An outdoor behavioral health program is an effective means to building self-esteem and learning to relate to others in a positive way. The program will promote positive behavioral change and therapy. Going to an outdoor experience removes distractions so the children are able to focus on their issues and relationships.
Students are in small groups which hold them accountable for their actions. The students spend the day hiking, setting up/breaking down camp, preparing meals, structured activities or lessons, and participating in group or individual therapy. Teens are guided by counselors and staff to become self-reliant and aware of their behaviors. They begin to realize that there are consequences for their actions and see that their choices affect others. Children who benefit from these types of programs may have:
Poor school performance
Defiance of authority
Drug or alcohol abuse
History or threats of running away
Legal or criminal issues
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
At Campus Selection, Londa May, helps the family determine if wilderness therapy is the appropriate route for the student. Londa has visited many programs and knows the techniques and models of therapy implemented at each one. She is familiar with the history and safety records of the directors and programs, to ensure the well being of your child.