The grand opening of The Richard Beach Lodge is coming soon
Nestled in the rolling hills of Missouri, Shelterwood Academy certainly does have a beautiful campus. We’ve been honored to be able to have such a picturesque campus to serve so many students and families. In looking forward, we are excited to announce our campus expansion. This July we will be opening The Richard Beach Lodge.
The purposeful design of The Richard Beach Lodge positions Shelterwood Academy to serve and care for residents and families in a warm, and intentional space. Through the main entrance a Family Welcome is beautifully designed to provide a hospitable and inviting place to welcome families as we orient them to Shelterwood Academy.
On either side of the Family Welcome center is a gender-based residential living wing. Each wing is made up of two units, which house eight students per unit, or a total of sixteen students per side. Shelterwood Academy’s Program Director, Rujon Morrison, states, “The Beach Lodge will enable us to offer students more individualized attention in a less stimulating environment”.
In creating a smaller, family-like environment, we foster a safe, caring, and more relaxed atmosphere. In doing so, we are able to alleviate the distractions that come from the busy and stressful daily routines of residential living.
Within each wing, everything a student needs is accommodated: bedroom, living room, dining area, bathroom, and washer and dyer. Each wing also contains a therapist office to ensure a nearby and intentional space for therapy sessions.
Helping students embrace our beautiful surroundings will be enhanced through The Richard Beach Lodge. 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.
The Richard Beach Lodge, opening in July, is an exciting addition to our program that has been dedicated to serving and caring for students and families since 1980. On our thirty-fifth anniversary of service, we are excited and looking forward to our continued intentional service with the Richard Beach Lodge.