Cushing Nature Retreat-

197, ch. Fierobin 
Ladysmith, Quebec JOX 2AO


Geoffrey Cushing - Director of Operations

Ages 15 -


Call admissions department for current tuition.

42 days

In-Sight Quest For Teens (ISQFT) is a unique program offered through the facilities and resources of Auberge âcologique Cushing Nature Retreat

A refundable $1,500 USD deposit is required to confirm teenager admission to program

Abusing alcohol and/or other drugs
Experiencing low self esteem - Angry or defiant - Under achieving - Lacking the desire and/or knowledge to establish constructive short and medium term goals

Working with their professional team members, dogs, horses, raptors and rehabilitating animals

500 acres of mixed forest, 3 small lakes and 25 miles of four-season nature-discovery trails. Our facilities include: host family residence
the Lodge, our accommodation building, which has 6 rooms with private bathrooms, 2 common living rooms and an outdoor hot tub.

The ideal environment, with qualified and experienced professionals to provide teens a foundation upon which to develop their vision, through courage and healing for, as an Ojibwa saying states """"""""Men dream what they become.""""""""

Jo Ellen (Madge) Cushing - Director of Animal Programs

Nestled in the charming Pontiac Mountains of western Quebec, approximately 75 minutes northwest of Ottawa, the Retreat is a privately owned nature preserve and wilderness estate.

Wilderness Programs


We Can Help!

We help hundreds of families.
Some of the services we offer:

  • Admissions Counseling
  • Crisis Placement Services
  • free advice on programs
  • Interim short, 3-5 day crisis placements awaiting long term placements
  • Pre-screened Places for Children, Adolescents, Teens and Young Adults
  • Recommendation of preferred schools and programs
  • Teen Transportation Services

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