Our innovative enrichment program uses an experiential format, offering educational and social support to students with a focus on middle school girls.
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 blend of a camp retreat to foster teamwork and social skills, coupled with a structured travel adventure for academic enrichment, thus, enabling students to have meaningful real world learning experiences under the guidance of caring adults.