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 and safe 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.
“I’ve learned I care about my family. I also learned I should respect others and respect myself. I learned that that can change with a little bit of help.”
“I would say that Trails saved our daughter’s life. I saw changes in her at graduation that thrilled my heart.”
“I am full of admiration and gratitude for Trails and its staff.”
“I would highly recommend Trails to anyone who needs their services. It was an excellent program in every way.”
“I believe that Trails is a rite of passage. It’s stopping one stage in your life, and helps you to grow and prosper into a beautiful new grown up person.”
“Thank you! We are true believers in the power of the wilderness experience and can’t say enough about Trails!”
“Trails was the best thing I could have done, full of invaluable experiences. Thank you all! We will treasure our experience.”
“The process is about leaving as a new person who has found ways to stay away from problems. And by leaving here we will become a better and more mature human being.”
“Jake got so much from the program that he wants to move to North Carolina, study wilderness leadership and work on the staff at Trails.”
“Thank you, thank you, thank you. You took a boy who was a bundle of rage and guided him to see there were other ways to handle the world.”
“If your child is in need and you feel you don’t have the skills alone to help them, Trails can! And they will!!”
“We can’t thank everyone enough for the kindness, compassion and great skills each and every one of you gifted us with on this journey.”
“I can honestly say that we are a closer family because of what we learned at Trails. I loved it all!”
“Equine therapy was a powerful experience. My daughter said that it calmed her. The lovely base camp grounds with horses roaming around set a peaceful tone.”
“The therapists and guides were very well trained. I was pleasantly surprised at how compassionate the program and the field guides were. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
“The overall change in my daughter was so impressive.”
“Thank you for all your efforts to make a difference in my daughter’s life going forward.”
“It impressed me how totally committed each and every therapist is to helping the families. Their compassion and understanding are remarkable.”
“I am in awe of the staff here at Trails Carolina. All the staff we met were congenial, cordial, knowledgeable, thoughtful and kind.
“Trails is a wilderness program of excellence, with individuals throughout the organization who will bend over backwards to help your teen understand the importance of trust, responsibility and accountability.”
I can honestly say that we are a closer family because of what we learned at Trails. I loved it all!
Darla W., Mother