Second Nature Footsteps at Blue Ridge Introduces The Fort: a New Base Camp Model to Enhance the Wilderness Experience

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As a leader in wilderness therapy, Second Nature embraces innovation and a commitment to growth. Seven years ago, Second Nature Blue Ridge launched a ground-breaking, developmentally focused program specifically designed for the unique needs of pre-adolescent and middle school age students.

Footsteps has become a premiere program in therapeutic wilderness treatment for this age group. As part of our commitment to growth and development, we are proud to announce the addition of the new base camp model for Footsteps – The Fort. It has been designed to enhance the learning experience for each student, and compliment the strengths of our existing age-specific wilderness program.

The Fort, located centrally to our wilderness field areas, will include:

  • A heated bunkhouse with beds
  • Fully functional toilets and sinks
  • Showers
  • Fresh Laundry
  • A “Learning Lounge”, which is a comfortable and cozy indoor space where students can complete therapeutic curriculum, academic work, practice wilderness skills (bow drilling, shelter building, knots, etc.) and prepare for the field days ahead. Students will also have access to arts and crafts, a library and musical instruments.

Every two weeks our students are transported to The Fort to spend an average of four days, refocusing and reflecting on their wilderness experience before they go back to nature to accomplish more work and personal growth.

Please contact our Admissions Staff to find out more about The Footsteps New Base Camp Model at 800-205-2500

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