With a mission to touch hearts and stimulate minds, we have established a therapeutic programme where people and nature entwine. Through the means of the outdoors and adventure, the programmes seek to change the lives of children and youth, especially those experiencing unresolved conflict, damaged relationships and post-traumatic stress.
Whether it is scaling a natural rock wall or traversing water rapids, participants are made to reflect and learn hands-on to work around the environment they are in.
These programmes are run by our new Boys’ Town Adventure Centre (BTAC) and provides challenge courses, mountain expeditions, and outdoor sports certification for both existing beneficiaries and the public. The BTAC complements the years of experience Boys’ Town has conducting sports and adventure activities to develop our beneficiaries’ self-esteem and help them overcome mental barriers.
Since BTAC started in January 2016, it has conducted a numerous adventure programmes for our boys, local secondary schools, as well as customized programmes for at-risk youths associated with gangs. The centre will have a new adventure tower and bouldering room this year sponsored by a donor.
The BTAC Mission
To deliver adventure-based programmes to fuel children and youths’ active learning and character development so as to transform them to be responsible and socially integrated members in the community.
|Certification Courses||Sports-climbing certification level 1|
|Sports-climbing certification level 2|
|Abseiling certification level 1|
certification level 2
|Therapeutic||6 – 8 session customised
Adventure Therapy programme
|Wilderness||4-5 day overseas wilderness programme
|Facilities Rental||Climbing wall (Beginner/ Intermediate/Advance)
Why choose BTAC?
In recent years, we have observed that the profile of at-risk youths appear to be more challenging with their presenting problems which are often psycho-social in nature. While there are existing interventions in the form of counseling, expressive art and other therapies, there appears to be a need for a different approach in intervention to manage their growing needs and challenges.
What was realized is that traditional counseling, expressive art and basic play therapy didn’t engage the whole range of youth at risk. Many of these youths were very reserved and guarded in a typical therapeutic session and therapists required more time to work with these youths as their resistance were greater. However, it was noticed that when exposed to intense physical activities/training sessions over a period of time, these youths became more responsive and their learning abilities soared.
It was with moments like these, that their approach to life took on a new angle and they started to see possibilities to accomplish things for themselves, often times extending towards their studies.
As such, in 2014, Boys’ Town commissioned its very own Adventure Therapy Programme team to complement its existing youth services and programmes. In late 2015, Boys’ Town kicked start our very own Boys’ Town Adventure Centre (BTAC) which involved developing and conducting both indoor and outdoor programmes for groups of both residential and non-residential at-risk youth.
It is our belief that adventure based progammes and therapy can be the next wave of intervention for at-risk youth bringing them to a higher level of learning and effect lasting changes!
For enquiries on Adventure Centre:
Please drop us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you may also reach us at: +65 6690 5420