All Kinds of News for May 08, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT: Eva Carlston, a residential treatment program for teen girls, recently took everyone to Moab, UT to visit Arches National Park. This 3 day/2 night trip is a part of the experiential learning Eva Carlston provides their students. While in the park, participants were able to explore some of the most unique rock formations in the world, hike through the beautiful desert, and hone their en plein air painting skills. Translated from French for “outdoor,” painting en plein air gives students the opportunity to really focus on their surroundings as they try to capture it in their work. Additionally, this trip gave students the opportunity to practice the skills they are learning at Eva Carlston in a different setting.
This extended trip is a favorite among the students. Their reactions to this year's trip include:
“Going to Moab was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life! It was my first time ever hiking in the desert and it SNOWED! It was amazing to see the snow and the sand contrast and see the snow through the arches. And finally on our last day was sunny and warm and the double arch was amazing!”
“My favorite part of going on the trip was being able to spend some time with people that I'm not usually around, and being able to create better relationships with them. I also enjoyed being able to see the arches that I've seen in photos. Overall I thought the trip went really well, and I'm glad we went."
This trip is one of three that each student at Eva Carlston will go on during the year. The other trips are to the Utah Shakespeare Festival during the summer and to Yellowstone National Park or Zion National Park in the fall. Eva Carlston is grateful to be able to give their girls the opportunity to experience these places and events. It is their hope that going on the trips will create lifelong memories and aid their girls in finding new interests.
About Eva Carlston Academy
Eva Carlston Academy (UT) is a licensed residential treatment center located near the urban center of Salt Lake City. The program serves young women between the ages of 12 and 18 in a clinically intense, family-style program which focuses upon creating opportunities for students to explore the arts while working toward continued growth and healing.