The traditional backpacker’s diet is known for dried meat, pasta, beans, and grains. Not exactly a rainbow of colorful fruits and veggies! At Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness our pursuit of the best possible nutrition for our students is constantly evolving. We work alongside a nutritionist to identify the optimal combination of calorie density, nutrients, protein, and carbohydrates to support the activity of backpacking without loading up on sugar and processed foods. This is challenging, because we also have the concern of weight as well as traditional foodie favorites of our staff and students.
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Did you know that George Washington Carver was the local “plant doctor” before he turned 13? Or that George Washington was a land surveyor in his teenage years? Or that Laura Ingalls Wilder began her teaching career prior to her 16th birthday? These teens were not much different than ours today. They were passionate about something, yet they had the freedom to pursue their passion.
You’ve been hearing a lot from us about…the Makarios Path to Self-Directed Learning...How we Approach Education at Makarios…breaking the Repetition Cycle so often found in traditional education...and the similarities between Finland’s top-ranking education system and Democratic Free schools. And these are all great examples of this model’s success, but what about the high school student that has struck out on their own, or (gasp!) dropped-out of school?
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The Footsteps Program at Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness is a licensed, clinically-driven wilderness therapy program designed to meet the specific needs of boys and girls, ages 10 – 14.
The play is the foundation of Wilderness Therapy with preteens and is incorporated in all activities of the Footsteps Program. The staff thoughtfully engage, challenge, and motivate these students to gain stronger physical, mental, social, and emotional resiliency.
The ultimate goal for the Footsteps student is that they:
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The Footsteps program at Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness is a troubled youth program designed for co-ed groups of students.
Pre-teens thrive in safe, predictable and structured surroundings. We have designed our Footsteps program to support tweens and teens in their specific developmental needs. Incorporating solid routines, structure, and concrete experiences. This population requires extra “hand-holding” and additional support to ensure they feel safe. read morecontinue reading
The traditional backpacker’s diet is known for dried meat, pasta, beans, and grains. Not exactly a rainbow of colorful fruits and veggies! AtBlue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness our pursuit of the best possible nutrition for our students is constantly evolving. We work alongside a nutritionist to identify the optimal combination of calorie density, nutrients, protein, and carbohydrates to support the activity of backpacking without loading up on sugar and processed foods. This is challenging because we also have the concern of weight as well as traditional foodie favorites of our staff and students. Read morecontinue reading
Location, Location, Location! Everyone always asks for that spectacular location. Well, here it is! 1230 Walnut, located near the coveted Berkeley Gourmet Ghetto, offers a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home that looks forward to your vision to remodel and update this lovely home. This terrific opportunity also has a legal studio with full bath and separate entrance. Some previous seismic work was done as well. Located next to the verdant and lovely Live Oak Park, this is a rare opportunity in a wonderful location. Visit website for more detailscontinue reading