love, Len Smolburd, Natasha Alani, Calen Perkins, Lisa Rosete, Rebecca Randall, Wayne Bohlen, and Kristi Bohlen.