Pictures of the boys activity on campus this weekend. We used the portable climbing wall and every one had a great time. We also ran a few groups of boys thru some of the low course activities. The boys really got into doing the low course stuff and want to do more. The girls went to a museum and to a chalk art festival for their off campus. Sounds like they had a great time.
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We hope everyone has an enjoyable Mother’s Day. There will be no Devotional that day.
May 21st-22nd-Girls’ Campus
May 22nd-23rd- Boys’ Campus
You will be responsible for picking up your child at West Ridge Academy and transporting them to Green River. If your child has meds, please make sure you stop by the med office to pick them up. They will be pre-packed and easy to pick up. If you will be taking your child for extra days either before or after the trip, please let your therapist know so the extra meds can be packed.
Please plan on arriving in Green River at 4 p.m. on the day you have been assigned. We will be meeting and camping at the GreyCanyon campground. This is located on the left side of the road about 0.4 miles up the dirt road from the Swayze boat ramp. There will be an orientation when you arrive regarding the agenda and activities available throughout your stay. During your stay we invite you to swim, play games, relax, and enjoy the outdoors. Once you arrive in Green River all meals will be provided for you.
Below is an estimated schedule for your stay in Green River.
- 4:00 – Anticipated arrival of parents
- 5:00 – Dinner
- After dinner there will be activities
- 8:30 Breakfast
- River rafting through beautiful Grey Canyon
- 12:00 Lunch
You will depart after lunch the following day with your child. If approved by your therapist this would be a great opportunity to spend time with your son or daughter. Green River is located one hour north of Moab which is the home of ArchesNational Park. www.nps.gov/arch/ and www.discovermoab.com are wonderful websites to answer questions pertaining to visiting the park and the Moab area. There are many activities in this part of the state and we encourage you to take advantage of them with your child. If you aren’t able to spend the extra time, please take your child back to West Ridge Academy. Please make sure your therapist is aware of your plans regarding transportation so we can keep track of your child. A map is included on how to get to Green River from Salt Lake City. It is a beautiful drive that takes about three hours.
You will need to bring your own tent and sleeping bag. If you do not have camping equipment you can rent equipment through REI at 801-486-2100. They can assist you with any equipment needs. If you don’t wish to camp, there are hotels 10 miles from the campsite. There is the Holiday Inn Express at 435-564-4439 room rates are about $139 per night (no West Ridge Academy discount), the Knights Inn at 435-564-3421 room rates run about $50 per night (please call Knights Inn & mention West Ridge Academy, this is for 1-2 person occupancy; rates will be higher on-line) and the Comfort Inn at (435) 564-3300 room rates about $89 per night (please call Comfort Inn and mention West Ridge Academy, rates will be higher on-line).
This is your opportunity to enjoy nature and spending quality time with your son or daughter. We ask that no other siblings come along so that you can have one on one time with your child. Please be aware that depending on your child’s progress, this is a time that he may attempt to manipulate and minimize behaviors. If you have questions about behaviors or conversations, please contact your therapist. Don’t let them triangulate or split you and the Academy staff on this trip or anytime.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your therapist.
West Ridge Academy
Rachel Noble, LCSW-New Outpatient Director at WRA
Master’s Degree in Social Work from University of Utah. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Brigham Young University. Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Utah. Several years of experience working at West Ridge Academy with adolescents and families in the Residential, Aftercare and Outpatient treatment setting. Additional professional experience includes working with the DCFS Independent Living Program, the Young Parent Program at Horizonte Instruction & Training Center, Valley Mental Health’s Pathways Day Treatment program, and as the Youth Specialist Crisis Worker through the University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI) and in the University of Utah South Jordan Emergency Room.
WEST RIDGE ACADEMY OPENS NEW OUTPATIENT CLINIC FOR YOUTH
West Ridge Academy is pleased to announce the opening of a new outpatient clinic for youth and their families on May 1, 2013. These services will be the newest addition to West Ridge Academy’s ongoing efforts to provide a continuum of mental health care for youth within the community.
Since 1964, West Ridge Academy has provided outstanding clinical support for youth in need of mental health services within the residential treatment setting. Throughout the years West Ridge Academy has evolved and expanded the breadth of its offerings to meet the ever-changing challenges confronting youth and families. West Ridge is now excited to make outpatient therapy a formal part of its comprehensive treatment options.
“Adding an outpatient component to the great work we already do here at West Ridge Academy is an exciting endeavor we have been looking forward to participating in for some time now,” states Ken Allen, executive director. “Our hope is that by providing these additional services we will be able to more fully offer hope and healing to the lives of struggling families within our own community.”
West Ridge Academy’s Outpatient Services will be directed by Rachel Noble, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) who specializes in adolescent mental health treatment and family work. Outpatient therapy will be available for children aged 8 and above, adolescents, young adults and families who find themselves struggling with depression, anxiety, school performance, ADHD, addiction, opposition and other mental or behavioral health issues.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please contact Rachel Noble at 801-282-1013.
West Ridge Academy
5500 West Bagley Park Rd.
West Jordan, UT 84081
Here are more details about the Boys of Steel Golf Fundraiser. We are looking for prizes to donate for the raffle prizes and hole sponsors. 100% of the money is used in helping the families at West Ridge. If you have a foursome that is interested sign up now, this tourney fills up quickly every year.