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Spring Landing


Spring Gap at Glen Brook

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Spring Landing


Spring Gap at Glen Brook

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Self Development


Bring Your Inner Curiosity to Life

Self Development


Bring Your Inner Curiosity to Life

Working on the World begins with working on ourselves.

What should we do with all of the learning that we have accomplished?  How do we apply this vast store of information to the world, to better ourselves and, through that growth, better the world around us?

At Gap at Glen Brook, we don’t just ask ourselves, “What can I do to change the world?” but “How can I grow or change myself to change the world around me?

This central question guides all of our pursuits in the program.  Our spring schedule prioritizes opportunities to face ourselves and grow from what we learn in in both introspective and community-building encounters.  While on expedition with fellow gappers or on a forest solo; in the gap community house or out of a tent on trail; and as a steward of the land, in the kitchen, or on the high ropes course, put new tools for purposeful self-development to work in this critical juncture of your development.

 
 
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Community


Build Community with Life-Long Learners

Community


Build Community with Life-Long Learners

civic engagement begins with conversation and with the ability to build community.

 

Spring Gap at Glen Brook is a place-based program for self-guided seekers.  Ours is a community of life-long learners, explorers, and people committed to service and simple living.  We dive deep into questioning the relationships between people, place, and environment and believe that social change begins with building relationships with creativity and care.

Before your gap year ends, spend 9 weeks connecting with place, and the people and environments of which it is made up.  We believe that nurturing these relationships lies the heart of creating a better world.

Learn to cook a whole foods meal from scratch, try your hand at woodworking, prepare farmland for a growing season, and pursue your own goals for personal development alongside other self-directed learners.  These skills serve as a catalyst for creating a capable and interdependent cohort, strengthened by mentorships from the broader Glen Brook network.

 
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Place-Based Apprenticeships


Dive Deeper with Place-Based Apprenticeships

Place-Based Apprenticeships


Dive Deeper with Place-Based Apprenticeships

understanding our impact on the planet comes from a connection to the land over time.

 

Building a relationship to the land through work and play is a core component of Gap at Glen Brook.  We believe that working with our hands and bodies is a powerful way to awaken our desire for learning, growth, and action.  Here, you are offered the chance to fuel the education of your body and spirit as well as your mind—and, in doing so, to find a deeper relationship with the natural world.

Our place-based apprenticeships are not like standard internships.  The apprenticeships draw both on age-old models and new educational insights that recognize the natural world as a vehicle for potent interdisciplinary learning.  These experiences connect you with different experts in different capacities, covering four main tracks:

  • the Farm-To Table track
  • the Mind and Body track
  • the Experiential Educator track
  • the Practical Arts track

By working alongside committed professionals in these fields, you will learn by doing, gaining an appreciation for your capability that comes from fulfilling stewardship.  All Place-Based Apprenticeships connect you to professionals of diverse disciplines and are supported by ongoing mentorship by the program leaders.

 
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Dates and Rates


Dates and Rates

Dates and Rates


Dates and Rates

Dates for Spring 2017:

Start: Monday, March 20th
End: Friday, May 19th

Tuition:

$7000 all-inclusive fee.