The 2012 parent retreat in Green River, Utah is coming up! Due to some recent changes at West Ridge Academy it has become necessary to change the dates for our upcoming retreat. We apologize for the shortnotice. We are expecting a great turnout from all the groups attending.
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 Grey Canyon 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 therapeutic 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 Arches
National 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.
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 $89 per night, the West Wind Rodeway Inn at 435-564-4321 room rates run about $54 per night and the Comfort Inn at (435) 564-3300 room rates at $79 per night.
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.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your therapist.
Therapeutic Recreation Department