Our Activities

One of the things that sets Turning Winds apart from other therapeutic boarding schools is that we have unrestricted access to an amazing array of outdoor activities, all just outside our back door. We are situated on 150 acres of pristine wilderness, with a river running through the entire property – perfect for swimming and fishing in the summer. Nature has amazing therapeutic properties, and at Turning Winds, we are able to give your child adventures and experiences that most teens only dream of.

Through nature, your child will learn lessons that stay with him or her for life. Contact us online or give us a call at (800) 845-1380 to find out how we can help your child to build a life of meaning and purpose.

Thank you guys very much for the snowmobiling trip, it was an awesome day!


Learning Through Doing

At Turning Winds, the outdoors plays a key role in our students’ growth. We harness the power of nature for adventure therapy, experiential education, and psycho-educational therapy. Our experience and training shows that meaningful, enduring change happens when teens are taken outside of their normal, comfortable circumstances and placed in unfamiliar ones. This is called experiential learning. Our outdoor activities force students to be active participants rather than spectators, and impart a sense of empowerment and accomplishment.

All of our activities are designed to serve as a metaphor for life, teaching valuable lessons such as endurance, perseverance, resourcefulness, teamwork, focus, and respect. Students must rely on themselves and their peers to solve problems and overcome challenges. We know that natural consequences are much more powerful tools than lectures or punishments.

Your child will experience an ideal balance of hard work and enjoyable, meaningful activities, including:
  • Back country hiking
  • Backpacking
  • Mountain biking
  • Fishing
  • Downhill skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Cross country skiing
  • Camping
  • Scuba diving
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Swimming
  • Golf

In addition to these sports and activities, we reward our students with educational, inspirational trips to places like Hawaii and Washington, D.C.. The culmination of all of these experiences is an enriched spirit, a broadened perspective, and a better understanding of one’s importance and place in the world.

Turning Winds has helped hundreds of teens and their families to find peace, purpose, and happiness. We can bring back the child that you know and love, and give them the tools that they need to succeed in life. Contact us online or call us at (800) 845-1380 to learn more about our program and how we can help.

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