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Holina Free Spirit

An immersive therapeutic program
for teens and young adults—
where change is inspired by 

challenge and choice

The Programs at Holina Free Spirit

 We offer year-round programs for adolescents and young adults: There is an eight-week summer program for 14-18 year-olds, and two gap year programs for ages 18 and up. We always offer flexible rolling admission.

Each program includes a facilitated family week. 


Summer Program

Our summer experience runs from June 24th to August 15th, 2024. The program is designed to help teens aged 14 to 18 who are struggling in some way—with depression, anxiety, isolation, school refusal, low self-esteem, disordered eating, and other non-acute mental health issues.

In the company of peers and highly trained counselors, they will get a healthy re-set; learn invaluable skills; and build independence and confidence.


The sprawling farm campus in Cyprus provides a safe space in which young people can enjoy community, autonomy, and the opportunity to learn how to make healthy choices. 

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Rolling Admission

We recognize that families in crisis can't always plan ahead and may need immediate solutions. We are here to help!

We accept participants on a rolling admission basis, year-round.   

Gap Year

Free Spirit offers a full gap year program with two start dates—September to May and January to August. Designed for young adults ages 18-24, this is for high school graduates who need some growth before college; for college students who need to regroup and/or work through mental health challenges; or for those who are struggling to launch. 
Our Free Spirit gap year programs take place in Israel, Italy, and in Cyprus.  For more information, click here.

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 June 24th - August 15th

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Fall Semester 2024

Spring Semester 2025


About the Campus

Holina Free Spirit Experience is located on a 4-acre farm in Cyprus, in an agricultural area just northeast of Larnaca. The farm has many animals including horses, goats and chickens, as well as fruit trees and cultivated gardens.

Accommodations are air-conditioned rooms with en-suite bathrooms, and kitchenettes. There is a common kitchen where meals are prepared by the group, and a dining room where everyone eats together.   

Outside there is a shaded seating area and a refreshing swimming pool as well as a basketball court and some gym equipment.

Our Philosophy

The pillars of our work are grounded in the Challenge by Choice (CBC) philosophy, community life, and immersive, experiential therapies. Together, we create transformative, positive, and lasting change for the young people who participate in our programs, their families,  and also ourselves.

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We accept rolling admission all year long. Contact us for information.

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