blueFire Embers Program
blueFire’s Embers Program was created with young boys in mind. This wilderness therapy program offers support to young boys ages 11-15. We help students that may be struggling with one or more of the following issues: grief or loss, low self-esteem, anger, adoption issues, trauma, learning disabilities, school refusal or failure, social struggles, executive functioning issues and may have a long history of behavioral or emotional problems.
Teaching Important and Useful Skills
Throughout this program, we focus on teaching and developing skills that will be transferable to the real world. Our students learn healthy coping skills, communication skills, organizational skills, and much more.
A combination of of individual, group, equine and family therapy are used to help students focus on their own behaviors, identify their feelings, understand where those feelings are coming from and learn healthy ways to cope with those feelings.
By removing young boys from their fast-paced lives and away from distractions, they are better able to engage and reflect on their own behaviors and the way that these behaviors impact the world around them. Embers sees the value in experiential learning as every step of this journey serves as a teachable moment for students to grow and improve from.
Who We Help
This program is unique in the sense that it is open to a very specific age range. We welcome male students ages 11-15. These students may have a diagnosis such as the following: depression, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder. Young boys who have had a long-standing battle with these issues tend to be a great fit for our program. While not limited to this list, here are some behaviors that potential candidates may exhibit:
- Temper tantrums
- Having a hard time with Change
- Difficulty with transitions
- Food texture issues
- Mood swings
- Oppositional behavior
- Manipulative behavior
Want to Learn More
We are happy to answer any question you have about bluefire wilderness
Let Us Help You
Our unique program allows us to create an individualized approach and plan to help your son get on the path towards lifelong happiness and success. By combining outdoor activities, therapeutic support, and family programming we are able to influence a positive change in the life of your family as a whole. Our program helps with diverse issues and our staff is highly qualified to help young men confront and cope with their emotional and behavioral struggles. Embers wilderness therapy empowers young men to regain confidence and control over their lives.
“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