Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness

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Basic Information

Address: 236 File St, Clayton, GA 30525
County: Rabun
Phone Number: 888 914 1050
Fax Number: 706-212-0354

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Additional Information

Founded: 2002
Ages/Grades: 13-18
Gender: All
Enrollment: Rolling
Duration: 7-12 weeks
School Setting:


School Size: 50
Classroom Size: 10
Student/Teacher Ratio: 2.5 : 1

685/day + one time enrollment fee

Financial Aid:


Camp Programs: Yes
Accreditation Licenses: GA DHS - Licensed as an Outdoor Childcaring Program Accredited by Association of Experiential Education (AEE) as OBH (Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Program)
Professional Affiliations:

NATSAP - National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs

Area of Focus:

Behavioral and Emotional Therapeutic support for Adolescents, including treatment for Depression, Anxiety, Learning Differences, Neurodevelopmental disorders, Attachment challenges, Substance Use Disorders

Mission Statement:

With an integrated approach, we combine assessment and wilderness-based therapeutic interventions to teach students and their families skills necessary to understand themselves, their families and how to connect in meaningful ways.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

We believe that comprehensive health and wellness (emotional, physical, mental and spiritual) is necessary to thrive.

Notes/School Information:

Our techniques combine the healing wilderness environment with evidence-based therapeutic approaches that teach individuals and families the skills needed to be aware of and act on their values. Removed from the distractions of daily home life, students experience the abundance of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, where they live 24/7 in nature with other students and our supportive field staff. Here, teens and young adults rediscover their resilience, unearth ways to align with their values, and explore practices that lead to health.
Located in the North Georgia and Western North Carolina mountains, Blue Ridge’s licensed treatment program provides sophisticated clinical treatment in an immersive nomadic wilderness model. Foundational transformation for families occurs through utilizing individualized clinical treatment, together with intensive family-focused support, and whole-body health and wellness. Each therapist individualizes the wilderness therapy experience while Field Instructors integrate clinical recommendations into daily initiatives to establish positive group culture and opportunities for growth.