Seen 'n Heard - Jan
2002 Issue (page 3)
MEDICAL EXAMINER QUESTIONS TEEN’S DEATH
(January 3, 2002) According to KOIN 6 News reports, a state Medical Examiner had stated last summer in a deposition,
that the young man that died in the Obsidian Trails Wilderness Camp in Bend, Oregon last year had “injuries not accounted for in the
camp workers’ description of the events” shortly before his death. The camp workers were cleared of criminal charges in the
death, but the mother is pursuing a Wrongful Death lawsuit against the program. [more...]
JCAHO SURVEY OF REMUDA RANCH PLANNED FOR FEBRUARY
(January 3, 2002) Remuda Ranch for anorexia and bulimia,
Wickenburg, Arizona, 800-445-1900, firstname.lastname@example.org, announced “The Joint Commission
on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations will conduct an accreditation survey of Remuda Ranch.... on February 11-14, 2002.
The purpose is to evaluate “the organization quality of acute issues and the safety of the environment” for possible JCAHO accreditation
being awarded to Remuda Ranch.
CASCADE SCHOOL RESTRUCTURES COUNSELING PROGRAM
(January 7, 2002) Michael Allgood, Head of Cascade School,
Whitmore, CA, 530-472-3031, a 24-month emotional growth college-preparatory boarding school for coeds aged 13-18, announced the re-structuring
of their counseling program. Barbara Cass is now Director of Counseling and Mary Schwartz is Dean of Students. George Rodgers and
Kurt Mitchell will supervise students in their first year of the program, and Mathew Lovell and Colleen Oshier will supervise second
year students, with Bill McKnight overseeing orientation. Kelly Dunbar, former beginning School Supervisor left Cascade to join a
school on the east coast.
SKYLINE JOURNEY ADDS "WHAT'S UP? PAGE TO WEBISITE
(January 8, 2002) Lee Ann Fielding, Admissions Coordinator for Skyline
Journey, 866-822-8336, Nephi, Utah, announced their educational and therapeutic outdoor program for coeds aged 13-18 years, based
on Native American culture and wilderness training, has recently added a new page to their web site called “What’s
Up?” It is updated daily to keep families aware of what is going with their teen.
OUTWARD BOUND AND PARENT AS COACH OFFER WILDERNESS TREK
(January 11, 2002) Pacific Crest Outward Bound, 800-547-3312, has
partnered with Parents As Coach (PAC) to offer a unique desert wilderness experience for parents on March 3-8, 2002 in Joshua Tree
National Park. Diana Haskins, founder of PAC and a PCOBS alumni, will teach specific tools to improve parent/child communication.
“Two exceptional Outward Bound instructors” will lead the wilderness activities.
KING GEORGE SCHOOL PRESENTS OF MICE AND MEN
(January 14, 2002) Heather Roeder, Admissions Counselor for King
George School, 800-218-5122, announced a standing ovation for the school’s recent stage adaptation of John Steinbecks’ Of Mice
and Men, and a request for it to be performed at the Littleton Opera House in Littleton, New Hampshire.
RYAN MEETS WITH WOODBURY REPORTS
(January 15, 2001) Kelly Ryan, residing in Denver, Colorado and marketing 14 states for the Aspen Educational
Group had lunch with Lon and Loi, pausing long enough to have her picture by the Woodbury Reports sign.
ROOKEY JOINS POSITIVE IMPACT
(January 16, 2002) John Andersen, owner and Executive Director of Positive
Impact, Mexico, 877-236-1114, email@example.com, announced Steve
Rookey will be joining the school as Assistant Program Director in mid-January. Rookey has more than 15 years experience working
with struggling teens, most of those with the CEDU Family of Services as Primary Counselor, Base Camp Coordinator with the Ascent
Wilderness Intervention Program and Program Manager for Northwest Academy.
BLACKWATER OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE WELCOMES NEW PROGRAM DIRECTOR
(January 17, 2002) Blackwater Outdoor Experiences,
Midlothian, Virginia, 804-794-8400, is pleased to announce that Grant Leibersberger, Med, has become their new program director. Leirbersberger,
formerly field director of Wilderness Quest, has worked in the wilderness therapy and outdoor education industry for the last 12 years.
He also served on the faculty of Prescott, College in Prescott, Arizona.
SOLTREKS SUMMER ADVENTURE PROGRAM OFFERS SCHOLARSHIP
(January 18, 2002) Soltreks, Inc., a customized wilderness program
independently owned and operated by founders Lorri Hanna, MA, CTRS and Douglas Sabo, have established a scholarship initiative in
cooperation with COSSI (Children of 9/11 Summer Scholarship Initiative), offering full tuition for enrollment to a child who lost
their mother and/or father on the tragic day 9/11/01. COSSI will reach out to the families of 9/11 to enable them to search for summer
scholarships that meet their needs. Eligibility of participating families will be verified by the fund coordinators’ office and the
American Red Cross. Through this Scholarship Initiative, Soltreks hopes to offer a meaningful summer experience to a child of 9/11
by sending the message: We Care Deeply.