Outdoor Connections

Outdoor Connections
Outdoor Connections

TLC’s Outdoor Connections (OC) program is an adventure therapy intervention offered to TLC youth that assists them to discover their full potential by using outdoor experiential activities. Our highly skilled therapists and recreational counselors use evidence-based practices in adventure therapy and outdoor experiential education, implementing a “Challenge by Choice” approach that may include the following:

  • Enhance appropriate risk taking and personal challenges
  • Match cooperative activities and group initiatives according to group dynamics
  • Teach interpersonal and positive coping skills
  • Provide rites of passage opportunities.

Outdoor Connections adventures empower youth to develop trust, increase motivation, build character, improve relationships with others, identify and utilize their personal strengths and evolve as environmental stewards. Outdoor Connections provides clinically grounded and intentional outdoor challenge based activities that may involve participation in the following areas:

  • Wilderness backpacking trips,
  • Whitewater rafting,
  • Winter trips to the Sierra Mountain Range,
  • Indoor and outdoor rock climbing,
  • Challenge ropes courses,
  • Deep sea fishing,
  • Front country camping trips throughout California and a variety of other outdoor adventures.


Outdoor Connections
Outdoor Connections