Welcome to Human Nature Adventure Therapy

Human Nature Adventure Therapy (HNAT) is a not-for-profit organisation, which has been established to operate and ensure the on-going sustainability of the Recre8 Bush Adventure Therapy Program. The Recre8 Program supports vulnerable or ‘at-risk’ young people through an intensive expedition-based therapeutic intervention in the outdoors. For more details see here

Who is the Recre8 Program for?
Vulnerable youth aged between 14 and 19, primarily from the Northern Rivers and Gold Coast Regions. Participants of the Recre8 program are generally young people struggling with mental health issues, childhood trauma, drug and alcohol problems, behavioural difficulties & social exclusion. They are carefully selected as having both a significant need, as well as being most likely to benefit from what the program offers. We endeavour to choose participants who are willing and prepared to make positive changes in their lives, despite facing considerable barriers. We also work closely with supporting services and agencies (e.g. schools, foster care agencies, juvenile justice, youth services, drug and alcohol services, etc.), as well as families.

Our next Recre8 program will take place in October 2016 and preparations are well underway. If you missed out this time, stay in touch for news about our next camp in 2017. Contact Andy Hamilton on 0438 233 510 for information about the application process.

How does the Recre8 Program help?
We have seen firsthand dramatic and positive results in participants, which have been confirmed by parents, carers and counsellors such as:

  • Re-engagement with schooling/ education/employment
  • Reduction of problematic behaviours
  • Reduction in substance abuse
  • Reduced suicidal thoughts
  • Greater self-esteem and confidence
  • Better social skills and social conscience
  • Improved resilience
  • Clearer and stronger sense of self and future goals and directions
  • New sense of hope and positivity
  • A supported and healthy transition from child to adult.























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