Beartooth Mtn Ascent

Beartooth Mt. Ascent A Catholic/Christian Theraputic Ranch Program Based on St. John Bosco’s approach with Struggling Young Adult Men Ages 18-28

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Beartooth Mt. Ascent is a Therapeutic Vocational Trades Program with a Catholic focus for young adult men 18 to 28 years old. Situated on a 50,000 acre working cattle ranch in northwest Wyoming (around 85 miles from Yellowstone National Park) that gives at-risk young men the opportunity to discover a healthy way of life. Our form of therapy is based on living and working on a cattle ranch, we call this "real life therapy". This ranch life experience includes experiential education, spiritual life development and job skills training to increase self-esteem, self-motivation, self-discipline and proper coping mechanisms for these at-risk young men


Beartooth Mountain Ascent (BTMA) offers a Christian sober living environment designed for young men.Unlike many other residential treatment centers, Beartooth Mountain Ascent offers a outdoor adventure experience that enables the young men to reconnect with nature, to develop a positive mindset, while healing their bodies, minds and spirits. Our strength lies in using the Ranch as an instructive tool to teach valuable life lessons and in providing a person-centered system of care that will bring out the individual talents and skills of each of our Students.

Our Young Adult treatment program offers troubled young adults an opportunity to transform their lives by promoting the values of a great work ethic, self-reliance, spirituality, trustworthiness and the communicative skills necessary for them to develop strong personal relationships. More often than not, young men struggling with addiction and anger issues lack the patience required to listen to others in conversation; they are also commonly deficient with the ability to articulate their emotional needs and, thus, have developed self-destructive defense mechanisms to cope with daily life. Most of our young men come here feeling isolated and misunderstood. BTMA uses a variety of experiential approaches that are successful in helping the struggling young adult develop healthy alternative methods for handling with the stresses of normal life.

BTMA has at its disposal a large working angus cattle ranch that is located near the wilderness of Yellowstone National Park in Clark, Wyoming. It must be emphasized that this is no “dude” ranch that offers only the recreational novelty of a trail ride in the Rocky Mountains; we have 800 head of cattle and 35 horses that require constant attentionand hard work. BTMA will teach the young man all aspects of what it takes to become an authentic “cowboy:” horsemanship, commitment, courage, and faith. In this unique environment, he will simultaneously learn a new work ethic and useful job skill while also discovering inner-resources that will help him repair his damaged self-esteem.

It is in the spirit of this Christian approach to transforming the lives of young adults, Beartooth Mountain Ascent offers the following:

Ranch Experiential Education

Introduction to Natural Horsemanship

Improved Life, Communication and Job Skills

Individual Counseling & Life Coaching

Repairing Family Relationships

Catholic/Christian Virtue & Character Formation

Work Ethic Training

Western Outdoor Adventure

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