Second Nature Wilderness program
Second Nature Wilderness Program is a behavior modification program using a wilderness therapy concept.
The program was founded in 1998.
The program has a targetgroup, which are described as teenagers of both genders aged between 13 and 17 
The average length of the program is 3 to 7 weeks.
The week consist of Layover days and Activity days. On Activity days the detained teenagers hike or are otherwise active. On Layover days they receive therapy or are being examined by doctors. Time are used for mail and food.)
Each group are gender separated and consist of 8 members.
The program have 5 levels.
- The first level is called Earth Phase. Here the detained teenager has to accept the banishment to the program and learn to comply. They are isolated from the other teenagers in order to increase pressure. This phase is expected to last 24-48 hours. The keywords for this phase are Orientation and Acceptance.
- Level two - called Fire Phase - starts when the detained teenager has accepted his or her banishment from the family as punishment for whatever sacrilege they have committed. During this phase they are slowly being integrated into a peer group and given assignments within the daily framework. The keywords are Accountability and Engagement.
- Level three is named Water Phase. During this phase they have to show leadership skills while they continue their own work. The keywords are Investment and Insight.
- The forth level are the Air Phase. The student are given leadership assignments as using a compass and a map. The keywords are Insight and Responsibility.
- When the detained teenager has gone through all the phase they enter the Transition Camp where focus are put on what to do after the program. The parents are invited to be a part of this work, which have four items on the agenda:
- Relapse plan
- Family therapy work
- Future plan
Not all of the detained teenagers are rewarded with permission to be allowed home after the stay. Teenagers, who have been detained at this program have been sent to a large number of facilities, among them Carlbrook and Coral Reef Academy - some for years.
The owners also offer two other programs.
- Info: Program homepage
- Survivor group: Second Nature Alumni, Myspace
- Survivor group: Group for people, who has been at a wilderness program and have survived to tell their story, Myspace
- Forum: Second Nature Wilderness Program, a thread on Fornits webforum about the program
- Forum: Outback Therapeutic Expedition /Second Nature, a thread on Fornits webforum about the program
- Treads where the teenager are prevented from coming home.
- Forum: RECENT CEDU STUDENT, a thread on Fornits mentioning the program.
- Forum: Any science behind cedu?, a thread on Fornits mentioning the program.
- Forum: Struggling Teens' new board - All Posts, a thread on Fornits mentioning the program.
- Forum: The Teen Help Industry a subforum on the message board of Community Alliance For the Ethical Treatment of Youth (CAFETY)
- Forum: The Troubled Teen Industry a subforum on the message board of Fight Institutional Child Abuse Network (FICAN)
- Forum: teen wilderness camps, a thread on the message board of Outdoors Perspectives