Peer Support Expeditions

We believe in the healing power of nature and community. Peer Support Expeditions connect youth with peers who share life experiences.

Wilderness experiences have the power to break down barriers and create lasting, meaningful, and supportive friendships for youth.  These expeditions embody our commitment to provide access to diverse groups of participants.

Some Partners

  • The Healing Lands Project connects young people who have experienced trauma with the healing power of nature, including youth who are survivors of domestic violence; who are interacting with the foster care system; and those who are interacting with the criminal justice system. Partners on this project include the Arizona Child and Adolescent Survivor Initiative at Arizona State University’s Family Violence Center; Victim Witness Services of Coconino County; and Child and Family Support Services.
  • River Rampage serves youth from Arizona with a wide range of physical and mental abilities. In the wilderness, youth have opportunities to focus on acceptance, cooperation, and overcoming challenges.
Photo by Ashley Moradipour