Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness
Professional development. Relationship & connection. Therapeutic coaching. Outdoor skills. Blue Ridge Instructors are role models for a healthier way of life.
Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness (BRTW) serves adolescents (ages 13-18), young adults (ages 18-30), and their families. Families or individuals may seek help for a variety of reasons: anxiety, depression, substance abuse or other addictions, coping with loss, and many others. Students often enter the wilderness feeling angry, sad, confused, or simply lost. Whatever the circumstances, Blue Ridge's approach starts with empathy and relationship.
BRTW's mission is to teach individuals and families the skills needed to be aware of and act on their values. Blue Ridge strives to help their students realize their best selves. Blue Ridge believes that if students can better understand themselves and their choices, they'll be better equipped to make safer, healthier decisions in the future. Field Instructors play an integral role in delivering the curriculum and helping students see the connections between their thoughts, feelings, and actions.