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)
- low self-esteem
- mood disorders, or
- substance abuse.
A boot camp alternative, our programs are therapeutic, not punitive.
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.