Admissions Process

The entire admissions process can easily be completed in a few days or within 24 hours if a family needs to move quickly. We are here to help you through each step:

Please contact us Toll-Free at 800-975-7303. We'll learn more about your child’s specific needs and explain how Trails Carolina adventure-based therapy can help. Or, you can click the icon above to fill out a form and we will be in touch very soon.

Our therapists specialize in a number of issues ranging from school refusal, depression, anxiety, family conflict, low self-esteem, substance abuse, and attachment disorders, to name a few. Our goal is to ensure the best placement for your child. Completion of this application doesn’t commit you to anything, rather it helps to determine if we're the right fit for your child. You can find the application HERE.

Before we can begin working with your child we need to have the appropriate documentation on file. You can access the Enrollment Documents by clicking on the icon above. You will be required to insert a password, so please contact Admissions at 800-975-7303 once you are ready to complete the documents.

Prepare for Arrival

Our Admissions Team will work with your family on travel arrangements and airport selection. Trails Carolina is 1 hour away from the Asheville Regional Airport, 3 hours from Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and 2 hours away from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. We work with our students’ home school to successfully transition them to Trails Carolina and back home.

Arrival Day

Your child’s schedule on the first day of admission consists of a physical, getting outfitted with clothing and gear, and preparing to meet with the group. Parents will receive a call letting them know how their child is doing and when they can expect to hear from the therapist that has been assigned to work with the family. Therapists make every effort to reach out to the family within 72 hours of the child’s arrival via email to schedule the first conference call.

Put your mind at ease

For most parents, this is often the hardest part. This is a tough decision, but you have made the right one in choosing Trails Carolina’s adventure-based therapy. Rest assured that with more than 100 years of collective experience, your child is in very capable hands. We take great pride in meeting each student where they are to make their wilderness experience here as effective as possible.

Learn how we can help your child succeed