The Summit Blog

Student reflection: After 3 months at home

Now, after three months of being home, I want to write and tell everybody how I am doing.  I talked to Nichol earlier today, and I decided to write all of this so I could send it to everyone at Summit.  Actually I talked to Nichol yesterday because it is 1:00 AM.  I was laying in bed […]

How school works in our hybrid wilderness therapy program

Most of us imagine wilderness therapy to be weeks in the woods. Often, if “academic courses” are offered, they are facilitated in an environment that is far from the formal school and classroom experience and often do not align with a student’s course and credit needs. Journaling around a campfire, exploring flora and fauna along […]

Summit Achievement during the Holidays

For 21 years Summit Achievement, a hybrid wilderness therapy and residential treatment program located in Maine, has operated during the holidays.  Those outside of the field may think it is a difficult time to be enrolled or working at a treatment program, but that is not the case, as we have honed our model through […]

Wilderness Therapy in the Winter

Okay, let’s be honest with ourselves, it can be scary making the choice to send your child to wilderness therapy.  Now add in the fact that you may need to make this decision during the winter months and you can get overwhelmed. Yet there are tremendous benefits and opportunities that your child can gain from […]

Who can come to Summit Achievement by transportation service

 Throughout most of Summit’s history we have required that all students enroll willingly, or at least reluctantly.  This has meant that they arrive with their parents and are willing to get out of the car and participate in the enrollment process, despite maybe not being thrilled about the prospect of 6-8 weeks in a wilderness […]