All Kinds of News for June 05, 2019
blueFire Wilderness Therapy, a wilderness program for teens ages 11-17, takes extra measures to make sure clients stay hydrated and cool during the hot days of summer. With the beginning of summer fast approaching, blueFire Wilderness starts June instilling these measures into programming for the days ahead.
Throughout the summer months, blueFire makes sure clients and staff stay hydrated throughout the day. Clients drink at least 4 liters of water a day and replace electrolytes with electrolyte based drinks.
blueFire clients are taught how to dress appropriately for the hot summer weather of Gooding, Idaho. Clients wear long sleeves and pants to keep their bodies cool through insulation.
“At blueFire Wilderness Therapy, clients take part in a variety of excursions throughout the day,” says Kathy Rex, CTRS, Executive Director and Co-Founder of blueFire Wilderness. “However, during the summer months we change our schedule to make sure clients stay cool. We complete all physical activities before the hottest part of the day and clients are back at base camp before noon in the summer months.”
Many of the activities clients participate in during the summer months are water-based.
“We love to get our students on canoes in the water to not only get a good work out, but also to cool off in a designated swimming area,” says Rex.
Another way blueFire helps keep clients cool during the summer months is through seeking higher elevation in the surrounding areas near Gooding, Idaho.
“One of the most important things that our clients do to protect themselves from the sun is to wear a hat and wear sunscreen at all times,” comments Rex. “We think that this is extremely important and our staff makes sure that our clients stay on top of applying sunscreen and wearing their hats.”
Learn more about adventure programming at blueFire Wilderness by visiting https://www.bluefirewilderness.com/ or by calling 1 (844) 413-1999.
About blueFire Wilderness
BlueFire Wilderness is a wilderness therapy program based just outside of Boise, Idaho that offers teens ages 11-17 a comprehensive adventure experience. BlueFire Wilderness combines clinical expertise, academic assessments and a family systems approach to help teens struggling emotional, behavioral and social challenges. For more information, please call 1 (844) 413-1999.