Gateway Academy is a residential treatment program that provides young men an accredited academic curriculum, an intense therapeutic environment and integrated recreational ventures. With small home environments located in Salt Lake City and Draper, Utah, Gateway Academy strives to impact each young man on a rare and individual level. We specialize in continuing treatment for young men, ages 13 – 17, struggling with unresolved trauma, ADHD, academic deficits, social withdrawal, impulsivity, diminished self-esteem, difficulties at home, peer group conflicts, and high anxiety issues. The weekend recreation program at Gateway Academy is designed to augment and enhance the therapeutic experience of the students in the program. Many students have had initial wilderness experience before coming to Gateway, and a strong wilderness and recreation component while in residential treatment serves to help those students maintain and build upon positive gains from their wilderness experience. In addition, these powerful learning experiences are crucial for those students without previous wilderness therapy. Weekend activities include, but are not limited to, backpacking, canyoneering, rock climbing, whitewater kayaking and rafting, snowboarding and skiing, winter camping, snowshoeing, experiential or group games, competitive and non-competitive sports, service projects, group therapy, and more.