Seen 'n Heard - Dec,
1997 Issue (page 2)
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DESERT MOUNTAIN YOUTH CARE FACILITY
Carol Duval, owner and Director of Desert Mountain YCF, a new Christian program in Hungry Horse, Montana, 406-387-5798, reports that
as of early November, they had one student in residence, one more on the way, and are processing several inquiries generated by their
web page on Woodbury Reports Online. Laurie Bleick, who had been acting as admissions director left to get married and owner Carol
is taking on that function as well as directing the program.
ASPEN RANCH ADOPT-A-TREE
The Student Council of Aspen Ranch, Loa, Utah, 801-836-2080, is asking parents, relatives, friends, and anyone interested for donations
for their Adopt-A-Tree program to help beautify the Ranch. If a person likes, the Aspen tree will be donated in his/her name or in
the name of a student attending the Ranch. TREX LOOKING FOR STAFF Mike Nunes, of TREX, Inc. in Bend, Oregon is looking for a Therapist/Facilitator
and Field Support Person. TREX is a short-term wilderness based program in central Oregon. Inquiries should be directed to Mike Nunes,
C.C.S., TREX, Inc., PO Box 8187, Bend, OR 97708, 541-385-0323.
MONTANA ACADEMY CONTINUES TO GROW
Rosemary McKinnon, Admissions Director for Montana Academy near Kalispell, Montana, 406-752- 8408, reports they now have (as of early
December, 1997) 17 boys and 7 girls enrolled. Montana Academy started in June 1997 with a summer program, and started the school year
in September with 16 students. They are succeeding in narrowing the gap between boys and girls, but are still especially interested
in enrolling more girls.
SAGEWALK SCHOOLS SPLIT
Darrell McOmber and Brett Merle announced the wilderness program and the long term residential school headquartered in Bend, Oregon
have divided into two separate programs. They report the division was amiable and done to better enable both parties to meet their
individual goals. The wilderness component will retain the Sagewalk name and (Seen n”Heard Continued) will continue to offer the short
term wilderness programs started this last summer. It will be headed and owned by Brett Merle, 800-877-1922. Merle expressed satisfaction
with the start this last summer, having several adolescents finishing the wilderness program. Darrell McOmber plans to name his residential
long term school Bridges Academy, 888-283-7362, and also expressed satisfaction at his start last September with several students
enrolled. More information will be provided in the February issue of Woodbury Reports.
PARADISE COVE AN “ACT” TESTING SITE
Paradise Cove, a boys program in the Somoa Islands, associated with Teen Help, has been accepted as an ACT testing site. ACT tests
are one of the two tests usually used by colleges to determine whether to enroll applicants.
COLBURN APPOINTED TO AICEP OVERSIGHT GROUP
Russ Colburn, former Executive Director of Forest Heights Lodge, has been appointed as a non-consultant member of the Commission of
the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners (AICEP). The commission is establishing standards of excellence and a code
of ethics for credentialing of educational consultants.
NATWC 1998 CONFERENCE IN GEORGIA
Dawn Provencher, 1-404-508-1036, Executive Director of the National Association of Therapeutic Wilderness Camps (NATWC) announced
they will hold their 1998 conference May 31 through June 3 at Unicoi State Park, in the northeast Georgia mountains near Helen. Proposals
for presentations and workshops should be presented to coordinator Catherine Jennings, 1-704-669-8639, who is also the Executive Director
of Stone Mountain School in North Carolina. For more information about NATWC, contact Catherine or Dawn.
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