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INTERSTATE COMPACT TIGHTENED IN UTAH
(February 12, 1999, Clearwater, Florida) Utah programs reported at the Outdoor Behavior Healthcare Industry Council (OBHIC), meeting
in Clearwater, Florida, that in Utah the Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children (ICPC) state law is being tightened. The
ICPC Utah law is similar to the law in all other 49 states and it mandates, among other things, that a child cannot be placed in a
program in another state by his/her parents (or any agency) without prior approval by both state’s Compact Manager, who has the power
to disapprove the placement if the Compact Manager thinks the placement is inappropriate. Standard exceptions to the law are placement
in hospitals and boarding schools. The next OBHIC meeting will be April 21, 1999, at the University of Idaho, Moscow Idaho, to coincide
with Earth Week observations.
JUDSON-AT-ALPINE SUMMER SESSIONS
(March 15, 1999) Lynn Casebere, Director of Admission at Judson School, Scottsdale, Arizona, 602-948-7731, announced the Judson-At-Alpine
Outdoor adventure and academics sessions this summer at Paradise Valley, Arizona. Judson School itself was founded in 1928, and Judson-At-Alpine
was first opened in 1989. Three sessions are offered this summer, the first starting on June 13, with the school focusing on “a structured
environment that fosters self discipline, intellectual growth, and the development of strong character, sound values, and informed
decision making capabilities. The School also seeks to develop self esteem in its students through participation, achievement and
ST. PAUL’S ACADEMY SUMMER SCHOOL
(March 16, 1999) Marti Weiskopf, Director of Admission at St. Paul’s Preparatory Academy, Phoenix, Arizona, 602-956-9090, “Educating
Young Men Since 1961 Building Character & Integrity,” announced they are beginning to interview for summer school and the fall
1999/2000 school year. The school gives “priority to students attending summer school for acceptance into the fall school year.” St.
Paul’s Academy emphasizes developing character in their students, and the same is true of their summer school. There will be two five
week sessions (June 14th-July16th & July 19th-August 20th). Academic credit classes will be offered along with counseling and
LUCY BAKER SCHOOL
(March 19, 1999) Simon Jeynes, President and Headmaster of Lucy Baker School,
in Warburg, Alberta, Canada, 780-848-2568, firstname.lastname@example.org, announced the growth
of their independent, non-profit Christian girls school to 15 students and projected growth to about 45 students. Values such as honesty,
courage, integrity, and duty are an important part of the school. Instruction in entrepreneurship is an integral part of the curriculum.
The academic curriculum is challenging. There us also an Outdoor program, which challenges the girls physically, mentally and spiritually,
and a BusinessEducation program, in which the older students operate Business Ventures, in order to prepare for the prediction that
“the next generation won’t get a job so much as make a job.”
SUMMER AT SQUAW VALLEY ACADEMY
(March 23, 1999) Donald Rees, Head of School, Squaw Valley Academy, Olympic Valley, CA., 530-583-1558, announced their six-week residential
summer Program (July 15 - August 31). The goal of the residential component is to develop appropriate social skills, personal behavioral
standards, comfort in working with peers and supervisors, and accountability and personal responsibility. The academic component gives
students the opportunity to complete two semester-long courses. The active outdoor curriculum helps the students learn leadership
abilities, appropriate standards of conduct, tolerance for adversity and challenge, and to help their physical condition.
SAMOA PROBES TEEN PROGRAMS
(March 29, 1999) The Salt Lake Tribune reported “Samoan authorities are investigating allegations of mistreatment, sexual abuse and
financial fraud at three treatment centers for young adults….”. Ken Kay, vice president of Worldwide Association of Specialty Programs
(WWASP) which includes Paradise Cove under its umbrella which is one of the Samoa programs being investigated, welcomed the investigation
stating, “In the past we have had a very good relationship with the Samoan government” and “We have always had an open door policy
with them.” For more information on the WWSAP debate, see the “News and Views” section of Woodbury
Reports Online. New Hope Academy, another Samoa teen program being investigated, closed down without warning and it is alleged
they left behind some students on Samoa without supervision. The third program being investigated, A Better Way, is still operating
but recently ran into some problems (also see “News and Views” section of Woodbury Reports Online “Discussion on A Better Way”).
