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SAGEWALK ADDS NEW THERAPIST
(March 1, 2001) Guy LeGuyonne, Admissions for SageWalk, The Outdoor School, 800-877-1922, Bend, Oregon, www.SageWalk.com, announced the program has hired Michele Houston M.S. to work with the clinical staff to assist with individual and group therapy.
ASPEN ACHIEVEMENT ACADEMY ADMISSIONS CHANGES
(March 5, 2001) Gil Hallows, Director, Aspen Achievement Academy, a short term wilderness program in Loa, Utah, 435-836-2472, firstname.lastname@example.org, announced Leah Vandekeift will be the interim Admissions Director replacing Jason York, who resigned. Leea Sorensen and Penni Torgerson round out the Admissions team.
TEMAGAMI WILDERNESS ACADEMY
(March 8, 2001) Colin Rayner, owner of Temagami Wilderness Centre in Ontario, Canada, reports their year round academy, which started in September of ‘00, is now up to 11 students and is running very smoothly. Temagami is a short-term wilderness program located 200 miles north of Toronto, Canada, 905- 632-9458, email@example.com, www.youthchallenge.com &
CARDOZA IN PHILIPPINES
(March 8, 2001) Al Cardoza, President of West Shield Adolescent Service, Newport Beach, California, 800-899- 8585, sent postcards from Sitangkai, in the southernmost point of the Philippines, to greet friends and remind them of his transport business.
GAGE FOUND UNCONSCIOUS IN CELL
(March 13, 2001) Steve Gage, who recently had been “sentenced to 45 years in prison for sexual abuse, tried to strangle himself in his jail cell early Sunday” according to police. Gage was the former owner of Royal Haven, a girl’s group home in Sisters, Oregon,
ARIZONA SCHOOL SITE FOR LEASE
(March 16, 2001) A 150+ bed facility on 50 acres in Southern Arizona that includes dining, recreational, pool, chapel and school buildings, and features a 1920’s industrialist’s mansion and lovely desert landscape is available. Still operating as a residential behavioral health facility, this non-profit organization is open to joint venture (redeploying staff and programming) or leasing its facility. Available within 90 days, interested and qualified party’s should contact Daniel Heit at Value Added Management Consulting, 2008 Garrick Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15235, 412-247-3355,
RED TOP MEADOWS SUMMER PROGRAM
(March 20, 2001) Mark Ames of Red Top Meadows Therapeutic Wilderness Expeditions, 307-733-9098, www.redtopmeadows.org, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, announced 21-day summer expeditions for boys, lasting June 9th through June 29th. The expedition will take place in the mountains of western Wyoming. The staff will work with the family and therapists to “set reasonable goals and objectives” for each participant. Offered at a very competitive fee, they assert the trip will help motivate boys to learn skills that can be used successfully in their community. It also will serve as a “useful assessment tool for parents or referral agencies looking for a direction to meet a student’s needs.”
WILDERNESS QUEST FIELD DIRECTOR
(March 25, 2001) Anngela Ritter, Admissions Director for Wilderness Quest, Monticello, Utah, 435- 587-2801, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.wildernessquest.com, announced Wilderness Quest has hired Grant Leibersberger as their new Field Director. Leibersberger has a Bachelor’s degree in Experiential Education and a Master’s degree in Counseling. In the past he has worked for Wilderness Quest, Spring Ridge Academy and Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Expeditions.
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