After the Honeymoon
Every student goes through a honeymoon stage for his or her first week at the Journey. The student will do what you ask, keep their camp clean, smile, be respectful, and basically act as if this program is nothing. Clearly, they are tougher than this program and this experience, like some they have been through will not change them. However,… Read more → The post After the Honeymoon appeared first...
The Journey on Facebook
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Wilderness Life Lessons – Facing the Storms
The weather this week provided some interesting challenges and opportunities. After a hard week of cutting and stacking firewood for base camp the group decided to reward themselves with a hike up a nearby mountain. They arose early the next day to a snowstorm that showed no signs of easing up. To their credit, they decided that circumstances didn’t need… Read more → The post Wilderness Life Le...
A Word from our Founder
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The Wilderness Experience
An Alternative Treatment Solution For Trouble Teens And Struggling Young Adults When a teen or young adult begins The Journey Wilderness Experience they are embarking on a great personal expedition. From the first day they will learn things and experience things that they probably haven’t experienced before. They are like Columbus setting sail into the west wondering if he will… Read more → The po...
Here at The Journey Wilderness Experience, our clients are given the opportunity to earn “Journey Notes” – rewards for the good things that they do. These Journey Notes can then be used to purchase various items at “The Journey Store”. This includes a variety of things – some that may be considered frivolous and others that are more functional. Winter… Read more → The post Growing Up appeared fi...
Wilderness Life Lessons – I Got This
Many of our clients come in shy, timid, out of shape and lacking self-confidence. We have the privilege of watching them blossom into very strong, capable people. It’s incredibly rewarding to watch this transformation, both physically and mentally, as they go through the Journey Wilderness Experience. One particular client has discovered a determination and perseverance that will guide the rest…...
Rough Start- Tales from the Trails
BEDROLL What is it like to be a wilderness guide for at risk youths and adults? This was a question I was asked many times as I told my friends, family, and co-workers that I would leave my office job to live and work most of my time outside. I told them the basics because at that time that’s all… Read more → The post Rough Start- Tales from the Trails appeared first on THE JOURNEY WILDERNESS.