All Kinds of News for March 10, 2021
Pure Life Adventure, a young adult adventure therapy program located in Costa Rica, is pleased to officially announce the ability to offer up to 18 transferable general education credits within their current program structure. Their professional certification courses and outdoor activities along with their life skills curriculum will be able to convert to college credits throughout the entire stay in the program.
“We are excited to be able to offer a robust, value add to the young adult experience at Pure Life. Young people joining our program can further their education while getting the help they need to thrive in their personal and academic lives after our program,” said Andrew Taylor, Executive Director.
Raelyn Viti, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Outdoor Education, at New England College, located in Henniker, New Hampshire, will be the Pure Life Academic Director. Viti will meet virtually with the students each week. Program Director Allan Capp says, “Students will have the option to opt into the credits they want to acquire at a rate they feel comfortable with, allowing them the ability to focus on their mental health first.”
Students will be asked to create reflections based on their activities for the week. Raelyn Viti says, “We’re all about finding options for our students that work. If someone has a hard time with writing a reflection they will have the option of doing it orally or even using nature, such as rocks and trees, to communicate their takeaways from an itinerary.”
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.