The program is designed to help youth and young adults ages 15 to 29 years old who are dealing with life's issues including addictive gaming, alcohol and drug addiction, depression, anxiety, anger and frustration. Their adventures include mountain biking, zip linning, indoor rock climbing, high and low ropes courses, hiking and trekking, sea kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing, snow shoeing, cross county skiing and outdoor living skills.
The treatment consists of an 8 week adventure therapy that runs one day per week (8 sessions). They combine therapy and adventure to help the individual and his/her family to move forward. Their therapists are skilled at group therapy facilitation.
Vancouver Adventure Therapy believes that physical activity is vital to change and recovery. There are a lot of life issues including gambling, substances misuse, isolation, depression and anxiety that can get in the way of individuals and make them becoming inactive. Many young individuals do not know how to have fun in a right way.