Adventure therapy is the creation of opportunities to explore the unknown in a safe environment through exploring the outdoors. Most often, adventure therapy is constructed with a group or family context, though some adventure therapy focuses on individuals.
Adventure therapy uses many different approaches and environments to elicit change. The most common forms of adventure therapy include cooperative games, trust building activities, problem solving initiatives, wilderness expeditions (backpacking, canoeing, dog sledding, sailing, etc.), high adventure (rock climbing/rappelling, ropes courses, peak ascents), wilderness therapy, adventure based therapy, and long-term residential camping.