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Community Life

The small size of each Castle Rock group makes attention to issues of community and group dynamics central to life at the Institute. Students spend a great deal of time together-- eating meals, taking classes, going on outdoor trips, studying and preparing for class, just hanging out. Consequently, it is important that everyone develop strategies for getting along-- choosing to act responsibly, make decisions that benefit the group as a whole, and be honest in their interactions with others.

Building a sense of community, allowing for effective leadership, and realizing the kind of positive relationships this entails-- the friendship, support, encouragement and trust --helps improve every other aspect of life during the program.

Life at CRI
A semester at the Castle Rock Institute is often described as an intense personal, intellectual, and physical experience. It demands a great deal from students, but promises to be extraordinarily rewarding as well. It proves to be a form of fully engaged college education. Read more...

A Typical Day
A typical day on a Castle Rock program blends discussion-class learning, group meals, outdoor experience, and free time for individual study and hanging out. Read more...

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