830 Hidden Lake Road
Dahlonega, Georgia 30533
Located in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains, Ridge Creek Wilderness is a 28 day therapeutic wilderness program for troubled teens. Ridge Creek Wilderness is essentially designed for adolescents grades 7th through 12th. Students learn how their actions, thoughts and feelings affect themselves and others. They gain a new perspective dealing with their issues in a more positive way. Students learn leadership skills which contain timely and effective counseling interventions. Counseling and staff members are immediately available to the field sites working with the wilderness instructors to further develop and individualize student plans. A structured sequential therapeutic model is utilized that allows for in-depth clinical assessment, and treatment customization. Students and their counselors remain together for the entire length of the program in order to develop deep levels of safety and trust within the group.