Do I really need this?
The answer to this question is not what you might expect: Everyone needs this. Naturally, we tend to work with young people who are struggling in a variety of ways. This does not, however, imply that the only benefit of this work is for those who have gotten off track. Similarly, one would not suggest that exercise is only for those who are out of shape. High-performing students with no apparent struggles would likely have a similarly life-changing experience after completing our program. Therapeutic work integrated in a wilderness setting has universal benefits – no matter who you are. It is a unique way to begin to build awareness, resilience, self-worth, clarity, and deeper connections with self and others, and it would be extremely difficult to recreate these same breakthroughs in a different environment.