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Outback Therapeutic Expeditions is an industry premier wilderness program in Utah providing an unparalleled therapeutic experience for teens in crisis.

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Outback Therapeutic Expeditions offers help for troubled teens ages 13-17

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Wilderness Therapy, Not Just Therapy In The Wilderness

Our program goes beyond the typical “talk therapy” approach and focuses on individualized treatment coupled with the right combination of powerful experiences. This combination helps transition students away from anger, hurt, and fear and towards healing, growth, and change.

Healing As A Family

A healthy family system is a vital component to long term success for troubled teens. At Outback, parents are also provided with the tools, knowledge, and experience they need to address family dynamics and how to build a cohesive, trusting family system.

Outback's Therapeutic Wilderness Program helps Teens Assigned Female at Birth form empowering relationships by teaching the principles of boundaries, bravery, and belonging

Appeal To Teenagers

Expeditions are designed to be fun and exciting while having a significant therapeutic benefit. Our goal is to create a memorable event with a direct, positive effect on the student’s life.

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Earn Academic Credit

By including academics in our treatment programs, your child gets the help he or she needs and avoids falling behind in school. Outback Therapeutic Expeditions is accredited through AdvancED (North Central).

Don’t just take our word for it


"Outback gave him the necessary tools that helped him to successfully, confidently and responsibly finish high school and instead of looking back over his shoulder, allowed him to start planning for his future."

-M.P., parent of 17 year old student

"I am thankful for my experience at Outback, as it truly saved my life. Though the experience can be seen as dramatic, it was exactly what I needed during the phase in my life. It is always an experience I can look back on and remember how strong I was, therefore I am."

- F.C. Female Alumni Student

"I would recommend Outback to anyone considering a program of this nature. I cannot say enough about the positive impact Outback has had on our son. It is as if our family has been given a “second chance” at a healthy life together. We intend to make the most of it!"

-Matthew and Cheryl, son 13

Outback Therapeutic Expeditions is different from other wilderness programs.  We provide a more comprehensive opportunity for assessment and treatment through a highly integrated clinical model.  In addition, our fundamental difference utilizing strengths-based approach truly allows students to get to the heart of who they are, gain valuable life skills, and learn to make healthy choices.  The result is long-term success for the family.  Call us and get help for your teen today.

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Academics accredited by Cognia | Outback Wilderness Therapy
Research Designated Wilderness Program by the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs

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.