Why should I choose BRTW?
Since 2002, BRTW has initiated several leading wilderness therapy practices that are today considered industry leading. Dan McDougal, Owner and Founder, developed a program that focuses on student and family empathy and wrap-around therapeutic support through experiential learning rather than clinical diagnosis and counseling. Dan has worked with troubled teenagers since 2002 and has used those years of experience to build a program that is scalable and flexible to serve the needs of each child. As the single owner of the company, Dan can make financial and program decisions that are in the best interest of students without the burden of a Board of Directors.
BRTW Focuses on the comfort and holistic healing of each student. Unlike wilderness programs or boot camps of the past, Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness provides an emotionally and physically nurturing environment to our students that is clinically sophisticated and supported by research.