Therapy Can Be Fun

The services offered at Vista encourage each student to work hard every day in school, communication, emotion regulation, and in the mastery of skills that will contribute to a healthy lifestyle. Equally important is the opportunity to get out and to enjoy the outdoors in the beautiful Utah landscape. At least once per week, your son will go off campus with a recreation specialist to enjoy an activity of his choice. We currently offer the following activities:

  • Horseback Riding
  • Fly-fishing
  • Golfing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Hiking
  • Ropes Courses
  • Indoor Rock Climbing
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Mountain Biking
  • BMX Biking
  • Indoor Skateboarding

Vista students go off campus each week for 4-6 hours at a time to go have fun and to learn new skills. Unlike many programs which may take a large group of 12-16 boys off campus each time, Vista’s recreation specialists supervise these activities in small groups of only 4. This allows more one-on-one time so your son can develop self-confidence and competency in his skills. Just as importantly, this also places more attention on safety during these outings.

Social Outings

Part of being at Vista is just having opportunities to be a normal kid. Those that are on the Planning Level or above are able to go off campus each week to do fun things like bowling, ice-skating, Utah Jazz games, movies, etc. The key to therapy is having a good balance of work, fun, and relaxation.

Service Opportunities

A big part of Vista’s model is learning to give back. Students participate in a variety of service projects including:

  • Reading to Elementary Students
  • Spring and Fall Clean-ups for the Elderly
  • Serving food at the Utah Food Bank
  • Planting Trees at Red Butte Gardens
  • Charity Runs
  • Singing at Nursing Homes
  • Helping at Animal Shelters