Director of Admissions
John Karren
Admissions Phone
Physical Address
1190 N. Mohrland Road
Huntington, UT
elementswilderness.com
We at Elements pride ourselves in our small, specialized programs, each designed to address the needs of its focus population: ELEMENTS WILDERNESS serving 13-17 year old male, transmale, non-binary ELEMENTS TRAVERSE serving an 18+ year old male, female, transmale, transfemale, non-binary Our job is three-fold we provide: 1. Intervention 2. Treatment 3. Assessment Intervention aids our clients in understanding their role in creating the life they have, as they engage in the intensive outdoor experience of both expeditionary backpacking and in-field adventure programming. This provides the perfect backdrop for our evidence-based curriculum exploring individual relationships with substances and other maladaptive coping mechanisms. Treatment helps our clients move along the continuum from contemplation into action. We infuse every level of our program with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills, Motivational Interviewing (MI) so each client and family can develop all the tools they will need as they move forward. This empowers each client take that step into creating their life and thereby affecting internalized change. Families are involved at every step of this treatment process and have the option to visit their son or daughter in the field for 1-3 nights of their stay, or more if clinically indicated. Assessment starts on the first day and is an integral part of each step we take towards helping our clients and our families move into a successful future. We are owner-operated, ensuring that our vision and mission remain intact at each level of our service.

General Information

Private Company - Owners On-Site
Privately Owned
Elements Wilderness
Public Land
Bureau of Land Management
National Forest Service

General Information

Private Company - Owners On-Site
Privately Owned
Elements Wilderness
Public Land
Bureau of Land Management
National Forest Service

Wilderness Therapy Model

Backpacking | Nomadic
4
No
> 50%
10 Weeks
No

Group

Must be 18+ to enroll
Co-ed Group(s)
Male Only Program

Family Participation

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

Family Workshop / Visits

Recommended by Program
Recommended by Program
Recommended by Program
Recommended by Program
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Staff Information

Yes
1:2
1:4
8 Hours
< 10
> 10

Clinician Information

> 8
> 50%
2 Days
1
Breathing Techniques / Breath Work
Meditation
DBT skills development

Medical / Wellness

Contracted psychiatrist as needed
< 50%
EMT
Physician's Assistant, APRN
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Psychological Evaluations

> 50%

Academic Options

No
No
Outcomes research
Yes

Nuts & Bolts

Yes
Call for more information
Call for more information
No
No
Call For More Information
< 50%
Salt Lake City [SLC]
2.5 Hours
Mission Statement
We provide adolescent boys and young adults with the most engaging and effective treatment program in the outdoors. Change happens when one feels safe, inspired, and confident to make one’s life their own. We believe it’s our responsibility to create this environment while empowering our clients through open and honest dialogue, and concrete resources.