Adventure Programming at blueFire Wilderness
Adventure programming helps clients learn therapeutic skills through various adventure-based opportunities. Adventure activities can help therapists access clients that may be closed off to traditional therapy venues. With adventure activities, strengths and weaknesses can be identified and explored. Gaining confidence by overcoming challenges and in trying new things is a big bonus for today’s teens and young adults.
In the Moment Learning Opportunities
Many of our clients come to us with anxieties and insecurities that they have trouble expressing verbally. Through adventure programming, these challenges come up in a supportive environment that allows them to be addressed. Maybe a client is scared to go to the next level in a rock climbing experience because of their anxiety. Therapists and field staff can use this moment to explore why these feelings arise, what effects they are having on the client, and teach skills to overcome the challenge and move forward. This in-the-moment learning helps clients use their coping skills in real life situations and better prepares them for life after blueFire.
Some of the adventure activities clients participate in are:
- Outdoor and Indoor rock climbing
- Horseback riding
- Mountain biking
- Whitewater rafting
- Cross country skiing
- Service projects like trail cleanups in national parks
Healthy Hobbies for Life
Through adventure programming, we hope to introduce clients to a variety of positive leisure activities that they can take with them for life. Creating healthy experiences for clients to enjoy provides long term coping skills and helps clients from falling back into bad habits. Adventure programming also helps clients learn to regulate anxiety in the moment and better identify their boundaries. These activities also offer an opportunity to meet new people with similar interests.
If you think your child could benefit from our wilderness therapy program, please contact us today.
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