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The expedition program at Jaywalker utilizes opportunity and challenge leading to transformation in the lives of our clients. We acknowledge that challenge looks different to each client, therefore our Expedition programming provides a wide variety of experiences and levels of challenge.

Each week our schedule is filled with opportunities for the client to choose from. These activities provide challenge, success, and personal change. It takes courage to try and allow oneself to succeed, a willingness to just try is all we ask for.

Here at Jaywalker, you may find your challenge on the river fishing for trout, participating in a hot yoga class, or learning to ride a mountain bike on a single-track trail. Maybe your success is found scaling a granite cliff on Independence Pass, rafting down class IV water on the Arkansas River, or skiing/snowboarding at one of the four Aspen Mountains. The opportunities and challenges await, engage in them and they will transform you.

The Expedition Program

Our Expedition Program offers participants a holistic approach to recovery by combining the therapeutic benefits of nature, physical activity, adventure, camaraderie, and skill-building. By immersing themselves in the great outdoors and embracing new challenges, participants can cultivate a strong foundation for long-term sobriety and a fulfilling life in recovery.

The Jaywalker Expedition Program offers a multitude of benefits for recovery:

Immersion in nature has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression while promoting overall well-being. The serene and awe-inspiring natural settings of the expeditions provide participants with a therapeutic environment conducive to introspection, reflection, and healing.

Physical Health

Outdoor activities such as hiking, rock climbing, and kayaking promote physical fitness and vitality, essential components of a healthy lifestyle in recovery. Engaging in challenging outdoor pursuits also helps participants build strength, endurance, and resilience, fostering a sense of accomplishment and self-efficacy.

Mindfulness and Awareness

Participating in outdoor activities requires participants to be fully present and focused on the task at hand, fostering mindfulness and present moment awareness. This heightened state of consciousness can enhance self- awareness, emotional regulation, and stress management skills, all of which are crucial for maintaining sobriety.

Adventure and Thrill

Adventure-based activities such as ice climbing, backcountry skiing, and mountain biking provide participants with exhilarating experiences and opportunities to step outside their comfort zones. These adrenaline-pumping adventures can boost mood, increase confidence, and rekindle a sense of joy and excitement in life without the need for substances.

Camaraderie and Support

The shared experiences and challenges of outdoor expeditions create a strong sense of camaraderie and support among participants. Bonding with peers in recovery fosters a sense of belonging and connection, reducing feelings of isolation and loneliness often experienced during the recovery journey.

Life Skills and Coping Strategies

The outdoor environment provides a unique opportunity for participants to develop essential life skills such as problem-solving, decision-making, and effective communication. Navigating challenging terrain and overcoming obstacles during expeditions teaches participants resilience and adaptability, valuable assets for navigating the ups and downs of life in recovery.


We believe that service to others is fundamental to the recovery process, and when it’s time to play, the Rocky Mountains teaches Jaywalkers the value of serious fun and what it means to live in the moment.

Jaywalkers are known in the community as people who give back, helping in any way they can—from local charity events to rebuilding areas around the country struck by natural disasters. Volunteering rewards Jaywalkers with a feeling of usefulness that reestablishes a firm footing in recovery. The shame and guilt once felt as a burden to families and communities begin to be replaced by the humility and significance of giving back to others.
Also, our expeditions and mountain recreation are designed to contribute in meaningful ways to rehabilitation with specific goals designed to enhance the Jaywalker experience.

Service to Others

Service to others is a key component of the Solutions recovery model. It provides them the experience of getting outside of themselves and being a force for positive change. They encounter those who are less fortunate in their life circumstances, people who have persevered through adversity, and have remained intact in their integrity. They witness the heartfelt gratitude of people who have been staggered by life and are seeking again to stand tall. It is in this common quest that fellowship comes to fruition and the problems at hand find a solution.

Addiction is a disease of isolation. Service provides a needed connection to others and the reassurance that life has meaning and purpose.

Jaywalkers meet regularly with local groups including Habitat for Humanity, Colorado Animal Rescue, Volunteer Outdoor Colorado, and many others. We are also routinely engaging in service expeditions to aid those less fortunate throughout other areas of the country.

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