blueFire Wilderness

blueFire is a leading therapeutic wilderness program combining the best of individualized clinical work, family therapy, adventure activities, and equine therapy to help adolescents make lasting changes.

blueFire has set the bar for wilderness therapy, offering twice as much individual and group clinical time per week as other wilderness programs.

We involve parents and other family members, keeping them connected to their teen via letters, phone calls, video calls and a multi-day family workshop. Our treatment is client-directed rather than level-based  This means that we help our clients gain an understanding of their treatment goals rather than presenting them with externally based predetermined levels.

Therapists work with our clients in a variety of settings including the basecamps, equine therapy, and adventure outings. This frequency and variety is critical as we work with teens in the moment rather than relying on asking them to recall situations and emotions after the fact.

Adventures teach teens the value of engaging in healthy activities such as rock climbing, canoeing, and horseback riding. We want them to experience positive moments, gain confidence, broaden their perspectives, and strengthen their core beliefs.


At blueFire I became more assertive. Also, I have learned how to communicate my frustrations in a healthy way and improved my relationship skills

Victoria, age 14 blueFire
VictoriaAge 14


Phone: (844) 413-1999



City: Gooding, Idaho

Closest Airport: Boise, Idaho (about 102 miles away)


Average Duration:  60-70 days

Who we Help: Boys and Girls ages 10 to 18

Student Profile:

  • Defiance
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • School Refusal
  • Trauma
  • Unhealthy Addictions

Learn More About BlueFire Wilderness

A wilderness therapy program for teens ages 11-17.
Kathy Rex
Kathy Rex
Executive Director
Reid Treadaway
Reid Treadaway
Director of Admissions and Business Development
Jon Worbets
Jon Worbets
Clinical director