Hidden Gem: Teen Wilderness Therapy Program in Idaho

From deserts, to mountains, to gorges, and rivers, the Idaho environment surrounding blueFire makes an ideal place for a wilderness therapy program. Wilderness therapy uses adventure activities to help troubled teens develop productive, healthy behaviors, reuniting families in the process. Teens learn new skills, develop confidence in themselves, benefit from therapy sessions, learn to communicate …

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A Program Director’s Take On Keeping Perspective In Wilderness Therapy and Life

Photography, Perspective, Life Recently, I took an outdoor photography class which emphasized the ‘chasing the light.’ We roamed through an area where I have spent many years camping and climbing, the City of Rocks in southern Idaho. Being introduced to the beauty of this landscape while looking through a new set of eyes awakened a …

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Why Wilderness Therapy? A Teen’s Inability To Reason

Disillusioned Struggling Teens and Wilderness Therapy If talking to your teen equates to attitude, disrespect, rebellion, anger and/or detachment, it may be reflective of a sprawling shifting viewpoint. Growing up as a teen today is nothing like it was even 10 years ago. Let’s look at what affects teens today, so we can better learn …

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Idaho Wilderness Therapy Program Looks to Help Local Economy

blueFire on NPR An NPR Report shared the struggle of maintaining a wilderness area and trying to build a local economy. Local people do not want to negatively impact wilderness areas but still want the opportunity to be apart of a thriving economy. blueFire respects the environment, merging a pristine wilderness area and a thriving rural economy- creating jobs, …

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