All Kinds of News for January 06, 2016
This year marks Summit Achievement's (ME) 20th year of helping young people and their families. To commemorate this milestone, we are launching a new website, hosting a series of regional events and inviting friends, families and alumni to come visit us in this special corner of New England.
We are also celebrating that Dr. Will White, co-founder of Summit Achievement, has just published “Stories from the Field: A History of Wilderness Therapy.” The book is dedicated to Adam Tsapis, co-founder of Summit, who passed away last February. The book traces the evolution of Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare (OBH) from the 1800's to today and is a collaborative fundraising project with all profits going to research in OBH. The first half of the book chronicles the evolution of the field and is authored by Dr. Will White. The second half includes narrative chapters by various OBH Program founders and/or leaders and includes the history of Summit Achievement.
Summit Achievement is (and always has been) guided by positive reinforcement and the power of choice, our outcome-focused program employs effective therapeutic and educational principals. Through the process of engaging therapy, classroom academics and exciting wilderness expeditions, students experience the therapeutic benefit of outdoor adventure-based activities while learning to manage the demands of a more traditional environment. As an intentionally small, owner-operated program, we serve adolescent boys and girls, ages 13-20, from around the world.