By Stephen C. Schultz
For many parents, the first night their child spends at RedCliff Ascent is the first night they have slept peacefully in a long time. There is no more wondering where she is or if she will come home safely.
RedCliff Ascent is the wilderness program parents choose when it’s time to intervene and stop the sleepless nights.
Your child thinks and behaves as though the whole world is her personal playground. No responsibilities. No consequences. No problems.
In other treatment settings, your teen may be labeled only by his diagnosis: Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, ODD, bipolar mood disorder, or others.
At RedCliff, they know the teen and their illness are two distinctly separate matters. Their therapeutic model addresses each one specifically.
“We are not a high adventure recreation camp or a boot camp or any other kind of camp” said Scott Schill, Executive Director. “If a camp or recreational activities were the answer, parents wouldn't be looking at RedCliff Ascent”, Schill continues.
Most teens don’t struggle with a lack of entertainment in their life. What they lack is the ability to master the mundane responsibilities that come with school, work, and family relationships.
Since their founding in 1993, RedCliff has helped thousands of students and their families.
Their therapeutic model helps parents disrupt dysfunctional patterns, not just move them to a different location. Everything they do has a therapeutic purpose.
RedCliff Ascent is the place your child will learn and practice the coping mechanisms, competencies and discipline necessary to manage their life in an age appropriate manner. They will learn the skills necessary to become an independent, productive member of society.