Father-Daughter Canoe Trip

By Chrysalis School / July 18, 2019 / Comments Off on Father-Daughter Canoe Trip

Every year, a group of Chrysalis students and their fathers go on an epic adventure in a canoe down the scenic Missouri River. The one-on-one time the girls get to spend with their dads is invaluable, as bonds between them are strengthened through this incredible shared experience. This year, the trip began leaving Horse House…

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Finding Strength

By Chrysalis School / December 5, 2016 / Comments Off on Finding Strength

We all have stories that have defined who we are in our life path. We get bogged down with past fears, relationships and familiarities. All in which have left us feeling as if it’s written permanently on our foreheads for everyone to read. In hopes of creating a clean slate, somehow, in someway, it has…

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Costa Rica Adventures, November 2016

By Chrysalis School / November 22, 2016 / Comments Off on Costa Rica Adventures, November 2016

Students and parents embark on a week-long Costa Rica adventure Arriving late in the day we pull into our cabinas in Nosara, Costa Rica. Our students are all exhausted from leaving Eureka 24 hours earlier but jazzed to get out to the beach and get into the ocean. Swimming and watching our first sunset in our…

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A Spontaneous Road Trip with Lasting Memories

By Chrysalis School / November 4, 2016 / Comments Off on A Spontaneous Road Trip with Lasting Memories

“We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.” The Chrysalis School is a bustling environment. Each day is structured with school, therapy, daily responsibilities and connection. Life is more than a routine, connection is made and found in these day to day activities. Celebrating a home life is something we…

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Seeing Mother-Daughter Relationships in a New Light

By Chrysalis School / September 20, 2016 / Comments Off on Seeing Mother-Daughter Relationships in a New Light

Every August, nestled on the shore of the beautiful Flathead Lake, is our annual mother-daughter retreat.  It is a time and space created with the intention of connection, fun, being together, making new memories, and healing relational space. As a witness to the process, I stand amazed at the amount of courage that was required to…

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Annual Father Daughter Trip

By Chrysalis School / July 19, 2016 / Comments Off on Annual Father Daughter Trip

A Special Connection. Last month Chrysalis shared a powerful experience with some of our girls and their fathers. So many of our students get to embrace the engine of change that is the outdoors while completing wilderness therapy. This time, they had the opportunity to do so tracing a few miles of the journey that Lewis…

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The Mountains are Calling…

By Chrysalis School / April 27, 2016 / Comments Off on The Mountains are Calling…

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.” – John Muir And I Must Go When people ask me what I’ve been doing in Montana for the past 7 months, my reply usually starts and ends with “I go…

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Chrysalis School Gardens: Growing our Own Food

By Chrysalis School / March 9, 2016 / Comments Off on Chrysalis School Gardens: Growing our Own Food

At Chrysalis School, we offer a Horticulture class to expose our students to the joys and benefits of gardening. We are fortunate enough to have a dedicated Horticulture Manager, Leslie! She manages the school gardens and teaches the class basic gardening skills.  She places an emphasis on growing their own “Farm to Table” food. The class also covers…

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Receiving more than we seek

By Chrysalis School / October 2, 2015 / Comments Off on Receiving more than we seek

The summer of 2015 experienced early, heavy rains followed by drought, wildfires, smoke, trail closures, and a very unpredictable Mother Nature. While Northwest Montana and many other parts of the country hoped for rain, the outdoor adventurers took every opportunity to walk with nature – thankful for late sunsets and warm, sun-filled days. During the…

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2015 Chrysalis Mother-Daughter Retreat

By Chrysalis School / September 8, 2015 / Comments Off on 2015 Chrysalis Mother-Daughter Retreat

Why retreat with moms and daughters?  Why not provide a more traditional experience on campus?  The planning, costs and implementation of a retreat require commitment, yet we believe the benefits are immeasurable.  It’s a sound investment of time and resource from our perspective.  We know that girls surge forward in their journeys when families are…

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