About Us

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.

Ranch About Us
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.



Medical Director



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.