WinGate Wilderness Therapy Promotes Self-Care with New Mobile Showers
WinGate Wilderness Therapy has recently made a significant addition to its wilderness immersion program by introducing a mobile shower trailer. This addition not only provides students with a more comfortable and practical option for keeping clean, but it also allows staff to teach about the importance of hygiene in the outdoors. Biodegradable toiletries keep this shower cart aligned with WinGate’s ethics of leave-no-trace environmental impact. While it may seem small to some, having easy access to a hot shower in a wilderness setting can make a huge difference in someone’s overall well-being. For those struggling with anxiety or depression, the simple act of washing away the day is an important act of self-care, helping them feel refreshed and energized.
Not only does the shower trailer provide a practical benefit, but it also symbolizes a larger message: WinGate staff truly care about the well-being of their clients and listen to their requests. Many wilderness therapy camps have historically relied on primitive shower methods such as solar showers or fire-heated water. While these methods can certainly be effective in teaching survival skills, staying clean, and fostering a connection to nature, they may not be the most comfortable or practical option. By investing in this new program addition, WinGate shows its commitment to creating a safe and supportive environment that continuously focuses on improving programming to help individuals overcome their struggles with more ease.
WinGate continues to offer a variety of resources to support the mental health journeys of its youth. These include counseling sessions, group therapy, and outdoor activities designed to promote personal growth and self-reflection. By combining these resources with the stunning natural setting, the program provides a unique and transformative experience for individuals seeking to overcome their mental health challenges. By immersing themselves in nature and disconnecting from the distractions of daily life, students can gain a new perspective on their challenges and learn new skills to help them overcome them. Students have enjoyed this new addition to the program, and are excited to engage in their healing journeys at WinGate.
About WinGate Wilderness Therapy
WinGate Wilderness Therapy is an outdoor treatment program serving all genders ages 13-26 through an immersive, clinically-focused, and uninterrupted therapeutic wilderness experience. This program specializes in helping individuals struggling with anger, low self-esteem, anxiety, trauma, loss, attachment, adoption issues, school refusal, executive functioning, and co-occurring substance abuse.
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