Why Momentum?

Momentum was established with the mission of assisting young adults dealing with anxiety, depression, technological dependence, and various other challenges in transitioning to independence, boosting their confidence, and discovering new directions in life.


As an alternative to traditional wilderness therapy, our program offers a ‘Challenge by Choice’ model with many outdoor adventure options that allows young adults to have choice and take ownership of their successes. 

Situated in the scenic mountains of western North Carolina, our 800-acre campus boasts a mountain lake and proximity to the vibrant city of Asheville. The Blue Ridge Mountains provide an abundance of opportunities for exploration through the seasons, featuring countless waterfalls and activities such as hiking, paddling, climbing, mountain biking, and more.


Ensuring we're the ideal place to nurture your growth is our top priority. Our experienced and compassionate team is dedicated to providing a supportive and welcoming environment where you can thrive. While your journey is your own, we're here every step of the way to support you and your experience to move towards your goals.

Why Not Learn More? Send us your questions, and let's start a conversation about how we can support you on your journey.

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Our focus is empowering students to acquire new skills that will pave the way for personal success, relationships, and other facets of their lives. Throughout their journey, participants learn to actively engage with their surroundings, strengthen their sense of self, set meaningful goals, and foster independence.

The transition between our campus schedule and nature-based experiences allows students to practice real-life change in a supportive environment. This distinctive approach makes Momentum a one-of-a-kind young adult adventure and outdoor therapy program on the East Coast.


Outcomes At Momentum

Our challenge-by-choice approach empowers young adults with essential life skills to lead a thriving and fulfilling life.

Graduates are ready to journey into the next exciting chapter of their lives. Whether they are bound for college or seeking a career of continued support in a structured community, we're here every step of the way. Our alumni secure part-time jobs, enroll in college classes, and actively apply the valuable relationship skills they've mastered at Momentum.

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