Director of Admissions
Sean Tomkinson
Admissions Phone
Physical Address
6345 G Street
Klawock, AK
Passages Alaska Wilderness Therapy Logo passagesalaska.com
Passages Alaska is a unique wilderness therapy program located in Southeast Alaska and is closer than you think. We're a two hour flight from Seattle and a short hop from Ketchikan to Prince of Wales Island. Our operating area is the pristine northwest coast of Prince of Wales Island and is truly a word class eco touring destination. Whales, sea otters, bald eagle and a host of other wildlife help to facilitate our therapeutic interventions. Our groups travel by canoe and enjoy some amenities that wont fit in a backpack. We serve adolescent males aged 14-17 and young adults aged 18-24 in gender specific groups where student to staff ratio is 2:1. Hands-on therapeutic interventions include canoe paddling, fishing in season, primitive skill building and service to others. Individual and group therapy and coaching is built in for those with anxiety, depression, ADHD, light substance use and failure to thrive. We want Passages Alaska to be a safe place where the "softer" young person can have a truly pivotal experience without fear of being bullied. We intentionally keep our group size small and will seldom exceed 6 participants. Parent involvement is paramount to student success. We encourage parents to meet with their student's clinician weekly and focus improving on the family system. We have a weekly parent forum where current and past Passages parents come together for learning and mutual friendly support. Finally we encourage parents to join their student at graduation time and experience first hand the wonders that have become familiar for their young person. 

General Information

Private Company - Owners On-Site
Public Land
National Forest Service
State Lands

Wilderness Therapy Model

Nomadic Canoeing
≥ 5
No
> 50%
10 Weeks

Group

14 - 24
No
Single Gender Group(s)

Family Participation

Recommended by Program
-
Recommended by Program
Recommended by Program
Required by Program
Recommended by Program
Recommended by Program
Recommended by Program
Marco Polo videos between student and parents

Family Workshop / Visits

-
Recommended by Program
Recommended by Program
-
Recommended by Program

Staff Information

Yes
1:2
10 Hours
> 10
> 10
Yes

Clinician Information

Max 8 Students
All therapists are licensed by the state of operation
2 Days
2
Art
Breathing Techniques / Breath Work
Meditation
Yoga

Medical / Wellness

N/A, we do not adjust meds in the field
< 50%
EMT
Active Psychosis
Actively Suicidal
Need for Detox?
No Definitive Guardianship
Pregnancy
Call For more information

Psychological Evaluations

< 50%

Academic Offering

No
No

Program Licensing and/or Accreditation

In Process
No
No

Nuts & Bolts

Yes
> $500.00
Call for more information
No
No
No
Yes
< 50%
Seattle, Tacoma International Airport [SEA]
2.5 Hours

General Information

Private Company - Owners On-Site
Public Land
National Forest Service
State Lands
Mission Statement
Passages Alaska's focus is to teach gratitude and mindfulness and on understanding our functioning with the larger systems in our lives. We seek to become aware of how our words, actions, and even our thoughts interact with and influence those around us. Participants take with them a deeper understanding and appreciation of themselves and the world around them, coupled with the confidence that comes from living and thriving in one of the most beautiful and dynamic places on earth.