Director of Admissions
Brad Matheson
Admissions Phone
Physical Address
1739 S Hwy 89A
Kanab, UT
wingatewildernesstherapy.com
WinGate Wilderness Therapy is a premier outdoor treatment program, built on a collection of the best and most effective elements of wilderness therapy available. A team with experience and passion; Wingate Integrates the power of the wilderness with the therapeutic process of change. Utilizing the healing elements of the earth to unite the hearts of families, we teach through example, encourage through love and understanding, empower change and ignite a renewed commitment to life for all our participants. At WinGate, our philosophy in the effective treatment of troubled teens is to create an environment of responsiveness while reducing the resistance the troubled teen has toward change, authority, and himself or herself. At WinGate, we believe in cooperation rather than confrontation. We have positive regard for every student and work hard to gain insights into each individual. Although certain rules must be followed in order to maintain safety and overall program effectiveness, we also honor and respect each student’s own path. Our nurturing yet challenging environment allows students to grow, gain perspective, and attain a new level of maturity as we address their specific behavioral issues and problems. We hope to create a heart of peace which replaces the heart of war.

General Information

Private Company - Owners On-Site
Public Land
Bureau of Land Management

Wilderness Therapy Model

Backpacking | Nomadic
Not Applicable
Please call for more information.
Not Applicable
10 Weeks

Group

13 - 18
No
Single Gender Group(s)

Family Participation

Required by Program
Required by Program
Required by Program
Required by Program
Required by Program
Required by Program
Required by Program
Required by Program

Family Workshop / Visits

Recommended by Program
Recommended by Program
Recommended by Program
Recommended by Program
Recommended by Program

Staff Information

Yes
1:3
0 Hours
> 10
> 10
No

Clinician Information

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

Medical / Wellness

N/A, we do not adjust meds in the field
< 50%
EMT
Physician / MD
Psychiatrist / MD
Active Psychosis
Injectable Medicine
> Max BMI
Pregnancy
Call For more information

Psychological Evaluations

> 50%

Academic Offering

No
Yes
Accreditation Services
N/A

Program Licensing and/or Accreditation

NATSAP & OBH
Yes

Nuts & Bolts

Yes
Call for more information
Call for more information
No
No
Call for more information
Yes
> 50%
St. George Municipal Airport [SGU]
1 Hours

General Information

Private Company - Owners On-Site
Public Land
Bureau of Land Management

Wilderness Therapy Model

Base Camp | Adventure Therapy
Not Applicable
No
Not Applicable
8 Weeks
No

Group

13-17, 18-26
Call For More Information

Family Participation

-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-

Family Workshop / Visits

Staff Information

No
1:0
1:0
0 Hours
< 10
< 10

Clinician Information

> 8
> 50%
2 Days
7
N/A

Medical / Wellness

N/A, we do not adjust meds in the field
Not Applicable
EMT
Physician / MD
Psychiatrist / MD
Call For more information
|

Psychological Evaluations

> 50%

Academic Options

No
No
Utah Deparement of Human Services
NATSAP & OBH
Yes

Nuts & Bolts

No
Call for more information
Call for more information
No
No
Private / Self Pay
> 50%
St. George Municipal Airport [SGU]
2 Hours
Mission Statement
WinGate creates an environment built to help struggling teens find a new direction and purpose in life. This synergistic program combines the life-changing elements of a wilderness experience with the best of proven therapeutic practices. The combination creates distance from the turmoil and distractions, and provides a profound environment for change. With challenge, tranquillity and professional guidance students and parents receive a much needed road map for the future.