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Featured Wilderness Programs
Outback's wilderness program for teens ages 13 to 17 blends the best of the "ancient cultural systems" with the most effective and proven therapeutic processes. We have worked with teens struggling with family conflict, negative peer groups, Internet and video game addiction, academic underachievement, low self-esteem, drug and alcohol abuse, and other emotional and behavioral issues. Our students experience the highest standards of safety and therapy in the context of one of the most powerful settings for real change - the wilderness.
Phoenix Outdoor is a therapeutic wilderness program for teens ages 13 to 17 who are struggling with substance abuse, as well co-occurring behavioral and mental health issues. Located in the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Phoenix Outdoor blends clinical assessments, wilderness therapy, the 12 Step model and traditional therapeutic interventions to help teens realize the extent of their substance abuse problem and commit to the process of change.
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The No-Resistance Approach to Wilderness Therapy
Outback's wilderness therapy program for troubled teens ages 13 to 17 utilizes a core philosophy that emphasizes giving adolescents the power of choice and the ability to experience the natural consequences of their decisions.
At SUWS, Adolescents Follow Three-Phase Path to Success
SUWS has established a three-phase program that emphasizes personal growth as well as the ability to make healthy, positive contributions to both family and society.
Slaying the Dragon: Teens Embark on the Hero's Journey in the Wilderness
A troubled teen must accept the challenge to grow, by accepting the invitation to attend a wilderness program, in order to resolve the crisis surrounding their lives.
A Difficult Decision
Parents often struggle with the decision to send their child to a wilderness program. A Wilderness Field Supervisor at Adirondack Leadership Expeditions helps parents understand the value of taking this step.