Charting a New Path to one of the Top Wilderness Therapy Programs
Our philosophy is focused on creating one of the most unique wilderness therapy programs to help foster change for young men and women ages 11 – 17. BlueFire is the culmination of my nearly 30 (yes, 30!) years in behavioral health.
Unlike other wilderness therapy programs, with the BlueFire Wilderness Therapy program, I believe we have succeeded in creating one of the most top notch wilderness therapy programs in the country, complete with a high level of clinical sophistication and a highly experienced and passionate staff. We explore the wonderful landscape of southern Idaho to provide many opportunities for clients to experience adventure, have success and rediscover their true self.
When we set out to build one of the top wilderness therapy programs, we looked at the clinically proven treatment approaches that would deliver the best outcomes, give the best treatment and be the best at assessing each family’s needs on an individual basis.
BlueFire employs a team of wilderness therapy pioneers with more than 75 combined years of experience working with struggling teens and their families. Our experience tells us that BlueFire’s combination of wilderness and adventure therapy activities creates the ideal therapeutic environment to help clients recognize and build upon their sense of self-worth.
Gather, Build & Ignite Continual Excellence
In order to facilitate understanding and growth, we use the metaphor of a fire building model: Gather, Build, and Ignite. This metaphor applies across all aspects of our program. When creating BlueFire, we …
Prime Location for Amazing Adventures
A core component of BlueFire’s success is our beautifully diverse area of southern Idaho, not far from Boise, Idaho. This diverse landscape offers hiking, biking, canoeing, adventure, education and exploration all within a short distance.
Many years ago, I arrived to Idaho not sure if this area of Idaho was the place for me. Now, I cannot imagine any other area for raising my family or any other area to provide a therapeutic wilderness therapy program. This part of Idaho is a perfect location for BlueFire because it offers access to some fantastic and diverse adventure therapy activities that are critical to the success of our clients.
BlueFire, one of the top wilderness therapy programs, is located in the serene high plains desert at the base of the Sawtooth Mountains in south central Idaho, only a few hours from Boise with easy, direct access to cities around the United States.
I am incredibly proud of:
* Our place – diverse landscape, adventure and accessible for families,
* Our program – clinically diverse, technologically advanced and individualized
* The people involved with BlueFire – our staff, clients and wonderful families.
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“BlueFire Wilderness has consistently hit it out of the park for my clients. They are highly skilled and caring, and the program is run expertly. I highly recommend Blue Fire!”- Educational Consultant
“For me, sending my son to BlueFire was a big leap of faith. It turned out much better than I could have ever hoped or imagined. I'm incredibly grateful for all of their work.”- Robert, Father
“Jon is the best therapist I have ever encountered in my life. He is extremely knowledgeable, effective and is a large part of the reason for Niki’s healing. He’s a gem.”Heather, Mother