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Introduction to Wilderness and Adventure Therapy 12-2

Introduction to Wilderness and Adventure Therapy – Saturday, Dec. 2 at the former Ocoee Whitewater Center (1:00 pm to 3:00pm).  Put on by the Hiwassee/Ocoee State Park.  423-303-6028

  • $0 / Adult Attendee
  • $5 / Adult Attendee + Donation
  • $20 / Adult Attendee + Donation

Life is full of ups and downs. Many folks find themselves at times dealing with grief, trauma, hopelessness, substance abuse and a variety of mental illnesses. After hiking over 2,200 miles in the woods from Georgia to Maine, I have learned that time spent in nature is some of the best medicine that one could ever take. The main goal of this hybrid program is to help you discover some of the different avenues of therapy/healing that are available in the natural world.

During this program, we will discuss the concept of Wilderness & Adventure Therapy.  In this safe and judgment free environment, we will also be guided in the ancient/primal art of “Forest Bathing”, basically, connecting with nature.

This program will be led by (2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-hiker) Ranger Jeremy/OnStep. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Counseling and a Masters of Arts in Discipleship & Small Group Ministry. Ranger Jeremy has a strong passion to see people from all walks of life discover how connecting with the earth can be downright beneficial for yourself and for the environment. (This program is open to everyone, regardless to one’s race, creed, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation & gender. All folks are welcome and accepted.)

WHERE: Initially, we will meet at the Driving Bridge/Bathroom Area of the parking lot. This area is located about .2 miles west of the former Ocoee Whitewater Center. Then we will hike approximately (1.5 miles round trip) along the Old Copper Rd Trail.

The trail is “easy” on a difficulty level. Make sure to bring sturdy hiking shoes, water, and whatever else you might enjoy on this beautiful hike.

Parking at the Whitewater Center Recreation Area costs $3.00 per vehicle.

Address: 4400 US-64, Copperhill, TN 37317

Note: The guided hike will be cancelled if inclement weather occurs. This program is open to adults only. Online Registration must be performed to join the hike.  Tennessee State Parks — Tennessee State Parks (