An innovative and time-tested 28- or 50-day wilderness expedition for struggling teens, young adults and their families. This intensive program supports both students and families to build confidence and resolve conflict through profound experiences and practical problem-solving.
Experienced Instructors not only lead youth during the expedition, they work with both students and family members before, during and after the wilderness component. The goal is to support child and family learning for more effective communication, compassion and greater trust.
Intercept provides the tools to face future challenges. Voyageur Outward Bound School (VOBS) accepts counselor, therapist, administrator and parent referrals for this life-changing program.
For 56 years, Voyageur Outward Bound has helped students develop skills for success. We realize that in the weeks, months and years to come, young people and their families will need courage, confidence and resilience as they face new challenges. It is our goal to provide greater access to our programs today in order to prepare young people for tomorrow.
This information highlights nice to haves, need to haves and non-negotiables when referring a teen candidate to a VOBS Intercept course. Our goal is to set families and teens up for success. Over the years, we have found that better preparation leads to a better experience, and better outcomes. Intercept is a life-changing program that is most effective when families and their healthcare providers better understand its potential and fitness for individual teens.
*Certain medical histories or behaviors require that a physician and/or therapist formally approve or recommend student participation. It is very rare for VOBS to accept a student with significant history or behaviors without this critical professional recommendation.
Behavior/History MAY Include:
*While these may be typical teenage behaviors, for the Intercept candidate, they are happening to a degree or frequency that prevent teens from engaging in or succeeding in life.
Behavior/History MAY NOT Include:
*VOBS may opt to serve students with higher needs at a later date, when these higher needs have been met, and after a therapist or physician approves enrollment.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions. Our Student Services Team is well-versed in the Intercept program, and they are happy to answer specialist, family and participant questions:
Marlais Brand, Director of Partnership, serves as our main contact for building organizational and institutional relationships for Intercept. Please reach out to Marlais to discuss collaboration and opportunities to innovate for those you serve:
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