blueFire Wilderness Opens a New Pre-Adolescent Boys Group
blueFire Wilderness, an innovative and comprehensive wilderness and adventure-based program for children and young adults, is opening another Embers Group to accommodate pre-adolescent boys aged 11-15. This new group is slated to open this month and enrollments are already filling up.
Young boys are struggling in this current world of perceived uncertainty. The lockdowns and isolation of the COVID pandemic is causing a myriad of trauma in the younger generation. The increase of screen time for both pleasure and schooling has caused damage to children’s social skills, anxiety, depression, parent and child relationships, and mood regulation among a plethora of other issues. This second Embers group provides a safe place for these young boys to step away from their current environments and gain perspective.
The Embers program removes these young boys from their fast-paced lives and away from distractions, thus they are better able to engage and reflect on their own behaviors and the way these behaviors impact the world around them. Embers group Primary Therapists Mark Ellis and Ted Bost work with these pre-adolescent boys to give them healthy coping, communication, and organizational skills through such programming as individual and group therapy, weekly equine therapy, exercise, adventure activities, quality food and good sleep, no screens, fresh air, leadership roles, and self-esteem building exercises.
Throughout the program, blueFire focuses on teaching and developing skills that will be transferable to the real world and support these young boys as they continue to grow into successful adults.
To learn more about blueFire Wilderness and the Embers Program please visit https://bluefirewilderness.com or call (844) 413-1999 for more information.
BlueFire Wilderness is a wilderness therapy program based just outside of Boise, Idaho that offers teens ages 11-17 a comprehensive adventure experience. BlueFire Wilderness combines clinical expertise, academic assessments, and a family systems approach to help teens struggling with emotional, behavioral and social challenges.