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Our Pursuits adventure therapy trips take place throughout the year that include mountaineering, rock-climbing, canyoneering, kayaking, white-water rafting, cross-country cycling, trekking, snow-shoeing, cultural excursions, and international adventures. Pursuits take place in Oregon and Utah were our wilderness programs are headquartered, and custom Pursuits take place across the country and around the world.

Pursuits offers the highest level of programming and adventure facilitated by experienced and certified outdoors guides. This experience includes an extensive risk management focus with individually tailored goals and daily process groups. Our trips provide incredible adventures that inspire and motivate participants to develop greater personal vision and life long goals.

Pursuits is designed for high-functioning adolescents, young adults, or families looking for an exciting once-in-a-lifetime experience and healthy adventure. Pursuits adventures are regularly scheduled throughout the year, and custom trips are available to arrange for private small groups or families. Please check with our admissions team for more information on trip dates and custom adventures.

Upcoming Pursuits Trips


Multi-Sport Adventure, now taking ongoing private bookings

Designed to fill your Spring Break with meaning and adventure, this Southern Utah multi-sport program is open to those 18 years and older. On Day One, we will hike in, through, and around Utah's magnificent canyon walls and overlooks. On Day Two you will set out on a full-day canyoneering adventure, where everyone works together to hike, climb, squeeze, rappel, support, laugh, cry, listen, and sometimes swim all while in a canyon created by wind, rain, and millions of years. On the final day, the trip will culminate with soothing yoga and a half-day hike exploring the famed Virgin River. Each day will provide opportunities for mindfulness practices. Trip includes: Transportation during program, lodging, meals, climbing ropes, all technical gear, and helmets, and expert guides. Please email for questions, costs, or reservations.



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Transition Adventures, now taking ongoing private bookings

Our personalized Transition Adventures are created to provide meaningful memories as your child moves from wilderness to their next step of treatment. During these customized trips, we provide emotional support and a safe place for you to reconnect with your child, in a fun, comfortable environment. While crafting your program, our team gets to know your family and the experiences that you want to have. Pursuits will design every detail of your adventure, from lodging and food to activities, so that you can spend your time focusing on the important things: like connecting with your family. Most Transition Adventures run between two and five days, and are designed to give you more time reconnecting with your child than is typical during a wilderness family visit. We ask a minimum of two weeks planning time to prepare your one-of-a-kind adventure. Please email for questions, costs, or reservations.

Recent Pursuits Trips

High Uintas Backpacking & Fly Fishing

Explore and learn in Utah’s most pristine backcountry: This 10-day backpacking and fly-fishing trip involves exploring several miles through mountains, valleys, lakes, and rivers, summits and mountain passes in the High Uinta Wilderness of Northern Utah. During this trip you will learn fly-fishing, as well as technical backpacking skills such as packing, backcountry cooking, basic astronomy, wilderness navigation with a map and compass, and fauna identification. We will also incorporate mindfulness practices.

Moab, Utah Multi-Sport Hiking, Rafting, & Biking

In this exciting 9-day trip to Moab, Utah you will learn to ride a mountain bike on the single track red rocks, enjoy an adrenaline-filled day of whitewater rafting, and hike in one of the most beautiful national parks in Western Utah.

The Canyon Adventure—Canyoneering in Southern Utah

This amazing backcountry experience offers you the opportunity to explore between 4 and 7 slot canyons. Canyoneering is a great outdoor activity that involves canyon rappelling as well as hikes to and from the canyons, down climbing, swimming, and scrambling. These canyons are in the pristine wilderness of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona.

International Adventures

Nepal: Around the Manaslu Circuit

The best all-around trek in Nepal. As part of the Great Himalaya Trail’s, on this beautiful circuit you will enjoy some of the best views of the Himalayas as well as be able to participate in a community service project. On this 3 week trip you would learn from the people of Nepal but most importantly from yourself.

Peru: The Giving Journey

On the Giving Journey you will visit Lima, Arequipa and the Colca Canyon, Cusco and Macchu Picchu, and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. On this journey you can expect to enjoy the whitewater rapids of the Urubamba River, visit many of the Inca ruins, backpack for 5 days around one of the most amazing Andean Mountain, Apu Ausangate. If that weren't enough, you will have the opportunity to take classes on Peruvian cuisine, and give with your service work in one of only pristine Quechua communities, the Qero's.

Nepal Above the Clouds

From several days of community service amidst the colors and cultural richness of the Kathmandu Valley, to trekking in the serenity of Himalayan Mountains this 29 day journey will provide you with the opportunity to spend time hiking to Mount Everest Base Camp, whitewater rafting in Trisuli River, and visiting Chitwan National Park. You will also get to visit sacred sites and experience living among the wonderful Nepali people. A body, mind, and spirit experience into this ancient Eastern world.

Peru: The High Andes and Lowlands

The Peruvian High Andes and Lowlands offer immersive cultural interaction through travel, local community collaboration, and renowned landmarks such as the Andes, the Altiplano and the tropical rainforest. This trip is packed with physical activities tailored specifically for energetic individuals ready for adventure.

For more information, trip dates, or to register, please email or call one of our Registration Specialists at 866.411.6600.

Our Pursuits Trip allowed us time to reconnect and discuss many things in a more relaxed and natural atmosphere, at the same time enjoying the outdoor experience. Gerard did a great job of helping facilitate the trip, tailoring the daily schedule to match our abilities and needs and improvising where necessary for things like weather. Overall it was an excellent and unforgettable experience. I would highly recommend it to other parents. - Evoke Parent