50 N. 200 E.
Lehi, UT 84043


Program at a Glance

Outback’s wilderness program for teens ages 13 to 17 blends the best of the “ancient cultural systems” with the most effective and proven therapeutic processes. We have worked with teens struggling with family conflict, negative peer groups, Internet and video game addiction, academic underachievement, low self-esteem, drug and alcohol abuse, and other emotional and behavioral issues. Our students experience the highest standards of safety and therapy in the context of one of the most powerful settings for real change – the wilderness.

About Outback Therapeutic Expeditions

Coming to Outback’s wilderness therapy program removes troubled teens from the many distractions that our modern society offers them. This shift in environment allows students to set external image aside and acquire necessary skills to care for themselves.

The wilderness setting acts as a catalyst that moves teens out of their comfort zone. As students adjust to their new surroundings, Outback counselors observe their negative habits and positively involve students in safe, constructive activities, and in therapeutic sessions where students begin to think more insightfully and replace negative thoughts and habits with positive ones.

Outback feels it is critical for students to continue their education during treatment, rather than taking a break from school altogether. Outback, in conjunction with Pine Ridge Academy, has designed a unique academic program that helps students continue their education while receiving intense clinical support and treatment.

In order to create the most effective teen wilderness program possible, Outback studies the long-term impact of our program. Through ongoing relationships with aftercare programs, referring professionals and families we have found that Outback’s approach has had a tremendous effect on our student’s lives. We are proud of our outcomes and the progress that families make as they begin the process of healing and change.