WinGate Wilderness Therapy utilizes a strengths-based approach to recognize potential in even the most challenging of students.

Combining a proper, thorough assessment coupled with proven treatment strategies in a supportive environment, WinGate Wilderness Therapy helps students– and their families–find the peace and future they seek.

It begins with our deep-seated belief that every student is unique, gifted, and capable of dramatic emotional and behavioral transformation.

As a result, we seek to provide a nurturing yet challenging environment where students can grow, gain perspective, and attain a new level of maturity, while addressing their specific behavioral issues and problems.

We combine the best practices of the wilderness with the best, evidence-based clinical techniques in order to take wilderness therapy to a dramatically higher level of integration and results.

WinGate Wilderness Therapy program provides a powerful and proven intervention for students struggling with a variety of emotional and behavioral problems and utilizes the beautiful expansive thousands of acres of wilderness.

Enjoying the beauty and splendor of southern Utah, students have an opportunity to reflect, refresh, and renew their spirit and resolve to find a healthier, happier path.


I have managed to take the lessons of gratitude and respect that I learned at WinGate and live my life by them.

Ferris, age 17 WinGate
FerrisAge 16


Phone: 801-361-2255



City: Kanab, Utah

Closest Airport: St. George, Utah


Average Duration:  8 to 12 weeks

Who we Help: Adolescents ages 13-26

Student Profile: 

  • Under Achievement
  • Family Conflict
  • Personality Disorder Traits
  • Trauma
  • Mood Instability
  • Negative Peer Association

Learn More About WinGate Wilderness

A Wilderness Therapy Program For Teens and Young Adults
Scott Hess
Scott Hess
Primary Therapist
Shayne Gallager
Shayne Gallager
Executive Director
Sheri Gallagher
Sheri Gallagher
Operations Director