Eagle Rock Celebrates 25 Years Creatively

Six-word-story-eagle-rock-school-4This summer marks the 25th anniversary of Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center, and as might be expected, an academic challenge is among the many events planned for this celebration of 25 years of reengaging youth in their own education.

But first, a word about the festivities planned for Saturday, June 30, here on our mountainside campus in Estes Park. While specific events for the day are still being firmed up, you can count on lunch, tours of many of the 26 buildings (including engaging activities with many of the spaces within the development zone of our 640-acre campus), the opportunity to reunite with alumni and meet current students and new and veteran staff members.

And speaking of games and activities, we’re asking current and past students and staff and friends in the Eagle Rock community to submit a six-word story that best describes their experience with Eagle Rock. Why only a half-dozen words? How can anyone define an experience in six words? By Continue reading…

Eagle Rock Students, Instructors and Staff Wrap Up Another Successful Year

It’s been a busy December here at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center, and as we wind down for the holiday season, we thought it might be helpful to post a schedule for the rest of 2017 and the beginning of the calendar year ahead.

First off, where we’ve been this month:

  • We graduated three of our amazing students with pomp and circumstance last Friday, with the rest of the student population heading back to families spread across the nation last weekend.
  • Our staff held a holiday party this past Sunday, wrapping up the trimester with a final staff meeting on Monday morning.

Many staff members will be gathering together to make plans for our 74th trimester (ER-74) this week, as well as put additional thought and work in on the planning for our 25th Anniversary Celebration, which is scheduled for June 30, 2018, here in Estes Park, Colo. And, of course, our business office and operations team continues to run the day-to-day tasks that recognize deadlines and schedules (in addition to holidays and celebrations).

Meanwhile, staff from our Professional Development Center are wrapping up the current trimester with several commitments in Wisconsin in support of our clients. These include visits with Continue reading…

Donate Now and Triple the Value of Your Alumni Gift

620449_3396621368990_999839045_oIf you’ve ever given thought to making a donation to the Eagle Rock School Alumni Association but weren’t sure if that donation would actually make a difference, we now offer an opportunity to you to do so and triple the value of your contribution.

How is that possible, you ask? It’s all due to the remarkable generosity of Dick and Carol Herb, the former who was our long-time director of operations before retiring about five years ago. What this remarkable couple has done is establish a challenge grant that is now in place through July 31 for the funding of the school’s Alumni Association. It’s a cut-and-dry formula:

  • For every dollar you donate, Dick and Carol will contribute two more dollars, up to a maximum of $5,000.

So let’s say, for example, we scramble up $2,500 in contributions by the July 31 deadline. That means Dick and Carol will add another $5,000 to the pot.

Stands to reason that if all Eagle Rock alumni were to donate $25, $50 or $100, we would surpass our goal. And by Eagle Rock alumni, we include graduates, former interns and Fellows, former students, former staff members, ERS parents and sponsors, guests of the Professional Development Center and other friends.

We’re going to take a brief moment here to ask you to reflect back on the impact Eagle Rock has had on your life, and give accordingly. Remember, every tax-deductible dollar you donate will triple in value, thanks to Dick and Carol.

Please write a check today, and make it out to Eagle Rock School Alumni Association. Send it to:

Eagle Rock School
Attn: Alumni Association
2750 Notaiah Road
Estes Park, Colorado 80517

You can also donate through our secure online donation form by following these five simple steps: Continue reading…