Letter From Graham

Letter From Graham

Dear friends,

Watching a child struggle is heartbreaking, but even more distressing is the sense of helplessness and hopelessness that often accompanies the recent years for families. Trails Carolina can make a difference in your child’s life as we have done for so many.

We understand that this is one of the most difficult decisions you as a parent and/or guardian will be asked to make on behalf of your child. Trails Carolina was founded on the premise that adolescents and their families need and deserve a unique, clinically sophisticated and empowering way to meet their individual needs.

At Trails Carolina, my team and I are committed to working with you to ensure that our unique and dynamic form of wilderness therapeutic intervention is the best possible placement for your child and the entire family.

Our goal is to provide an impactful opportunity for students and their families to interrupt the negative acting out and begin the healing process. Using a variety of clinically sophisticated methodologies, Trails Carolina combines the proven impact of a wilderness experience with a residential and academic base campus environment. Our ability to provide broader assessment ranges allows for more focused personalization, individualization, and best of all, real and sustainable results.

The best and only way we can have this success is by partnering with you and becoming a team united in discovering the right trail to change the course of your child’s life.

Thank you for your consideration of Trails Carolina. We look forward to the opportunity to helping you forge your child’s new path.


Graham Shannonhouse

Graham Shannonhouse

Graham Shannonhouse, Executive Director and Founder

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Trails saved my daughter’s life. Amanda is an amazing human and a brilliant therapist. I am so grateful to her, Science Steve, and the other wonderful people who could reach my daughter at a time when I could not.

Margot Lowman August 2022

Great life changing experience for our son. After becoming addicted to gaming during covid he was very depressed. At Trails he experienced the wilderness, Science Steve, learning survival skills and top notch therapy and support etc… I highly recommend! This gave our son and our family a renewed family bond full of love and excitement about his bright future.

Winnifred Wilson July 2022


Outstanding clinical work and superb staff! There’s a great culture at this company and it shows with how they engage with families/clients.

Kristin Brace June 2022