Director of Admissions
Danielle Hava
Admissions Phone
Physical Address
236 File Street
Clayton, GA
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Since 2002, our program has helped young people and their families to thrive. We strive to provide a superior, integrated wilderness experience to help all individuals and families define their values and overcome their struggles. Our techniques combine the healing wilderness environment with evidence-based therapeutic approaches that teach individuals and families the skills needed to be aware of and act on their values. Removed from the distractions of daily home life, students experience the abundance of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, where they live 24/7 in nature with other students and our supportive field staff. Here, teens and young adults rediscover their resilience, unearth ways to align with their values, and explore practices that lead to health. Located in the North Georgia and Western North Carolina mountains, Blue Ridge’s licensed treatment program provides sophisticated clinical treatment in an immersive nomadic wilderness model. Foundational transformation for families occurs through utilizing individualized clinical treatment, together with intensive family-focused support, and whole-body health and wellness. Each therapist individualizes the wilderness therapy experience while Field Instructors integrate clinical recommendations into daily initiatives to establish positive group culture and opportunities for growth. We offer specialized clinical treatment to adolescents and young adults. Your admissions counselor will help you find the right fit for your family.

General Information

Private Company - Owners On-Site
Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness
Emerald Arrow: A Bold Path for Young Adults
Public Land
National Forest Service

Wilderness Therapy Model

Backpacking | Nomadic
4
Yes
> 50%
10 Weeks

Group

10 - 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
Required by Program
Recommended by Program
Required by Program
Recommended by Program
Required by Program
Sibling support is offered, if appropropriate

Family Workshop / Visits

Recommended by Program
Recommended by Program
Required by Program
Recommended by Program
Required by Program
Visits to the student in the field will be clinically driven & approved
Call for more information

Staff Information

Yes
1:3
8 Hours
< 10
> 10
Yes

Clinician Information

> 8
All therapists are licensed by the state of operation
2 Days
Call for more information
Breathing Techniques / Breath Work
Meditation
Call for more information

Medical / Wellness

Contracted psychiatrist as needed
< 50%
Nurse
EMT
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
www.advanc-ed.org

Program Licensing and/or Accreditation

NATSAP, OBH
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
Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness
Emerald Arrow: A Bold Path for Young Adults
Public Land
National Forest Service

Wilderness Therapy Model

Backpacking | Nomadic
4
Yes
> 50%
12 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
1
Meditation
Yoga

Medical / Wellness

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

Psychological Evaluations

> 50%

Academic Options

No
Yes
AdvancEd Accreditation Commission
www.advanc-ed.org
NATSAP + OBH
Yes

Nuts & Bolts

Yes
Call for more information
Call for more information
No
Call for more information
Private / Self Pay
Call For More Information
< 50%
Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport [ATL]
1.75 Hours
Mission Statement
Blue Ridge’s mission is to teach teens, young adults, and their families the skills needed to be aware of and act on their values.