Catherine Freer Wilderness

Post Office Box 1064 
Albany, OR 97321
United States of America


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21 days to 51 days

Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Expeditions offers a variety of programs for adolescents and their families

Payment in full is required on the last working day before your child begins his/her trek.

Abusing alcohol or drugs - Beyond parental control - Experiencing low self-esteem
Rebellious, angry or defiant - Failing in school grades and attendance - Suspended or expelled from school - Depressed or emotionally troubled - Running away - Choosing the wrong friends - Bright but not achieving - Suffering from Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder - Impulsive or hyperactive - Struggling with attachment disorders - Recovering from sexual, emotional, or physical abuse - Having problems with anxiety

We do not have a formal educational component. However, we endeavor to teach our residents social skills, writing, and about the natural environment, including geology, plant names and uses, identification of birds and other animals, stars and seasons, and camp cooking. Many schools grant direct credit in these areas.

Kayaking, climbing, service projects, environmental education and primitive skills instruction.

The Catherine Freer program offers a unique treatment approach designed to foster significant positive change in a short period of time, as well as being a complement to outpatient treatment of preparation for longer-term residential care.


We ask that all adults living with the participant participate.

Work together to ensure the most innovative, clinically sophisticated, and meaningful treatment intervention for adolescents and their families

The Catherine Freer program is owned and operated by employees who have daily involvement in the program. We believe this helps to ensure the delivery of the most effective treatment possible.

The quality of each expedition is largely a product of the quality of the staff. Program staff are mature, committed professionals with advanced clinical training in chemical dependency and mental health issues, working under the supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist.

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