Vanguard Community Partnerships

Vanguard is proud to partner with Momentous Institute to offer student and family camps throughout the school year at their beautiful nature-focused location in East Texas. The program includes education on mindfulness and nature as powerful tools to support social and emotional health. The goals for the program are to:

    • Strengthen relationships 
    • Strengthen social emotional health 
    • Disconnect from electronics
    • Improve communications and problem-solving 
    • Learn more about the healing dimensions of the natural world

    The camp is situated on a 1,200-acre property with a 24-acre lake stocked with bass and crappie. Activities include fishing, canoeing, hiking, low ropes course, trailer ride through nature (numerous nature-based points of reference), basketball, kickball and other field games and campfires.

    Vanguard’s research partnership with UTSW Medical Center and Prism Health Care underscores our commitment to providing a holistic educational experience. This unique collaboration harnesses the expertise of educational and medical professionals to create tools to identify and respond to subtle stress biomarkers in our students. This proactive approach ensures students not only receive support in overcoming challenges but also enhances their capacity to recognize and navigate their own stress signals. The Vanguard team and our medical partners are forging a promising future for our students!