Autism Spectrum Disorder and Wilderness Therapy [youtube]https://youtu.be/OrcXgWTkoUo[/youtube] The video above includes a testimonial from one of our former students with ASD who expressed how Redcliff Ascent’s wilderness program helped him. RedCliff Ascent, an Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare (OBH) program for teens and young adults, serves many different populations and diagnosis. The following article will highlight Autism…

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James W. – Cloud Ibex In September I was given the opportunity to attend an annual primitive skills gathering known as Rabbitstick. The event is held in Rexburg, Idaho every year, bringing in hundreds of people with a common interest. Having worked at RedCliff Ascent for over a year, I was selected for my contributions…

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by Jillian Broeckert RedCliff Ascent Wilderness Therapist For a good portion of my life I felt like an outsider, never really fitting in, having very few friends I really clicked with, whom I thought understood me. This all changed when I found wilderness therapy and the pieces of my life started to fit together. Piece…

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Can you name all of the people below? Happy Holidays from the RedCliff Ascent team~! (Sorry if we missed anyone not pictured below, we love all our staff ~ thank you for all you do!) Click on photo to enlarge, then click the little gray arrow box in the upper right hand corner to expand…

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THE WINNER IS: JOSIE! (PHOTO #6) “After 96 days” Congratulations Josie (Photo #6) – you are the winner of the RedCliff Ascent Student Photo Contest with 52 votes!!! Thank you all so much for submitting your photos! It was so much fun reading your posts, watching you support your friends and walking through memories of…

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The RedCliff Ascent field is covered with Juniper trees. In a small number of these trees you can find a dark barky growth called a gall. The gall is the tree’s reaction to a fungus or rust that has infected the branches. Most often, the branch with the gall dies, leaving a bare branch with…

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Our Shindig celebration happens about once every three months. It’s a chance for students to gather at Outpost with their peers and celebrate their wilderness experience. Here’s a letter we received from one of our current students. We think it shows the respect and concern we have for all of the troubled teens enrolled in our program.…

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Mark wrote this response to our request for grads to share their RedCliff wilderness experiences. We thought you might relate: hi, my name is mark and i was in redcliff 8 years ago now, i still dream of my memories of that place, i find it amazing how we take so many simple things for…

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Congratulations to Trevor, Melinda, Gabriella and John! They shared their RedCliff stories and won Kindle e-readers. You should be receiving them today. John – we’re still trying to figure out how to ship yours. Who knew Canada was on the “no ship” list? Watch for each of their posts coming to our blog beginning tomorrow.…

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What’s your RedCliff experience? In honor of our new Facebook site – www.facebook.com/RCAscent – we’re giving you a chance to like us there and share your story here. What’s your connection to us? Share your story here, “like” us on our new page, and you could end up winning an e-reader. (You know how critical…

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While it may not make intuitive sense, winter is my favorite time of year in the wilderness of Southern Utah.  I have spent about 18 winters in the field with the concomitant adventure that each of those winters has presented.  I think the thing that I like most about winter is the clarity that it…

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One of the challenges of my job is my commute. Some people deal with freeway traffic or crowded subways. My challenge is Mother Nature. It’s about an hour drive from my office in Enterprise to the field where I meet with my clients. In the summer the ride is breathtaking. In the winter it can…

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