Camp offers separated siblings an opportunity to bond
Port Orchard Independent
Jacob Colburn, 18, was among a handful of former campers who volunteered to return to work with this year’s adolescents, who ranged from 8 to 18 years old. Colburn was raised by his grandparents in Lakewood, but said financial constraints prevented them from keeping his three younger siblings, who were spread from rural Pierce County to Port Angeles. He said the opportunity to reunite with them during the Northwest camp in 2007 gave him a sense of completion. “It was a great experience and I decided I wanted to start giving back to something that has given me so much,” said Colburn, who plans to major in Behavioral Neuroscience this fall at Western Washington University.