Our new lodge, The Richard Beach Lodge, is open!!!
Shelterwood has expanded! Our new lodge, The Richard Beach Lodge, is complete. It is a cutting edge facility which offers an intimate space, fostering a family living environment. The Beach Lodge enables us to offer students individualized attention in a less stimulating environment.
As you walk in the front door you will enter the Family Welcome Center. The welcome center is a beautiful gathering place that includes a hospitality kitchen and the House Directors’ Office. In addition to providing a warm welcome for new families, this area creates a perfect environment to host family groups and workshops.
The building is designed in the shape of an H and each wing is made up of two units which house 8 students per unit, or a total of 16 students per side. The “open” interior is designed to create a family environment with a cozy sitting and dining area in the middle of four bedrooms. Everything students need individually is accommodated: washer and dyers, private bathrooms, and personal space for studying. A therapist’s office is in each unit along with a ‘Time In room for students who need alone time. Time In rooms will have comfy chairs our students can snuggle into, as well as essential oils and other creative calming options. We have also purchased some fantastic furniture which work together through the use of color and design to create a sense of peace and tranquility.
Our young men’s wing overlooks the new soccer field, benches and picnic tables with ample space for other sports activities. Our young ladies will enjoy a beautiful outdoor area with Amish swings and benches overlooking their own raised bed vegetable and flower garden.
We are really excited about this new lodge. Come take a look. We would love to tour you through this amazing facility and introduce you to some of our students. And it should be noted that this whole building was the result of the generous donations of alumni and friends. Wow !! Families will benefit for years to come and not one penny of your tuition will be directed toward this building. What a fantastic savings. This allows us to continue to offer a top notch staff and a better than one to one ratio of staff to students.