Evoke Wilderness Therapy Programs operates at two locations: Evoke at Cascades and Evoke at Entrada. Both offer treatment for teen and young adults. Speak to an admissions counselor to discuss which location might be best for you.
Evoke at Cascades
20332 Empire Avenue, F-7
Bend, OR 97703
The Cascades field area is located in central Oregon in the high desert on the eastern edge of the Cascade Range along the Deschutes River. Here, the Ponderosa pine forest transitions into the high desert, characterized by arid land, juniper, sagebrush, and bitterbrush. Wildlife is abundant, including antelope, elk, porcupine, badger, Golden Eagles, and Bald Eagles, just to name a few. Elevation ranges from 4,000 to 5,000 feet. The wilderness field area is semi-arid with over 300 days of sunshine annually, with mild summers and moderate winters.
Cascades’ Adventure Activities
Evoke at Cascades also incorporates adventure activities in one of its adolescent groups. With 16 years of wilderness therapy experience, Psychologist Dr. J Huffine utilizes adventure activities in his group providing opportunities for motivation and engagement.
In addition to these adventure activities, Dr. Huffine’s group continues to primarily utilize evidence-based methods of experiential therapy found in the nomadic therapeutic model. This model provides day-to-day, moment-to-moment learning experiences, utilizing Evoke’s research proven approach. Our method of wilderness therapy facilitates the development of resilience, insight, personal accountability, coping and social skills, providing a therapeutic impact that only a nomadic model can provide.
Evoke at Entrada
2711 Santa Clara Drive
Santa Clara, UT 84765
The Entrada field area is located in the southwest corner of Utah within high desert mountains near Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce National Parks. Entrada is located in a rare geographical region, where the Great Basin, Colorado Plateau and the Mojave Desert converge with a diverse range of flora and fauna. Elevation ranges from 3500-8000 feet. The semi-arid climate provides the area with over 300 days of sunshine as well as rainfall seasons in the early spring and late summer, averaging about eight inches of annual precipitation.
Evoke at Entrada is also home to The Oasis. Entrada's young adult groups hike to our beautiful high desert oasis where mustangs, elk, hawks, and other wildlife converge at a year-round natural spring. The Oasis accommodations include yurts, cots for sleeping, a dedicated cooking area, showers, and toilets. The Oasis also provides space for yoga and other recreational activities, a group fire pit, seasonal herb & vegetable gardens, a labyrinth, and several meditation areas. The Oasis is a time for reflection, community building, and introspection. Our oasis provides participants opportunities for physical, emotional, and spiritual replenishment.
- Cooking specialized cuisine
- Learning new recipes and nutrition to support better emotional, mental, and physical health
- Participating in Yoga with registered and experienced instructors
- Exploring mindfulness techniques such as mindful eating and breathing work
- Spending reflection time at our labyrinth, prayer flag tree or other sacred places
- Building a meditation practice from a vast array of disciplines
- Sleeping in a bed and taking a hot shower
- Reviewing personalized treatment goals with therapists and staff
- Reviewing and submitting accredited college coursework when applicable
- Meeting with a member of our Health & Wellness Team to review personal health plan goals
- Participating in specialty groups, like 12-Step and Trauma Groups
- Watching inspirational videos on our large projector screen
- Interacting with special guest speakers presenting on relevant treatment topics
- Participating in musical activities like guitar playing and drums circles
The daily schedule includes elective and appointed activities that foster self-motivation, mindfulness, and increase participant’s investment in utilizing newly acquired skills and insights. As the visit to the Oasis concludes, the participants will take back to the trail, continuing their journey toward a greater sense of empowerment and clarity.