NATWC CONFERENCE IN JUNE
(April 1, 1999) The National Association of Therapeutic Wilderness Camps will be having their annual conference June 28 through 30
at Unicoi State Park near Helen, Georgia. Sessions include “Staff Recruitment and Retention” by Vicki Vaughn of Three Springs, “Ethics
in Counseling” by Larry Olsen of Anasazi, “Education Issues in Wilderness Programming” by Judy Rudzyki of Roosevelt Wilderness Camp,
“Psychotropic Medication: More than the Basics” by Eva Nemeth, MD Private Practice Psychiatrist, “Experiential Education” by Tucker
and Elliot, Pressley Ridge, “Family Work in Long Term Residential Treatment” by Bill Farrar, Roosevelt Wilderness Camp, “Adolescent
Growth/Development in an Outdoor Setting” by Karen Bradley, Camp Appalachian Wilderness,” ”Feminist Developmental Theory” by Margaret
Vail, Pathways, and Gary Ferguson, author of “Shouting at the Sky.” For more information, call Chris Newland at 706-655-5900.
AEPP JULY CONFERENCE IN WISCONSIN
(April 2, 1999) Chris Yelich, Executive Director of the Association of Educators in
Private Practice (AEPP), Watertown, Wisconsin, 800-252-3280, email@example.com, announced
their annual conference, EDVentures ’99, will be July 29-31, 1999 in Madison, Wisconsin. Founded in 1990, the 700 member AEPP is trying
to bring all segments of the private education industry together into one organization. Due to major membership gains in the last
couple of years, Ex. Dir. Yelich announced the organization is now positioned to become the education industry trade association.
SOAR ACCREDITED BY AEE
(April 6, 1999) Karen Morgan, Admissions for Success Oriented Achievement Realized (SOAR), Balsam North Carolina, 828-456-3435, announced
SOAR has been accredited by the Association for Experiential Education (AEE). Morgan’s statement described AEE as the “one international
education organization which encompasses all of SOAR’s program areas including wilderness adventure pursuits, experiential education,
and therapeutic recreation. This achievement is the result of twenty years of diligent work and eighteen months of intense effort.
SOAR’s commitment to provide quality programming for LD and AD/HD youth and their families is stronger today than any other time in
ST CHRISTOPHER SUMMER RANCH
(April 7, 1999) Gary burke, Business Manager of Saint Christopher Academy announced their Summer School Working Ranch in Carey, Idaho
near Sun Valley will have a July 1 to July 30th session, and an August 1 to August 15th session. This is a program for boys and girls
ages 12-17 aiming “to instill a sense of responsibility and leadership by continually challenging the students in an academic and
outdoor western setting. A personal growth challenge that will reveal positive attitudes & behaviors. High School credits will
be earned.” For further information, contact admissions in Seattle referencing “summer 1999 Session’s.” Phone 206-246-9751, Fax 253-813-0398.
AGS AGENTS IN 19 CITIES
(April 7, 1999) Andrea Johnson, Intake Coordinator for Adolescent Guidance Services, a transport company, with main offices in Burlingame,
CA., 800-491-8484, announced they have agents in 19 cities throughout the country. The cities include Atlanta, all islands of Hawaii,
Salt Lake City, Oklahoma city, Kansas City, Nashville, Las Vegas & Reno, Birmingham, Alabama, Seattle, Boise, Tucson, Austin,
Houston, Ft. Worth, Boston, Chicago, Denver and Minneapolis. The company, a division of Gladding & Michel, is also sponsoring
high school sports and Orphanage Homes throughout Latin America.
GRAND RIVER ACADEMY SUMMER SCHOOL
(April 8, 1999, Austinburg, Ohio) Keith Corlew, Director of Admission, Grand River Academy, Austinburg, Ohio, 440-275-2811, firstname.lastname@example.org,
announced their 5-day and 7-day six week co-educational, Grades 9-12 summer Boarding Programs will run from June 28 to August 6, 1999.
The school’s goal is “to prepare students, including those who are not working near their potential, for a successful college education.
Attention is paid to physical, emotional, and social growth in a school community where concern for each individual’s needs is emphasized.”
SOLTREKS ONE-ON-ONE (April 8, 1999, Duluth, MN.) Lorri Hanna & Doug Sabo, owners and operators of Soltreks, headquartered in Duluth,
Minn., 218-525-5803, a wilderness oriented program, announced they are providing One-on-One treks for students who need a more individualized
intervention. They are designed as an alternative “for those students who would benefit from not going home during school breaks,
or who are failing in their last semester of academics.” They recently ended a 15-day trek in New Mexico that was very successful.
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