- Young Adult Wilderness Therapy Program
Why Turn to Wilderness Therapy
Wilderness Therapy Helps Young Adults Develop Confidence
We understand the challenges that young adults face. There’s a lot of expectation and pressure as they transition from their teen years where they lived in the comfort of their parent’s care. It can be intimidating and depending on the emotional and mental state of the young adult, it can feel like an uphill battle. At Trails Momentum, we help young adults ages 18-25 reconnect to the greater world, cultivate authentic relationships, solidify their individual identity, and build necessary life skills. Through a combination of a residential therapeutic community, wilderness therapy, and adventure outings, we help young adults build a strong inner self and make lasting changes in their lives.
Therapy at Trails Momentum
Adventure Outings Help Young Adults Step Outside Of Their Comfort Zone
Wilderness Therapy for young adults can be a life-changing experience. Through wilderness therapy, young adults are able to step outside of their comfort zone and forge real personal growth. Our program is designed to help push the student’s boundaries and motivate them to pursue their goals and passions. After just a few expeditions, students start to feel much more confident and capable. They begin to see themselves in a new light and realize the inner strength they never knew they had.
Wilderness Therapy for Young Adults Can Be a Life-changing Experience
How does wilderness therapy work? Wilderness therapy provides young adults the opportunity to find their inner strengths and learn more about themselves through recreational challenges. Students develop self-esteem, confidence, and a sense of achievement and accomplishment through the activities they take part in. At Trails Momentum students participate in outdoor adventures that allow young adults to discover who they are and what they’re capable of.
Wilderness Activities and The Benefits
We provide a variety of wilderness activities that help students develop their skills, build new relationships, and take on leadership roles. These include:
- 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 most months of the year.
- Equine Rehabilitation: Trails Momentum students work with our Equine Specialists 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.
- 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.