All Kinds of News for September 11, 2019
Even though 86% of Sunrise Residential Treatment Center’s students are off campus each week doing various identity building activities - whether it be service learning, working part time, or taking a college course or two, it is still so important to create opportunities for all the girls to get off campus to learn how to strengthen their relationships with themselves, peers, mentors, and therapists.
Every year, Sunrise takes its students to Bryce Canyon National Park for a three day camping trip. The theme of this trip was centered around mindfulness and allowing the girls time to reflect on their own strengths and progress. Each girl received a letter from their family and a few different staff that helped them understand the skills they have learned and the support they have as they continue to learn new skills.
“I’m generally not a big fan of camping,” said a current Sunrise student when asked about the most recent camping trip, “but going to Bryce Canyon was pretty fun. We got to spend a lot of time hanging out with the staff and therapists and we each got a spirit animal assigned to us. That was my favorite part.”
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.