All Kinds of News for June 06, 2018
Sunrise RTC envisions a world where girls make peace with their past, thrive in the present, and move boldly into their futures -- a life of emotional health, personal growth, and independence. Sunrise empowers girls to make Real Life Change by creating opportunities for them to participate in the community through: service-learning activities; college attendance; team sports; art and music; internships and recreational experiences.
One of those recreational experiences is their annual camping trip to Snow Canyon State Park. For a week, the students, residential mentors, therapists, and teachers camp in beautiful Southern Utah. It is such a great opportunity for students and staff to strengthen their relationships and for students to have fun, practice their therapeutic skills outside of the traditional "treatment environment" and to enjoy, 24 x 7, all the benefits of nature.
Erin McMurtrey, Sunrise's Recreational Therapist, organized this year's camping experience. She loved being able to connect with the students in a way that was fun and sometimes challenging for the girls. She took the girls on a hike to Jenny's Canyon in the State Park. "Jenny's Canyon is a lovely, short walk to a small slot canyon. We created a DBT mindfulness experience and shared what we were most grateful for; it was a beautiful moment!"
As a team, Sunrise is grateful to be able to work with their girls to support them and their families on their healing journey.
About Sunrise RTC
Sunrise is a residential treatment center for adolescent girls ages 13-17 aimed at uncovering the academic, social and emotional potential of girls who have been held back by emotional or behavioral struggles. Sunrise combines the warmth of a home, the safety and clinical expertise of a residential treatment program and the community access of a transition program.