Adults and children alike can feel alone after the death of a loved one. Many feel as though no one can possibly understand how they feel or what they are going through. Heroic Journey is an experience that allows teens and young adults to learn they are not alone.
Enrollment is now open for Heroic Journey 2010. Judi's House, founded by former NFL Quarterback Brian Griese, invites any teen or young adult who has experienced the death of a loved one to join them for a 7 day wilderness adventure in the beautiful Colorado Rockies.
Heroic Journey is a unique partnership between Judi's House and Outward Bound, specifically designed for teens coping with the death of a loved one. It is not intended to be counseling or therapy. It's focus is to connect and build supportive relationships between teens and young adults going though similar challenges in life. At its essence, it is wilderness adventure joined with grief processing and support activities.
Over the last 5 years, more than 250 teens from the Denver area and all over the country have hiked to the top of 14,000 foot peaks, rappelled down 100 foot granite cliffs, and swung from trees on the ropes course. Through those experiences, their inner strength was revealed and, most importantly, they learned that they are not alone.
Thanks to Judi's House and Outward Bound supporters they are able to offer this program "tuition free." Each participant will be asked to pay a $100 application fee upon enrolling and a $100 ground transportation fee 61 days or more before the start date. In addition, participants are responsible for airfare/transportation to course start at Denver International Airport. Upon arrival, participants will be greeted by Judi's House and Outward Bound Staff. A bus will then drive the teens to Leadville, Colorado for their 7 day adventure and on the last day transport them to Denver International Airport for their return flight.
This summer, they hope to serve more than 120 teens and young adults through out the Heroic Journey program. For course dates and contact information please see below!
6/25/10-7/1/10 Ages 14 to 18
7/15/10-7/21/10 Ages 14 to 18
7/15/10-7/21/10 NEW! Heroic Journey for Young Adults, Ages 19 to 24
8/2/10-8/8/10 Ages 14 to 18
For information contact Jason Stout at 720-941-0331 ext.206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To enroll call Outward Bound at 866-467-7644