Backpackers standing on a scenic lookout


Taking the next step in finding support requires great courage and love. We are glad you found us! Our team looks forward to answering your questions and helping you further explore if our program is a good match for your family.

In 2020, we will be providing two intensive 5-week programs

from May 26th to July 2nd and July 14th to August 20th

in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness & Helena National Forests.

We will review applications beginning in January 2020.

Download our program application here.

​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.



We are honored that you are interested in donating to Inner Roads. This program would not be possible without the generous support of our donors, volunteers, and community. 

Many families that Inner Roads serves are not in a place financially to get the help they need. We offer sliding-scale admissions to accomodate families that would otherwise be limited. Donations go towards operations costs as well as essential outdoor gear, food, and therapeutic services for the youth in our care.


By donating, you will be helping adolescents and their families in their journey from surviving to thriving. 

"[When] we picked up [our son] at the end of his experience, he was taller, a bit more stinky, and he probably had the biggest smile that I have ever seen on his handsome face. He accomplished something amazing… I notice these changes with him that I know are a direct result of spending time with Inner Roads. He spends times outside, riding his bike and running. He tells me honestly what he thinks. He shares with me how he feels. He challenges me in ways that I know are in an effort to make our relationship better. While we still fight and argue with each other, we are working on it. We are also now fighting for our relationship." 

Rebecca Pettit, Parent of an Inner Roads Graduate

Ways to Give

Your donation to our state-licensed 501(c)3 nonprofit organization is tax-deductible, EIN #36-4896780.


$17,550  sponsors one low-income student's expedition 

$5,000  covers nutritionist-approved food costs for a season

$500  sponsors one shift for an Intern

$350  covers transportation costs to the field

$150  outfits one student with expedition gear

$50  provides letter-writing supplies for weekly student-parent communication

$15  outfits one student with a re-usable shelter

$5  provides one week of water treatment for the field


Gear Donations & Volunteer Opportunities

We collect new or gently used

gear items throughout the season:

We are in particular need of:

  • backpacking stoves & fuel

  • zip-off hiking pants

  • water treatment (eg. Aquamira)

  • sleeping bag liners

  • bug bivys

  • metal cups

  • foam sleeping pads

  • new synthetic underwear (all genders)

  • 65L backpacks

  • 15-degree sleeping bags

If you shop through Amazon,

be sure to check out our Charity List, where you can choose to purchase

much needed expedition gear

directly for our students.

Join Our Board!

Board members are expected to attend monthly meetings and be a part of at least one committee that works independently. Everyone on the board be seeks financial opportunities, represents Inner Roads appropriately within the community, and is able to commit a few hours per month working towards our communal goals. If you are interested in joining us, please submit the following application.

Join Us Online!

We are also excited to receive gift cards to local businesses to be raffled at future events! This is a great way to support our community as a whole!

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