Our Mission:

To create empowering experiences for those facing adversity and trauma by providing wilderness programs.



LEAP creates opportunities for healing and growth through immersive wilderness programs that support people affected by significant health issues, psychological distress, and socioeconomic adversity. Our five-day whitewater kayaking experiences on the wild and scenic Lower Salmon River connect individuals to the therapeutic qualities of nature while encouraging them to harness their strength and recognize their innate value and abilities. We maximize our impact by organizing each program around groups with shared life experiences, enabling them to foster close-knit communities and thrive in an environment of mutual understanding and openness. LEAP works closely with community-based partner organizations and their specialists to build relationships and provide continuity within the greater service plan for each individual.



We are tapping into the analogous relationship between rivers in the wilderness and our daily lives at home. This is what makes what we do special. Share your love for the wilderness, and what the wilderness does to help you, on social by using the hashtag #NATUREHEALS.

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Our ability to offer programs that foster hope and healing, provide community, and spark confidence for those overcoming health issues, trauma, or social and economic adversity depends on the continued support and commitment of our donors. To make a secure, online gift, click the button below. 

LEAP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and donations are tax-deductible. Our tax id number is: 27-3855114