Classroom Management Retreat April 26-28

Bunker Hill has a long standing tradition of hosting educational retreats on its secluded grounds. If you are interested in hosting a retreat like the one below, please contact Joe Pallikkathayil at 573-808-7159 and tell him about your retreat idea.

Managing Challenging Behaviors in the Regular Classroom Environment (click here to register) April 26-28th
It is the beginning of the school year and every student has two questions on their mind as they head off to school–Will my teacher like me? and Will I have a friend?   For the majority of students, school is a wonderful environment to learn and grow.  But what happens when kids misbehave? Traditionally?  Rewards and Consequences don’t work.  Shame and humiliation don’t work!  Suspension and Expulsions don’t work.  So, what should we do with kids in our classrooms and schools when they misbehave, are disruptive or just won’t stop acting out?  Join Dr. Joe Sartorius and focus on restorative practices to help teachers develop positive strategies to help students be successful.

Participants can earn up to two hours of graduate credit at a cost of $145.00 per hour if interested.

Participants are encouraged to bring the book: Better Than Carrots or Sticks:  Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management by Dominique Smith.

Things to know before you arrive:
* Bunker Hill is the perfect place for a retreat.  It is quiet and rustic.  Come prepared to relax, make new friends, and enjoy learning on a topic of interest for all teachers.
* There is no cell phone or wi-fi service. You may leave the number to the main office with family in case of an emergency, 417-934-2333.
* Dress code is casual. Shorts, jeans, sweatshirts and t-shirts are all perfectly fine attire.
* You will be sharing a cabin with other workshop attendees.
* You will need to bring your own toiletries (shampoo, soap, etc.) Towels and bedding are provided.
* All meals are served family style. There are lots of opportunities to eat, but if there is a specific food you need, you will need to bring that food with you.
* There will be downtime, so you can enjoy the serenity of nature and the beautiful Jack’s Fork River.
* Other items you might want to bring with you are: sunscreen, bug spray, camp chairs, flashlight, etc.

Click on the link below and take a virtual tour of Bunker Hill.

Getting there:
Bunker Hill is scenic and secluded which means it’s also remote but not terribly hard to find. If you’re using GPS, you may lose signal along the way. You’ll want to acquaint yourself with the map before you start driving. My #1 navigation tip is that once you take Hwy 17 to Hwy O, you’re done thinking because when Hwy O ends, you’re there! If you get lost, call Bunker Hill (417-934-2333) and they can give you directions.
When you pull into Bunker Hill, proceed straight down the hill (don’t turn right) and you’ll see signs for where to check in.

Address of location:
Bunker Hill Retreat
State Hwy O
Mountain View, MO 65548

Schedule of Events:

  • Friday:  Meet and Greet from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
  • Saturday:
    • Breakfast 7:30 AM
    • 9:00 – 12:00
    • Lunch 12:30 PM
    • 1:00 – 4:00 PM
    • Dinner 5:30 PM
  • Sunday
    • Breakfast 7:30 AM
    • 9:00 – 11:00 AM
    • Lunch 12:30 PM

Check-out is 2 p.m. on Sunday

Bunker Hill Valentine’s Day Cards

Struggling to find the right card to say I love you?  We’ve got you covered! Download our printable PDF (4MB) for your choice of four different blank card designs.  Not sure what to say to your sweetie? Why not tell your Valentine that you’ve reserved a romantic weekend for the two of you at Bunker Hill!

Printing tips: Be sure to choose ‘actual size’ from the choices towards the bottom of the print menu.  If you choose shrink or any other scale, it will increase the white borders around the front of your card.  After you have printed the page you want, simply fold the page in half lengthwise to complete your card.

BFF List

The Friends of Bunker Hill would like to acknowledge and thank the following BFFs (Bunker Hill Friends Forever) for their sustained contributions to Bunker Hill.  To become a BFF, an individual must commit to donate at least $500 each year to Bunker Hill. Be sure to visit this page if you would like to join this elite group of Bunker Hill supporters.

  1. Bruce Moe
  2. Gail McCray
  3. Joe Pallikkathayil


The Friends of Bunker Hill plan on building a new walking trail this fall and we are challenging Bunker Hill’s guests to get ready for it by joining our Trailblazers walking challenge. Use the form below to log your daily steps. We will send out regular email updates to those participating sharing how far we have walked together along with some healthy tips.


Will you be our BFF?

Do you want to become a Bunker Hill Friend Forever (BFF)?  To become a BFF, you must be willing to commit to donating $45 monthly (or $500 annually) to the Friends of Bunker Hill.  The BFFs continued annual support will make future improvement projects possible and pave the way for a fantastic future for Bunker Hill.

BFF’s will be recognized on Bunker Hill’s website and in the visitor’s guide located in each of the cabins.  BFFs will be the first ones notified in the future of special events at Bunker Hill.  We are also working on BFF-only exclusive surprises as our way of saying thank you to those willing to commit to Bunker Hill’s future.   Our goal is to recruit 150 BFFs: one for each bed at Bunker Hill.

By donating through the form below, you can join the BFFs like these amazing friends.

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Finding the right “Fit”

The Friends of Bunker Hill are looking for sponsors for a new program we hope to launch in the summer.  If you own or represent a business that focuses on health, wellness, or fitness, we hope you will fill out the form below or contact Joe Pallikkathayil at 573-808-7159.

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