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Our Program


Fall Gap at Glen Brook

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Our Program


Fall Gap at Glen Brook

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House


Learn Independently, in Community

House


Learn Independently, in Community

 
 

Community Living is the core of Gap at Glen Brook.  

The "Gapper" community house is a space to learn from each other as you each learn to live on your own.  We will set the foundation for working with each other through workshops in communication skills, conflict resolution, and values clarification.

Once a week, our Culinary Director will meet with you to help plan meals creatively for the week ahead and to teach various cooking skills and techniques.

Meals will be planned around the fresh and bountiful fall harvest of the Glen Brook farm.  A shared meal that you have grown and prepared represents the value of true community and of cooperative endeavor.

 
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Farm


 

Dig In to a Farm-to-Table Lifestyle

Farm


 

Dig In to a Farm-to-Table Lifestyle

 

Gap at Glen brook follows the rhythms of our biodynamic Farm.  

After regular maintenance of the farm, gardens, and animals, and after learning the subtle science behind the art of growing food, you cannot help but cultivate a strong connection with the land.

The Farm is a fertile environment for lessons in interdependency and non-dependency in regards to our food and in being conscious consumers.

Of course, our farm also provides delicious, wholesome food that you'll enjoy three times daily!

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Manual Arts


 

Try Your Hand at Practical Arts and Living

Manual Arts


 

Try Your Hand at Practical Arts and Living

 
 

Manual competence is fundamental to an independent life.

Who doesn't want a Mr. or Ms. Fix-it around?  Woodworking, construction, budget-balancing, and writing a business proposal are just some of the practical skills that you may explore as means of developing personal responsibility.

An independent life is one that doesn't rely on other people to take care of things for youyou can do it yourself.  Through dedication to these practical skills, you'll gain not only competency in these areas, but also the confidence to learn whatever skills you may need in the future.

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Outdoor


 

Self-Reflection Through the Natural World

Outdoor


 

Self-Reflection Through the Natural World

 
 

TIME IN NATURE connectS you to the world around you, as well as the world inside of you.

The woods are the perfect setting for training in leadership, responsibility, and planning.  Countless thinkers, scientists, and writers have returned time and again to wild places to rejuvenate their inner lives and set off on important internal discoveries.

Glen Brook's 250-acre wood and private lake will be your backyard for short outings, engaging practical lessons, and other escapades. As part of your practical experience, you will also prepare and plan your own expedition into the beautiful wilds of New England during the height of autumn's colors. Regular opportunities for reflection and introspection will help you clarify what is truly important to you.

 

Coupled with these outdoor reflections, mindfulness practices are woven into our daily rhythms, as well as into each area of the program.  Through mind-body stress reduction techniques, such as yoga and meditation, you'll develop your own personal tools for mental and emotional hygiene, to rely upon whenever challenges arise.

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Testimonials


Testimonials

Testimonials


Testimonials

Leah B., Fall '15

"Thank you for a truly amazing semester.  I accomplished things I never thought I could have.  Through your guidance and compassion I was able to gain a strength and confidence that I don't think I could have acquired without your help and support."


Erin P., Fall '15

"If you're looking for a challenging, rewarding, amazing semester, you've come to the right place."


Cameron J., Fall '16

"For me, daily interactions at Glen Brook with the animals, staff and fellow Gappers is perhaps what taught me the most, maybe above all else. I loved the field trips, the weekend adventures… just living with 'the Gap Fam is something I will never forget and always look back on as something special." 


Monty S., Fall '15

"Glen Brook's flourishing community of bright and caring individuals is part of what makes this time so special."


Lanny S., Fall '16 parent

"Amazing, really, how much was accomplished and how much confidence and independence our son gained."


"The Glen Brook property is truly a special place on earth, I am so thankful to have gotten a chance to reconnect with the earth there."

Sophia D., Fall '16


Zoe B., Fall '15

"I felt so thankful to have an abundance of resources available to me, such as hiking trails, the lake, the wood shop, and a garden filled with delicious vegetables."


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Dates and Rates


 

Dates and Rates

Dates and Rates


 

Dates and Rates

Dates for Fall 2017:

Start: Saturday, September 9th
End: Sunday, November 19th

Tuition:

$10,000 all-inclusive fee. 

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