• There is no growth in comfort zones and no comfort in growing zones.

    Students participate in one adventure activity per week for eight weeks with mental health professionals and guides. Topics discussed are focused on improving their internal narrative (the story they tell themselves and how they see the world) and increase their resiliency. Here’s how.

    Internal Narrative

    All highly resilient people have one common characteristic. When adversity comes they have the ability to say, "The story I am telling myself is..." When we can reframe adversity and turn it into a learning experience, our quality of life improves.

    External Conditions

    Our environment controls so much of our daily decision making. If we can change our environment, we can change our behavior. External conditions are too powerful to change on our own. Without guidance, this process can take years of trial-and-error.

    Conflicts of Interest

    Opposing forces within ourselves and in our environments stand in the way of making deep and meaningful change. Pivot Adventure accelerates this personal transformation by helping students flip the lights on. Once you see, you can’t unsee.

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  • Traditional mental health systems are not set up for teens

     

     

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    Problem #1

    Therapy is not voluntary and the use of deficit-based models

    Teens are often forced to meet with therapists. Teens are not enrolled in the journey when asked for compliance. To make things worst, therapists use what is called a deficit-based model where they are forced to make a diagnosis for their patients.

    Problem #2

    Therapy is expensive

    Most insurances do not cover mental health. The typical therapy session runs $100-$200 per 50-minute session. After that the options available skyrocket. The typical wilderness therapy or residential treatment program costs over $50,000, over $500 per day for 3 months of work.

    Problem #3

    No time commitment

    50-minutes per week is simply not enough time to make a deep, everlasting change. You need practice. To improve life one must improve the quality of experiences.

    PAC Solution #1

    Pivot Adventure is voluntary and uses a strength-based approach

    Everyone applies to get in. We believe the youth can make the world a better place. We don't care about your resume or the choice that has lead families here. You have more power than you can imagine. You just need to act accordingly.

    PAC Solution #2

    Scholarship based

    All our applicants are scholarshiped.

    PAC Solution #3

    Commitment

    Opposing forces within ourselves and in our environments stand in the way of making deep and meaningful change. Pivot Adventure accelerates this personal transformation by helping students flip the lights on. Once you see, you can’t unsee.

  • "Josh has extensive experience working with troubled, challenged, and at-risk young people and has had remarkable success with many of those youth, helping them from dark, dangerous, or dead-end conditions to places where they take control and responsibility for themselves and their actions."

    - Bart H.

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    "The kind of people you want in your life, professionally and personally...my time with them is always uplifting, positive and inspiring."

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    "The young man had no interest in doing this hike, but after the hike, the boy felt proud for what he had accomplished. This was a complete change in attitude for this particular young man."

    - Ben L.

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    "Excellent guides...They taught me proper techniques and gave me feedback on how to ride safely. Most of all they were patient and encouraging. My confidence and skill level increased throughout the ride so that by the end I felt comfortable navigating obstacles on my own."

    - Carma E.

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    "Down to earth and honest people, great at what they do."

    - Makayla H.

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    "Amazing people who are passionate about helping others to reach toward their full potential."

    - Brady B.

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    "Making such a difference in people's lives!"

    - Hyrum L.

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    "They truly care about helping others and responded to all my requests quickly. I highly recommend them!"

    - Brendan H.

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    "Insistent and non-compromising with safety. Josh will take young people to their personal limits without exposing them to danger. Pivot Adventure Co. is a cutting-edge, superbly researched course staffed by experienced individuals who can truly make a positive change in the lives of our up-and-coming generation."

    - Bart H.

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    "Best kind of people...very sincere in their desire to help the community one client at a time."

    - Andy T.

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    "I've had experience in the past working in youth therapy programs and understand how valuable but also expensive they can be. What Josh and Katie are doing with Pivot is awesome. They bring years of combined adventure/therapeutic experience to create a safe, professional and affordable program."

    - Chris C.

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