Therapeutic Wilderness Program


Educational Consultant, California

Second Nature is the industry’s most clinically integrated and sophisticated wilderness therapy program, founded on the belief that troubled teens and their families deserve quality clinical treatment, combined with sensitivity, care and compassion.

Embrace Change Enhance Resilience Increase Confidence Restore Hope

Welcome to Second Nature. For the past 18 years, our wilderness treatment programs have provided a safe and structured environment for struggling adolescents to restore balance and reconnect to healthy family living through a clinically-sophisticated intervention in nature.

Adolescents Program

Males/Females: Ages 13-17

Clinically developed for teens, ages 13-17, Second Nature utilizes a clinically-sophisticated model (which includes individual and group therapy), ceremony, metaphor, and an affinity for the healing power of nature, to promote resiliency, healthy choices and real change. Second Nature's clinically-integrated approach, renowned staff retention, family support and legendary customer service translates to an unparalleled experience and better outcomes for adolescents and families.

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Why Second Nature?

"Second Nature is an impressive program from top to bottom. From the first person I talked to in admissions and every person after, I could not have been more impressed with the care and service we received. Our daughter’s therapist masterfully guided our family through the program and the results for all of us were profound and life changing. I can’t say enough about our experience. We are forever grateful.

Michael M., Second Nature Alumni Parent – Winter, 2016


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