ADVENTURE THERAPY

  • Repelling

    Repelling

  • Skiing

    Skiing

  • Hiking

    Hiking

  • Camping

    Camping

  • Kayaking

    Kayaking

  • Snowboarding

    Snowboarding

  • Whitewater Rafting

    Whitewater Rafting

  • Mountain Biking

    Mountain Biking

  • Cultural Events

    Cultural Events

  • Sledding

    Sledding

  • Academic Field Trips

    Academic Field Trips

  • Horseback Riding

    Horseback Riding

  • Service at Best Friends Pet Sanctuary

    Service at Best Friends Pet Sanctuary

  • Repelling
    Repelling
  • Skiing
    Skiing
  • Hiking
    Hiking
  • Camping
    Camping
  • Kayaking
    Kayaking
  • Snowboarding
    Snowboarding
  • Whitewater Rafting
    Whitewater Rafting
  • Mountain Biking
    Mountain Biking
  • Cultural Events
    Cultural Events
  • Sledding
    Sledding
  • Academic Field Trips
    Academic Field Trips
  • Horseback Riding
    Horseback Riding
  • Service at Best Friends Pet Sanctuary
    Service at Best Friends Pet Sanctuary

Click Here:  2017 Recreation Schedule


How do you get a young teen girl to change, to love herself, to accept love and support? Well, you have to make it fun to do so! Moonridge Academy EXCELS at disguising life-changing, soul-excavating, often painful work as HAVING A GREAT TIME!  We believe that the more a girl plays, explores, builds mastery, connects with nature and others - the more open she will be to making those adjustments towards a healthier, more balanced life. 

We call this adventure therapy.  And no, it's not just the once a week trip to the gym. Moonridge girls are actively engaged in life and fun every single day. Formally we provide adventure experiences all day every Wednesday.  Girls also go on a three to four day adventure trips away from campus every month.  Again, these are not just activities. These are carefully designed events where the primary therapists participate and interact with the girl, whether that is rapelling down a cliff, kayaking, volunteering at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, participating in science experiments at an Engineering Fair or hiking the Grand Canyon.  

Our therapists have said more than a once, that the best breakthroughs, the best therapy rarely happens on a couch. The true moments of change have been seen while hiking in the rain, laughing with friends in a raft or facing their fears as they rock climb higher than they've ever gone before.  

Unlike most programs, a girls eligibility and invitation to participate in adventure therapy events does not depend on her level or securing a high status in the program.  It starts at the first day she arrives.  Girls are immediately immersed in being active and experiencing new things.  (And fair warning parents -- we frequently ask you to come join us on some of our exciting adventures with your daughter!)