All Kinds of News for October 09, 2019
Pure Life Adventure is excited to offer a new base day experience for young adult participants. As they enter their sixth year of operations, Pure Life is excited to debut new bunkhouses at the Pure Life Base. Base days provide students a chance to reset, and reflect on the previous week, and prepare and plan for the upcoming week. Students will have a balance between a more minimal experience of camping while on itineraries, and sleeping in beds during base days. The bunkhouses are simple structures, yet the addition of beds and new bunkhouses will provide students a couple nights of comfortable sleep, to recharge and be ready for the next week's adventure.
Pure Life is very intentional in creating an environment that challenges the students, while providing a safe and healthy place to learn and grow. They believe discomfort is sometimes necessary for growth, and that by persevering through difficult experiences, students gain resiliency and empowerment. Allan Capp, Program Development, states, "As we discussed the option of offering beds to our clients, we realized we don't lose anything in terms of therapeutic impact and overall experience. Pure Life students are getting the full outdoor experience five days a week. Offering beds at base camp is a positive way to meet our young adults where they're at. For potential young adults who might be reticent to commit to a 2 -3 month adventure program, something as little as providing beds two nights a week could help them overcome their resistance and positively engage in a life changing experience."
Pure Life's daily and weekly schedules are designed in a way that supports mastery of new skills and the opportunity for students to define and reach their own goals. During weekly itineraries, students are fully immersed in the experience and activity. Itineraries range from whitewater rafting, surfing, certifications, backpacking, and cultural home stays. While on itinerary, students live simply, camping and being close to nature and focus on learning and engaging in the activity. Each week after completing the itinerary, students return to Base. The beautiful property, tucked beneath the breathtaking Diamante ridge on the pacific slopes in southern Costa Rica, is a home away from home. It's during base days that students meet with their individual therapist, participate in group therapy, engage in yoga classes, participate in the Pure Life Life Skills Curriculum, and prepare family style meals together. All of these activities work in concert to support students in their individual process, while engaging and being part of a community. The advent of beds will help support this sense of community for the Pure Life students.
About Pure Life Adventure
Pure Life Adventure is located in the Central Pacific region of beautiful Costa Rica. Relying on decades of experience in the Costa Rican outdoor industry, the bicultural team provides a therapeutically sophisticated and holistic approach to helping young adults with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, lack of motivation, executive function deficits, trauma and substance abuse. The students are individuals with very real challenges looking for lasting change. Pure Life utilizes traditional individual and group therapy in combination with outdoor experiential learning and adventure. The Pure Life integrated and dynamic approach includes an emphasis on fitness, mindfulness, life skills and cultural immersion.