Why Turn to Wilderness Therapy

Empowering 18-25-Year-Olds Through Guided Exploration

Adventure therapy presents an eye-opening journey for young adults, creating a space to gradually venture beyond their comfort zones and engage in authentic personal development. Our challenge-by-choice clinical adventure programming provides chances to cultivate skills and willingly embrace challenges. Just minutes from our expansive 800-acre campus lies a realm of exploration and opportunities for adventure therapy.

Adventure Therapy Builds
Confidence in Young Adults

We acknowledge the distinctive hurdles young adults face as they transition from the sheltered teenage years to independent adulthood. This period can be overwhelming, especially for those contending with emotional and mental challenges, turning the journey into an uphill climb. At Momentum, our focus is on adventure therapy designed specifically for young adults aged 18-25.

Our approach, rooted in a challenge-by-choice philosophy, aims to reestablish their connection to the world, nurture authentic relationships, fortify individual identities, and instill essential life skills. Momentum is optimal for those contemplating a gap semester or a break from college, offering a transformative experience during this pivotal phase of self-discovery.

Life-Changing Adventure Therapy Activities

We provide a variety of wilderness activities that help students develop their skills, build new relationships, and take on leadership roles. These include:


The nearby French Broad and Green Rivers are local favorites with others, like the renowned Ocoee River, a destination for weekend adventures.


Students enjoy hiking on our 800-acre property as well as in Dupont State Forest, adjacent to our campus and host to 86 miles of trails and several waterfalls. Longer expedition hikes utilize permitted course areas throughout Pisgah National Forest.

Fly Fishing

Our trout-stocked lake allows students to learn and practice most months of the year.


Momentum students work with our Equine Specialists to practice their verbal and non-verbal communication skills in equine rehabilitation sessions.


Lake Luellen invites beginner paddlers to develop their skills on campus while other local lakes, like South Carolina’s Lake Jocassee, are weekend destinations for longer adventures.


Momentum’s extensive course areas in the Pisgah National Forest provide students with over 500,000 acres to explore on multi-day backpacking adventures.

Mountain Biking

Students learn mountain bike fundamentals and explore nearby trails in Dupont State Forest, a nationally-known biking destination.

Rock Climbing

Local business partner Brevard Rock Gym encourages students to challenge themselves on their indoor rock walls while Field Instructors coach students on outdoor climbing routes.

If this sounds like your loved one and you would like to speak with our team of professionals about admissions, we welcome your call 24/7.

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