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Intro to Backpacking for Mental Health

2023 Spring

  • Ended
  • 285 US dollars
  • Caledonia State Park, 101 Pine Grove Rd, Fayetteville, PA 17222

Service Description

Immersive nature experiences have been shown to increase creativity and “clean off the mental windshield.” Join our team of expert therapists and outdoor leaders on a two-night backpacking trip full of tools to assist you in connecting with the natural world around you and increasing self-awareness, all in the company of a supportive community. No prior backpacking experience is required. There have been numerous scientific studies that show the mental health benefit of hiking. Backpacking enhances those benefits even more. Getting away from the masses, being surrounded by the forest, and experiencing full nature immersion can be a life-changing experience. Spending two nights in the wilderness and hiking miles of forest trail with a pack on is an immense confidence booster. However, it’s wise to embark on such a journey in the company of experienced, first-aid trained therapists who will keep you safe and ensure your personal growth through mind, body, and spirit connection to self, others, and the more-than-human world. Say “yes” to being transformed, with our adventure therapy program for adults in Towson, Monkton, and Owings Mills. If you have fears and worries about being in the wilderness, that’s part of the adventure. You will be invited to a phone conversation to walk through all the details and process any fears.

Cancellation Policy

CNIT reserves the right to cancel any event due to insufficient enrollment or extreme weather. If CNIT cancels an event, all registrants will be notified and all registration fees will be fully refunded. Full payment is required at the time of registration. ​​ Unless noticed differently for a specific event, 5 days' notice is required for a full refund minus a 10% processing fee if you need to withdraw for personal reasons. ​ NO refunds for no-shows or last-minute withdrawals (within 5 days of the program) ​ ​We appreciate your interest in CNIT events and hope to see you soon.

Contact Details

410-567-1117 extension 730

1010 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD, USA

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