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 3.18.22

Photo Credit: Pindari Goannas: The group faced a variety of different challenges from hiking, to therapy assignments, learning new skills, and ways to work better

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Wilderness Weekly 4.08.22

Photo Credit: Heather Robinson Goannas: The Goannas had a rockin’ week and are working hard as a team to achieve maximum emotional safety and efficiency.

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

What Feeds Your Fire? – Video

At Outback Therapeutic Expeditions, we have found that wilderness life and all the elements in it from the trees to the rocks to the sunsets

Kendra Troubled teen girl therapist for Outback Treatment

How Nature Helps Teens Heal

Why Wilderness Works? This very question has led clinicians, guides, and researchers to seek answers. We have seen that Wilderness Therapy does indeed work as

Aries McGinnis - Field director at Outback Therapeutic Expeditions

The Granola Challenge

While I was a field staff at Outback Therapeutic Expeditions, we had a student named Eric who was a rock star throughout his stay; his

Wilderness therapy teen sitting on mountain looking over valley

Wilderness Weekly 7.21.17

Lorikeets: This week the Lorikeets spent time hiking through a beautiful canyon in the west desert! The students crushed our uphill hikes and worked on

Life Before and After Outback

Outback Therapeutic Expeditions excels at helping to facilitate the positive change in the lives of our students including finding direction and hope for the future.

Hiking through Wilderness Therapy

Troubled teens often have trouble making good and positive friends but making friends that feel like family is a beautiful benefit to wilderness therapy. Outback

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.