Perhaps, you will agree with us when we say that there are times in our lives wherein many of us are confused about the reason behind their existence, the reason behind why they are here, living in this world as well as where they are going to when the time comes. And in line with this, the people who are mostly having these kinds of thoughts are the youths, especially those who are in their teenage years since in this particular stage in life, temptations are everywhere and with them being vulnerable, sensitive and can easily get influenced, surely, they will end up straying in the right path like having no idea how to trust themselves and others, inappropriate behavior, losing to addiction (smoking, gambling, alcohol and the likes), and even having low self-esteem and personal direction. And also, there goes the fact that when a child is brought up from a broken family or broken home where the words of love was never uttered nor acted out or if they come from an abusive situation, surely, they will try t look for their salvation and this salvation may come in the form of becoming a rebel and looking for attention wherever they can find it. As for those teenage boys who are having a hard time dealing with the temptations surrounding them, they might find themselves mixed up in illegal behaviors, getting involved in activities that are questionable and running alongside youths that are sharing the same predicament as them.
The wilderness therapy programs is a kind of program that was developed for the purpose of aiding in the discovery process and helping steer youths that are misguided back onto a path that is productive and contributing by means of using tools that are psychological and physical so that troubled and problematic youths will be treated. What happens during a wilderness therapy program is that youths who are having troubles and problems in life will go through adventurous, outdoor activities that often includes rock climbing, backpacking treks with horses and river rafting as well so that they can learn about the valuable lessons in life, particularly on how they can trust themselves and trust others as well. When doing this program and with all the activities and challenges that they have to go through, there are various things that these youth will be able to achieve such as teamwork and goals and through this, many teenage boys will be able to transform their old and inappropriate behavior and turn into leaders of their own world. The skills and training under the wilderness therapy programs helped young men and women who are walking the path of self-destruction to come back to their old selves after discovering the meaning and purpose of their existence.