WHAT: Teen Retreat – Winter Project COMMON BOND
WHEN: January 13-16 (Travel in on the 13th and out on the 16th)
WHERE: Mayan Dude Ranch – Bandera, TX
WHO: Teens/Young Adults 15-20
**All costs are covered to include travel for those participants attending within the US**
**Spots are limited, please fill out the interest form by 12/20** Past participants are welcome **
Our belief is that sharing the experience of trauma and loss with peers can empower us, build resilience and promote community.
This winter, Project COMMON BOND is heading south for a Texas Dude Ranch experience with fun activities from horseback riding to hayrides and barbecue!
Please join us for a three day experience at the Mayan Dude Ranch in Bandera, Texas.
You will be meeting with young people between the ages of 15- 20 who have experienced trauma or loss due to military conflict, terrorism or mass violence. There will be opportunities to engage in fun activities, connect with your peers, make new friends and share your story if you choose from your perspective. You will become part of a community to understand different perspectives around diversity and inclusion; and to explore the practices that can help you become a peace builder or leader.
Each day will consist of a balance of meeting in facilitated small groups to share ideas and learn new perspectives, as well as enjoying ranch activities. It will be a great opportunity to meet and bond with friends; to learn new skills; and to have fun!
- Ranch style breakfast all together
- Meet in small groups to get to know one another and share ideas
- Get outside and choose from different ranch activities
- Meet back for small groups on various topics
- Evening fun activities
The winter session is open to new and past participants. For newcomers, we hope this will serve as an introduction to Project COMMON BOND and that you will want to join us for our week-long summer session too.