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Rites of Passage’s expedition-based wilderness therapy programs are designed for adolescents ages 11-17 and adults ages 18-30+ who are struggling with a variety of emotional and behavioral concerns, such as:

  • oppositional defiant disorder(ODD)
  • attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • low self-esteem
  • mood disorders, or
  • substance abuse.

A boot camp alternative, our programs are therapeutic, not punitive.

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Students work closely with field instructors, mentors, chemical-dependency counselors and wilderness therapists to gain the self-esteem and self-reliance they need to find a new direction in life. Our outdoor curriculum and customized programs challenge students physically and mentally in a safe, supportive environment.

Expeditions encourage students to take responsibility, realize their strengths and skills, and learn powerful tools that will help them transition to a new direction. Programs are designed for maximum fun and for honest confrontation of the bigger issues that bring our students to camp. Rites of Passage is a catalyst for change, helping troubled youth make a meaningful difference in their own lives.

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