home of cutting-edge relational model
& individualized wilderness therapy

Wilderness Therapy for Struggling Youth

Inspiring Change ... By Nature

New Vision Wilderness (NVW) offers nationally recognized, individually tailored wilderness challenge programs that lead the way in relational model wilderness therapy. New Vision's intervention services are designed to be a catalyst for positive change in struggling pre-teens, adolescents, and young adults. Our wilderness therapy program provides an intensive, individualized, and thorough healing process designed for young people needing immediate intervention and longer-term treatment. We have programs in Wisconsin serving preteens and adolescents and programs in Oregon serving adolescents and young adults.

New Vision Wilderness is the home of trauma-informed care where we combine a challenging wilderness experience with intensive, therapeutic clinical immersion. This model is a result of many years of experience and a collaborative team approach. Our professional and caring staff are specialists with sensitive populations and use a relational approach with clients to help facilitate noticeable change. We offer a "build them up" philosophy focusing on strengths and encouraging growth in those areas. We utilize both adventure therapy and psychotherapy to create lasting change in our participants. New Vision Wilderness gives clients an excellent opportunity to learn about themselves, others, and the environment while on their therapeutic journey.

Now Accepting Enrollments for 2014

Employment Opportunities

New Vision Wilderness is offering employment opportunities for 2014 in both our West Coast (Oregon) and North Woods (Wisconsin) locations.

Visit our employment page to find out more information.

Facilitating Long-Term Change in Youth Since 2007

New Vision Wilderness is a wilderness challenge program with individualized therapeutic interventions, which include family therapy components. We provide year-round services for male and female clients, including families, through open enrollment wilderness immersion. Our program offers an excellent opportunity to learn about yourself, others, and the environment, while overcoming challenges preventing self-sustainability.

West Coast Programs 1-Year Strong!

New Vision Wilderness West Coast celebrates its first year anniversary operating out of Central Oregon. We had a very successful season in 2013, and look forward to providing the best in therapeutic clinical immersion from our Central Oregon field operations.

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Specializations in:

Unresolved Trauma
Attachment and Adoption Concerns
Anxiety and Mood Disorders

Focus Areas Include:

Dual Diagnosis
Low Self Esteem or Lack of Motivation
Impulse Control
Bi-Polar Disorder
Family System Dynamics
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A Visit to the Field with Drew Hornbeck Co-Founder/Owner

A Visit to the Field with Steve Sawyer Co-Founder/Clinical Director

Thank you to all who attended the Charlie Bessette Scholarship Fund's Second Annual Ice Fishing Jamboree...

Last years winner of the 1st annual New Vision Wilderness Ice Fishing Jamboree

The 2015 Jamboree date will be announced this fall.

Visit the Charlie Bessette Scholarship Fund Web Page.