At the end of an eventful day of hiking, learning to build fire with sticks, setting up a shelter using a tarp and cordage and cooking his/her own meals over a camp fire, your child will experience a feeling that is largely unknown to many youth today.
Due to the onslaught of technology, many youth today spend a majority of their waking hours staring at a screen, texting, gaming and surfing endlessly.
And have lost the ability to manage the emotional demands of the lives without escaping into technology. Increasingly, this phenomena leads to sexual behavior problems. These distractions make it difficult for youth struggling with sexual behaviors to truly focus on the issues in their life that have resulted in the development of their sexual problems.
Youth in the STAR Guides program spend approximately 60 days learning to survive in the remote, high desert of Southern Utah with only the supplies they can strap to their back.
In addition to the challenges of being unplugged from all technology, communication with the outside world and without the amenities of civilization,
Including cooking, taking care of their supplies and learning to use only the elements of the desert to live. Youth are no longer able to avoid responsibility by hiding behind their technology and they experience an immediate disruption to the problematic sexual behaviors.
Youth are guided by a team of the most experienced and skilled clinical therapists in the country who specialize in working with youth with sexual behavior issues in a wilderness setting. Every task and assignment youth complete is designed to instill the importance of developing values.
That teens have to talking about the sexual issues with which they are struggling. Under these conditions, participants are able to find new perspective and begin the process of making the needed changes to improve their lives.
Successful completion of the STAR Guides program becomes a building block for the development of healthy coping skills for dealing with life challenges including managing sexual feelings and urges. We hold a strong belief that the
And creates an impact on young lives far greater than what incarceration or residential treatment can provide. That is why STAR Guides provides a life changing experience for its participants!