Youth CHALLENGE Weekends

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Engagement & Reflection

Focus: Youth will identify personal behavior patterns that cause issues, describe how those patterns have impacted his/her life, create goals and actions steps to change those behaviors and personalize what they’ve learned to take home and use in daily life.

web_17Taking On Responsibility

Focus: Participants will participate in the climbing wall, learn how to belay and then assist and teach others. They will also learn basic map reading and compass use to find their own camp site. These exercises highlight roles and communication, group and family dynamics and will also address substance abuse and its effects. Reflection on successes and challenges encountered since the first weekend, honesty about behaviors and showing respect for those they have impacted will all be worked through.

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Understanding & Respecting Others

Focus: Youth will volunteer at a local organization and learn how respecting others is a key part of success. They will then go on an overnight canoeing trip where working together, the ability to allow others the opportunity to be leaders and mutual respect for the strengths of others are all practiced.

web_7Restoring Relationships

Focus: Conflict resolution and anger management will be covered. Here youth will learn new skills for managing their behavior and how to interact in an appropriate manner. This session will also touch on Restorative Justice education. Youth will create a “community” restorative justice plan.

Challenge Weekend Dates


January 20-22

February 17-19

March 17-19

April 21-23

May 19-21

September 15-17

October 13-15

November 10-12

December 8-10

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Characteristics of the Program:

  • Confront behavior patterns that create disturbance
  • Discover a sense of purpose and self-esteem
  • Identify & engage in healthy choices
  • Demonstrate accountability & responsibility for own actions
  • Empowerment to take on new behavior that is positive for self, family and community
  • Chaperoned housing for the weekend provided
  • All meals are included
  • Cost is $200 per weekend per child


Are the weekends a boot camp program?

No, our YCW’s are therapeutic in nature. Eagle Village teaches youth by using our ropes course, climbing wall and implementing facilitated floor interventions to teach youth in a non-direct approach.

Can my child leave without my parental permission?

No, our Eagle Village staff maintain a 3:1 staffing ratio with eyes on your youth at all times.

How do I find out if my child did well in the weekend?
You are encouraged to talk with staff at pick-up and upon request an overview report will be sent to you.
What kinds of kids attend these weekends, I don’t want my child “corrupted”?

Youth from many different backgrounds attend. They may be referred by Courts, Department of Human Services, Community Mental Health and other parents like you.

Will my child have access to social media?

No, Eagle Village does not allow any electronic devises for youth.

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