The CU Boulder Puksta scholars had a fantastic retreat at NCAR on August 27, 2016. We welcomed 9 new scholars to our family and filled the day with team-building, stories, workshop sessions, good food, and of course, the blind hike. The scholars were fortunate to have Elvira Ramos of the Community Foundation of Boulder County and Manuel SiFuentes of the Boulder County Latino Task Force and CU Engage who offered a broad vision of potential community partners. Norma Johnson led a powerful session on privilege and passion. Advisers Elaina Verveer and Jenn Ciplet along with John Mulstay and NiChel Meis from the Puksta Foundation made this a memorable event.