Standards for private organizations

2020 Edition

Wilderness and Adventure-Based Therapeutic Outdoor Services Definition

Purpose

Youth who participate in Wilderness and Adventure-based Therapeutic Outdoor Services expand individual capabilities, develop self-confidence and insight, ameliorate symptoms, and improve interpersonal skills and relationships.

Definition

Wilderness and Adventure-Based Therapeutic Outdoor Services are day or residential programs that provide an intensive, therapeutic experience based on outdoor, educational, clinical, and other activities that involve physical and psychological challenges.
2020 Edition

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Note: WT Standards do not apply to day or summer camps that do not have a strong therapeutic focus.

Note: Please see WT Reference List for the research that informed the development of these standards.