January 04, 2022

2022 RELC Summit Canceled

We and The Ecology School have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2022 Residential Environmental Learning Center (RELC) Summit, originally planned for Jan 14-18 at The Ecology School in Saco, Maine, because of the current state of the pandemic. We will offer full refunds to those who had registered for the event. Thank you for your understanding and support of the RELC community.

The RELC Summit brings together executive directors and other leadership staff from residential environmental learning centers across North America. These centers share the unique challenges of housing and feeding students for multiple days, and the RELC Summit fosters a space to solve problems and build connections in this particular field.

Virtual Gathering: Friday, Jan 14

Though we can't meet in person, we still want to offer an opportunity for the RELC community to connect. Please join us for this free virtual gathering where you can meet with peers from other residential facilities and address topics specific to RELCs.


The gathering will use an Open Space format, where we'll have topic-specific breakout rooms. Each breakout room will feature a discussion with a facilitator; we encourage you to participate in the discussion and bring your questions, challenges, and solutions to the conversation.

This event is open to everyone in the RELC community.


Contact Alex Grindle, Director of Programs at The Ecology School:  

An outside view of The Ecology School's dormitory.An outside view of The Ecology School's dormitory.