Our innovative out-of-school program, uses a hands on, direct service format, offering educational and social support to middle school students.
Middle school students typically face academic challenges, while going through developmental changes at the same time. If the combination of these challenges remains unaddressed, students become discouraged, frustrated and unmotivated, thus, contributing to a pattern of under performance in school.
These are the students who, then, become invisible in the classroom, and are prone to disappear or dropout in high school.
The Healing Forest Institute’s program model intentionally addresses these issues through the implementation of a residential summer camp experience to foster teamwork and social skills. The camp experience is coupled with a structured travel adventure for academic enrichment, enabling students to make real life connections, under the guidance of caring adults.