What always surprises me about Inside Out is the incredible capacity for caring and safety provided by the counselors. Before camp, most students are not comfortable stepping out of the social constraints of middle school. At camp, the students are put into day groups of eight to ten. Within these groups, each counselor quickly creates a safe place to take risks and share feelings. In just a few days of Inside Out activities, these acquaintances have formed bonds that they carry with them back to school. Because of the incredible leaders at Inside Out, students learn to encourage each other, work together, and reflect on their accomplishments.