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Pine River Institute

Therapeutic Boarding School

Pine River Institute Program Information

Gender: Coeducational
Ages: 13-19
Grades: 7-12
Estimated Enrollment: 44
Length of Stay:
Program was founded in: 2001
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Pine River Institute Contact Information

Address:
2 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 800
Pipersville, PA 18947
Phone: (519) 925-9225
Fax: (519) 925-9220
Email: info@pineriverinstitute.com
Website: www.PineRiverInstitute.com
School Contact: Amanda Rodgers
Alternative Contact: Dr. Karen Minden
Therapy Provided?: Yes

Program Description:

Pine River Institute is an Intensive Therapeutic Boarding School and Wilderness Program for youth 13 to 19 years of age who are in crisis, largely as a result of addictive behaviors. Their family lives are in uproar. Their personal and academic lives are in jeopardy. These are kids who have exhausted other interventions, and need a new, creative approach.


Pine River offers a family-centered, individualized, comprehensive program in a safe, substance-free environment. The program addresses the issues of chemical dependency, underlying mental health problems, family stress, and promotes social, emotional, physical, spiritual, and intellectual development.

Pine River Institute is a residential treatment centre and outdoor leadership experience for youth 13 to 19 years of age who are in crisis, largely as a result of addictive behaviours. Their family lives are in uproar. Their personal and academic lives are in jeopardy. These are kids who have exhausted other interventions, and need a new, creative approach.


That new approach is available in a peaceful area outside of Toronto, where family-centered wilderness, therapeutic, and academic programs come together in a unique, holistic treatment and educational model. At Pine River, we address the self-destructive behaviour. We teach math skills and life skills side-by-side. We take all the time it takes — from six months to a year or more—to rebuild a life. And we remain supportive of our families long after the program ends.

Pine River is designed for 44 students, ages 13 – 19. Most of them will have a history of:

• school failure & truancy
• street involvement
• excessive anger
• low self-esteem
• anxiety
• running away
• serious drug and alcohol problems
• family conflict
• defiance
• lack of motivation
• depression
• thoughts of suicide

These are the kids who, if they make it to school at all, hang out at the edge of the school property. If they are even in class, they are either asleep, or disruptive. They are not able to function in a normal school environment.

Most will have experienced a number of interventions: counselling, individual psychotherapy, family therapy, medical intervention, day treatment, or short term residential programs. These youth will not have responded to these less intensive interventions, and continue to spiral down.

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