All Kinds of News for August 07, 2019
Equinox RTC, a residential treatment center for adolescent boys ages 14-18 located outside of Asheville, NC, has spent the last few weeks building a BMX pump track on part of their campus. The pump track is another testament to the commitment to both adventure programming and community responsibility.
The pump track took a few weeks to design and build at Equinox. The on-site maintenance of the pump track is handled by students, which incorporates many beneficial hands-on experiences.
“Boys at Equinox stay as active as possible. It is good for mental health, for wellness and healing. Activities like the pump track help to build new interests and work on skills necessary for other outdoor activities,” Bryan Tomes, Founder and Director of Business Development reports. He adds, “Building new interest while at the program is key; having new things to do, new hobbies, is why we offer various activities.”
The pump track presents challenges for boys at the program. Biking the track helps skill-building, offers programmatic diversity, and trail maintenance touches on a commitment to working hard. The development of this resource helps to build integrity and tackle entitlement issues.
Tomes shares, “The track helps boys develop the understanding that things don’t just exist to take advantage of, but you have to build them, maintain them, and work on them.”
The benefit of budding adventure activities can span many of the areas young men struggle with. Equinox looks for new avenues to connect while providing a unique residential experience. The program’s 145-acre campus is an adventurous environment and further development of the campus helps to continuously evolve the Equinox RTC experience for future attendees.
About Equinox RTC
Equinox RTC is a leading residential treatment center for adolescents ages 14-18. Equinox is unique in its focus on Trauma, Loss and Attachment, providing clinically intensive treatment for young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD, ASD, learning disabilities, and other emotional and behavioral needs. Equinox offers a combination of clinically sophisticated support with a whole child approach including adventure therapy, integrated Cross-Fit program, and a whole foods diet. Equinox provides a fully accredited school, with broad course selections taught by licensed teachers in a college-preparatory environment. Learn more about Equinox’s mission by visiting our About Us page, or by calling (877) 279-8925.