Seen 'n Heard - May,
2000 Issue (page 3)
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JEFF JOHNSON WITH WILDERNESS QUEST
(April 14, 2000) Jeff Johnson, formerly the Admission Director for the SUWS Program, and Admission Director for the
Mount Bachelor Academy, announced he joined the Admission Department at the Wilderness Quest Program in Utah about a month ago. Jeff
says he is excited to be working for one of the “original” wilderness programs, one that he used for student referrals since his early
days in the 80s at Mount Bachelor Academy. Founded by Larry Wells, Wilderness Quest is a 12-step program that recently passed its
JACHO review. Jeff can be reached at his office at 208-934-9461.
WOODBURY REPORTS TO BE CLOSED ON MAY 19TH
(April 15, 2000) Lon Woodbury, Educational Consultant, IECA & CEP
and President of Woodbury Reports Inc., reported his office will be closed May 19th so all eight staff members can attend a staff
retreat at the Ainsworth Hot Springs in Canada.
WARDLE HIRED BY SAGEWALK
(April 15, 2000) Chris Kocurek, Director of SageWalk, in Bend, Oregon, 800-877-1922, announced they have hired Mark
Wardle for wilderness operations. Wardle had been Director of OnTrack Wilderness in Texas.
MIKE AND DEBI NUNES TO LEAVE REMI VISTA RANCH SCHOOL
(April 16, 2000) In an e-mail, Mike and Debi Nunes, founders of Remi Vista Ranch School, announced they were leaving
the school and the Remi Vista Corporation effective May 31, 2000. They will be contacting educational consultants that currently have
children at the school. They regret they will not be able to attend the IECA Conference in Providence, Rhode Island, but they can
be reached at the school through May 5 at 530-824-1121, RVRSchool@aol.com, and at their office
530-247-7685, MikeNunesMA@aol.com. They also can be reached at these numbers and addresses
between May 18 and May 31. Their immediate plans are to launch a 21-day wilderness program for boys. Called Bear Creek Outdoor School,
the staff will include Dan Ward, Joe Williams and K. C. Baum. The new contact number will be 877-828-1412 and their web page is www.mikenunes.com.
PROVO CANYON SCHOOL GRADUATION
(April 17, 2000) Denise Westman, representative for Provo Canyon School, in Provo, Utah, 619-588-7499, reports that
11 students graduated on April 20th. This was the largest number of students graduating together that the school has had for some
OBSIDIAN TRAILS AT 19 STUDENTS
(April 18, 2000) Mike Conner, Psy.D., Consulting Psychologist for
Obsidian Trails, Bend, Oregon, 541-318-6034, announced the short term
wilderness program is averaging 19 kids in the field at any one time. In addition to himself, their staff includes 3 therapists, a
psychiatric and holistic nurse, an assistant field director and two full time staff trainers who work in the field. “Our teachers
are in the field 3 days a week living with the kids and we have assistant teachers who work in the field for the entire rotation.”
ACHIEVEMENT VALLEY RANCH TO OPEN
(April 25, 2000) Eric & Martha Larson announced their intention to open Achievement Valley Ranch in Westmorland,
Tennessee, 615-644-4956, email@example.com, for enrollment July
1, 2000. Licensed as a Family Boarding Home, their goal is to provide the “next step” for teenagers making poor decisions planning
“to empower young people to internalize traditional Christian values of accountability, honesty, honor, teamwork, respect of self,
work ethics, and service to others. Their web site will be constructed and hosted by Woodbury Reports, and can be found in the Family
Style category on our web site starting May 8, 2000.
SELKIRK SCHOOL OF EXPERIENTIAL ED. OFFERS 45-DAY ADVENTURE
(May 1, 2000) Director and lead instructor, Dan Krmpotich, (208-267-8875 or 208-267-7940), firstname.lastname@example.org
announced a 45-day skill-building and emotional growth adventure, Jun 12 – July 26. In addition to adventure activities of rock climbing,
white water rafting, glacier travel, it also includes service projects with U. S. Forest Service scientists.
CORAL REEF ACADEMY
(May 3, 2000) Coral Reef Academy, located in the Pacific Island of Samoa, is looking for a licensed therapist with
2-3 years experience working with adolescents. Resumes can be faxed to 702-233-5544, or candidates can call David Smyth or Rodney
Rice at 702-233-0444.
GALENA RIDGE OFFERS 3 – 12 WEEK SUMMER PROGRAM
Galena Ridge, (406-827-4440) Trout Creek, Montana, Paul Clark, Director is currently currently is operating a 3 to
12 week summer program with rolling admissions. They will begin in early June, offering a rigorous outdoor adventure program with
strong counseling support. Their philosophy follows a 12-step process model.
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