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Trails Momentum, an outdoor adventure-based therapy program for young adults, is unique and dissimilar when compared with more traditional young adult wilderness therapy programs.
At Trails Momentum, students learn skills that can be applicable to college living and “real life”.
“While students are at our program, they learn important skills that can carry into a college setting such as community and dorm living etiquette, time management, and academic strategies,” says Adam Ray, Director of Program Development at Trails Momentum. “They also learn about cooking, nutrition, and meal preparation within a real kitchen as opposed to cooking out in the field.”
Throughout the program, students have the opportunity to take part in a traditional classroom setting on a regular basis. They have the chance to earn college credit and participate in two college courses that align with the clinical and adventure experiences offered - Introduction to Communication and Leadership and Principles of Outdoor Recreation.
According to Ray, “Unlike other young adult wilderness programs, Trails Momentum provides the opportunity to students to participate in a traditional classroom setting where they have the chance to develop productive academic habits, assess academic and clinical barriers to their success, and gain self confidence in academics.”
In addition to the unique academic and skill building elements of the program, Trails Momentum also offers benefits similar to a traditional wilderness therapy program such as clinical support and therapy through individual, group, family, and equine therapy.
The program also offers outdoor adventure activities that help empower young adults. These outdoor adventure activities help develop adaptability, resiliency and promote self-sufficiency. These activities include: Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Backpacking, White Water Rafting, Canoeing, Hiking and Fly Fishing.
About Trails Momentum
Trails Momentum is a co-ed outdoor adventure-based therapy program for young adults ages 18-25. Located in the mountains of western North Carolina, Trails Momentum offers a transformative, whole student centered growth experience for young adults struggling to launch themselves into adulthood. Adventure programming, clinical services, education, service-learning, and community living are seamlessly interwoven to maximize the transference of important life skills in order to empower students to make the transition into independence. For more information about programming at Trails Momentum, please visit https://trailsmomentum.com/ or call (877) 296-8711.