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It closed in 2002.
 
It closed in 2002.
  
== External Links ==
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==Program structure==
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The program used a level system with two levels and the program lasted about two months.
  
*Info pages
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The detained youth stayed in the first phase until they were broken down. This phase was a normal wilderness program complete with isolation and limitation of foods and communication.
**Info: [http://www.wilderness-programs.org/Programs/HighPeaks.htm High Peaks Wilderness Program], a notice found about the closure
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**Info: [http://www.nospank.net/n-j38.htm State takes custody of teens in wilderness therapy program found with limited food, shelter], By JOHN MacDONALD, Associated Press Writer, Associated Press, August 9, 2002 (Reprint from project Nospank)
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The second phase was a adventure phase involving fishing, swimming, and involving in various kinds of learning. A home visit could be a part of this phase<Ref>[http://www.strugglingteens.com/archives/1999/9/np03.html New Perspectives - Sep, 1999], strugglingteens.com - industry marketing firm</Ref>
**Info: [http://www.strugglingteens.com/archives/1999/9/np03.html HIGH PEAKS WILDERNESS], strugglingteens.com 1999 (Industry marketing firm)
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**Info: [http://www.cnr.uidaho.edu/wrc/Pdf/OBHPublication.pdf Outdoor behavioral healthcare], report
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==In the news==
*Survivor groups
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In 2002 the authorities in Utah closed the program down because they found that the detained teenagers was not equipped to deal with the harsh environment. The program relocated to Montana, where there are almost no regulations to this very day <Ref>[http://www.nospank.net/n-j38.htm State takes custody of teens in wilderness therapy program found with limited food, shelter], By JOHN MacDONALD, Associated Press Writer, Associated Press, August 9, 2002 (Reprint from project Nospank)</Ref>.
**Survivor group: [http://groups.myspace.com/WildernessSurvivors Group for survivors of wilderness program, who are alive to tell their story], ''Myspace''
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*Forums
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==References==
**Forum: [http://www.malesurvivor.org/board/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=168200&page=6#Post168200 This is awful], a thread on Male Survivor Forum
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**Forum: [http://fornits.com/smf/index.php?topic=18014.0 Anyone go to Wilderness in Utah, 2000], a thread mentioning the program on Fornits webforum
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**Forum: [http://fornits.com/smf/index.php?topic=5280.0 New List of Reportedly Abusive Programs In Utah], a thread mentioning the program on Fornits webforum
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==External Links==
**Forum: [http://fornits.com/smf/index.php?topic=17745.0 hi], a thread mentioning the program on Fornits webforum  
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===Info pages===
**Forum: [http://fornits.com/smf/index.php?topic=4299.0 Teens in Money-Making Programs: Who really benefits?], a thread mentioning the program on Fornits webforum
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*Info: [http://www.wilderness-programs.org/Programs/HighPeaks.htm High Peaks Wilderness Program], a notice found about the closure
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*Info: [http://www.cnr.uidaho.edu/wrc/Pdf/OBHPublication.pdf Outdoor behavioral healthcare], report
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===Survivor groups===
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*Survivor group: [http://groups.myspace.com/WildernessSurvivors Group for survivors of wilderness program, who are alive to tell their story], ''Myspace''
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===Message boards===
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*Forum: [http://www.malesurvivor.org/board/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=168200&page=6#Post168200 This is awful], a thread on Male Survivor Forum
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*Forum: [http://fornits.com/smf/index.php?topic=18014.0 Anyone go to Wilderness in Utah, 2000], a thread mentioning the program on Fornits webforum
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*Forum: [http://fornits.com/smf/index.php?topic=5280.0 New List of Reportedly Abusive Programs In Utah], a thread mentioning the program on Fornits webforum
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*Forum: [http://fornits.com/smf/index.php?topic=17745.0 hi], a thread mentioning the program on Fornits webforum  
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*Forum: [http://fornits.com/smf/index.php?topic=4299.0 Teens in Money-Making Programs: Who really benefits?], a thread mentioning the program on Fornits webforum
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*Forum: [http://cafety.org/index.php?option=com_joomlaboard&Itemid=68&func=showcat&catid=13  The Teen Help Industry] a subforum on the message board of Community Alliance For the Ethical Treatment of Youth (CAFETY)
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*Forum: [http://fican.freeforums.org/the-troubled-teen-industry-f4.html The Troubled Teen Industry] a subforum on the message board of  Fight Institutional Child Abuse Network (FICAN)
  
 
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High Peaks Wilderness Program was a behavior modification program using wilderness therapy as tool.

It detained youth aged 13 - 18.

It closed in 2002.

Program structure

The program used a level system with two levels and the program lasted about two months.

The detained youth stayed in the first phase until they were broken down. This phase was a normal wilderness program complete with isolation and limitation of foods and communication.

The second phase was a adventure phase involving fishing, swimming, and involving in various kinds of learning. A home visit could be a part of this phase[1]

In the news

In 2002 the authorities in Utah closed the program down because they found that the detained teenagers was not equipped to deal with the harsh environment. The program relocated to Montana, where there are almost no regulations to this very day [2].

References

  1. New Perspectives - Sep, 1999, strugglingteens.com - industry marketing firm
  2. State takes custody of teens in wilderness therapy program found with limited food, shelter, By JOHN MacDONALD, Associated Press Writer, Associated Press, August 9, 2002 (Reprint from project Nospank)

External Links

Info pages

Survivor groups

Message boards