Elements and Elements Traverse wilderness programs located in Utah. They are independent of all of the large corporations in the healthcare industry. They are operated, supervised, and managed by on-site owners, who, in turn, have strong backgrounds in the programming of this kind. They are not subject to disruption by a capital investor pressuring on site operators to make cost cutting decisions or closure based upon financial considerations that work against quality programming. They are "full immersion" programs (our terminology) or expedition programs (their terminology).
Elements is for adolescent boys. It has recently expanded to include Elements Traverse for young adults. It is unusual in the fact that it bases its substance abuse programming on the Seven Challenges.
Last Update November 21, 2017