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Admissions

Considering allowing your child to spend several weeks away from you and home can be overwhelming. We are glad you found us! Our Clinical team looks forward to answering every one of your questions and helping you discover if our program is a good match for your family.

Our 2023 season

will offer a one 6-week expedition in

July and August located in the Helena National Forest.

» Download our expedition application here «

We also provide 3-day family therapy retreats as requested throughout the year.

» Download our family therapy retreat application here «

Contact our Program Therapist Brie Shulman

with admissions inquiries: (585) 330-0780

​Please note that we are currently set up to accept both private & Montana state insurance, including Medicaid. Recognize that there may be additional costs if applying from out of state.

"After Inner Roads, my teen had regained confidence and engagement in the world and in relationships with peers and family members. [Other treatments] kept my teen safe, but Inner Roads reminded my teen about why life is worth living." 

Parent of an Inner Roads Graduate 

Who We Serve

Inner Roads expeditions service youth 14-17 and their families. While our participants are sometimes coming to us with hurtful labels, we know that they are actually struggling with significant self-esteem, mental health, or addiction, issues. Our ideal participants are teens who would benefit from increased empowerment, belonging, communication skills, and accountability.

The youth we admit are identifiable by

• Self-destructive behavior
• Negative peer relationships
• Low self-esteem

• Dishonesty
• Poor academic performance
• Depression or anxiety
• Addictions
• A loss of direction and accountability
• Low tolerance for stress
• The effects of early childhood abuse or trauma


We are unable to admit youth who
• Are at evaluated by our team to be high risk for suicide
• Are at significant risk for harming others
• Are experiencing hallucinations or psychosis
• Do not pass our medical evaluation

 

There may be additional screening criteria, both medical and mental health related, which we would be happy to discuss with you prior to your application. Please contact us with specific concerns.

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A Typical Day

  • Students wake & pack up their campsites.

  • Intentions Circle

  • Breakfast 

  • Morning medications & foot checks

  • Camp break-down chores split between students.

  • Daily hike lead by the student Leader of the Day, filled with games, foraging, and group problem-solving

  • Break for lunch and emotional skill-building group

  • Setup camp 

  • Personal time for individualized Treatment assignments: journaling, drawing, crafting, Ecology credit assingments, etc.

  • Individual check-ins with staff.

  • Creating fire by friction, carving spoons, hands-on creative time

  • Dinner prep & Gratitude Cirlce

  • Share dinner with group

  • Hygiene-based self-care

  • Truth Circle: Staff-led therapeutic discussions.

  • Physical health check-in with staff

  • Bedtime at personal shelter site

Weekly: Food is resupplied with Therapist, Individual and Group Therapy sessions with Therapist, 2 parent phone-calls (Parent Therapist and Youth Therapist), Letter reading & writing between youth and guardians to address family concerns, individual assignments for youth and guardians.