Below are Trails Carolina reviews from former families...

Matt R., father

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"To rate Trails on a scale of 1-10, without any hesitation my son said "A 10 out of 10!". It doesn't get any better than that!" 

Tasha M., mother

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"Trails was a life changing experience for our son and for me. The program instills the core values that we should all strive to live by." 

Pamela G., mother

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"I would highly recommend Trails to anyone with a struggling teen."

Edward J., father

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"Trails was the hardest and the best thing we could have done for our son." 

Audrey T., student

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"I feel a lot more at peace with myself, less guilty about the mistakes I've made, and more accepting of the road ahead of me."

Diane R., mother

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"Your dedication to helping so many young kids and the profound life-changing experience Trails can give is intense but amazing work. The personnel at Trails were responsible, caring, and demonstrated a high level of integrity in a very difficult and stressful time." 

Francis M., father

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"Our family communications have improved by leaps and bounds!" 

Bonnie K., mother

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"Trails is an amazing program filled with kind, caring people. You will know your kids are safe." 

Shari L., mother

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"Your staff is incredibly caring and sensitive. The way that they connect with each student, and their ability to see the good inside is amazing to witness. They clearly love what they do."

Hunter K., father

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"Amazing organization with employees that are highly skilled and devoted to the kids."

Spears M., student

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"Nature can heal the body as well as the mind.  I feel that when I was not around nature that I had a super negative attitude towards everything and everybody.  When I got to Trails, because of nature I started accepting things as they are as well as being honest and accountable."

Ralph W., father

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"A tremendous growth experience for our son, very professionally and compassionately done."

Elaine B., mother

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"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 while teaching communication skills to both parents and teens to improve family relationships."

Carolyn H., mother

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"I am in awe of the staff here at Trails Carolina. All the staff we met were congenial, cordial, knowledgeable, thoughtful and kind."

Randy W., father

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"It impressed me how totally committed each and every therapist is to helping the families. Their compassion and understanding are remarkable."

Eugene G., father

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"Thank you for all your efforts to make a difference in my daughter's life going forward."

Kim B., mother

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"The overall change in my daughter was so impressive."

The Welsh Family

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"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!"

Roxanne G., mother

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"Equine programming was a powerful experience. My daughter said that it calmed her. The lovely base camp grounds with horses roaming around set a peaceful tone."

Darla W. mother

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"I can honestly say that we are a closer family because of what we learned at Trails. I loved it all!"

Judity W., mother

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"We can't thank everyone at Trails enough for the kindness, compassion and great skills each and every one of you gifted us with on this journey. You are incredible people and we thank you for all you have done to help our family get to a place of healing, hope and a brighter future."

Deserae A., mother

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"If your child is in need and you feel you don't have the skills alone to help them, Trails can! And they will!!"

Susanna M., mother

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"Thank you, thank you, thank you. You took a boy who was a bundle of rage and guided him to see that there were other ways to look at and handle the world."

Staci S., mother

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"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."

Greer G., student

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"The process is of coming here with different problems, then leaving as a new person who has found ways to stay away from those problems.  And by leaving here we will become a better and more mature human being."

Rejena B., mother

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"Trails was the best thing I could have done, full of invaluable experiences that could help many kids out there. Thank you all! We will treasure our experience."

Luanne G., mother

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"Thank you! We are true believers in the power of the wilderness experience and can't say enough about Trails!"

former student

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"I believe that individually Trails is a rite of passage.  It's stopping one stage in your life, helps you to grow and prosper into a beautiful new grown up person."

Jennifer O., mother

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"I would highly recommend Trails to anyone who needs their services. It was an excellent program in every way." 

Stuart R., father

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"I am full of admiration and gratitude for Trails and its staff."

Peggy W., mother

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"I would say that Trails saved our daughter's life. I saw changes in her at graduation that thrilled my heart." 

Casey K., student

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"I've learned that I really do care about my family.  I also think I learned that I should not only respect others, I should also respect myself.  I learned that my personality is actually really sweet and nice.  I learned that that can change with a little bit of help."