Students follow a traditional backpacking model of hiking to different locations most days and setting up camp. Therapists meet them wherever they are and they do not return to a base camp.
Adolescents hike about 5 days out of the week for a total of about 10 miles per week. Hikes are challenging and provide opportunities to practice orienteering, leadership, and endurance.
Students learn and master a variety of primitive outdoor skills including building traps and building fires using both flint and steel and bowdrilling methods
Adolescents learn executive function skills and build confidence as they work together to complete daily tasks like making meals, setting up and cleaning up camp, and planning hikes.