Rites of Passage Wilderness Programs

Rites of Passage Wilderness Programs Shelton Washington

Beyond the Trek This program offers longer-term treatment for young adults coming out of the trek programs, or who need continuing care. Our Ranch program is designed specifically for young adults who want to get clean and healthy. Our structured daily schedule involves ranch chores, volunteering in the local community, attending school, holistic meals and trek expeditions. Increasing the Odds Rites of Passage Ranch is a therapeutic treatment center in Washington. With three- and six-month extended-stay continuing care programs, the Ranch provides students with a safe, stable and supportive environment for recovery. The Ranch is “home base,” and students have a daily routine that clears away distractions and challenges them to confront their issues in a healthy way. An integral component of the therapeutic process is our solid wilderness adventure trek program, which guides students toward self-reliance, self-respect, patience and maturity. In addition to wilderness expeditions, we integrate equine therapy, holistic nutrition and transitional work programs that focus on long-term sobriety and spiritual wellness. Students develop and strengthen the physical, emotional, and social muscles they need to recover and chart a new course for their lives. We believe that we live and work on recovery as a community, and, while ultimately the journey toward sobriety is a personal one, it is best undertaken in the company of friends. The value of support systems cannot be underestimated.

ABOUT RITES OF PASSAGE WILDERNESS PROGRAMS

Located on the Olympic Peninsula in northwest Washington state, Rites of Passage NW offers a long-term, residential program designed for young adults and adolescents (ages 16 to 30) who are struggling with substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorders. Rites of Passage NW also facilitates wilderness therapy trek programs for children, adolescents, and adults, which are designed to treat a range of emotional, behavioral, and psychological issues through immersive wilderness treks.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Rites of Passage NW offers two types of treatment programs: wilderness therapy trek programs and The Ranch, a long-term residential program. Before beginning a wilderness therapy program, clients undergo an initial assessment and physical examination.

After an orientation period, wilderness therapy trek programs involve wilderness expeditions through national parks. During these trips, patients learn responsibility through low-impact camping, cooking, navigating, hiking, and a range of adventure-based activities. Along with wilderness therapy, clients also participate in daily counseling sessions with a licensed therapist and perform various trust-building and problem-solving exercises with peers. While the duration of Wilderness Therapy Trek Programs vary, clients must commit to a minimum of six weeks.

Typically lasting between three and six months, The Ranch residential program utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), as well as 12-step involvement. Clients participate in individual therapy, group counseling sessions, and wilderness therapy through hiking, learning survival skills, camping, and treks.

Residents also can engage in equine therapy, vocational training, and school. They must perform daily chores, and are required to gain employment or volunteer within the community.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

Rites of Passage NW employs a sizable team, including a resident physician, wilderness instructors, logistic coordinators, licensed mental health counselors, family therapists, and clinical social workers.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Overlooking the South Puget Sound, The Ranch offers upscale accommodations, which include both double occupancy and private bedrooms, spacious communal areas, a hot tub, and outdoor porches. The campus also features an on-site vegetable garden and working alpaca farm.

Across eight Best-rehabs.com surveys, individuals gave the facility’s accommodations an average rating of 4.87 out of five stars. Four loved ones and two alumni also provided a perfect five-star average rating for the quality of exercise and leisure activities.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

While alumni feedback to Best-rehabs.com is limited, the one survey respondent to date praised the program emphatically in nearly all areas, providing five-star ratings for the staff’s level of training and experience and the inclusion of holistic treatment methods. The alum, Isabella, wrote that the program offered a “stunning backdrop” for treatment and described the owners as “two of the warmest hearted, and inspirational people I have ever known.”

On Rites of Passage’s Facebook page, which the facility can manage, the center received an average 4.6-star rating based on 37 user reviews to date.[1]

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Loved ones also gave positive ratings for almost all areas of the program. When asked if they would recommend the program all five loved ones polled offered a perfect five out of five-star rating. At the time of this writing, the five loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com all provided perfect five out of five star ratings for the level of the staff’s experience. “The staff they hire is exceptional. They gave my son a second chance at life,” Whitney, a mother of a client, wrote.

Reviewers also gave an average 4.8 stars for family participation. M.S., another parent, cited “communication with parents” as a program strength, and added: “He came home a new person with a positive self image.”

FINANCING

Rites Of Passage charges $445 per day for a minimum 90-day intensive wilderness therapy program. There is also an additional $1,200 fee for enrollment and a $125 admission fee. The Ranch residential program costs $320 per day.

[1] https://www.facebook.com/pg/Rites-of-Passage-NW-197131036993667/reviews/?ref=page_internal

Reviews about Rites of Passage Wilderness Programs

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  • It was not helpful. Although my son learned a lot, the staff quality was inconsistent. They pushed every button I had identified instead of addressing the issues in positive or supportive ways. Some of the staff are caring and competent. Disorganized, poor staff orientation so they don�t know important rules to follow, they don�t appear to be familiar with the clients history and issues.
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  • Genuine caring! In my experience, I didn't see a weakness. My teenage (13yr) daughter was self harming and very depressed. Putting her in the wilderness program guided by these loving, caring, capable people empowered her and was a huge success. She came out feeling like a "bad ass". It was hard and she was not happy at the start but in the end, well worth the challenges. It beats anti depressants or any other "pill". Go be in nature, learn how to survive in the wilderness. Really, who wouldn't benefit!? She was a little overweight and lost that baggage too! Thumbs up from this mom.
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  • Alternative way to overcome addiction. Open minded and well trained staff. Well educated owners. This program is so unique and if someone has tried over and over at a typical rehab facility- then it's time to try Rites of Passage. This unique and alternative way to healing works well and with the staffs experience and knowledge. This program is expensive, however, lots of insurance comapanies will cover some of the cost and there are scholarship opportunities as well. And as the program grows, there will be more and more scholarship opportunities.
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  • Experience, Location, Personal understanding of issues, Carefully selected employees; were all strengths. I reached out to ROP in a state of desperation, and they expertly and yet very generously facilitated me joining the programme. The wild forests, mountains and coasts of Washington formed the stunning backdrop of my subsequent 8 weeks, in which through therapy, nightly discussion, harsh situations and emotional and physical pain, I cam to understand myself and my destructive behaviour a great deal better; I would say the same for every single other troubled person I met during my time at this facility. I would urge anyone to inquire further into ROP, which is run by two of the warmest hearted, and inspirational people I have ever known.
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  • Genuine caring! My teenage (13yr) daughter was self harming and very depressed. Putting her in the wilderness program guided by these loving, caring, capable people empowered her and was a huge success. It was hard and she was not happy at the start but in the end, well worth the challenges. It beats anti depressants or any other "pill". Go be in nature, learn how to survive in the wilderness. She was a little overweight and lost that baggage too! Thumbs up from this mom.
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  • The way they connected with our son was a strength. The cost was high. It was a GREAT opportunity for our son to be completely away from his environment and to take a deep look at where he was going in life.
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  • The owners are totally invested in the success and wellbeing of their clients. The staff they hire is exceptional. They gave my son a second chance at life. I have been fundraising for ROP's scholarship fund for almost a year. They are my heroes for rescuing my soon and setting him on a path to success.
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  • Communication with parents, understanding of the individuals needs and goals. I found this facility to been very beneficial and helpful for my son's behavioral issues. He came home a new person with a positive self image. He looks forward to spending some additional refresher time there.