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Boys Programs

Wilderness therapy uniquely designed for adolescent boys struggling with process and digital addictions.

STAR Guides Wilderness, navigates teenage boys beyond these addictions by generating unprecedented emotional growth through specialized wilderness treatment. Technology/gaming/social media addictions, reckless and deceptive on-line behavior and pornography/cyber-sex addiction are among the issues that are treated in the boys only specific programs.

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Girls Programs

Wilderness therapy uniquely designed for adolescent girls struggling with process and digital addictions.

STAR Guides Wilderness, navigates teenage girls beyond these addictions by generating unprecedented emotional growth through specialized wilderness treatment. Technology/gaming/social media addictions, reckless and deceptive on-line behavior and pornography/cyber-sex addiction are among the issues that are treated in the girls only specific programs.

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Why Choose Star Guides Wilderness

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Youth face new addictions fueled by a dependency on technology

Misuse of technology and a “hyper-sexualized” culture lead increasing numbers of teens to become entangled in a variety of dangerous and addictive behaviors that require professional help to overcome.

Based in beautiful St. George, Utah the program provides teens and young adults with a high impact, life-changing therapeutic wilderness experience in the heart of the majestic red rock of the high desert of Southern Utah. STAR Guides is the ideal intervention for teens needing to learn to manage problematic behaviors that they have been unable to manage previously.

Why Wilderness and Why Star Guides?

There is no greater disruption to technology addiction and compulsive sexual behavior than time in the wilderness.

Wilderness Treatment reveals who the youth is at their “core” and allows for the development of an “authentic identity.”

  • Many youth today end up missing opportunities to develop their “true self” because of the dependencies they have on technology, music, social media, gaming, friends, and material possessions
  • Primitive living in a outdoor setting cuts through that insulation and reveals who the young person is at their “inner core”
  • It’s through this process that therapy becomes much more effective and the youth is able to begin to develop an “authentic identity” based on true strengths and weaknesses
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% of all teens 13 to 17 daily use:

Facebook
Instagram
SnapChat
Twitter
Google +
Vine
Tumblr

Source: Pew Research Center

What are parents saying?

STAR Guides was a life saver for our family. Our son was suffering from depression, hopelessness and self-hatred because of his continued failures to break his addictions. We didn’t know how to help him and were so worried. We are so grateful for his wilderness experience and the amazing growth and progress he made. We are blessed to have had the opportunity to work with the team—Doc Dan, Matt, Kena and the wonderful field instructors!

Jeff and Vicki V. Dallas , Texas

The changes in our daughter are amazing! We had lost all trust because of her lying, sneaking out and lack of respect. We had tried to get her to counseling in the past, but she refused. It wasn’t until we got her into treatment at STAR Guides that she was able to get the help she needed to heal from her past traumas that she was avoiding through her out of control behaviors. STAR Guides was such a blessing for our family!

Steve and Laura C. Tampa, Florida

We were devastated upon discovering the pattern of our son’s reckless on-line behavior. We felt powerless as he began to withdraw from everything important in life. Anything we did simply made matters worse including outpatient counseling, changing schools and attempting to keep him off the internet. Finding STAR Guides was an answer to prayers as we have our son back! His time in the wilderness truly resulted in his re-discovering his potential in life and he is happy again.

Don and Rhonda T. Phoenix, Arizona

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