Alldredge Wilderness Journey
Alldredge Wilderness Journey was a behavior modification program using the wilderness therapy concept.
It was founded in 1999.
They also used the name Alldredge Academy, but have ceased properly due to a death.
The program lasted about 60 days on average.
The had two phase in the program. The first one was called Search and Rescue. They hiked while being taught a lot of skills.
The next phase was called the Village. There they moved into a primitive residential setting where they participated in group training projects.
In the news
Ryan Lewis - 14 years of age at that time - hanged himself at the program in 2001. This parents brought a lawsuit on which they won <Ref>SON DIES AT WILDERNESS CAMP, PARENTS SUE, CHARLES SHUMAKER, THE CHARLESTON GAZETTE, 12/20/2002 (Reprint from Internation Survivor Action Committee </Ref> <Ref>Support eases pain of suicide, By STEPHANIE BARRY, The Republican, November 18 2007</Ref>
On December 16 2008 they announced that the program will closed December 31 2008<Ref>Alldredge Academy To Close Dec. 31, press-release on strugglingteens.com - industry marketing firm</ref>.
A facebook group has been founded in order to investigate the death of Ryan Lewis fully <ref>Justice for Ryan C. Lewis, facebook</ref>
- Info: Program homepage
- Info: The old homepage
- Info: Testimony of Paul Lewis Father of Ryan C. Lewis
- Info: 3 years since my valentines day massacare, the trouble with the curing "the crazies" - blog about the intake process
- Info: Did County Judges Decision Leave Corporate Officers Free To Continue Abusing Troubled Children, West Virginia News blog, January 5, 2011
- Survivor group: Group for people, who has been at a wilderness program and have survived to tell their story, Myspace
- Survivor Group: Wilderness Program Graduates, Facebook
- Survivor Group: I Survived Wilderness, Facebook
- Survivor group: Alldredge Academy Alumni, Facebook
- Forum: SOLACIUM Holdings LLC, a thread on Fornits webforum mentioning the program
- Forum: Alldredge/Ayne Settles, Admits Guilt, a thread on Fornits webforum
- Forum: Alldredge Academy closes, a thread on Fight Institutional Child Abuse Network (FICAN)