Programs For Troubled Youth In Florida

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Wilderness Therapy: The Better Alternative To Boot Camp For Troubled Teens From Florida

Is your child struggling and you don’t know where to turn? Have you tried traditional approaches and been unsuccessful?

As a wilderness program for families in Florida, Trails Carolina is a positive alternative solution for many families considering a boot camp.

Entering a wilderness program can be a tough decision for the whole family. At Trails Carolina, our wilderness program is an opportunity for personal growth rather than a punishment.

Our approach allows students to develop an internal motivation to engage and invest in the process by witnessing the success of their peers. Most families have been through traditional therapy prior to looking into a wilderness program without seeing sustainable change or progress.

For families seeking help for troubled teens from Florida and all around the country, Trails Carolina is here to help.

We offer accredited and evidence-based programs for troubled teens from Florida in the great outdoors. It’s natural that the great outdoors is the perfect backdrop for transforming lives.

  1. Part one is high adventure outdoor group activities.
  2. Part two is an overall therapeutic approach, plus individual and family therapy.
  3. We blend the two together into a life-changing experience that translates to a lifetime of benefits for your child.

At our private location in the Appalachian mountains, change is possible in part because our serene private location gets teens away from the unhealthy patterns of their normal life. They’ll work with professional counselors who specialize in compassionately addressing the needs of this age group.

The expert and compassionate Trails Carolina Staff is here for your child 24/7, providing the structured environment which makes our program so effective.

When it comes to helping troubled youth from Florida or anywhere, early intervention has been shown to provide the best chance at long-term emotional stability.


At Trails Carolina, we believe in the benefits of wilderness therapy to create authentic engagement in troubled teens. In the wild, we have to work as a team to meet our needs, and the serene, rugged backdrop of the great outdoors makes the perfect setting for turning a life around.

We’ll also make sure you feel connected to your child’s progress. We have dedicated family therapists who will work with your family throughout your child’s time here.

Our weekly calls will check in with you and connect you to other families who are also going through the healing process.

At the end of the program, we will guide your reunification with your child, walking you through getting to know the new person they have become.

If you’re considering a wilderness camp for troubled youth from Florida, please contact Trails Carolina at 800-975-7303 or by filling out the form on this page. We can help your child find their way back on the path to a happy, productive life.

Trails Carolina is for families from all over Florida: Jacksonville, Florida, Miami, Florida, Tampa, Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida, Orlando, Florida, Hialeah, Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Tallahassee, Florida, Port Saint Lucie, Florida, Cape Coral, Florida

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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


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