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Challenge Adventures is an organization begun in 1989. We provide psychotherapy and psycho-education using wilderness and animal assisted journeys for young people and their families using llamas as trail companions and therapeutic helpers.

Theoretical Base

  • Narrative Therapy
  • Eco-psychology
  • Contemplative psychotherapy
  • Task-centered social casework



Enriching Lives Since 1989

Our goal is to help young people create a narrative for themselves based on a positive life experience. We believe that young people often have a narrative for their lives created for them by negative events and by other people. The wilderness is a metaphor for the person’s journey through life. During that journey there is a chance, with the help of other people and the llamas, to create a narrative of one’s own.

  • Trips are conducted under
    special use permit in the
    Pisgah National Forest

  • Our offices are located in Columbia, SC and near Waynesville, NC - Contact Us

  • Our staff are experienced social workers dedicated to our cause



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