Director of Admissions
Erin Marcus, JD Daubs, & Kellyn Smythe
Admissions Phone
Physical Address
15 Kanoa Street
Hilo, HI
pacificquest.org
At Pacific Quest, we create life-changing experiences for struggling adolescents and young adults. Our outdoor wilderness therapy programs help young people to make better choices and live healthier, more productive lives. Located on the Big Island of Hawaii, Pacific Quest goes beyond traditional wilderness therapy programs, cultivating change by teaching sustainable life skills in a clinically innovative and nurturing environment. Pacific Quest challenges the status quo in outdoor behavioral health by utilizing a neurodevelopmental approach to treatment. This approach, combined with horticultural therapy, integrates evidence-based therapeutic methods, whole-person wellness and organic gardening to sustain a healthy community and motivate change. Students engage in activities which research has shown, increase emotional health and well-being. Adolescent Program - CO-ED / AGES 13-17 Young Adult Program - CO-ED / AGES 18-24 Reeds Bay operates on a beautiful, 5-acre waterfront property, which boasts an 8,000 square-foot facilities complete with a large commercial kitchen and simple yet modern sleeping quarters. Young adults are immersed in a community living model where practical life skills are established, practiced and mastered. Clients work closely with clinicians in a natural and supportive setting. Days are structured with an emphasis on personal accountability, time management, emotional health and physical well being. Real-world living skills are practiced and perfected in a community setting, and most importantly are translatable to life after Pacific Quest.

General Information

Private Company - Owners On-Site
Privately Owned
Pacific Quest

Wilderness Therapy Model

Base Camp | Horticulture Therapy
4
No
> 50%
10 Weeks

Group

13 - 24
No
Call For More Information

Family Participation

Required by Program
Required by Program
Required by Program
Recommended by Program
-
Required by Program
-
Recommended by Program

Family Workshop / Visits

-
-
Recommended by Program
Recommended by Program
Recommended by Program
Tailored to individual needs of student

Staff Information

Yes
1:2
10 Hours
> 10
< 10
Yes

Clinician Information

> 8
> 50%
2 Days
Call for more information
Art
Breathing Techniques / Breath Work
Meditation
Yoga
Healthy sleep, mind/body connection work

Medical / Wellness

On staff
< 50%
Naturopathic Physician
Physician / MD
Psychiatrist / MD
Wellness Coordinators
Active Psychosis
Actively Suicidal
Fire Starter
Need for Detox?
Pregnancy
Call For more information

Psychological Evaluations

< 50%

Academic Offering

Yes
Yes
Pacific Quest
www.pacificquest.org

Program Licensing and/or Accreditation

NCA CASI Accreditation
No
Yes

Nuts & Bolts

Yes
Call for more information
Call for more information
No
No
No
Yes
> 50%
Kailua [KOA]
2 Hours

General Information

Private Company - Owners On-Site
Privately Owned
Pacific Quest

Wilderness Therapy Model

Base Camp | Adventure Therapy
4
No
Not Applicable
10 Weeks
No

Group

Can be 17 to Enroll
based on appropriateness for milieu
Call For More Information

Family Participation

Required by Program
Required by Program
Required by Program
Recommended by Program
-
Required by Program
-
Recommended by Program

Family Workshop / Visits

visit to young adult in the field if individually determined to be part of treatment plan

Staff Information

No
1:2
1:4
10 Hours
> 10
> 10

Clinician Information

Max 8 Students
> 50%
2 Days
2
Art
Breathing Techniques / Breath Work
Meditation
Yoga
Restorative Sleep, Nutrition, Mind Body Connection

Medical / Wellness

On staff
< 50%
EMT
Naturopathic Physician
Physician / MD
Psychiatrist / MD
Wellness Coordinators
Active Psychosis
Actively Suicidal
Fire Starter
Need for Detox?
Pregnancy
Call For more information
|

Psychological Evaluations

> 50%

Academic Options

No
No
NCA CASI Accreditation
No
Yes

Nuts & Bolts

No
Call for more information
Call for more information
No
No
Private / Self Pay
Call For More Information
< 50%
Hilo [ITO]
0.25 Hours
Mission Statement
Pacific Quest cultivates Sustainable Growth in our students, in our families, in our communities, and in ourselves. Pacific Quest’s innovative Sustainable Growth model incorporates Whole Person Wellness, Individualized Clinical Care, Rites of Passage, Horticultural Therapy and Healthy Community Living in an outdoor, experiential environment. These diverse and adaptable principles facilitate an empowered sense of self, create resilient and successful short-term transitions and nurture a healthy relationship with family, community, work and purpose. Forming the foundation for our comprehensive curriculum, these principles make our program accessible to an international clientele of adolescents, young adults, and their families. Pacific Quest believes that our ability to incorporate these principles at an organizational and community level are integral to our positive and progressive culture and overall long-term success.