Outdoor adventures offer the opportunity to help young adults discover themselves in a way that they simply can’t in our modern, distracted lives.
Through our adventure therapy program, students are taught the fundamental skill set for each adventure activity, increasing their efficacy in the outdoors and allowing them to continue to engage in healthy outdoor pursuits after they transition from the program.
Whether on a mountain, in a river, or on a trail, students will discover that they are capable, strong, and can overcome any challenge.
“I can do anything I put my mind to.”
“I am enough.”
These are some of the thoughts our students have as they gain in confidence and start on a new path.
Trails Momentum’s adventure based wilderness therapy approach helps strip away the aspects of daily life that are not providing direction and fulfillment and helps students reflect on who they want to be and identify the steps to get there.
Trails Momentum is a chance to focus within.
Whether at Sky Valley base camp or the field students have time to focus and reconnect with themselves and others.
ACTIVITIES AT MOMENTUM
Our adventure programing offers students a variety of pathways to help them develop their skills, form new friendships, take on a leadership roles, and step out of their comfort zone. Momentum offers plenty of engaging experiences.
Only minutes outside of our 800 acre campus is an expanse of exploration and adventure therapy opportunities:
Rafting: The nearby French Broad and Green Rivers are local favorites with others, like the renowned Ocoee River, a destination for weekend adventures.
Hiking: Students enjoy hiking on our 800 acre property as well as in Dupont State Forest, adjacent to our campus and host to 86 miles of trails and several waterfalls. Longer expedition hikes utilize permitted course areas throughout Pisgah National Forest.
Fly Fishing: Our trout-stocked lake allows students to learn and practice fly fishing most months of the year.
Equine Rehabilitation: Trails Momentum students work with our Equine Specialist to practice their verbal and non-verbal communication skills in equine rehabilitation sessions.
Canoeing: Lake Luellen invites beginner paddlers to develop their skills on campus while other local lakes, like South Carolina’s Lake Jocassee, are weekend destinations for longer adventures.
Primitive Skills: Elementary primitive skills like fire-making teach students resourcefulness, perseverance, and independence.
Backpacking: Trails Momentum’s extensive course areas in the Pisgah National Forest provide students with over 500,000 acres to explore on multi-day backpacking adventures.
Mountain Biking: Students learn mountain bike fundamentals and explore nearby trails in Dupont State Forest, a nationally-known biking destination.
Rock Climbing: Local business partner Brevard Rock Gym encourages students to challenge themselves on their indoor rock walls while Field Instructors coach students on outdoor climbing routes.