Developing Roots for Growth & Empowerment


At Dunegrass Healing, we create life-changing experiences for struggling adolescents. Our outdoor therapy program helps young people to make better choices and live healthier, more productive lives. Instilling confidence and gaining insight through guided experiences in nature, our participants learn healthy options for coping with life’s many ups and downs. We go beyond traditional clinical therapy programs by coupling therapy with outdoor group activities that not only help build connections with others, but also with nature.


Why Dunegrass?

Studies have shown that stress levels for children will fall within minutes of seeing green space. Here in West Michigan, we are lucky to have an abundance of it. Through guided experiences in nature, participants learn sustainable, real life skills.

The Program

Dunegrass Healing's nature-based therapy program is conducted in small groups throughout the summer months along the West Michigan Lakeshore area in two-week blocks. Sessions are split up according to gender and held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.



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“The group talks helped me feel not alone and that I can grow. I don’t have to stay the same.” – Participant


2018 Program Dates

Program times: 9 AM-Noon, Monday thru Friday

Session 1: July 9-13, ages 12-14

Session 2: August 6-10, ages 15-17