About the Program
Studies have demonstrated the power of immersive nature experiences to boost mental health and wellbeing. Join our team of outdoor experts and licensed therapists on a five day backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail to disconnect from the busy world and immerse yourself in the regenerative power of nature. One night of overnight backpacking experience and one day hiking with a ~40 pound backpack experience are required to take this course. Course begins Thursday (5/25) at 3pm and ends Tuesday (5/30) at 1pm. Scholarships are available.
Zoe Jack, LCSW-C
Zoe Jack earned her Master’s degree in social work from the University of Maryland where she specialized in clinical work with families and children. Zoe has over four years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in a therapeutic capacity. Some of her professional experiences include practicing in the deserts of Utah as a wilderness therapy guide and working in the forests of Vermont as a behavior interventionist for individuals exposed to early trauma. In 2017, Zoe had the opportunity to thru hike the 2,190 mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine, solidifying her therapeutic philosophy that connection and presence lead to meaningful healing and growth.