All Kinds of News for December 06, 2017
Trails Momentum, a wilderness therapy program for struggling young adults ages 18-25, recently conducted student interviews and produced a video highlighting the benefits students feel they have received from Momentum, as well as sharing their reasons for being at the program.
Difficulty in college and tech addiction, as well as depression and anxiety, were the primary reasons the young adults at Momentum sought treatment in a program. They chose Momentum because of the dedicated staff and the overall support for growth and positive change that the program provides.
Students participate in base camp activities 4 days a week including mindfulness and yoga, culinary classes, gardening and fly-fishing. They are also engaged in daily academics and will earn 6 college semester hours with completion of the program. Coursework includes introduction to outdoor leadership and introduction to communication. Clinical services are focused on individual, group and family therapy sessions and include contact with Momentum certified art therapist in the on-site expressive arts studio.
When the weekend comes, student participate in a variety of off-campus adventure therapy expeditions. Activities include canoeing, rock climbing, white water rafting, hiking, mountain biking, and zip-lining are among the choices. While on expedition, students camp and learn wilderness survival skills. “Trails Momentum really opened me up to a whole new world of experiences in my life” says one student who struggles with technology addiction.
“Right away you realize how everybody is in this together and everyone here is here for your success and wants to help you grow. It becomes really easy to talk to them” comments another Momentum student who came to the program due to her struggles with anxiety and depression.
The wilderness adventures are designed to create success experiences for students so that they learn transferable skills that they can take with them after the program and that they can enjoy wilderness and nature as an activity they will want to incorporate into their future lives.
About Trails Momentum
Trails Momentum is a co-ed adventure-based wilderness program that offers a transformative, whole student centered growth experience in the mountains of Western North Carolina for young adults ages 18-25. Trails Momentum uses adventure programming, clinical services, education, service-learning, and community living to guide students on their path to health and happiness.