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There is powerful medicine in fellowship and community.
There is transformative potential in our natural environment.
PIVOTPoint WNC delivers this restorative combination to those at-risk/living with substance use disorder.


Where Will You Go Today?

PIVOTPoint WNC is currently permitted to operate in DuPont State Forest; to operate in compliance with Special Activities Permitted activities in Chimney Rock State Park - Rumbling Bald; in addition to facilitating Experiences on several privately held landscapes in the region. We are also operating in compliance with the USFS to guide within Pisgah National Forest under the guidelines of our priority use permit in the majestic areas surrounding Asheville, NC.

“I am pleased enough with the surfaces - in fact they alone seem to me to be of much importance. Such things for example as the grasp of a child's hand in your own, the flavor of an apple, ... the sunlight on the rock and leaves, the feel of music, the bark of a tree, the abrasion of granite and sand, the plunge of clear water into a pool, the face of the wind - what else is there? What else do we need?” 
― Edward Abbey

Give Yourself the Chance ...

PIVOTPoint WNC sees this as an opportunity to experience anything, everything. If you have already made a commitment to change your approach to life, you have taken a powerful step towards a peace of mind you may not be able to fully grasp. We are simply here to offer up the possibility for continued growth through taking time out for reflection of self and connection to your surroundings. We invite you to join us in the cultivation of mindfulness; promoting healing and carrying that practice into new settings. Those free from fluorescent lights and folding chairs ...


PIVOTPoint WNC provides safe, supportive and empowering, mindfulness-centered therapeutic wilderness experiences. This cultivation of connection is fostered for individuals across North Carolina. While exploring mindfulness practice and its benefits, we are all about living more joyful, adventurous days; and establishing solid footing to best embrace our path.


 All experience facilitators have years of experience working specifically with the substance use population. Facilitators are certified with a minimum of Wilderness First Aid and CPR; the majority have current certifications in Wilderness First Responder. Each works with PIVOTPoint WNC because each is a heart-centered, open-minded, recovery ally who shares in our organization’s commitment to the transformative powers of the outdoors and the healing efficacy of mindfulness. 


 Through intentional facilitation in small groups, all PIVOTPoint WNC Experiences introduce and support a mindful approach to living. Participant is encouraged to share what they are experiencing in the present moment. By cultivating this practice from the beginning of each experience, we model a connection with ourselves and begin to open up to an exploration of the self; our individual fears, concerns, hopes, excitements, hesitations, etc. This is the groundwork from where we can begin to re-frame our relationship with ourselves. This is part of the essential foundation of recovery. 

When someone asks you what you did today you can tell them, "I climbed a mountain..."