Help Chicago's under-served youth by donating to Chicago Adventure Therapy today.

Click here to donate to CAT now.

Get Chicago Adventure Therapy news delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for our e-newsletter today!

Follow all the latest happenings on the CAT Adventure Blog.

A big thanks to the organizations who have supported us recently:

Get Involved

There are several ways you can be a part of the life changing work of Chicago Adventure Therapy. Volunteer at one of our outdoor programs (see below) and get to know our participants. Join our board or one of our committees. Attend one of our exciting upcoming fundraising events. Give your used adventure equipment a new home by donating it to us. Support our work directly through a generous contribution. Spend a summer interning with us (see below). Take a paddling class from one of our coaches or coaches-in-training. None of that float your boat? Email us and let us know your idea for partnering with us.

Summer Internships

Join us for the 2018 summer season! Are you looking for a rewarding internship working with urban youth through adventure therapy? Want to receive academic credit and clinical supervision? Check out our Summer Program Intern 2018 opportunity and our Community Engagement Internship 2018 opportunity. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Andrea Knepper at

Volunteer with CAT

Email us at if you’d like to volunteer.

Volunteers taking a short rock climbing break

Other?  Would you like to help out in another way?

CAT is still a young organization and growing in leaps and bounds! If you have a skill or a talent that you’d like to share and we haven’t asked for it in the above listings, it doesn’t mean we don’t want to hear about it. We can probably use your skill or talent! Contact us to talk more.
To help out with any of these, shoot us an email at