Health & Social Services programs are designed to address the needs of private-for-profit, not-for-profit, public organizations, and individuals with special needs or interests. These programs use wilderness environments, adventure and risk to help individuals build the confidence, esteem and energy conducive to creating and fostering constructive patterns of human relations built on trust, cooperation, communication and understanding.

These programs also assist individuals in choosing healthier patterns of living. Participants have utilized programs for personal development, to improve specific skills, to help overcome specific problems and to develop group cohesion. Courses are designed to address the needs of individuals or groups in transition, moving from a place of personal (or group) disequilibrium, to a place of enhanced quality of functioning.

Our goal is to aid participants in developing the tools necessary to build self-confidence, encourage self-discovery and promote recovery. Participants experientially confront the issues that keep them from achieving their highest aspirations. Course experiences act as "mirrors" of individual's lives, metaphorically providing a testing ground for how they respond to the stresses and choices that they face daily.

Health & Social Services Programs can be run at a base camp facility with participants sleeping in dorms or tents or as a mobile course with participants camping out as they travel the backcountry.

Programs have been developed for groups of:

  • Survivors of Violence
  • Cancer Survivors
  • Disadvantaged Youth
  • Deaf/HOH
  • Epilepsy
  • Foster Children and Families
  • Mildly Traumatic Brain Injured
  • War Veterans
  • Recently Widowed
  • Recovering Chemical and Alcohol Dependent Youth and Adults
  • Persons with Multiple Sclerosis
  • Adopted Children