Moonridge Academy Celebrates 18 Years

Sometimes you just need something to cheer about!  We are excited for this chance to celebrate 18 incredible years of service supporting teens and their families. Moonridge Academy welcomed their first student in February 2003.  In the years since, we have seen so many amazing students find joy in their journey as they have matured, healed, gained skills, and accomplished hard things at Moonridge Academy.  We have loved watching students hike higher than ever before, connect with horses, and learn more about themselves than they thought possible through tough clinical work.  Honestly, we couldn’t be more proud of our students.

Watch this short video featuring members of our team sharing their favorite things about Moonridge Academy

One of the core values of Moonridge Academy is adventure. Adventure Therapy is an essential aspect of everyday life at Moonridge. Students spend each Wednesday involved in adventure activities including hiking, skiing, paddle boarding, canyoneering, and the list just goes on and on. Each month students also participate in a 3-day adventure trip that most often includes camping and exploring the majestic scenery of Utah. Students hike, climb and explore places like Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park and Valley of Fire. The therapists often feel that the best therapy they do with students is the therapy that happens outside while they are hiking, rappelling, kayaking or skiing alongside a student. Check out this short video that highlights some of the wonderful adventures our students and therapists experienced in 2020.

To learn more about Moonridge Academy, visit their website at You can also contact Admissions Director Wendy Penrod at