All Kinds of News for September 13, 2017
Trails Carolina, a wilderness therapy program for teens ages 10-17, is excited to announce the opening of their sister program, Trails Momentum.
Trails Momentum is a co-ed adventure wilderness therapy program helping young adults ages 18-25. This program is designed to help young adults who are anxious, depressed, and without direction to successfully transition into adulthood through the development of important life skills.
As a sister program to Trails Carolina, Trails Momentum builds off the transitional, skill building, educational and family programming for which Trails Carolina is renowned.
“At Trails Momentum, we combine the best aspects of adventure programming with clinical services, educational programming and service learning,” comments Graham Shannonhouse, Executive Director. “Trails Momentum helps young adults gain the skills and knowledge needed to allow them to feel confident in launching into independence and adulthood.”
Programming at Trails Momentum will help students by:
- Fostering growth: Evidence-based therapy carried out by experts in the field will focus on the personal growth of students, gaining important life skills and rebuilding family relationships.
- Encouraging learning: Trails Momentum will offer accredited high school academics and integrated college credits through a university partnership program. In addition to traditional academics, educational programming will include seminars on interpersonal communication, leadership skills, as well as culinary arts workshops and outdoor skills.
- Gaining important life experiences: Adventure therapy programming at Trails Momentum will help students learn important skills and gain valuable experiences through exciting outdoor adventure activities on and off campus.
- Boosting mindfulness: Trails Momentum provides an opportunity for students to reflect and grow as individuals through mindfulness exercises and activities.
“We are thrilled to introduce a new wilderness therapy option for young adults on the east coast,” says Shannonhouse. “Trails Momentum is an excellent opportunity for young people to break out of destructive behavioral patterns and have the chance to make important steps towards a brighter future.”
About Trails Momentum
Trails Momentum is a co-ed adventure-based wilderness therapy program for young adults ages 18-25. Located in the mountains of western North Carolina, Trails Momentum offers a transformative, whole student centered growth experience for young adults struggling to launch themselves into adulthood. Adventure programming, clinical services, education, service-learning, and community living are seamlessly interwoven to maximize the transference of important life skills in order to empower students to make the transition into independence.