RedCliff Ascent Reviews

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Redcliff Ascent
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 18 reviews
 by Laughing Coyote aka Austin W.
An experience of a lifetime

It’s been almost 20 years since I attended RedCliff as a student, to this day I have dreamed of coming back to where I found a peace I have never experienced in my heart the way I did in the high desert of Utah. From June 2004 through October 2004 this was my home and at first I didn’t accept it, I was a troubled teen with a lot of anger and a lot of demons that I had yet to conquer. Being here at a place I grew and viewed as a home away from home gave me the strength and confidence I needed to start my journey to becoming who I was meant to be. My time in RedCliff was not easy at first. I made it harder than it needed to be. As I started to accept and take in my surroundings I found something I could not have anywhere else. A sense of responsibility a sense of self worth, a deep acceptance that I was stronger than I ever knew. RedCliff gave me a realization of who I was meant to become. After RedCliff life wasn’t easy it got real hard and the struggles were constant. The strength to get through all that I needed to was from the connection I found within myself while being at RedCliff. I want to give special thanks to Red Hawk, Mountain Lynx, Rain Tracker, my therapist Kena for giving me a sense of acceptance of myself and who I was deep down underneath the raging emotions and defensive walls I hid behind to protect myself. I will never forget my experience here. I loved it and a part of me will always be hiking through the trails valley hills and mountains of RedCliff. If your child is troubled or needs a challenge of self worth acceptance respect for oneself and others this could be a major stepping stone to helping them grow. I will be taking my children to these lands in southwest Utah to give them the experience. If I am able to send them here for a summer camp type deal I will gladly do so because these valleys and hills have sent peace through my soul that I cherish everyday. I thank RedCliff for those cherished moments. GO BOBCATS 2004!!!!!!

 by Rising Smokey Pheonix
Thank You!

I was at Redcliff for 106 days. I feel that Redcliff has really had a positive impact on me. I don't think that I would be in such a good position with my academic and social life if it wasn't for Redcliff. I really considered the other kids in my group and some staff as my second family. I would not trade my experience at Redcliff for anything else.

 by Parent
The Turning Point

We tried many different things including local therapy and even a treatment center but you guys had the highest impact on our son - this truly was the turning point for him. We cannot say what it was exactly that made all the difference since it's really a combination of all the good stuff you offer there at RedCliff. Thank you from both of us! We love you guys.

 by Student
Thank You For Everything You Do!

To everyone at Redcliff Ascent,
Thank you for everything you do. I graduated from your program a little over 3 months ago, and I wouldn't be in the place I am today without it. Throughout my stay there, I accomplished things I never thought I would be able to do. I was pushed both emotionally and physically, and as much as I disliked it in the moment, looking back on it, Redcliff saved my life. After my stay at RCA, I went to a therapeutic boarding school, and I just got promoted to stage 2 on the 4th. One of the privileges you get is being able to write letters to the outside world, and I thought my first letter should be to you guys. To Gecko, thank you for making drop days something to look forward to. You always put a smile on my face no matter what type of day I was having. To orchid, thank you for pushing me to do better, & thank you for being someone I looked up to. To Phoenix, thank you for sharing your stories with me, I carry them with me every day. To cricket, thank you for the best graduation I ever could've asked for. To starling, thank you for always making sure I was ok and of course for all the cookies, they always made my week. To all the staff, thank you for coming out every shift and spending your lives with me. Thank you for pushing me to hike, to bow, to finish phases, to learn, to laugh, to appreciate, to love, and to grow. And last, but not least, thank you to Kaylie, who showed me more in my 3 months there than the other 16 years of my life combined.
To everyone at Redcliff, thank you for changing my life, thank you for showing me love, thank you for being my family, thank you for everything. I'm beyond grateful for you guys, and hope you know you'll forever hold a special place in my heart.
Lots of love!

 by Mom
As good as they say...

In all honesty this program is as good as they say it is. It was a tough decision to make for our family so you can imagine our relief to see our daughter progress so rapidly and continue to return to the things she has learned even after she has been home for over a year! We love you and thank you for being a significant part of our family journey towards harmony in the home and a happy daughter!

 by Tanya
Thank you

We are very grateful to RedCliff for the important life skills she has gained during her stay with you and for the support and guidance we have received as a family!

 by Rob

School is going well, he is drug free, and we are working well together as a family. We have been thrilled with RCA and I know [our son] has many positive memories of it. He has even talked about going back for the reunion.

All the best

 by Dawn R.

Sending [our son] To RedCliff was by far one of the hardest things that his father and I as parents had to do, but it was also one of the greatest things that we did for our son. We are starting to see the old [him] and for that I can never thank the RedCliff staff enough.

Sincerely yours,

 by Jennifer and Shawn
Redcliff was a success!

So, all in all, Red Cliff Ascent was a success for our family. I do think it never would have worked had his father and I not made crucial changes in ourselves and took him out of the Las Vegas environment. My husband and I were privileged to take part in the graduation process. It gave us a complete insight into his total experience and we got a lot out of the sessions with the other parents. The 'end of trails' ceremony was so awesome and extremely emotional. We will never forget any of it!

Thank you so much

 by Cathy
provided a foundation

The foundation that Redcliff provided to [our son] was critical to his current success, so many thanks to you and the staff there!

 by Anja
many thanks

One year Update

I think RedCliff has done good work.

Keep up the good work and many thanks for saving our daughter.

 by Renee
He would not be here without this program...

My son, (now 21) would not be where he is today in part because of his life and growth experience at Red Cliff back in the Summer/Fall of 2010... Please pass on this note of success because I believe that what you and all the staff at RCA do is very important in the lives of lost or misdirected youth.

 by Danielle

6 Month Update

I really believe that [our son] would either be dead or in jail if it hadn’t been for the amazing program at Red Cliff and subsequently Discovery Ranch.

Thank you to all at Red Cliff.

 by Melinda
Best Experience in his life

Its so awesome for him, moving into this great phase of life. I can honestly say, thank you RedCliff Ascent/Medicine Wheel. Best experience in [my son's] life. He drew on that experience to help with his decision to join the army. Thank you thank you.

 by Hector & Maureen
Thank you

We want to thank you for all the help you gave us. You provided the support we were looking for to resolve that awful situation. We truly believe we made the right decision sending her to the RedCliff program, where we receive the help and the guidance we so desperately needed. Thanks again.

 by Edie
Such a change!

So...such a change from before RedCliff. Thank you so much. He learned a great deal while he was with you guys and the life that he will have is very different than what it would have been without RedCliff.

 by Jimmy and Joan
Extremely thankful

Please know that we think of all of you at RCA often and remain in awe of your work and extremely thankful for what you taught our daughter and all the other teenagers who found themselves in difficult circumstances. You are all remembered in our prayers.

 by Dan & Tracey
Well worth it

Our son, graduated in July 2007. He went on to Oakley school to complete high school. He got his undergraduate degree in special education at Westminster in Salt Lake City, in 2012. He moved back to Massachusetts in 2012 and got a teaching job immediately.

He has decided to get his masters degree at University of New Hampshire, in mechanical engineering, which he is working on now.

A long and bumpy road, but well worth it. We would be happy to talk to anyone about our experience. I know [our son] would not be here without RedCliff.