Uinta Academy’s Trip to Bryce Canyon National Park: Exciting Adventure Programming
Uinta Academy employs the transtheoretical stages of change to guide students on their healing journey. When students reach a significant milestone in this process, they’re offered a unique opportunity to join their peers on a three-day excursion. This year, the destination was Bryce Canyon National Park, an adventure-filled setting that encourages students to venture beyond their comfort zones, embrace novel experiences, and foster collective growth.
While hiking the Navajo Loop, embarking on the mossy cave hike, and dining with a view at the Fairyland Outlook, students reconnected with themselves and their peers in an environment free from judgment or competition. Uinta’s professionals, including staff, therapists, and teachers, accompany the students on these adventure trips. Dynamic team participation ensures that the students feel supported while allowing educators to better understand the students’ needs and behaviors in a different context.
This holistic expedition offered students—who have often been constrained by anxiety, depression, and negative self-beliefs—a chance to challenge themselves, develop life skills, explore their interests, and build resilience.
Uinta Academy’s transformative trip to Bryce Canyon National Park highlights the program’s engaging opportunities for healing and growth. Out-of-the-box programming is part of the progressive and community-focused approach at Uinta. By offering students opportunities to flourish, explore, and connect with the world around them, Uinta equips them with the skills and experiences to navigate the complexities of life beyond therapy, reinforcing their mission of nurturing change in the lives of young women.
About Uinta Academy
Uinta Academy is a residential treatment center serving youth-assigned females at birth ages 12–20 who struggle with attachment issues, mood disorders, maintaining interpersonal relationships, and/or healing after trauma. Uinta’s equine-assisted psychotherapy, trauma-informed therapy, research-based therapeutic milieu, and accredited academic program promote long-lasting change.
A safe place for emotional growth.