WinGate Wilderness Therapy is located in Kanab, UT, and currently does not have a facility located in California. Students from California, who wish to enroll in our program, will be required to travel and temporarily relocate to Utah.

Wilderness Therapy Camp California

Wilderness Therapy Camp California

WinGate Wilderness Therapy camp for teenage boys and girls is the premier wilderness rehab center for helping at-risk adolescent boys or girls from California heal from past trauma, while helping them develop the skills and traits necessary to succeed in their lives moving forward. Teenagers from California find the professional support they need at WinGate through clinical field staff and counselors, as well as social and peer support from a group composed of other emotionally challenged teens in similar situations.

WinGate offers an unparalleled experience and opportunity for struggling teenage boys and girls through therapeutic intervention, assessment, and treatment. WinGate's wilderness therapy camp for adolescent boys or girls from California provides a safe space in which our teenage wilderness participants can discover who they really are while healing past traumas, and creating new possibilities as they connect with their highest potential.

Through individualized treatment plans, and specialized therapeutic approaches, such as Alliance-based therapy and Group therapy, teens experience the care and support needed to find optimal success and joy in their lives.

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WinGate Wilderness Therapy helps emerging adults from California, ages 18-28, through their young adult program, Expanse Wilderness. For more information, please visit the Expanse Wilderness therapy for adults website, or call them at (800) 685-3059.

A Proven Therapeutic Model

WinGate's wilderness therapy camp for teenage boys and girls has offered a proven therapeutic model and therapeutic outdoor rehab program for over 13 years. California adolescent boys or girls enrolling at WinGate have a unique opportunity to grow and heal while guided by caring staff, supportive peer groups, and industry leading therapists.

Here at WinGate, our adolescent wilderness clients are challenged by daily hiking, primitive hard skills development, backpacking, shelter building, and outdoor living. As they become proficient in these challenging activities they build a sense of confidence and community. They learn to overcome hardship and find pride and satisfaction in their hard work and extraordinary efforts. As they begin to see changes in little things, they will learn how to apply that same tenacity and determination in all aspects of their life and therapeutic journey.

Where Can I Send My Out of Control Teenager?

Where can I send my out of control teenager California

Confronting an out of control teenager is a daunting task. At WinGate, our wilderness therapy camp for teens from California provides a supportive structure and routine in which out of control teenage boys and girls can learn useful and healthy coping skills to better communicate their needs and desires.

Our highly trained field instructors have years of experience in listening to, supporting, and reaching at-risk adolescent boys or girls exhibiting out of control behaviors, caused by things such as defiance, academic failure or drug addiction.

WinGate Wilderness Therapy is a safe and supportive environment where your out of control teenager can receive the help they need, and experience moments of success and growth. Unique from other treatment models and modalities, WinGate offers an experience in the wilderness where the day-to-day challenges are always changing, allowing out of control teens the opportunity to gain control, and creatively find direction in their lives.

Wilderness Camp for Teens from California

Wilderness Camp for Teens from California

The teenage clients at WinGate Wilderness Therapy camp experience a safe environment shaped by structure and routine. Our teenage wilderness participants learn how to manage their time and efforts in order to focus on the activities and behaviors that best help them achieve their highest potential. WinGate's wilderness camp for teenage boys and girls supports students through peer mentorship and individualized treatment plans developed by the adolescent wilderness client's counselor.

WinGate's wilderness camp for teens from California ensures that each of our teenage clients are cared for emotionally, physically and therapeutically. Here, teenage wilderness participants experience the highest level of care with the optimal opportunity for growth at WinGate. Each adolescent wilderness client from California is ensured a unique and individualized experience filled with opportunities for growth, development, and healing.

Years of Experience in the Treatment Industry

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If you are experiencing challenges with your emotionally challenged adolescent child, call WinGate today. Our compassionate and caring intake counselor has years of experience in the treatment industry, and understands the challenges and needs of families looking for help. WinGate's admissions specialist will be able to align your teen with a therapist who will best connect with, and address your child's needs.

At WinGate Wilderness Therapy camp we do not believe in a "one size fits all" approach, rather we pride ourselves on seeing each family, and each teenage client as an individual with unique and personalized needs that require a specialized approach and specific support. At WinGate our primary goal is the emotional safety and physical wellbeing of your child as we challenge and guide them along their therapeutic journey to healing and growth.

Don't delay, call our intake counselors at WinGate today, to get your child on the path to healing, recovery, and growth!

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Violence and Teens in America Today

The growing epidemic of troubled teenage violence goes way past just the big cities of America and infiltrates virtually every single community without regard for wealth status (the rich and the poor). Just 30 years ago the rate of 14 to 19 year old arrests went was 5 per 1000 and today is up to 125 per 1000 teens get arrested in that age range.

Because of the intense and prolific amount of violence in our communities and city streets throught the country, teens are left without guidance and encouragement. This becomes an outlet for crime and especially violent behavior. One common thread that is prevalent among violent teens is the lack of a father or father/male role model. The absence of a father figure has consequences that are felt throughout the community and the nation. As parents and guardians of our young men and women we must be aware of this issue and recognize that unless we act now, it will only get worse.

We see these alarming numbers at Wingate Wilderness Therapy and we know that we can help many of these teens that are struggling in todays violent environment. For immediate reasons how we can help, please call (800) 560-1599.

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