An Elephant thoughts campus
An exceptional educational facility and eco retreat serving youth facing barriers.
Information will be posted in the new year!
Situated on the banks of the mighty Saugeen River, the Riverstone Campus is located 5 minutes from Durham, Ontario on 136 acres of historic farmstead. The property boasts diverse forests, hiking trails, agricultural lands and several indoor and outdoor facilities for events, overnight accommodations, retreats and educational experiences. This is a property you really have to see and explore to appreciate the beauty, tranquility and opportunity brimming from every square inch.
The property is designed to host several activities in unique, accessible areas. In the future we hope to see our campus buzzing with energy, hope, excitement and productivity, making the most out of this incredible resource.
We’ve made mention of just a few of our facility highlights below. Click on any to learn more.
As with every single effort put forth by Elephant Thoughts, Riverstone 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 Riverstone available to other non-profit organizations with likeminded missions. 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 Riverstone 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.
There is always something happening at our Riverstone campus, find out what’s happening, check out our events calendar or drop us a line.
The coming summer season is already set to be packed with children’s nature camps, skill building retreats for youth:
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 Riverstone. Riverstone is set to be a buzzing hub of innovation, activity and education in practical environmentalism, sustainability and cultural diversity.
Riverstone is defined by a collaborative spirit that underpins our values and goals for the campus and our broader organization.
Elephant Thoughts acknowledges the lands Riverstone campus now sits upon have been occupied for over 8,000 years. These are the traditional territories of the Petun, and later the traditional territory of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation and the members of the Three Fires Confederacy (Odawa, Potawatomi and Ojibway). These First Peoples are the past, present and future caretakers of this land. We share these lands with many diverse peoples.