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SUWS of the Carolinas

NC Outdoor Therapy for Teenagers
NC Outdoor Therapy for Teenagers
Therapeutic wilderness program located in the majestic wilderness of the Carolinas.

Admissions Information:

To get information on SUWS's pricing options or to inquire about possible financing call (855) 401-1221.

Our professional admissions coordinators are here to help.

Program Philosophy

SUWS of the CarolinasSUWS of the Carolinas has proven to be highly effective in helping troubled teenagers identify a distorted self-image, limiting emotional beliefs and destructive behavioral habits in order to improve their decision-making. This newfound awareness enables students to shift their focus from personal entitlement and blaming to mastering personal responsibility and practicing healthy relationship skills.

The wilderness setting is the ideal catalyst to connect with students. SUWS of the Carolinas moves children from their "emotional comfort zone" by shifting them to a new and challenging environment. The demands of mastering their new setting causes students to engage in their automatic behavioral habits, allowing SUWS’ therapists and highly trained counselors to positively engage them using traditional therapeutic methods.

SUWS of the Carolinas specializes in treating teenagers who are experiencing:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Family conflict
  • Defiant behavior
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Depression
  • Isolation
  • Drug & Alcohol Abuse
  • Negative peer relationships
  • Learning differences
  • Manipulation or entitlement issues

Program Hightlights

  • Individualized Treatment Planning
  • Flexible Length of Stay, (4 to 9 weeks)
  • Licensed Therapists
  • Individual & Group Therapy
  • Small Groups, Maximum of 7 Students
  • All Clothing, Gear & Equipment Included
  • Therapeutic Ropes Course

Parent Program:

  • On-Line Parenting Resource Guides
  • A Compact Disc Parenting Series
  • Parent Seminar & Trail's End Ceremony

Optional Services:

  • Psychological & Educational testing is available


Wilderness CampsSUWS of the Carolinas is licensed in the state of North Carolina.

The SUWS Adolescent Program was established in 1981 and maintains memberships in wilderness program associations, including the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Industry Council (OBHIC), the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP), the National Association of Therapeutic Wilderness Camps (NATWC) and the Association for Experiential Education.

The Field Supervisors are licensed professional counselors.

Call our 24/7 helpline for admissions information: (855) 401-1221

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