Jason William Hunt Foundation
Supporting Families in Crisis Through Therapeutic Wilderness Expedition Treatment Programs

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We Are Temporarily Not Accepting Aid Applications. We expect to be back by March 1st, 2020. We will post when we are again open to applications.

Walking With Jason Video
On Graduation Day at the CT. Wilderness School, the group leaders introduce each student and talk about the student's experience. Then the student is asked to say a few words.

Therapeutic Wilderness
Expedition Treatment Programs

The following listed programs are members of the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council (OBHC). As Therapeutic Wilderness Expedition Treatment Programs (TWE)  they are the only programs the foundation will consider for financial aid assistance. Click here for OBHC

Special Note:  All TWE programs are not the same. Each has its own mission, focus, and approach. As you review this information, investigate specific programs, and talk to involved professionals remember that as the parent / guardian you have the ultimate responsibility for selecting and deciding the course of action to be taken for your child.

Sample the Experience:   Wilderness School  
The Wilderness School has a video covering a 20 day wilderness program and its impact.. It is 27 minutes in duration. Sit back and reflect. This link will take you to the WS home page. Under Wilderness School click ABOUT. Then click  Wilderness School Expedition DVD 

ANASAZI Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare, Mesa, AZ (1968)   www.anasazi.org
ANASAZI's nurturing, family-focused work with teens and young adults (and their parents) inspired the development of numerous therapeutic programs and the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council, as well as international bestsellers (including Arbinger Institute's The Anatomy of Peace) and peacemaking techniques used worldwide.

Evoke Therapy Programs, Santa Clara, UT (2004)   www.evoketherapy.com
Evoke Entrada, UT             Evoke Cascades, OR

Evoke specializes in Wilderness Therapy, a highly effective and research-proven approach for treating teens and young adults. Evoke provides personalized help for those struggling with mental health, addiction, common stage-of-life challenges and family turmoil. Our approach of whole-health treatment includes a participant’s emotional, mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing; providing participants an experience to learn, grow and evoke their own inner wisdom. Evoke provides extensive family support including an interactive Parent Portal, weekly webinars, parent support groups, parent workshops, alumni mentors, and parent and family intensives.

Legacy Outdoor Activities, Loa, UT  www.legacyoutdooradventures.com
​Legacy Outdoor Adventures is a wilderness therapy program for young adult and older adolescent males struggling with substance abuse, emotional and behavioral issues, and lack of motivation and purpose.

New Vision Wilderness, Bend, OR  & Grafton, WI  www.newvisionwilderness.com
New Vision Wilderness is a specialty wilderness therapy treatment program that is Clinically Intensive, Highly Specialized and Trauma Informed.

Open Sky Wilderness Therapy, CO (2006)   www.openskywilderness.com 
Since 2006, Open Sky Wilderness Therapy has been providing the premier family-centered wilderness therapy experience through its programs in the mountains of Southwest Colorado and Canyonlands of Southeast Utah. The Open Sky approach transcends traditional wilderness therapy by emphasizing treatment for the whole family not just the adolescent or young adult, and the application of evidence-based clinical modalities with innovative, well-researched holistic healing practices such as yoga, meditation and mindfulness. When a family partners with Open Sky, they embark on a rewarding adventure of self-discovery, and learn a range of strategies that promote lasting success.

Summit Achievement, Stowe, ME (1996) www.summitachievement.com
​Summit Achievement is an innovative, 6-10 week therapeutic wilderness program, uniquely offering an adventure-based expedition model with a residential campus where students attend school 3 days per week. Located in the beautiful White Mountains Region of Maine, Summit Achievement effectively combines five key components: exciting wilderness expeditions, accredited classroom academics, residential community, client centered therapy, and family inclusion. Guided by positive reinforcement and the power of choice, our unique outcome focused program allows students to experience the therapeutic benefits of outdoor adventure-based activities while learning to manage the demands of a more traditional environment. As an intentionally small, owner-operated program, we serve adolescent boys and girls, ages 13 to 20, from around the world. 

SUWS of the Carolinas, NC (2000)  suwscarolinas.crchealth.com
​SUWS of the Carolinas is a dynamic, multi-faceted treatment program that offers therapeutic assistance to adolescents between the ages of 10-17.

Trails Carolina, NC  (2008)  trailscarolina.com
Trails is actually an acronym… every letter in T.R.A.I.L.S. stands for one of these values: Trust, Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Leadership, Service.

The Wilderness School, East Hartland, CT, (1974)  www.state.ct.us/dcf/Wilderness_School
A prevention, intervention, and transition program for Connecticut's troubled youth featuring a 20-day high impact wilderness journey experience fostering growth in self-esteem, locus of control (personal responsibility), and interpersonal skill development. A special reference is made as Jason worked at this school....visit in the Jason Memorial Section the webpage CT W S
​​Special Note: The Wilderness School works with CT resident youth only.