What makes Anasazi different than other adolescent intervention programs?


Anasazi is non-profit. The best interest of the kids and families is the bottom line. This also allows them to be considerably more affordable. They even do fund-raising year round in order to provide scholarships to those who otherwise could not afford help. There are, however, residential and outdoor behavioral healthcare providers who offer nurturing and caring environments with evidenced-based psychotherapy, drug and alcohol counseling, parent education, social-skills training, and other proven interventions. When outpatient therapy is unsuccessful, the Anasazi Foundation Troubled teen program can help facilitate change, strengthen families, and even save lives.

  • At Anasazi, involvement of parents is essential. Parents are also participate and get to know how to let go off their insecurity and not to control the individual. The program helps to build parent-child relationships and a secure environment at home.
  • Therapists use terminology from Native American tradition which has an impact on the way of living.

  • Parents are also asked to join their kids for 2 days to experience the program and have a better bonding with their kids
  • It is not just the time period of camp that is good but the teachings it gives to kids to have a healthy life style in future after they go from the camp is most important.
  • The other positive attribute of this camp is it is not like other military camp instead it is more like a positive psychology camp, which helps them to march ahead in a positive sphere of tomorrow.

High school credits are available to Young Walkers and Sinagua Walkers who complete the ANASAZI walking and Anasazi Foundation Troubled teen program. These credits may be of benefit to Young Walkers who leave school temporarily to come to ANASAZI. ANASAZI’s academic program blends outdoor educational instruction with a traditional curriculum. ANASAZI has selected Blueprint Education as its curriculum provider. The following credits are available:

  • Physical Education (0.5 credit)
  • Experiential Communications (1 credit)
  • Leadership & Self-Reliance (1 credit)

Each area is treated experientially and evaluated through verbal and written exercises. The experiential vehicle of living and walking on the land helps enhance the student’s ability to retain the information learned for use in subsequent academic settings.

The Academic Packet contains information for parents and guidance counselors. The packet includes information for parents as well as a child’s school. Included are: a letter introducing us to your child’s school, an overview of the academic program, our course descriptions, information on accreditation, information on college credit options and an F.A.Q. sheet.