Whitewater Rafting Activity

Whitewater rafting is one of the most exhilarating outdoor activities, and it not only challenges our clients to work together as a team, but to also helps build their self-esteem as they journey down river.

The Nantahala River, one of the country’s most popular and oldest rivers, consists of miles of thrilling rapids that flow through the Nantahala National Forest in western North Carolina. While navigating these ever-changing rapids, clients can sharpen their teamwork skills through the use of verbal communication, patience and listening techniques that help them get from Point A to Point B safely. In addition, clients can also use whitewater rafting as a stress release for the underlying issues that may be related to their substance abuse and/or mental health issues, as well as a source for a well-overdue confidence boost.

By incorporating whitewater rafting into our program at Four Circles, we are providing our clients with a therapeutic outlet that not only produces numerous benefits, but also keeps clients actively and willingly engaged in their overall recovery.


At first, I was reluctant to enroll my son into the adventure therapy program at Four Circles. However, after seeing the wonderful impact it had in treating my son with his behavioral disorders, I have no doubt in my mind that adventure therapy at Four Circles is one of THE best options for treatment you can get! I totally recommend Four Circles!

– Leslie L.
We are affiliated with the following organizations, which provide accreditation, education, and training to ensure quality behavioral health and addiction treatment.
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP)
  • Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council
  • The Jason Foundation