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Pine River Institute

CREDENTIALS: LCPC, MSW, RSW, MA

Our program is structured in four seamless phases that support a youth and family’s gradual development, allowing time to understand, learn, and practice.

OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE, ALGONQUIN PARK

The OLE phase is the starting place for change. The wilderness exposes and calls upon the strengths of the mind, body, spirit and emotions, and thus creates opportunities for rebuilding to begin.Daily aspects of the OLE include canoeing, hiking, group games and initiatives, group processing, individual therapy, and journaling. Students live and work in nature, with groups of up to 8 students and 3 staff.

RESIDENCE, PINE RIVER CAMPUS

During the residence phase of the program, students live at the Pine River Campus. Daily aspects include on average 4 hours of academics, 2 hours of physical activity, 2 hours of group therapy, 1 hour of expressive arts such as art, music, or drama, free time & chores. There is special programming throughout the week, community service and family activity days on weekends.

Approved by the Ontario Ministry of Education, and in conjunction with the Upper Grand District School Board, the certified teachers at  Pine River Institute help our students complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.   Our unique academic program is a combination of the traditional classroom, credit recovery, experiential education, wilderness experience, supported distance education and individual tutoring.  A personal education plan is developed for each student based on individual academic needs.

TRANSITION, PINE RIVER CAMPUS AND HOME

The transition phase is a time to start taking the lessons home. Students and families are closely supported as a student transitions from campus life to home. An example of this may be a week on campus and weekends at home, or vice versa. Families develop a detailed Aftercare Plan to prepare for the next phase.

AFTERCARE, HOME

We are committed to staying supportive of our families after a student leaves the residential part of the program. The aftercare plan is individualized, and designed by the student and family with the Aftercare Coordinator. It details supports, concerns, ‘triggers’, commitments and goals. Aspects may include daily or weekly check-ins, mentoring new students and families, and coaching.

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  • Street: P.O. Box 159, Station Main
  • Postcode: L9V 3L8
  • City: Shelburne
  • Province: Ontario

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