Outdoor Therapy Program

Outdoor TherapyAt Decision Point Center we offer a unique program where clients can learn new skills that will greatly benefit them when moving forward in their recovery process. Our outdoor therapy program helps clients build confidence, experience and the joy of competence and achievement and apply those physical lessons to their life in recovery.

As part of our outdoor therapy we incorporate hiking, rock-climbing, backpacking, and/or high and low rope courses to challenge individuals to become the person they know they can be. This helps with identifying internal behavior patterns, beliefs, emotions, and core issues, as well as provides opportunities for learning in the areas of basic leadership, communication/group process, and problem-solving skills. To round out our Outdoor Therapy Program, we also include gym for exercise.

The Outdoor Therapy Staff is there to guide and support each client in their physical, emotional, and spiritual development, while exploring the breathtaking, natural beauty of mountainous Arizona.

How It Works

Outdoor Therapy Program Highlights:

  • Inner and external awareness
  • Ability to adapt to new environments
  • Healing and strengthening of spirituality
  • Identifying and changing of behaviors
  • Responsibility and Accountability for Actions
  • Self-discovery, Self-Worth, Self-Confidence
  • Reduction of Barriers to Recovery
  • Fun in Recovery


We encourage individuals who are medically cleared to participate in our Outdoor Program. Different activities are offered seasonally.

Outdoor Therapy Outcomes

  • Coping Skills
  • Cooperation
  • Trust-Building
  • Decision-Making
  • Positive Risk Taking
  • Expression of Feelings
  • Self Esteem
  • Goal Setting
  • Problem Solving
  • Leadership Skills
  • Having Fun in Recovery
  • Physical Exercise
  • Self Care

Treatment Goals are:

  • To inspire hope, courage and confidence.
  • To promote self-awareness and personal growth.
  • To foster a sense of community and belonging.
  • To offer a new, healthy context for fun in recovery

Ropes/Challenges Course & Rock Climbing

Outdoor groupsOur Ropes/Challenge course offers clients a unique opportunity to foster solid and lifelong changes in a non-conventional setting. As part of our outdoor therapy program, clients are able to slowly transition through a series of safe and structured activities, moving from ground-level elements to higher, more difficult ones as their levels of trust and confidence increase. This program offers the perfect blend of opportunities to raise new awareness for each individual.

The outdoor therapy program also offers the low ropes course. This helps clients to learn how to work more effectively in groups by highlighting group interaction, communication, teamwork, and problem-solving.

Our high ropes program incorporates rock climbing programs that focus more on individual achievement, helping clients to confront personal fears, and to overcome their boundaries.