Foster positive mental wellness in teens and young adults through therapeutic support, nature based education and local community service.

Services Offered

Postive Mental Wellness Curriculum

Self-Regulation and Self-Worth

Therapeutic Support 

  • On-on-one donation based weekly counseling services

  • Donation-based monthly group work

Nature-Based Education

Holistic learning, based on the principles of :

- empowerment

- environmental activism

- multi-generational wisdom

- community service

 - psychological self-regulation


Empower students :

- to lead their own recovery

- build long-term, sustainable and resilient communities

- combat the effects of climate change through innovation. 


Community Service

Free online classes such as :

financial adulting 101

healthy boundaries



In person wilderness camps such as:

courage camp

earth warrior training

Get out. Get Real. Go Wild

Our Campus

We're on a 40 acre property with pristine, temperate rain forest, hiking trails throughout, medicinal wildflowers, natural springs and creek, 100 year old barn used as a community center. The Campus is in close proximity to the Appalachian Trail and Asheville, NC. 


We are raising funds to better serve the existing community and expand the services and resources Cicada provides. This starts with improving the campus, encouraging additional community engagement to help increase impact, exposure to potential Cicadas and expand the volunteer base.

In the next year, we seek to improve upon the primitive camp setup at Cicada Institute in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. 

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Meet The Team