2022 Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group Pre-Conference Series

2022 International Conference Pre-Conference Events

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
8:00 AM (EST)
to Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 5:00 PM (EST)
Category: International Conferences

2022 Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group Pre-Conference Series

November 8-9, 2022 

The Adventure of Belonging: (Re)-Imagining Our Approaches for a Socially Just and Collective Community

Date & Time: November 8th & 9th, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly - Weatherford Lodge



AEE Member - $200

Non-Member - $240

Student AEE Member - $155

Student Non-Member - $180

Presenter/Leadership Council Two Day - $160

AEE Member One Day - $105

Non-Member One Day - $125

Presenter/Leadership Council One Day - $85

First Timer Rate - $155

Presenters:  Therapeutic Adventure Professionals Group (TAPG)


This year’s Therapeutic Adventure Professionals Group Pre-Conference will be held on
Tuesday, November 8th and Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 in Black Mountain, North Carolina. In
addition, TAPG is offering a 4 hour Professional Development Intensive (PDI) on Friday
November 11th, 2022.

This event is appropriate for mental health professionals, wilderness and adventure field
staff and managers, therapeutic recreation professionals, and allied professionals who
work with adults, youth, and/or their families. All presentations are appropriate for
professionals of all levels of expertise: introductory, intermediate, or advanced.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about Adventure Therapy at its most fundamental and clinical levels, across all forms of delivery, while building their professional community.

TAPG Mission

The Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group is committed to the development and promotion of adventure-based programming and the principles of experiential education in therapeutic settings. We are also committed to the professional development of this community and the profession as a whole.

TAPG Statement of Purpose

Therapeutic Adventure is the professional group for those AEE members who work within the fields of health, mental health, corrections, education, and other human service fields. Our primary purpose is to facilitate networking for professionals within our various fields and share information, techniques, and concerns regarding the therapeutic use of adventure. We define therapeutic as moving toward healthy change with intentional interventions. We represent the interests of this community to the Board and larger professional communities through workshops, conference and pre-conference activities, and best practices development.

Conference Home Page

Pre-Conference sessions (Extended Education) take place prior to the start of the 2022 International Conference, and are in-depth workshops and activities that provide an expanded opportunity for professional development.


Do I need to register for the International Conference (taking place Nov 10-13) in order to attend a pre-conference event? No! You are able to register and attend any of the below events without having to purchase a ticket or attend the entire International Conference.

Are meals and lodging included? No. If you plan to stay overnight or have meals on-site, you must purchase lodging and a meal plan separately.

Can I get CEUs from pre-conference events? This depends on the individual event. Each event is different and you'll need to check out the specific event details.

Where are the events being held? Location varies by individual event. Each event will be held at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly unless otherwise specified.

Are the pre-conferences available to virtual attendees too? Will they be recorded? No. Pre-conference events occur in-person only unless otherwise specified.