Support the Lakehouse Project!

Posted: April 27, 2017|

NEWS!!!!! Thanks to a grateful family, all gifts directed to the Lakehouse project will now be matched 1:1 untiL we reach our goal of $25,000! Make a gift today and watch it double!

From the Desk of Executive Director Lynn Pilcher

Posted: August 22, 2016|

Dear Friends—

I’m particularly fond of the Spring Lake Ranch Mission Statement adopted in 1990. It’s not our current missions statement, and I understand why we went to something more concise, but I feel the earlier version has a richness and detail which embodies much of what we strive to do every day. In case you don’t know it, I include it here:

2016 Pulitzer Prize Winner Alissa Johannsen Rubin Comes to Vermont

Posted: June 30, 2016|

Join 2016 Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, New York Times Paris Bureau Chief and Spring Lake Ranch Trustee, Alissa Johannsen Rubin, for a special lecture and Q&A.

From the Desk of Lynn Pilcher

Posted: April 8, 2016|

Dear Friends—

I’ve just returned from Stockbridge, MA where the Spring Meeting of the American Residential Treatment Association was held over the past two days. I take a quiet pride in our connection to its founding, namely, that Michael Wells and a few other directors of schools and programs came together years ago to support one another and navigate the...

The Vermont Story

Posted: October 20, 2015|

Dear Friends—

I’m sure you’ve had this experience: feeling awe and inspiration from having been in the presence of someone who has done great things in his / her time. This is what I felt when I had the opportunity to hear Courtenay Harding, PhD speak at the Vermont Department of Mental Health’s annual conference last week at Lake Morey. If you met her on...

Congratulations Trustee, Alissa J. Rubin!

Posted: October 15, 2015|

2015 John Chancellor Award Winner

2015 Paddle Battle Fundraiser!

Posted: July 16, 2015|

Join old and new friends in celebrating the grand opening of the newly-renovated Tennis Court and Recreation Facility!

A Very Special Evening

Posted: July 7, 2015|

Join New York Times Paris Bureau Chief and Spring Lake Ranch Trustee, Alissa Johannsen Rubin, for an evening of stimulating conversation and community.

Open Dialogue

Posted: June 14, 2015|

This past week I had the wonderful opportunity to learn more about Open Dialogue, a therapeutic approach developed in northern Finland now being implemented in settings around the world.  What started as a way to change the way inpatient admissions were handled in Lapland has become further refined, taught, and supported with research and now influences...

NAMI Vermont Annual Conference

Posted: June 10, 2015|

This past Tuesday I had the opportunity to attend the Vermont NAMI annual conference.  One of the great achievements of this conference, I believe, is its diversity and inclusivity.  Unlike other conferences which tend to be heavily weighted towards those providing services, NAMI Vermont draws together nearly equal participation from providers, family...