TRUE COLORS was named by the teens themselves, because the seminar freed them to discover who they really were, to show their “true colors.” In this 5 1/2-day residential program, Teens 13 to 18 discover inner resources they never knew they had, and learn to apply these resources to making choices now, even in the face of peer pressure, that create the future they truly want. Facilitators and staff hold each teen to be lovable, capable, and whole, fully equipped to achieve the high standards and expectations of the TRUE COLORS seminar.
Teens have a blast while making friends more quickly and easily than they would have believed possible. They learn:
- to set goals for themselves and to solve problems together
- the power of integrity and accountability
- the fun of spontaneity and openness
- the rewards of clear communication
- how to make healthy choices
- how to talk so adults listen
- how parents think, and why they do what they do
In TRUE COLORS teens take giant steps on the path toward adulthood.
Teens are consistently impressed with how much their parents have learned, grown, and ‘humanized’ during their time away, and the feeling tends to be mutual! Teens are excited to be actively engaged in their lives, putting their new skills to work, deepening friendships, achieving goals, becoming responsible leaders of their lives.
Of the things a parent can leave to a daughter or son, perhaps the most valuable is the confidence of “knowing who I am, what I value, and how to live my life accordingly.” This is what TRUE COLORS offers to teens.
TRUE COLORS begins with registration from 5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and continues until 6 p.m. Sunday. Filled with activities including challenging games, interactive processes, and thought provoking lessons and stories, True Colors is a unique opportunity for Teens to acquire life skills that last a life time! There are times for listening and thinking, and times for high energy play.
TRUE COLORS is held at Lost Valley Educational Center, an intentional community and conference center southeast of Eugene. Dorms are rustic, and the meals are healthy, delicious and vegetarian. Adult ‘dorm moms’ and ‘dorm dads’ stay in the dorms with the Teens. Tuition includes all activities, materials, instruction, meals and lodging.