Wilderness Weekly

Every week we post notes and updates from the field so parents can follow along and know what their teen experienced during the previous week. Click below to read our most recent update, or dive into previous reports to get a sense of what life is like at Outback.

Wilderness Weekly 11.11.21

Photo Credit: Mattia Bericchia; Unsplash Goannas: On this episode of Goanna world, the Goannas made culture a top priority. We honored many people with tokens,

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Wilderness Weekly 11.5.21

Photo Credit: Mattia Bericchia; Unsplash Goannas: The Goannas welcomed new students to their group this week–it was a new transition for all and everyone became

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Wilderness Weekly 10.29.21

Photo Credit: Scott Jones, Primary Therapist Goannas: This week for the Goannas were a test of strength and perseverance. The group split to create another

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Browse the articles and resources our mental health experts created to help parents and families of struggling teens.

Desert Dining: Cinnamon Sauce

Each student is given the same ingredients out here in the desert, but what they are able to make with them can vary greatly. Check

Wilderness Therapy: Self Care

One of the many lessons learned while in wilderness therapy is self-care. We teach students, staff, and families how to take care of themselves physically,

Trevor Allen, primary boys therapist at Outback Therapeutic Expeditions

Happiness is a Choice

I often find myself walking into a stand of Juniper trees out in the Utah desert. I am a wilderness therapist with Outback Therapeutic Expeditions.

Women in the Wilderness: Wild Hearts

Wilderness has taken on many meanings in our culture. Wilderness as a location and environment, a wilderness of the mind, heart, soul, or a wilderness

Finding Gratitude in the Wilderness

Each year during the holidays, our staffing teams strive to find unique ways to help our students accept their current time at Outback, mourn the

Wilderness Weekly 9.29.17

Gnowees: This week was an exciting week for the “fire goddesses” after a surprise day of light snow and two new girls entered the group.

COVID-19 Update

Outback Therapeutic Expeditions is continuing to support families through this unprecedented time. We are closely monitoring information related to COVID-19, adhering to recommendations set forth by CDC, and have implemented additional safety precautions to mitigate risks. To learn more, contact us at 800-817-1899.