What Our Families Are Saying About Their Experience

At Trails Carolina we care about families. We care about our students. We are proud of our clinically sophisticated and time-tested program that results in changes that last a lifetime. Please see what our alumni families are saying about their experience:

“Trails changed our daughter’s life. We didn’t know how to help her, but they did and they knew how to help us too. The learning experiences, support she had coupled with the connection and tools we learned was really effective.”

– J. Howard – Alumni Parent (June 2022)

Berto's Story

Berto is a 13 year old who came to Trails Carolina in the Spring of 2015 because he was struggling with anger and respect towards his parents.

Elaborating further, Berto commented, “I had some anger issues. I wasn’t communicating with my family very well, I was really rude.”

Through his time at Trails, Berto has been able to grow in a wilderness setting, and help to correct some of the problems he was struggling with. “Being out in the wilderness has really helped, being away from all of my distractions at home.”

Berto's Story

Berto is a 13 year old who came to Trails Carolina in the Spring of 2015 because he was struggling with anger and respect towards his parents.

Elaborating further, Berto commented, “I had some anger issues. I wasn’t communicating with my family very well, I was really rude.”

Through his time at Trails, Berto has been able to grow in a wilderness setting, and help to correct some of the problems he was struggling with. “Being out in the wilderness has really helped, being away from all of my distractions at home.”

“Trails Carolina has changed my son’s life. We are still in the post-graduation honeymoon phase but his future looks really promising. The program is unique in that it includes individual therapy, family therapy, family support sessions, transitions and more. The staff is so easy to talk to. Pick up the phone and call Trails, it could be a life saving phone call.”

– P. Ridinger – Alumni Parent (May 2022)

Patrick's Story

Patrick is a 17 year old boy who was using marijuana to cope with deeper underlying issues such as depression, anxiety, and insecurities.

However, since coming to Trails, he feels like he is better equipped to handle those issues with the new skills he has learned. “Trails has given me a greater mindset to accomplish my goals in the future.”

Patrick's Story

Patrick is a 17 year old boy who was using marijuana to cope with deeper underlying issues such as depression, anxiety, and insecurities.

However, since coming to Trails, he feels like he is better equipped to handle those issues with the new skills he has learned. “Trails has given me a greater mindset to accomplish my goals in the future.”

“I went to Trails Carolina on January 7, 2019 and it was such a wake up call for me. I grew there so much as a person and so did my family. My therapist there was amazing and helped me through so much. I would not be who i am today if it weren’t for trails. The wilderness skills that you learn here re incredible. The staff are supportive, fun, but also know how to enforce boundaries which is extremely important. i have made so many friends there as well. If you are considering trails i highly recommend it. It is scary and hard at first but your family and child will start to grow and develop with healthy habits and coping mechanisms.”

-M. Vellano – Alumni Student (January 2022)

Taylor's Story

Taylor is a 14 year-old teen girl from Nashville, Tennessee who came to Trails Carolina for a variety of issues. Some areas where she was struggling included behavioral issues with her family, inappropriate relationships with her peers, and self-harm.

Through her experiences at Trails, Taylor has been able to learn much about herself. “Just because you’ve done wrong doesn’t mean you are wrong”.

Taylor's Story

Taylor is a 14 year-old teen girl from Nashville, Tennessee who came to Trails Carolina for a variety of issues. Some areas where she was struggling included behavioral issues with her family, inappropriate relationships with her peers, and self-harm.

Through her experiences at Trails, Taylor has been able to learn much about herself. “Just because you’ve done wrong doesn’t mean you are wrong”.

“We are pleased with the progress that our son made at Trails. Trails gave us hope and support when we felt like we had exhausted our resources at home. Their philosophy of emphasizing the core values (Trust, Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Leadership and Service) was very important to us, as parents.”

-A. Corning – Alumni Parent (April 2022)

Jessica's Story

Jessica is a 15 year old girl from Dallas, Texas. She came to Trails Carolina in the Spring of 2015.

Some of the struggles that Jessica was facing before she came to Trails Carolina were depression, anxiety, and unhealthy relationships. Reflecting back, Jessica states, “I wasn’t appreciating myself like I should be.” Through her journey at Trails, Jessica has learned that it’s alright to make mistakes because those mistakes don’t define you.

“The staff, they really care. It’s just a really supportive place to be.”

Jessica's Story

Jessica is a 15 year old girl from Dallas, Texas. She came to Trails Carolina in the Spring of 2015.

Some of the struggles that Jessica was facing before she came to Trails Carolina were depression, anxiety, and unhealthy relationships. Reflecting back, Jessica states, “I wasn’t appreciating myself like I should be.” Through her journey at Trails, Jessica has learned that it’s alright to make mistakes because those mistakes don’t define you.

“The staff, they really care. It’s just a really supportive place to be.”

“Highly recommend Trails for their unrivaled therapists, wilderness & base camps, and parent parallel process & support. Healing the whole family concept.”

– Alumni Parent (June 2022)

Luna's Story

Luna is a 16 year old girl who struggled with anxiety before coming to Trails Carolina.

She found the emphasis on nature at Trails to be helpful and provide peace that she didn’t get at home in the city. She was able to get to a better place through her time at the program.

“I was excited to go home and show everyone what I had learned in the program,” she reflects. While it may have been hard at times, Luna’s time at Trails Carolina was worth it. “Even if it seems rough right now, there’s a good outcome for it.”

Luna's Story

Luna is a 16 year old girl who struggled with anxiety before coming to Trails Carolina.

She found the emphasis on nature at Trails to be helpful and provide peace that she didn’t get at home in the city. She was able to get to a better place through her time at the program.

“I was excited to go home and show everyone what I had learned in the program,” she reflects. While it may have been hard at times, Luna’s time at Trails Carolina was worth it. “Even if it seems rough right now, there’s a good outcome for it.”

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