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Chicago Adventure Therapy

Using outdoor adventure sports like kayaking, orienteering, cycling, and rock climbing, Chicago Adventure Therapy (CAT) helps under-served youth in Chicago have a lasting positive impact on their communities and become healthy adults by teaching effective social skills, increasing participants’ sense of possibility, and fostering a sense of empowerment and personal responsibility.

West Marine Grand Opening!

Join us April 23, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, 1160 North Halsted

Tickets are $10, and benefit CAT if you buy them from us!


Learn more about what we do and how we do it by reading our Clinical Frame located on our About Us page.

Chicago Adventure Therapy values and promotes diversity and inclusion in our organization, our programming, and our partnerships. We are dedicated to providing quality, safe, effective programming to people regardless of race, ethnicity, citizenship status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, body type, ability, income, religion, philosophy, and/or all other identities represented in our diverse city.
Chicago youth face overwhelming challenges every day. CAT has worked with youth:
  • receiving or in need of mental health treatment
  • experiencing homelessness
  • experiencing poverty
  • who are gang-involved
  • who have experienced or are at-risk of interpersonal or community violence, and
  • who identify as LGBTQ
You make it possible
We believe that no individual or agency should be unable to participate because of financial reasons, so we work with each referring agency to negotiate a realistic price for them. Over 50% of our budget is raised through the generous contributions of individuals like you.
CAT helps
Here’s what our youth have to say about our programming: