eastern headquarters


Elephant Thoughts’ Maritime Campus



Perched on a hilltop overlooking the St. John river this thirteen acre property is home to a working restaurant and a 14-room Inn, greenhouses, an industrial kitchen, culinary arts teaching facilities, and soon to be a digital makerspace. 

Culinary Arts Facilities

The campus hosts a fully equipped industrial kitchen, stone-fired oven, outdoor Swedish cooking tables, and edible gardens for foraging seasonal produce.

Green Houses

A wide-open space for students and visitors to explore their creative sides. With glass-blowing equipment, 3D printers, and all sorts of fantastic tools and materials the sky is the limit in the Art Barn.

Retreat Accommodations

A beautiful inn with 14 bedrooms provides housing to program participants and visiting guests. The working inn provides the opportunity for hospitality work experience.

Agricultural Grounds

Edible gardens and agricultural space for our culinary and agriculture programs.

Recreational Spaces

An indoor pool, large open grounds, and a playground complete the grounds.



As with every single effort put forth by Elephant Thoughts, Pathsaala seeks to serve children and youth facing barriers. These barriers may include physical, mental, emotional, geographical, social or economic. We aim to be as inclusive as possible and offer our resources and programs to a community that benefits from them long term. By serving those facing barriers we aim to level the playing field, improve equal access to quality education and opportunities for future healthy, happiness and fulfillment. 

We also make the facilities here at Pathsaala available to other non-profit organizations with likeminded values. We hope to foster relationships with a large network of organizations and collaborate through shared resources, minds and space to further our goals. 

Our space at Pathsaala is a cherished one and we want to be able to share it with as many people as possible. We do provide the opportunity for private groups or individuals to access the space when it is not needed for programming. 100 per cent of proceeds from private use goes back into programming. 



In addition to the three core values at the centre of all of Elephant Thoughts activities – Educational Excellence and Equality, Global Citizenship and Environmental Stewardship – we have some big plans for Pathsaala. Pathsaala is set to be a buzzing hub of innovation, activity and education in practical environmentalism, sustainability and cultural diversity. 

Pathsaala is defined by a collaborative spirit that underpins our values and goals for the campus and our broader organization. 

Responsible Food Production & Sourcing

Gardens and greenhouses provide us with seasonal food for our onsite restaurant and make possible our agricultural programming. The property is ideal for practical teaching focused on food sustainability, food sovereignty, food foraging, traditional culinary arts and outdoor cooking.

Sustainable Facilities & Operations

Pathsaala is well on it's way to being a sustainable social enterprise. In addition to fiscal sustainability we aim to work toward implementing sustainable operations policies that have a low impact on the environment and a positive impact on the community.

Collaborative Policy

We believe in sharing this wonderful space with as many other non-profits as can make use of it to benefit children and youth facing barriers. We are developing a model that will conducive to sharing resources, space, talent, and efficacy in the spirit of our (shared) mission.

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