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Pacific Quest

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301 Kalanikoa St Hilo, St Hilo, Hawaii, USA 96720-4624

Pacific Quest is redefining behavioral therapy, utilizing a neurodevelopmental approach to treatment. This approach, combined with horticultural therapy, integrates evidence based therapeutic methods, whole-person wellness and organic gardening to sustain a healthy community and motivate change.

Students engage in activities which research has shown, increase emotional health and wellbeing. Through this client-centered treatment model, PQ continues to pioneer a cutting-edge approach to outdoor therapy, providing multiple opportunities to address brain development and enhance social, cognitive, and physiological functioning necessary for Sustainable Growth.

In the late 1990s, we discovered the personal and professional satisfaction of working with teenagers in an outdoor setting. A few years later, we developed a new therapeutic wilderness program on the Big Island of Hawaii. We had a vision to create a controlled and safe outdoor environment in which to experience, practice and develop new ideas and skills. Today, we have become the most innovative and respected wilderness therapy program in the industry.

We chose a small, rural campus on seven acres and quickly discovered organic farming provided the focus, metaphors and congruency with traditional Hawaiian sustainable agriculture to provide the foundation for real change. Our base camp allows students to build a stable foundation and see growth both around them and within themselves. It also provides easy access to our students ensuring a physically and emotionally safe experience.
We personally invite you take a virtual tour of our wilderness therapy program by exploring our website. We are a small group of dedicated people with a a passion for our work and children’s lives. We have created a unique place that inspires and enables struggling teens and young adults to realize their full potential; a place that offers young people and their families hope, unconditional support, and a chance for a new life.

Admissions Contact Name: Erin Marcus

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Phone: 808-240-4725

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