Education is paramount in the Rites of Passage Ranch Long Term Care Program. Creating educational goals and obtaining them is a powerful experience and builds self esteem. Whether residents are completing their GED or taking a class at the local community college or taking a job building skills course it helps residents for life after their stay in the program. We help develop and tailor each resident’s educational goals and interest to help them succeed. It has been proven that with higher education people are happier and live more fulfilling lives. We help residents start on their journey and help them stay on course throughout this process. Many of our residents have had some bad experiences in schooling and have fallen behind. We strive to create a positive experience and help residents take control and ownership of their education and reap the reward of learning.

We have created a space in the treatment plan for residents who are interested in pursuing and obtaining the educational goals. We will help them with school work, testing, and career counseling. We offer optional classes at the Rites of Passage Ranch Long Term Care Program which residents can take to help manage their lives such as personal finance, stress management, communication and nutrition. Our life skills team will also help individuals with resumes, job searches and interviewing preparation.

There are four phases to the program:

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.