Director of Admissions
Shahara Davis & Tere Snodgrass
Admissions Phone
Physical Address
PO BOX 809 236 File Street
Clayton, GA
 
When a child is hurting, it can be the most painful challenge a parent will face. Turning troubled lives around and restoring families is what Second Nature Blue Ridge Wilderness Program is all about. Our highly trained, compassionate therapists and staff have delivered the industry's most clinically sophisticated wilderness therapy program to thousands of children, adolescents and young adults. We work with the following ages: pre-teens, ages 11-14, teens, ages 13-17, and young adults, ages 18-25. Second Nature is a Dual-Diagnosis, individualized, therapeutic treatment program. Second Nature provides an assessment of the client's challenges and issues, at the same time building on the client's individual strengths, and providing opportunity for learning new life skills.

General Information

Private Company - Owners On-Site
Second Nature Therapeutic Wilderness Programs
Public Land
Bureau of Land Management
National Forest Service

Wilderness Therapy Model

Backpacking | Nomadic
4
Yes
> 50%
10 Weeks

Group

11 - 18
No
Co-ed Group(s)
Single Gender Group(s)
Call For More Information

Family Participation

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

Family Workshop / Visits

Recommended by Program
Recommended by Program
Recommended by Program
Recommended by Program
Recommended by Program
Visits to the Client will be clinically driven & approved
Call for more information

Staff Information

Yes
1:3
6 Hours
< 10
> 10
Yes

Clinician Information

> 8
All therapists are licensed by the state of operation
2 Days
Call for more information
Call for more information

Medical / Wellness

Contracted psychiatrist as needed
< 50%
Nurse
Physician / MD
Psychiatrist / MD
Nutritionist
Active Psychosis
Actively Suicidal
Need for Detox?
No Definitive Guardianship
Pregnancy
Call For more information

Psychological Evaluations

> 50%

Academic Offering

Yes
Yes
AdvancED
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Program Licensing and/or Accreditation

NATSAP
Yes

Nuts & Bolts

Yes
Call for more information
Call for more information
No
Call for more information
Call for more information
Yes
< 50%
Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport [ATL]
2 Hours

General Information

Private Company - Owners On-Site
Second Nature Therapeutic Wilderness Programs
Public Land
Bureau of Land Management
National Forest Service

Wilderness Therapy Model

Backpacking | Nomadic
4
Yes
> 50%
10 Weeks
No

Group

Can be 17 to Enroll
Co-ed Group(s)
Single Gender Group(s)
Call For More Information

Family Participation

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

Family Workshop / Visits

Recommended by Program
Recommended by Program

Staff Information

Yes
1:4
1:4
10 Hours
< 10
> 10

Clinician Information

> 8
All therapists are licensed by the state of operation
2 Days
0
N/A

Medical / Wellness

Contracted psychiatrist as needed
< 50%
Nurse
Physician / MD
Active Psychosis
Actively Suicidal
< Min BMI
Need for Detox?
No Definitive Guardianship
Pregnancy
Call For more information
|

Psychological Evaluations

> 50%

Academic Options

No
No
NATSAP
Yes

Nuts & Bolts

Yes
Call for more information
Call for more information
No
No
Private / Self Pay
Call For More Information
< 50%
Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport [ATL]
1.75 Hours
Mission Statement
TURNING HOPE INTO HELP - Second Nature is the industry’s most clinically sophisticated therapeutic wilderness program. Second Nature Blue Ridge was founded on the idea that troubled teens and their families deserve quality clinical treatment, combined with sensitivity and compassion.