Our next 22-Day expedition departs August 3rd! This trip is now full.
The upcoming September 7-28 expedition is open and accepting applications!
Our 22 Day Wilderness Therapy Expeditions are an amazing opportunity for a life changing experience.
Contact Us with your questions regarding the details of our program. We are accepting applications for the upcoming expedition, call soon for more information 804-378-9006 and to reserve your spot.
Blackwater Outdoor Experiences is a small therapeutic wilderness company founded by Dr. George Bright M.D. of Adolescent Health Center, Midlothian, VA.
We offer a twenty-two (22) day wilderness therapy trips year round, incorporating backpacking, canoeing and rock climbing into the therapeautic curriculum.
Our team is comprised of: Masters level Field Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Medical Doctor and Medically trained Field Staff. Our Field Therapist's are in the field, with each group, the entire duration of the trip.
We serve adolescents and young adults are currently experiencing difficulties stemming from:
Lack of Motivation
Poor Social & Coping Skills
Our approach involves an intensive family component, strength based curriculum a small group setting, 1:3 staff to student ratio.
We offer medical outpatient detox and medication consultation with our Outpatient Medical Doctor, Dr. George Bright.
We look forward to talking with you, please contact us with further inquiries about what our program may have to offer your family or someone you may know. We are available via email or phone.
Learn more about the BOE experience by reading our BOE Blog.
Currently Hiring for Field Therapist and Field Guide. Check our Employment page for more information.