Even though we are extremely disappointed that we were unable to return as Cabin Leaders this year, we are only three weeks into our Gap program with Mosaic and have already immersed ourselves in every aspect of this amazing organization and had fun doing so. For most of us, our only exposure to Mosaic had been through the magic of the Outdoor Project. We did not realize how much goes on throughout the year and let us just tell you — it’s a lot. From the In-School Project on Zoom, to Mosaic’s consulting contracts, to sharing Mosaic lessons through virtual content, the impact and work that Mosaic does outside of the Outdoor Project are incredible.
Our GYC group meets on our beautiful new Castro Valley land, the site of Mosaic’s future permanent home. We participate in skill-building workshops in land stewardship, stress management, budgeting, outdoor cooking, and teaching/facilitation training, to name a few. Individually, we are paired with a mentor on Mosaic’s staff to work on a variety of projects: