An Elephant thoughts campus

Riverstone

An exceptional educational facility serving youth facing barriers. 

The Campus

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The Campus

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. 

Land Acknowledgement 

Elephant Thoughts acknowledges the lands that our Riverstone campus  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 also share these lands with many diverse peoples.

Culinary Arts Facilities

The Riverstone Campus is set up to offer professional culinary education programs and experiences. Led by our resident chef and culinary educator, Chef, Zach Keeshig, students and visitors have access to a stone-fired oven, extensive gardens, foraging grounds, indoor and outdoor kitchens, and professional-grade appliances and tools.
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Art Barn

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.
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Retreat Accommodations

At the heart of the Riverstone Campus is the beautiful old stone farmhouse one of several accommodations available. Guests have access to several different accommodation types ranging from indoor bedrooms, to a converted caboose, to comfortable bunkies, to beautiful camping space.
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Agricultural Grounds

From the vegetable garden used by our culinary students and Chef Zach to hundreds of acres of farm fields, the Riverstone Campus is an ideal space for fostering responsible and sustainable agricultural practices and education.
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Diverse Event Spaces

From our spacious pavilion to a forested labyrinth, maple sugar shack and an outdoor riverfront dining space the property is spotted with many surprises and unique offerings.
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What's Happening at Riverstone?

There is always something happening at our Riverstone campus, find out what’s on, check out our calendar. 

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Our Values

our core values underpin every program and offering we serve our community with.

Equality in Education

We believe in equal access to quality education and opportunity for children and youth in our local community and everywhere on earth. We continue to find new ways to reach more pupils and improve access to our programming, support quality education in other facilities, and reduce barriers to opportunity.

Environmental Stewardship

We encourage students to explore and engage in activities that make them aware of their impact on our planet. Our goal through thoughtful programming is to foster environmentally literate and conscientious citizens capable of building a bright and healthy future for themselves and their communities.

Global Citizenship

We believe that cultural sensitivity, awareness of privilege, empathy, compassion and knowledge of global issues are important qualities for young students to develop. We strive to equip our program participants with the tools they need to move forward as active contributors to a world with improved equality for all.

Our Approach

Skills Training & Internships

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Academic Support

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Makerspaces

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