BSB: Benjamin S. Turner (Waterford Country School: 1922-2022) Author Signing

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Bank Square Books presents an author signing with Benjamin S. Turner for the book Waterford Country School: 1922-2022.

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Waterford Country School: 1922-2022 book coverAbout the Book

From the cramped quarters of New York City in 1922, childcare pioneers Ettie and Henry Schacht looked to the expansive woodlands of Connecticut for their school and found a perfect location in the town of Quaker Hill. The Schachts purchased 500 acres of farmland complete with two large but old farmhouses and an unused dairy barn. Over the years, a number of cabins, camp buildings, and farm and support facilities were added to the property, and in 1942, the program blossomed into a coveted and ambitious year-round boarding school. The Schachts inspired various specialized programs, including a special education school and residential and foster care programs. In addition, the founders established an ambitious outdoor education facility, its setting surrounded by an adventure challenge course, farm sanctuary, log cabin, and nature center. Celebrating its centennial anniversary, Waterford Country School's innovative and successful Children and Residential Experiences (CARE) program continues to work around the clock to meet the special needs of children and families at risk.

About the Author

Ben began working at Waterford Country School in 2009 as an Outdoor Education Facilitator and in 2015 was promoted to the role of Director of Outdoor Education. Ben holds a Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University in Business Management, and a graduate certificate in Animal-Assisted Therapy from the University of Denver. In addition, Ben holds a U.S Fish & Wildlife Service migratory bird rehabilitation permit, DEEP wildlife rehabilitation permit, and is on the board of directors for Reliance Health, Inc. In his role as Outdoor Education Director, Ben is member of the International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO), and provides leadership support for Adventure and Animal-Assisted Therapy programs, ropes course management, wildlife rehabilitation, animal welfare, Camp Cuheca, and community fundraising events.

Waterford Country School: 1922-2022 (Campus History) By Benjamin S. Turner, William Martin (Foreword by) Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781467108591
Availability: Ships to Our Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - May 30th, 2022

From the cramped quarters of New York City in 1922, childcare pioneers Ettie and Henry Schacht looked to the expansive woodlands of Connecticut for their school and found a perfect location in the town of Quaker Hill. The Schachts purchased 500 acres of farmland complete with two large but old farmhouses and an unused dairy barn.


Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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