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Session # 2 First Update – Prepare to Die

Dear Boundless Families: Everyone arrived safely to the tail-end of a downpour that doused the fire ban. Hallelujah. While its early in the game, I do have some observations about both groups.  Let me start by introducing you to two of the more interesting trip...

Session 1 Final Update – WTF moments

Dear Boundless Families:   I rendezvoused with the Outdoor gang on the Dumoine, spending a day with them through Red Pine Rapids.   Red Pine is a chain of 5 rapids where the river bends radically 4 times, almost at right angles. Whats behind each bend lies all of...

Session 1 Update # 2 – The Kingmaker

Dear Boundless Families:   Its glorious up here – the kind of smells, sunsets and hormones that make you remember how exquisite it is to be 16. My phone doesn’t ring – my role is to put our behavioural fires – and I have become a slightly...

Alchemy Revealed

Below is quote from our clinical team, musing about what’s working right in our boarding school: “By and large, the students have shown incredible progress this first session. There are daily struggles – conflicts, fatigue, frustrations, chores – yet...

Boarding School Fun Fun Fun

“Let’s have fun now!” Those words are the death knell of having fun. Trying to orchestrate or otherwise ram gaiety down the throats of a group undermines the essence of fun. I believe fun requires a sort of tension. Maybe fear and anxiety, or some...