Sometimes, in our life, we often find ourselves getting confused as to why we are here, living in this world, where are we heading to in the near future and what could possibly be the reason of our existence. These days, there has been an increase in the factors that greatly influence youth and most of these factors are leading towards the wrong path such as losing to addiction (may it be drugs, alcohol, gambling or the likes), having inappropriate behaviors or even lacking when it comes to self-esteem and sense of personal direction. Furthermore, there are also youth and teenagers out there who grew up in an abusive environment or who come from broken family wherein love is only a four letter word that was never uttered nor acted out and because of these, they tend to be rebellious and always seeking out attention whenever they feel like it and wherever they believe they can get it. Getting involved with activities that are questionable, running with youths that are troubled and problematic, these are just some of the issues concerning teenage boys that we have these days, apart from becoming mixed up with illegal behaviors.
In order to provide aid with the process of rediscovery and also, in helping steer those youth and teenagers that are misguided to be back to a path that is productive and contributive, wilderness therapy programs are born and speaking of which, this is the type of program that is making the most use of physical as well as psychological tools in helping teens that are troubled and problematic to be treated. There also goes the fact that wilderness therapy program is a kind of program in which teenagers are bound to enjoy adventurous, outdoor activities such as backpacking treks with horse, river rafting as well as rock climbing because through this activities, they will be able to learn the many different valuable lessons in life, especially with regards to their ability on trusting themselves and trusting others as well. Looking for that teamwork and goals are just some of the things that will be achieved through the activities and challenges that comes together with this therapy program and eventually, many teenagers will change the old and inappropriate behaviors that they have and become the leaders of their own world. With all the skills and training that are provided by the programs under wilderness therapy, lots of young men and women who have been known for taking the path towards self-destruction will now lead a normal and fruitful life after discovering the meaning as well as the purpose of their lives.