EPIC Adventures is not a wilderness camp for at risk youth or troubled teens. There are many great programs who do specialize at working with at risk youth with the use of wilderness therapy. We do not accept any students who do not want to attend our camp, any at risk youth, or anyone who has been ordered by the court to attend a wilderness camp. Our staff is not trained or prepared to deal with the unique circumstances required to provide quality programs for these type of campers. If you are not sure please call or email us and we will be happy to discuss individual circumstances.
We do offer many awesome wilderness camps for teens with a focus on outdoor skills, leadership, self-confidence, and independence. All of our wilderness camps are led by well qualified staff who know how to lead and teach teens in a wilderness environment. Wilderness based programs naturally provide the perfect setting to teach independence and leadership and require the group to work together to achieve common goals. Unlike traditional summer camp programs where everything is highly predictable, the back country provides ample opportunities for teens to problem solve and use critical thinking skills in real life situations.
In addition to traveling to amazing places, teens get to participate in camp activities like whitewater rafting, backpacking, rock climbing, camping, mountain biking, etc…. Wilderness based camps provide teens many opportunities to interact with the outdoors and develop a better understanding of not only the environment around them but of themselves.