True Colors

We give 14- to 18-year-olds the tools to make good choices

Classes, groups, and workshops in mind, relationship, heart, and spirit wellness focus on how well we understand ourselves, how we relate to those around us, our awareness of our emotions and feelings, and our sense of purpose, meaning, and fulfillment.
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True Colors


In our True Colors workshop, teens ages 14 to 18 discover inner resources they never knew they had and learn to apply these to making choices now, even in the face of peer pressure, to create the future they truly want.

Teens have a great time 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. They learn how to be authentic and self-aware. They practice skills of self-compassion and reflection as they make new connections with others. They leave excited to be actively engaged in their lives, putting their new skills to work, deepening friendships, achieving goals, and becoming responsible leaders of their lives.

True Colors Details:

Prerequisite: Must be 14-18 years old at time of workshop
Schedule: 5.5 days. See our calendar.
Language: English
Format: In person
Cost: $175 to $1,495 (including food and lodging).  Learn about payment options.

To register or for details: Call 541-494-4796 or email

Are you thinking of enrolling your teen in True Colors? Here are answers to some questions you may have:


When does True Colors take place? The week begins with registration from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and continues until 6 p.m. Sunday.

How would I know whether my child is ready for this? The skills taught at True Colors are beneficial for all teens ages 14-18.

Which specific skills will teens gain in this seminar? Teens will learn:

  • To effectively communicate with peers
  • To talk so adults listen
  • To make healthy choices
  • To set goals for themselves and solve bigger problems together
  • The power of integrity and accountability

How many adults stay on site? What other support staff are around during the workshop? We generally have an adult-to-teen ratio of 1 to 4. These adults go through background checks before serving at True Colors.

How does La Clinica keep teens safe during this workshop? We set clear boundaries of where teens are expected to be at all times. In addition, teens are supervised at all times by our adult staff.

What is the size of the group? A typical group size is 30 – 40 teens. We have space for a maximum of 45 teens.

Does the tuition include all expenses my child would have? It covers the cost of the workshop, room, and meals. Teens are welcome to bring extra snacks if they choose.

What does a workshop day look like? Any traditional camp elements? True Colors is a series of learning sessions with fun communication and team-building activities mixed in. Teens have a chance to get up and be physical both inside and outside the workshop rooms. They have adult-supervised free time each of the five evenings they are at True Colors. That’s when great conversations often develop. What your teen won’t find at True Colors: overnight campouts, long group hikes, or sitting around a campfire and singing.


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