by Susie Gidseg, Managing Director of Changing Lives
When I was notified by SafePlace and Theatre Action Project that they wanted us to take our Changing Lives students on a retreat this year, I was nervous. I’m not much of an outdoorsy person. I vaguely remember retreats in middle school and high school being in nicely air-conditioned bunks— food cooked and prepared for us. The idea of taking a bunch of teenagers out to the middle of nowhere— was, to be said, a bit daunting.