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. As you may have noticed, people who reach their teenage years are the most sensitive, vulnerable and easily influenced one and this is due to the fact that they are still adjusting to the new things that are happening to them plus, temptations are very rapid during this stage hence, they end up lacking self-esteem and sense of direction,losing to addiction (gambling, alcohol, drugs and a whole lot more), having inappropriate behaviors that will result from them having no ideal on how to trust themselves and others. 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. As for those teenage boys who are having a hard time dealing with the temptations surrounding them, they might find themselves mixed up in illegal behaviors, getting involved in activities that are questionable and running alongside youths that are sharing the same predicament as them.
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. When doing this program and with all the activities and challenges that they have to go through, there are various things that these youth will be able to achieve such as teamwork and goals and through this, many teenage boys will be able to transform their old and inappropriate behavior and turn into leaders of their own world. The skills and training under the wilderness therapy programs helped young men and women who are walking the path of self-destruction to come back to their old selves after discovering the meaning and purpose of their existence.