All Kinds of News for May 06, 2020
Summit Achievement announces a strategic addition to its program model with Summit Approach. The Summit Approach program was developed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. While Summit Achievement and Traverse will continue to enroll appropriate clients from around the country, all new clients will first spend fourteen days at the Summit Approach program before transitioning to Summit’s base. Summit Approach runs on a satellite property in Maine, where new clients will work on therapeutic, academic, and wilderness skills with field guides and clinicians while being monitored for any COVID-19 signs and symptoms. After successful and healthy completion of the Summit Approach program, clients will move onto different teams on Summit Achievement and Traverse.
Summit Achievement has limited enrollment days to Summit Approach in order to bring in potential new clients to Achievement and Traverse mindfully. The enrollment days to Summit Approach for the next two months are May 5, May 18, June 1, June 15, and June 29. Summit Achievement will update enrollment dates or changes in policies in the next All Kinds of Therapy Newsletter.
Summit Approach was developed in order to lower the risk of COVID-19 on the main campus and to follow the guidelines laid out on Tuesday, April 28, by the Governor of Maine, Janet Mills. Nichol Ernst, Summit’s Executive Director, Co-owner, and lifelong Mainer remarked on Governor Mills’ four-phase plan to reopen Maine, “Governor Mills is doing a great job in keeping the health and safety of the people of Maine in mind during this challenge. We are fortunate to have a governor who cares first and foremost about the health of people.”
About Summit Achievement
Summit Achievement is, and always has been, guided by positive reinforcement and the power of choice. Our outcome-focused program employs effective therapeutic and educational principles. Through the process of engaging therapy, classroom academics and exciting wilderness expeditions, students experience the therapeutic benefits of outdoor adventure-based activities while learning to manage the demands of a more traditional environment. As an intentionally small, owner-operated wilderness therapy program, we serve adolescent boys and girls, ages 13-20, from around the world.