Summit Achievement Co-founder Recognized at the 2021Wilderness Therapy Symposium in Utah
On August 26th, as the National Wilderness Therapy Symposium in Park City, Utah commenced, Summit Achievement co-founder Will White was awarded the prestigious Eagle Award by the OBH Council. The Eagle Award is given by the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council (OBH Council) to an individual for their service and contribution to the field of Wilderness Therapy. Will White has been a professional in the field of Wilderness Therapy for over three decades. Over the years, his research into the methods and history of therapeutic programs, his writings on the topic, his well-known podcast, his volunteerism on the OBH Council and the NATSAP Board, and his work with hundreds of families, have left a lasting impression on Wilderness Therapy, and helped to shape the future of the field.
The OBH Council knows that Will believes that Wilderness Therapy is the most effective mental health treatment for struggling young people. Will is a passionate advocate for the field, the author of the book, “Stories from the Field: A History of Wilderness Therapy” and the host of the podcast, “Stories from the Field: Demystifying Wilderness Therapy.”
Will accepted the 2021 Eagle Award in Park City, Utah surrounded by peers and colleagues from the field of Wilderness Therapy who are fortunate to call Will a friend, a mentor, and a leader. When he accepted the award he remarked, “My family, the team at Summit Achievement, and those who have shared their stories on the podcast and book share this with me as they supported and helped me along the way. Thank you.”
About Summit Achievement
Summit Achievement is, and always has been, guided by positive reinforcement and the power of choice. Our outcome-focused program employs effective therapeutic and educational principles. Through the process of engaging therapy, classroom academics, and exciting wilderness expeditions, students experience the therapeutic benefits of outdoor adventure-based activities while learning to manage the demands of a more traditional environment. As an intentionally small, owner-operated wilderness therapy program, we serve adolescent boys and girls, ages 13-20, from around the world.