ADVENTURE THERAPY

  • Rappelling

    Rappelling

  • Hiking

    Hiking

  • Camping

    Camping

  • Kayaking

    Kayaking

  • Snowboarding

    Snowboarding

  • Whitewater Rafting

    Whitewater Rafting

  • Cultural Events

    Cultural Events

  • Sledding

    Sledding

  • Academic Field Trips

    Academic Field Trips

  • Horseback Riding

    Horseback Riding

  • Service

    Service

  • Rappelling
    Rappelling
  • Hiking
    Hiking
  • Camping
    Camping
  • Kayaking
    Kayaking
  • Snowboarding
    Snowboarding
  • Whitewater Rafting
    Whitewater Rafting
  • Cultural Events
    Cultural Events
  • Sledding
    Sledding
  • Academic Field Trips
    Academic Field Trips
  • Horseback Riding
    Horseback Riding
  • Service
    Service

 

Click Here:  2021 Adventure Schedule

How do you get a young teen to change, to love themselves, 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 student plays, explores, builds mastery, connects with nature and others - the more open they 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 students are actively engaged in life and fun every single day. Formally we provide adventure experiences every Wednesday and often on the weekends.  Students also go on three day adventure trips away from campus every month (with the exception of November and December).  Again, these are not just activities. These are carefully designed events where the primary therapists participate and interact with each student, whether that is rappelling down a cliff, kayaking, volunteering, or participating in an academic field trip 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 with our students 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 student's eligibility and invitation to participate in Adventure Therapy does not depend on their level or securing a high status in the program.  It starts at the first day they arrive.  Students are immediately immersed in actively experiencing new things.