Blue Ridge Treks

Asheville, North Carolina

DSS Spring Leadership Program: Info Session for Social Workers

Program Description:

Blue Ridge Treks will be facilitating a Spring Leadership Program for 13-16 year-old youth in foster care from March - May, 2015. Groups will consist of 8 participants and will meet Tuesdays from 4:00pm - 7:00pm. The program consists of 36 hours of self and group leadership training over the course of 12 sessions. Activities include hiking, canoeing, CPR and First Aid training, and more. This program is paid for by Buncombe County DSS and has no charge to participants.

Program Objectives:

Discuss the program outline

Discuss how to make a referral

Discuss participant expectations

Discuss Social Worker and Foster Parent support

Discuss transportation issues

About Us

Blue Ridge Treks is an adventure-based therapy program designed to enhance physical and psychological health and wellness in the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding Asheville, North Carolina. Owned and operated by two professional therapists, the program model is based on self-leadership and developing meaningful relationships with others. Joe and Alex believe in developing a strong sense of self, strong relationships with others, health and connection with nature.

We provide weekly individual, family, and group therapy sessions. Please email us at about interest in discussing this service further!

Blue Ridge Treks

Alex Hersey, LCSW, Wilderness First Responder

Joe Early, LCSW, Wilderness First Responder