Science is so important for our children to learn and utilize. As part of a growing science program, the 5th-grade class of San Juan Elementary School planned to attend a 4-day, 3-night outdoor science program at Emerald Cove Outdoor Science Institute in December 2018.
San Juan Elementary School is located at 31642 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 – not far from the offices of Ocean Hills Recovery. When Ocean Hills Recovery heard about an opportunity for students to expand their knowledge of science in an out of the classroom experience, we wanted to help.
As you can imagine, the cost of this type of experience can be quite high. Ocean Hills Recovery, Inc. was able to provide a donation for the students to attend the sleep away camp.
The students attended camp on December 17-21, 2018. While at ECOS Institute, the students learned about wildlife biology, forest ecology, geosphere, astronomy, survival skills, careers in science and participated in night hikes. Getting outside, removing distractions like cell phones, and learning and working with a team were all a part of this experience – and we’re sure some S’mores were consumed as well. Through imaginative and creative lessons and experiential learning, students will carry what they learned through the rest of their schooling.
The students and teachers expressed their gratitude for the donation by holding an assembly to thank the staff of Ocean Hills Recovery in May 2019. They presented 170 handwritten thank you notes from each of the students in the 5th-grade class to the staff of OHR.
We are thankful that we are given the opportunity to give to our local community, especially to programs that help our children.
About the author:
Greg opened his home and heart to alcoholics and addicts in 2003. He is a Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor (CATCI). Starting in 2009 Greg has fostered the growth of Ocean Hills Recovery into one of the most respected and effective treatment centers in the area and has been working with people with addictions since March of 2001. Greg believes in a holistic approach to recovery. His focus is on drug alcohol addiction treatment with a combination of 12 Step work, therapy and counseling, and the rejuvenation of the body through healthful eating and exercise. He has designed his program to foster a family-like atmosphere and believes that people in recovery are just beginning their lives. He encourages the people he works with to learn to enjoy life in sobriety. Greg is married to Nicole; they have two adorable sons together and an energetic yellow Labrador Retriever.