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Adventure Therapy Groups

Adventure Works offers a unique opportunity to youth in DeKalb County to engage in group services to meet the social-emotional and behavioral needs in the outdoors. Groups are facilitated by mental health staff with specific training in facilitating outdoor experiences, and offer the opportunity for individuals to receive support and feedback from their peers.

Costs per participant are based on a sliding scale. All youth in DeKalb County are welcome, regardless of ability to pay.

Limited availability, click below or give us a call to start the registration process! 

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Express interest in participating by calling Adventure Works at (815) 517-0825

Cost is $32.50 an hour for every group - financial assistance available.

Adventure Works groups incorporate developmentally appropriate adventure and experiential activities to address the complex needs of our youth today. Interventions are designed and selected to improve distress tolerance, problem solving, self-efficacy, relational and communication skills, all while engaging youth intentionally with the outdoors. All groups are facilitated by mental health professionals under the agency ethos of gather, guide, grow.

Beginning Explorers

Note: Guardians will need to drop-off and pick-up participants from offsite at Russell Woods Nature Center for the entire winter season group.

Ages: 6-8 years old
Dates: January 8- March 23
Time: Wednesdays 4:00pm-5:30pm
Location: Russell Woods Nature Center: 11750 IL-72, Genoa, IL 60135
Capacity: 8-10 participants

Emerging Explorers
 

Note: Guardians will need to drop-off and pick-up participants from offsite at Russell Woods Nature Center for the entire winter season group.

Ages: 9-11 years old
Dates: January 8- March 23
Time: Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Russell Woods Nature Center:
 11750 IL-72, Genoa, IL 60135
Capacity: 10 participants

Tween Trailblazers
 

Ages: 12-14 years old

Dates: January 8- March 23

Time: Saturdays 9:00am-11:30am

Location: AW grounds 

Capacity: 10 participants

  

Interested in Group?

Please submit your details below to express interest.  A staff member will contact you via email with registration information. Thank you!

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We're accredited. 

Our Adventure Therapy Groups are accredited by the Association of Experiential Education's Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Standards.

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