Holistic Food is what separates our program from other wilderness therapy programs. Holistic Food is food in its’ original state as found in nature: unprocessed, without additives, and without any artificial enrichment or fortification. Diet is imperative for healing and detoxing the body from processed foods and other unnatural chemicals.
At Rites of Passage NW Wilderness Therapy, meals consist of carefully planned menus that are nutritious, tasty, light enough to carry and safely preserved to reduce spoilage. We include local, organic, whole and fresh foods and our menus are planned by a registered dietician.
Health foods in a healing wilderness environment go hand in hand and compliment each other to have maximum impact on our students. Students are taught the importance of what they put in their bodies as well as the side effects of not getting enough of what their bodies need to optimally function. This creates a chance for change.
Rites of Passage NW Wilderness Therapy provides expedition-based wilderness therapy programs for troubled adults, youth, teens and children who are struggling with a wide array of disorders and behavioral concerns. These wilderness therapy and long term care programs are designed to treat children, young adults and adults over 30 with issues such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder - ODD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ADHD, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, mood disorders, substance abuse, drug abuse, obesity health and wellness, etc. Rites of Passage offers camps for troubled youth, programs for troubled young adults, long term drug treatment programs, long term drug addiction programs, long term alcohol rehab treatment center, summer weight loss camp for teens, weight loss camp for teens, weight loss programs for kids, wilderness therapy, wilderness therapy programs, and more. We are proud to have helped people from all over the United States and internationally including California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Europe and Canada.