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5 Things To Know About Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness

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"What's new with Blue Ridge?" This question is one we often get asked. We have a fantastic team, strong leadership, and a comprehensive, individualized, clinical assessment focused program for teens and their families. We’re taking the opportunity to share more about Blue Ridge’s program and communicate what’s changed (and what hasn’t). Here are 5 things to know about us.

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5 Things To Know About Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness

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"What's new with Blue Ridge?" This question is one we often get asked. We have a fantastic team, strong leadership, and a comprehensive, individualized, clinical assessment focused program for teens and their families. We’re taking the opportunity to share more about Blue Ridge’s program and communicate what’s changed (and what hasn’t). Here are 5 things to know about us.

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Food that we use in our Wilderness therapy Programs

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The traditional backpacker’s diet is known for dried meat, pasta, beans, and grains. Not exactly a rainbow of colorful fruits and veggies! At Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness our pursuit of the best possible nutrition for our students is constantly evolving. We work alongside a nutritionist to identify the optimal combination of calorie density, nutrients, protein, and carbohydrates to support the activity of backpacking without loading up on sugar and processed foods. This is challenging, because we also have the concern of weight as well as traditional foodie favorites of our staff and students.

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Wilderness Therapy programs for Troubled Teens in Georgia

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The Footsteps Program at Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness is a licensed, clinically-driven wilderness therapy program designed to meet the specific needs of boys and girls, ages 10 – 14.

The play is the foundation of Wilderness Therapy with preteens and is incorporated in all activities of the Footsteps Program. The staff thoughtfully engages, challenge, and motivate these students to gain stronger physical, mental, social, and emotional resiliency.

The ultimate goal for the Footsteps student is that they:

  • develop social skills and healthy interactions
  • build interpersonal relationships
  • improve emotional regulation
  • increase levels of self-esteem and self-confidence

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