Family Focused Wilderness Treatment Center

We Help Families Heal, Grow, And Thrive

The focus is on the family

From our Family Therapist, weekly phone calls, and sibling involvement, to our Family Camp and Reunification weekends which take place at our beautiful wilderness treatment center, everything we do at Trails is designed to help students and their families see lasting changes at our wilderness treatment center.

Our family programming is designed to provide concrete skills and training for the entire family. Change doesn’t occur overnight and so family support provides an incredible opportunity to understand how to make change last and re-connect family members.

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Trails Carolina’s wilderness camps for troubled teens are dedicated to helping teens work through behavioral or emotional difficulties, build trusting relationships with their family and peers, and achieve academic success.

Finding A Common Ground

Trails was founded on the belief that traditional wilderness treatment centers could better serve the long-term needs of students and their families. While our team is helping the child in our wilderness treatment center, we are working in a specific, meaningful way with parents and siblings back home as well.
At Trails, we bring families back together through:

Designated Family Therapist – while the Primary therapist is working with the child in program, the Family Therapist works with the parents and siblings back at home. This therapist has specific insight on how to repair and rebuild fractured relationships.

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Family-with-Family Calls – for many families, this experience feels lonely.  Once a week we invite families to join together on a call with other families.  These calls provide support and understanding to one another.  Families are not alone in this effort—not only are Trails there for support, but other families are there as well.

Family Workshops

Family Reunification – at the end of a student’s stay the entire family is invited to a powerful, meaningful graduation.  Families can also extend their stay with additional programming by participating in Family Camp or Family Institute.

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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