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 12.17.22

Photo Credit: Trevor Allen, CMHC – Primary Therapis @ outBACK Goannas: This week the Goannas suited up for adventure and escaped the wintry wonderland of

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Wilderness Weekly 12.3.22

Goannas: The Goannas started off the week with a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner, where they enjoyed some delicious turkey, stuffing, corn, sweet potatoes, rolls and pumpkin/apple

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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.

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.