“I had a lot of apprehension beforehand,” Andrea Burgess admits. “But it turned out even better than I thought.” Burgess is the Executive Director at RedCliff Ascent, a wilderness therapy program for troubled teens.  On April 7, the program hosted its first ever “class reunion” for wilderness graduates. Graduates had been pleading with the RedCliff…

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Just got this message on our Facebook page from Jennifer, aka Crystal Springs. She gave us her permission to share with all of you: “Since my wilderness days, I graduated high school with honors. I then went to college up in Alaska for a semester and a half, where I experienced a bit of a…

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This week is our quarterly Snicker tree.  Every quarter we place a bag of Snickers candy bars underneath a tree at zone.  Zone is where all the groups hike to for the end of the week. ( This makes it easier for therapy and logistics on Wed.)  Anyway, back to the Snicker tree.  The staff inform…

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The Redcliff crew flew to Philadelphia last week for the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) Spring Conference.  We ran the stairs from the “Rocky” movie, went on a tour of Constitution Hall, watched a Phillies game, visited The Reading Terminal for Gyros and dined at a wonderful Brazilian Grill –  the likes of which we…

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In less than an hour Lauren will pick her friend up from the airport and hit the road for Utah. The two young women have been dreaming of this day. Theirs is not a typical road trip. They are returning to the wilderness therapy program they graduated from four years ago. In 2007 Lauren was…

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