Therapeutic Approach

Why Rites of Passage NW Wilderness Therapy? What is different about Rites of Passage NW Wilderness Therapy Obesity Health and Wellness Camps?


We have combined a traditional fat camp with our Rites of Passage therapy model and a complete holistic food program to bring about a whole new approach to the traditional weight loss camps. Instead of teaching kids portion sizes and how toeat one slice of pizza, we teach our kids all about holistic nutritious foods, where to get them, how to cook them (yes, students get to cook their own meals while out on our adventures), how to make them super tasty and how to continue this way of life once they return home. We combine this facet of our program with an intensive therapy program that delves deep into the root issues that have brought our kids to Rites of Passage NW Wilderness Therapy Obesity Health and Wellness Camp. Individual therapy sessions, group therapy and family therapy are combined to make this a therapy rich experience. Each night, there are also campfire counsel groups where kids practice peer to peer feedback and leadership.

Therapeutic Approach

Our Therapies

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.