Adventure Therapy

To grow on the inside, head to the outside.

At Chrysalis, we teach students to imagine and explore new ways of coping and living. Fostering healthy risk-taking behavior in adolescent girls is a central component of our program. While the term “risk” may have a negative connotation and elicits images of unhealthy behavior, risk-taking also helps a young student shape her identity. Healthy risk-taking behavior can result in a positive sense of self and bolster your daughter’s self-esteem.

For example: one Chrysalis student on a ski outing was afraid to take the chairlift. Later in the season, with the support of her Chrysalis family, this particular student finally found the courage to take the lift and ski down a novice trail. Her emotional triumph immediately led to breakthroughs in her family relationships. At Chrysalis, we put an emphasis on taking advantage of our beautiful northwest Montana location to offer any recreational interest imaginable that can help students grow in overall confidence and well-being.

The widely acknowledged Chrysalis adventure program may exceed any other within our profession. We take great safety precautions as we engage students in challenging experiential activities filled with healthy, appropriate risk. These challenges are vitally important to students who need to conquer self-doubt, poor self-esteem, past failures, or debilitating fear and anxiety.

Success on a ski run or mountain summit translates to a positive and successful self-identity. Students learn to have fun in healthy ways. Girls grow to be strong young women, confident in their ability to overcome obstacles and develop effective solutions, no matter what they come up against in life.

Family Participation

At Chrysalis, we invite and encourage you and your family to participate in many of the scheduled adventure outings throughout the year. These activities build and reinforce the mutual trust that is integral to the growth of relationships.

Our 47-acre campus becomes part of the expanded classroom, each environment bursting with rich learning opportunities.

Year-round, Friday afternoons & all day Saturdays focus on adventure, which can consist of:


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Adventure Icon soft blueHiking

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